13. Dung Beetles as a Candidate Study Taxon in Applied Biodiversity Conservation Research

  1. Leigh W. Simmons3 and
  2. T. James Ridsdill-Smith4
  1. Elizabeth S. Nichols1 and
  2. Toby A. Gardner2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch13

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

How to Cite

Nichols, E. S. and Gardner, T. A. (2011) Dung Beetles as a Candidate Study Taxon in Applied Biodiversity Conservation Research, 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.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, Invertebrate Conservation Program, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., New York, NY 10024-5193, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK

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:

  • viability, reliability and interpretability;
  • flight intercept traps (FITs);
  • ‘hard trait’;
  • biodiversity-ecosystem function (BEF);
  • ‘ecosystem services’;
  • vulnerable to extinction (VU);
  • Dung Beetle Ecology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Satisfying data needs to inform conservation practice

  • The role of dung beetles in applied biodiversity research in human-modified landscapes

  • Dung beetle conservation

  • Some ways forward