Beetles: Biodiversity, Ecology and Role in the Environment


Camilla Stack (Editor)

Series: Insects and Other Terrestrial Arthropods: Biology, Chemistry and Behavior
BISAC: NAT017000

Beetle species belonging to the coleopteran families Bruchidae, Curculionidae, Laemophoeidae, Silvanidae and Tenebrionidae, as well as beetle-like insects from the psocopteran family Liposcelidae, are responsible for serious damages to agricultural products and resources. These beetles can be primary and/or secondary pests, feeding on integral and healthy grains or attacking those already damaged. The affected grains lose weight and germination power, have nutritive value and vigor decreased, as well as have the hygiene and sanity conditions impaired. This book examines the biodiversity, ecology and role in the environment of beetles.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – The Positive Effects of Prescribed Burning of Clear-Cuts on Saproxylic Beetle Diversity Are Short-Lived and Depend on Forest-Fire Continuity (pp. 1-26)
Jonas Victorsson, Lars-Ove Wikars and Stefan Ås (Animal Ecology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen, Uppsala, Sweden)
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Chapter 2 – Community Assembly of Saproxylic Beetles in Old-Growth Forest and Recently Burnt Forest (pp. 27-50)
Jonas Victorsson (Animal Ecology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen, Uppsala, Sweden, Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden)
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Chapter 3 – Assessing the Potential Role of Ground Beetles (Coleoptera) As Ecological Indicators in Tropical Ecosystems: A Review (pp. 51-84)
Reinaldo Lucas Cajaiba, Eduardo Périco, João Alexandre Cabral and Mário Santos (Department of Environment-SEMMA, Uruará-PA, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4 – Twig-Girdler Beetles of the Atlantic Rainforest (pp. 85-104)
Alberto Arab, Claudia Moreno Paro, Gustavo Quevedo Romero, Gustavo Schiffler and João Vasconcellos-Neto (Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas (CCNH), Universidade Federal do ABC – UFABC, Santo André, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 5 – Biology, Ecology and Strategies for Control of Stored-Grain Beetles: A Review (pp. 105-122)
Thiago H. Napoleão, Afonso C. Agra-Neto, Bernardo R. Belmonte, Emmanuel V. Pontual and Patrícia M.G. Paiva (Departamento de Bioquímica, Centro de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Cidade Universitária, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil)
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Chapter 6 – Decaying Matters: Coleoptera Involved in Heterotrophic Systems (pp. 123-174)
Paryse Nadeau, Monic Thibault, Finbarr G. Horgan, Jean-Philippe Michaud, Franck Gandiaga, Charles Comeau and Gaétan Moreau (Département de biologie, Université de Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, and others)

Chapter 7 – How a Locality Can Have so Many Species? A Case Study with Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) In a Tropical Rain Forest in Colombia (pp. 175-204)
Jorge Ari Noriega A. (Laboratorio de Zoología y Ecología Acuática – LAZOEA, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Columbia)

Chapter 8 – Biodiversity in Geographically Remote Natural Populations of Adalia Ladybirds (Coleoptera: Coсcinellidae) (pp. 205-226)
Elena V. Shaikevich and Ilia A. Zakharov (N. I. Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 9 – Ladybird Diversity on Crops and Ecology of Cocicnelle algerica Kovar in Tunisia (pp. 227-238)
Ben Halima Kamel Monia and Mdellel Lassad (Développement de la lutte biologique et intégrée au niveau de la parcelle en agriculture biologique, Institut Supérieur Agronomique, Chott Mariem, Université de Sousse, Tunisie)



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