Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
  Top » Catalog » Books » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Doxycycline: Medical Uses and Effects
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to Insect Habitats: Characteristics, Diversity and Management
Tell A Friend
Tell someone you know about this product.
Insect Habitats: Characteristics, Diversity and Management $265.00
Editors: Edina L. Harris and Newell E. Davies
Book Description:
Insects inhabiting agricultural landscapes are important for crop production as they serve as pollinators or pest-controllers. However, their occurrence in agricultural land is limited mostly to patchily distributed remnants of semi-natural grasslands, field boundaries, ditch or forest edges. Furthermore, insect conservation is relatively ignored in comparison with the so-called charismatic megafauna, yet insects are of paramount importance for the long-term sustainability of most terrestrial ecosystems. This book calls attention to these detrimental management regimes which are actively damaging woods, soil and the associated biodiversity of insects. Artificial neural networks (ANN) structures are examined, as well as how they work, and how they can be applied to the increasing amount of data on the distribution and habitats of invasive pest species. The recommended habitat management for conserving the butterfly populations in the event of natural disturbances is also explored. The factors which affect the butterfly species in abandoned fields, and how abandoned fields contribute to the number of species at the landscape scale are looked at as well.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Ecology of a Woodland Butterfly with Near-threatened Status, Sasakia charonda, (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) and Management of Riparian and Secondary Broadleaf Deciduous Forests for Conservation of the Butterfly, pp. 1-82
(Takato Kobayashi, Masahiko Kitahara, Laboratory of Animal Ecology, Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences, Yamanashi, Japan)

Chapter 2. Abandoned Fields as Refuges for Butterflies in the Agricultural Landcapes of Eastern Europe, pp. 83-103
(Piotr Skůrka, Magdalena Lenda, Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland, and others)

Chapter 3. Microhabitat Preferences of Selected Taxa of Aquatic Insects Larvae (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera) Applied to Small Submountain Streams (Slovakia), pp. 105-132
(Zuzana PastuchovŠ, Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Chapter 4. Insects of the Understorey in Western Mediterranean Forest Landscapes: A Rich Biodiversity under Threat , pp. 133-142
(J.A. Quartau, M. L. Mathias, Centre for Environmental Biology, Department of Animal Biology, Faculdade de CiÍncias de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Parthenogenesis of Insects and their Habitats, pp. 143-150
(Kazuki Sekine, Koji Tojo, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, and others)

Chapter 6. Basal Area Ė A Measure with Limited Ecological Significance for Phloem Feeding Insects, pp. 151-156
(Niklas BjŲrklund, B. Staffan Lindgren, Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, and others)

Chapter 7. The Current Distribution of Aquatic Insects Inhabiting River Systems, with Respect to their Population and Genetic Structures, pp. 157-161
(Koji Tojo, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Shinshu University, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, and others)

Chapter 8. Modelling Insect Habitat Suitability with Artifical Neural Networks, pp. 163-195
(Michael J. Watts, S.P. Worner, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, and others)


      Insects and Other Terrestrial Arthropods: Biology, Chemistry and Behavior
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-61122-507-5
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
Available Options:
Special Focus Titles
01.Violent Communication and Bullying in Early Childhood Education
02.Cultural Considerations in Intervention with Women and Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
03.Chronic Disease and Disability: The Pediatric Lung
04.Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Health: New Research
05.Fire and the Sword: Understanding the Impact and Challenge of Organized Islamism. Volume 2

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2021

Insect Habitats: Characteristics, Diversity and Management