Insects as bioindicators The use of Insects as bioindicators is shortly reviewed and discussed and examples are given for each relevant kind of bioindication. We start from McGeoch’s classic definitions of environmental, ecological and biodiversity indicators, and deepen some aspects of freshwater macroinvertebrates (IBE-index) and of soil arthropods use (QBS-index). Insects as environmental health indicators and bioaccumulators are treated as well. Concerning ecological indicators, the species diversity approach is dealt separately from the species’ traits evaluation, but always in the light of resource sustainability. Biodiversity indicators are divided between the “within taxon” and the “cross taxon” approach, and the importance of hotspots as still underworked biodiversity concentration areas is emphasized by examining recent work on the impact of global warming on hypogean ground beetles. Practical examples of umbrella, keystone and flagship species are also discussed, ecosystem engineers, management indicators and some other definition have been added, and a conceptual framework for beginners is presented. Finally, some advantages of insects as bioindicators versus Vertebrates or plants are briefly dealt with.
GLI INSETTI COME BIOINDICATORI / Brandmayr, Pietro; Pizzolotto, R.. - In: ATTI DELL'ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE ITALIANA DI ENTOMOLOGIA. RENDICONTI. - ISSN 0065-0757. - 62(2015), pp. 63-80.
Scheda prodotto non validato
Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo
|Titolo:||GLI INSETTI COME BIOINDICATORI|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Citazione:||GLI INSETTI COME BIOINDICATORI / Brandmayr, Pietro; Pizzolotto, R.. - In: ATTI DELL'ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE ITALIANA DI ENTOMOLOGIA. RENDICONTI. - ISSN 0065-0757. - 62(2015), pp. 63-80.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|