The Resource Economic and ecological significance of arthropods in diversified ecosystems : sustaining regulatory mechanisms, Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy, Shakunthala Sridhara, editors

Economic and ecological significance of arthropods in diversified ecosystems : sustaining regulatory mechanisms, Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy, Shakunthala Sridhara, editors

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Economic and ecological significance of arthropods in diversified ecosystems : sustaining regulatory mechanisms
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Economic and ecological significance of arthropods in diversified ecosystems
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sustaining regulatory mechanisms
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Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy, Shakunthala Sridhara, editors
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eng
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Arthropods are invertebrates that constitute over 90% of the animal kingdom, and their bio-ecology is closely linked with global functioning and survival. Arthropods play an important role in maintaining the health of ecosystems, provide livelihoods and nutrition to human communities, and are important indicators of environmental change. Yet the population trends of several arthropods species show them to be in decline. Arthropods constitute a dominant group with 1.2 million species influencing earth's biodiversity. Among arthropods, insects are predominant, with ca. 1 million species and having evolved some 350 million years ago. Arthropods are closely associated with living and non-living entities alike, making the ecosystem services they provide crucially important. In order to be effective, plans for the conservation of arthropods and ecosystems should include a mixture of strategies like protecting key habitats and genomic studies to formulate relevant policies for in situ and ex situ conservation. This two-volume book focuses on capturing the essentials of arthropod inventories, biology, and conservation. Further, it seeks to identify the mechanisms by which arthropod populations can be sustained in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and by means of which certain problematic species be managed without producing harmful environmental side-effects. This edited compilation includes chapters contributed by over 80 biologists on a wide range of topics embracing the diversity, distribution, utility and conservation of arthropods and select groups of insect taxa. More importantly, it describes in detail the mechanisms of sustaining arthropod ecosystems, services and populations. It addresses the contribution of modern biological tools such as molecular and genetic techniques regulating gene expression, as well as conventional, indigenous practices in arthropod conservation. The contributors reiterate the importance of documenting and understanding the biology of arthropods from a holistic perspective before addressing conservation issues at large. This book offers a valuable resource for all zoologists, entomologists, ecologists, conservation biologists, policy makers, teachers and students interested in the conservation of biological resources
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  • Chakravarthy, A. K.
  • Sridhara, Shakunthala
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  • Arthropoda
  • Arthropoda
  • Arthropoda
  • Arthropoda
  • Life Sciences
  • Invertebrates
  • Entomology
  • Ecosystems
  • Community & Population Ecology
  • Sustainable Development
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Economic and ecological significance of arthropods in diversified ecosystems : sustaining regulatory mechanisms, Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy, Shakunthala Sridhara, editors
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  • Foreword; Preface; Prelude; Economic and Ecological Significance of Arthropods in Diversified Ecosystems: Sustaining Regulatory Mechanisms; Acknowledgements; Contents; Contributors; About the Editors; 1: Arthropods: Evolution and Ecology; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Evolutionary Relationships; 1.2.1 Segmentation; 1.2.2 Fossil Records; 1.3 Classification (Fig. 1.3); 1.4 Ecology; 1.4.1 Urbanization and Arthropod Ecology; 1.4.1.1 Ecological Importance of Terrestrial Arthropods; 1.4.2 Pollination; 1.4.2.1 Ecological Role of Aquatic Arthropods; References
  • 2: Soil Biodiversity and Arthropods: Role in Soil Fertility2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Pedogenesis and Composition; 2.3 Functional Grouping of Soil Biodiversity; 2.4 Factors Influencing Soil Biodiversity; 2.4.1 Organic Matter Decomposition; 2.4.2 Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation; 2.4.3 Nonsymbiotic Nitrogen Fixation; 2.4.4 Phosphorus Mobilization; 2.4.5 Biocontrol of Plant Pathogens; 2.4.6 Pesticide Degradation; 2.4.7 Extension to Other Fields; 2.5 Economic Value of Soil Biodiversity; 2.5.1 Soil Arthropods; 2.5.1.1 Nematodes; 2.5.1.2 Annelids; 2.5.1.3 Enchytraeids
  • 2.5.1.4 Earthworms (Fig. 2.1)2.5.1.5 Worm Cast Production and Physiochemical Properties of Soil; 2.5.1.6 Snails and Slugs (Fig. 2.1); 2.5.1.7 Microarthropods; Tardigrada; Terrestrial Isopoda; 2.5.1.8 Arachnida; Pseudoscorpions; Soil Acari; Symphyla; Protura; Diplura; Collembola; 2.5.1.9 Millipedes and Centipedes; Diplopoda; Chilopoda; 2.5.1.10 Isoptera (Termites); Decomposition by Termites; 2.5.1.11 Ants; 2.5.1.12 Other Soil Insects; 2.6 Functional Role of Arthropods in Maintaining Soil Fertility; 2.6.1 Influence of Arthropods on Nutrient Cycling
  • 2.6.1.1 Litter Feeding and Comminution2.6.1.2 Mineralization of Nutrient Elements; 2.6.2 Influence of Arthropods on Soil Structure; 2.6.2.1 Soil Mixing and the Development of Pores and Voids; 2.6.2.2 Formation of Soil Aggregates; 2.6.3 Current Threats to Soil Biodiversity; 2.7 Conservation Priorities; References; 3: Butterfly Communities of Ritchie's Archipelago in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India: Implications for Conservation of Arthropods and Their Habitats; 3.1 Introduction; 3.1.1 Study Area; 3.1.1.1 Climate; 3.1.2 Study Area; 3.2 Materials and Methods; 3.3 Results
  • 3.3.1 Occurrence of Species3.3.2 Species Richness and Abundance of Butterflies; 3.3.3 Overall Diversity Indices; 3.3.4 Diversity Indices of Butterflies in Different Islands; 3.3.5 Family-Wise Diversity Indices of Butterflies in Different Islands; 3.3.6 Similarity Indices Between Islands; 3.3.7 Shared Species Statistics and Similarity Coefficients; 3.3.8 Species Rank Abundance; 3.4 Discussion; 3.4.1 Butterflies: Conservation Concerns; References; 4: Documenting Arthropods in Select Wild and Cultivated Ecosystems in Iran and Kuwait; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Materials and Methods
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Economic and ecological significance of arthropods in diversified ecosystems : sustaining regulatory mechanisms, Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy, Shakunthala Sridhara, editors
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Contents
  • Foreword; Preface; Prelude; Economic and Ecological Significance of Arthropods in Diversified Ecosystems: Sustaining Regulatory Mechanisms; Acknowledgements; Contents; Contributors; About the Editors; 1: Arthropods: Evolution and Ecology; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Evolutionary Relationships; 1.2.1 Segmentation; 1.2.2 Fossil Records; 1.3 Classification (Fig. 1.3); 1.4 Ecology; 1.4.1 Urbanization and Arthropod Ecology; 1.4.1.1 Ecological Importance of Terrestrial Arthropods; 1.4.2 Pollination; 1.4.2.1 Ecological Role of Aquatic Arthropods; References
  • 2: Soil Biodiversity and Arthropods: Role in Soil Fertility2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Pedogenesis and Composition; 2.3 Functional Grouping of Soil Biodiversity; 2.4 Factors Influencing Soil Biodiversity; 2.4.1 Organic Matter Decomposition; 2.4.2 Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation; 2.4.3 Nonsymbiotic Nitrogen Fixation; 2.4.4 Phosphorus Mobilization; 2.4.5 Biocontrol of Plant Pathogens; 2.4.6 Pesticide Degradation; 2.4.7 Extension to Other Fields; 2.5 Economic Value of Soil Biodiversity; 2.5.1 Soil Arthropods; 2.5.1.1 Nematodes; 2.5.1.2 Annelids; 2.5.1.3 Enchytraeids
  • 2.5.1.4 Earthworms (Fig. 2.1)2.5.1.5 Worm Cast Production and Physiochemical Properties of Soil; 2.5.1.6 Snails and Slugs (Fig. 2.1); 2.5.1.7 Microarthropods; Tardigrada; Terrestrial Isopoda; 2.5.1.8 Arachnida; Pseudoscorpions; Soil Acari; Symphyla; Protura; Diplura; Collembola; 2.5.1.9 Millipedes and Centipedes; Diplopoda; Chilopoda; 2.5.1.10 Isoptera (Termites); Decomposition by Termites; 2.5.1.11 Ants; 2.5.1.12 Other Soil Insects; 2.6 Functional Role of Arthropods in Maintaining Soil Fertility; 2.6.1 Influence of Arthropods on Nutrient Cycling
  • 2.6.1.1 Litter Feeding and Comminution2.6.1.2 Mineralization of Nutrient Elements; 2.6.2 Influence of Arthropods on Soil Structure; 2.6.2.1 Soil Mixing and the Development of Pores and Voids; 2.6.2.2 Formation of Soil Aggregates; 2.6.3 Current Threats to Soil Biodiversity; 2.7 Conservation Priorities; References; 3: Butterfly Communities of Ritchie's Archipelago in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India: Implications for Conservation of Arthropods and Their Habitats; 3.1 Introduction; 3.1.1 Study Area; 3.1.1.1 Climate; 3.1.2 Study Area; 3.2 Materials and Methods; 3.3 Results
  • 3.3.1 Occurrence of Species3.3.2 Species Richness and Abundance of Butterflies; 3.3.3 Overall Diversity Indices; 3.3.4 Diversity Indices of Butterflies in Different Islands; 3.3.5 Family-Wise Diversity Indices of Butterflies in Different Islands; 3.3.6 Similarity Indices Between Islands; 3.3.7 Shared Species Statistics and Similarity Coefficients; 3.3.8 Species Rank Abundance; 3.4 Discussion; 3.4.1 Butterflies: Conservation Concerns; References; 4: Documenting Arthropods in Select Wild and Cultivated Ecosystems in Iran and Kuwait; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Materials and Methods
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