Measuring Arthropod Biodiversity: A Handbook of Sampling Methods


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Measuring Arthropod Biodiversity: A Handbook of Sampling Methods Editors: Geraldo Wilson Fernandes, Jean Carlos Santos Format: Mixed media product First Published: Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Pages: 490 Illustrations and other contents: 90 Illustrations, color; 210 Illustrations, black and white; X, 490 p. 300 illus., 90 illus. in color. Book + eBook. Language: English ISBN: 9783030532253 Categories: , , , , , , ,

This book brings together a wide range of sampling methods for investigating different arthropod groups. Each chapter is organised to describe and evaluate the main sampling methods (field methods, materials and supplies, sampling protocols, effort needed, and limitations); in addition, some chapters describe the specimen preparation and conservation, species identification, data collection and management (treatment, statistical analysis, interpretation), and ecological/conservation implications of arthropod communities. The book aims to be a reference for zoologists, entomologists, arachnologists, ecologists, students, researchers, and for those interested in arthropod science and biodiversity. We hope the book will contribute to advance knowledge on field assessments and conservation strategies. Arthropods represent the most speciose group of organisms on Earth, with a remarkable number of species and interactions still to be described. These invertebrates are recognized for playing key ecological roles in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Because of the increasing and relentless threats arthropods are facing lately due to a multitude of human induced drivers, this book represents an important contribution to assess their biodiversity and role in ecosystem functioning and generation of ecosystem services worldwide.

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Author Biography

Jean Carlos Santos - Bachelor on biological sciences (Universidade Federal de Uberlandia), master of sciences on ecology (Universidade Federal de Uberlandia) and doctorate on ecology (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais). Santos is currently associate professor in the Department of Ecology of Universidade Federal de Sergipe, and previously, worked in the Biology Institute of Universidade Federal de Uberlandia. Has experience in ecology and entomology, acting on insect-plant interactions, gall-inducing insect and odonate diversity, and general ecology. More than 70 peer- reviewed articles published on various subjects and one book published with Springer. G. Wilson Fernandes - Bachelor on biological sciences (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), master of sciences and PhD on ecology (Northern Arizona University, USA). Has experience in evolutionary ecology, insect-plant interactions, biomonitoring, restoration ecology, climate change and environmental assessment. More than 500 peer-reviewed articles published on various subjects and five books published (two of them with Springer). Tinker visiting professor at Stanford University and visiting professor at the Universidad de Sevilla. Full member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and Research Fellow (1A) of the Brazilian National Research Council - CNPq.