12. Biological Control: Ecosystem Functions Provided by Dung Beetles

  1. Leigh W. Simmons2 and
  2. T. James Ridsdill-Smith3
  1. T. James Ridsdill-Smith3 and
  2. Penny B. Edwards1

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch12

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

How to Cite

Ridsdill-Smith, T. J. and Edwards, P. B. (2011) Biological Control: Ecosystem Functions Provided by Dung Beetles, in Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles (eds L. W. Simmons and T. J. Ridsdill-Smith), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

  2. 3

    School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    PO Box 865, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia

  2. 3

    School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333152

Online ISBN: 9781444342000

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Keywords:

  • Haematobia irritans exigua;
  • Musca vetustissima;
  • Onitis alexis;
  • Digitonthophagus gazella;
  • Culicoides brevitarsis;
  • Euoniticellus intermedius;
  • Onthophagus taurus

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Functions of dung beetles in ecosystems

  • Dung beetles in pasture habitats

  • Seasonal occurrence and abundance of native dung beetles in Australia

  • Distribution and seasonal occurrence of introduced dung beetles in Australia

  • Long-term studies of establishment and abundance

  • Competitive exclusion

  • Optimizing the benefits of biological control