8. Habitat Parameters and Manipulation

  1. T. R. New

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch8

Hymenoptera and Conservation

Hymenoptera and Conservation

How to Cite

New, T. R. (2012) Habitat Parameters and Manipulation, in Hymenoptera and Conservation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch8

Author Information

  1. Department of Zoology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671801

Online ISBN: 9781118381250



  • habitat parameters, Hymenoptera along ‘ disturbance gradients ’;
  • the landscape, and habitat assessment;
  • ‘habitat complexity,’ positive correlates of arthropod richness;
  • five wasp families, endoparasitoids and ‘preferences’ of habitat variables;
  • ‘ants as bioindicators,’ based on functional group differential responses;
  • habitat complexity, positive correlations in conservation management;
  • the UK Bombus muscorum (the ‘moss carder’) decline, inbreeding depression;
  • nest site selectivity, widespread among aculeates;
  • urban parklands, valid refuges for biota eliminated from other areas;
  • hymenopteran communities and restoration, after disturbance


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining and assessing habitats in the landscape

  • Habitat manipulations for conservation

  • Practical conservation