Chapter 3. Threats to Beetles: The Role of Habitat

  1. T. R. New

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318623.ch3

Beetles in conservation

Beetles in conservation

How to Cite

New, T. R. (2010) Threats to Beetles: The Role of Habitat, in Beetles in conservation, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318623.ch3

Author Information

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

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332599

Online ISBN: 9781444318623



  • threats to beetles and habitat role;
  • changes to habitats (equated to biotopes) - from human activity and over-collection;
  • determining threats to focal species or assemblage, central in constructive conservation management;
  • species or assemblage and habitat relationships - and practical conservation management;
  • beetle richness, phytophagous beetles in predominant families;
  • high levels of host-plant or resource specificity - and species packing;
  • sites of special importance for beetle conservation - transcending traditional biomes;
  • loss of habitats and resources, and changes in accessibility and quality - central importance;
  • habitat fragmentation effects on carabids - Wog Wog experiment in New South Wales, Australia;
  • myrmecophilous beetle species - patterns of local, regional or continental distribution


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Habitats

  • Habitats and resources in the landscape

  • Habitat gradients for beetles

  • Remnant habitat values: brownfield sites

  • Islands and island habitats