INSECT SAMPLING IN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS
Simon R. Leather, editor
2005, 303 pages, b/w photos & illustrations, tables, graphs, charts. This book highlights the issues faced by entomologists working in forest ecosystems. It suggests ways in which their methodology can be modified so as to be understood by ecologists and become accepted within the general fields of ecology and entomology.
Insect sampling, although firmly based on standard ecological census techniques, presents special problems that are not faced by other ecologists. With the small size, varied life cycles, rapid rates of increase, and ingenious adaptations to habitats of insects, ecological entomologists face problems that are somewhat different from those faced by vertebrate or plant ecologists. Furthermore, forest ecosystems, whether natural or manmade, present special concerns to the ecologists working beneath their canopies. This book brings together the methodology needed to investigate insects through the various strata of the forest canopy. It covers techniques associated with various specialized groups of forest insects. Each chapter is backed up by a sound approach to experimental design and data analysis.
Contributors are specialists in forest entomology from the U.K., U.S.A., Canada, and Israel. Paperback; 6 x 9″.
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