Invertebrate Biodiversity as Bioindicators of Sustainable Landscapes
Practical Use of Invertebrates to Assess Sustainable Land Use
- M.G. Paoletti, Department of Biology, University of Padova, Via Trieste 75, 35122 Padova, Italy
Reducing environmental hazard and human impact on different ecosystems, with special emphasis on rural landscapes is the main topic of different environmental policies designed in developed countries and needed in most developing countries.
This book covers the bioindication approach of rural landscapes and man managed ecosystems including both urbanised and industrialised ones. The main techniques and taxa used for bioindication are considered in detail. Remediation and contamination is faced with diversity, abundance and dominance of biota, mostly invertebrates.
Invertebrate Biodiversity as Bioindicators of Sustainable Landscapes provides a basic tool for students and scientists involved in landscape ecology and planning, environmental sciences, landscape remediation and pollution.
- Published: December 1999
- Imprint: ELSEVIER
- ISBN: 978-0-444-50019-9
This book provides valuable pointers to the usefulness of particular invertebrate groups as bioindicators in particular circumstances and contains useful information on the design and implementation of biodiversity studies and the difficulties involved in conducting and interpreting such studies.
(J.P. Curry, University of Dublin), Applied Soil Ecology, 15
(...)Emphasis is given as to how to make sound science the foundation of conservation of biological, land, water, and energy resources that are essential for productive natural, agricultural, and forestry ecosystems...the volume is well developed and should be of interest to biologists, agriculturalists, foresters, ecologists, taxonomists, economists, geographers, and others. The volume should also be of interest to policy makers interested in the welfare of nations and conservation.
(D. Pimentel, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA), Ecological Engineering 17