Chapter 3. Insect Biodiversity in the Nearctic Region

  1. Robert G. Foottit3 and
  2. Peter H. Adler4
  1. Hugh V. Danks1 and
  2. Andrew B. T. Smith1,2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch3

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

How to Cite

Danks, H. V. and Smith, A. B. T. (2009) Insect Biodiversity in the Nearctic Region, in Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society (eds R. G. Foottit and P. H. Adler), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Environmental Health National Program (Biodiversity), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

  2. 4

    Department of Entomology, Soils & Plant Sciences, Clemson University, Box 340315, 114 Long Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0315, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Biological Survey of Canada, Canadian Museum of Nature, P.O. Box 3443 Station D., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6P4, Canada

  2. 2

    Research Division, Canadian Museum of Nature, P.O. Box 3443, Station ‘D’, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6P4, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151429

Online ISBN: 9781444308211

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Keywords:

  • insect biodiversity - regional examples;
  • insect biodiversity in Nearctic region - ecological biomes of Nearctic region;
  • influence of insect biodiversity on society in Nearctic region;
  • species diversity and state of knowledge;
  • conservation of natural habitats and protection of species at risk across North America;
  • synopsis of biodiversity;
  • Nearctic insect diversity - biodiversity varying from place to place;
  • diversity and composition of fauna in Nearctic region - changing in particular ways from north to south and from east to west;
  • Nearctic fauna - including more than 144,000 species of terrestrial insects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Influence of Insect Biodiversity on Society in the Nearctic Region

  • Insect Conservation

  • Species Diversity and the State of Knowledge

  • Variations in Biodiversity

  • Conclusions and Needs

  • Acknowledgments

  • References