Chapter 13. The Invertebrate Fauna of the Wet Tropics: Diversity, Endemism and Relationships

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member3 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor4
  1. David Yeates1,† and
  2. Geoff B. Monteith2,‡

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch13

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Yeates, D. and Monteith, G. B. (2008) The Invertebrate Fauna of the Wet Tropics: Diversity, Endemism and Relationships, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 4

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, ACT, Australia

  2. 2

    Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  2. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • Invertebrate Fauna Of The Wet Tropics;
  • Wet Tropics ground fauna;
  • Sphaenognathus australicus Moore (Lucanidae) - rare stag beetle of Carbine Tableland;
  • biological and biogeographical highlights of Wet Tropics insect fauna;
  • wet sclerophyll forests - eucalypt-dominated fire-maintained ecotonal vegetation type;
  • altitudinal turnover and zonation;
  • invertebrate endemism in rainforest subregions of Wet Tropics;
  • major threats to invertebrate faunas of Wet Tropics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Transect surveys

  • Endemism

  • Relationships and biogeography

  • Major threats to Wet Tropics invertebrates

  • Summary

  • References