Ecology and Conservation of Butterflies / Edition 1

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This book reviews many of the latest advances in the ecology and conservation of butterflies. It brings together under one cover details of progress in the field of monitoring distribution and abundance, effects of land use, and the management of endangered species. Each chapter is written by recognized experts in their field.
The book is unique in containing reviews of conservation efforts from different regions of Europe and other continents. This provides an up-to-date record and comparison of the challenges and progress made in different countries.

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...a blockbuster of a book, packed with information and more than 650 references...Make sure you have access to this book if you are involved in any conservation work. - BBC Wildlife; Anyone concerned with nature conservation (regardless of which group they are fond) should study this book.European Journal of Entomology; Scientists, nature conservationists and amateur entomologists, as well as environmentalists, will find this book of considerable value in gaining access to up-to-date information to conservation endeavours...a well thought out compilation. - Int J of Environmental Statics; excellent book, one which should be compulsory reading for all those interested in conservation in general and in the conservation of butterflies in particular. - Biodiversity and Conservation
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412569708
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Edition description: 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 363
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors. Preface. Part One: Monitoring distribution and abundance. 1. Butterfly monitoring 1 - recording the changes; P.T. Harding, et al. 2. Butterfly monitoring 2 - interpreting the changes; E. Pollard, B.C. Eversham. 3. Butterfly mobility; T.G. Shreeve. 4. Ecology and conservation of butterfly metapopulations in the fragmented British landscape; C.D. Thomas. Part Two: Butterflies and land use in Britain. 5. Butterflies on nature reserves in Britain; I.F.G. McLean, et al. 6. Butterfly conservation on arable farmland; R.E. Feber, H. Smith. 7. Butterfly conservation within the management of grassland habitats; M.R. Oates. 8. Woodland management and butterfly diversity; P.A. Robertson, et al. 9. Gardens: the neglected habitat; M.L. Vickery. Part Three: Managing endangered species. 10. The ecology and conservation of Papilio machaon in Britain; J.P. Dempster. 11. Ecology and conservation of Lycaena dispar: British and European perspectives; A.S. Pullin, et al.12. The conservation of Carterocephalus palaemon in Scotland; N.O.M. Ravenscroft. 13. The ecology and conservation of Maculinea arion and other European species of large blue butterfly; J.A. Thomas. 14. Managing local microclimates for the high brown fritillary, Argynnis adippe; M.S. Warren. Part Four: European and global perspectives. 15. Implications of biogeographical structures for the conservation of European butterflies; R.L.H. Dennis, W.R. Williams. 16. Measuring changes in butterfly abundance in The Netherlands; C.A.M. van Swaay. 17. Conservation of butterflies in Central Europe; O. Kudrna. 18. Ecology and conservation of alpine Lepidoptera; A. Erhardt. 19. Conservation of butterfly habitats and diversity in European Mediterranean countries; M.L. Munguira. 20. Butterfly biodiversity and conservation in the Afrotropical region; T.B. Larsen. 21. Butterfly conservation in Australasia – an emerging awareness and an increasing need; T.R. New. 22. Conservation and management of butterfly diversity in North America; P.A. Opler. References. Butterfly species index. Subject index.

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