Many invertebrates are highly specialised creatures with very precise habitat requirements. This means that they can be very sensitive indicators of environmental change. It also means that they can be lost from a site through small changes in management of their habitat. This book is a practical manual covering management for invertebrates: it provides guidelines to enable reserve managers and conservationists to take account of the vulnerable habitat features so important to invertebrates.
The introduction gives an overview of British invertebrate species, site size and vegetation structure, management need of invertebrates and a summary of invertebrate survey methods. The author then deals, chapter-by-chapter, with each major habitat type: woodland, grasslands, lowland heaths, freshwater wetlands, and coastlands.
This is a digital reprint of the 2001 edition (ISBN:0-901930-30-0) - there are no changes or updates from the 2001 edition.
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Peter Kirby is a freelance ecological consultant specialising in invertebrate conservation. Previously, he worked for the Nature Conservation Council for five years, preparing county reviews of sites of invertebrate interest and national reviews of the rarer Hemiptera and minor insect orders. He has published many papers, particularly on the Hemiptera, a group of insects on which he is an acknowledged expert. He has considerable experience of habitat survey, assessment and management, which has been put to good use during the preparation of this book.