Butterflies, whose fantastic shapes and beautiful colors have delighted entomologists and butterfly enthusiasts for decades, are the most extensively studied of all the insects. Yet, throughout the world, many populations of butterfly species have declined in recent years. Now fully updated with new sections addressing current research and new developments, such as the metapopulation concept of understanding butterfly populations and their management, this new edition of Butterfly Conservation provides a broad survey of the science of butterfly conservation. The book introduces butterfly classification and biology, and then goes on to discuss the causes of declining butterfly populations and current attempts to conserve particular species. This book will be important reading for all entomologists, naturalists, and conservationists.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
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