1st Edition

Insect Diversity and Ecosystem Services Volume 1: Importance, Threats, Conservation, and Economic Perspectives

    292 Pages 14 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new innovative work on insects and their impact on the ecosystem covers the role of insects in environmental pollution, their use in sustainable agricultural services, and the industrial, forensic, and medical applications of insects and their pure products. The book also covers the entomological and molecular aspects of insects, identifies the gaps in the research, and looks at integrated management strategies for pests.

    Volume 1: Importance, Threats, Conservation, and Economic Perspectives, reviews the different insect orders regarding their diversity and importance in providing free ecological services and discusses the diversity patterns of world biogeographic zones and how insects contribute to maintaining ecological diversity.

    Volume 2: Environmental Indicators, Molecular Approaches, and Management Strategies discusses the role of insects as environmental indicators, the effect of pesticides on insect diversity, strategies to control the diversity of insects, medical and forensic importance of insects, exploring new insect species through DNA barcoding, integrated pest management, the role of insect population in agriculture, and eco-friendly pest management approaches.

    Some topics covered in the book include:

    • Role of insects for the sustainable agricultural development
    • Commercial importance of insects and their products
    • Food additive roles of insects and formulation of remedies for the reduction of disease pathogenesis
    • Management strategies for pest control

    Some specific topics include colony collapse disorder of managed honey bee (Apis mellifera l.) populations, insects as strong crime indicator tools in forensic sciences, insect-based value-added products, and more.

    Together, these two volumes offer important information for researchers, academicians, scientists, industrialists, teachers, entomologists, and students for understanding the contribution of insects towards the sustainability of the ecosystem.

    Foreword by Akbar Masood

    1. Insect Biodiversity Conservation: Why It’s Needed

    Saniya Tyagi, Radheshyam Dhole, Srinivasa N., and Vinay N.

    2. The Importance of Taxonomy in Biological Research

    Indu Sharma, Preeti Choudhary, and Rifat Hussain Raina

    3. Aquatic Insect Eco Systems: Diversity, Role, and Conservation

    Raman Jasrotia, Shivam Jasrotia, Menakshi Dhar, Preetika Gupta, Neha Jamwal, and Seema Langer

    4. Assessment of Entomological Threats: Approaches and Challenges

    Neha Jamwal, Raman Jasrotia, Menakshi Dhar, and Sanjay Bhatia

    5. Insect-Based Value-Added Products: Current Scenario and Future Scope

    Aneela Ashiq, Muhammad Adnan Bodlah, Imran Bodlah, Ammara Gul-E-Fareen, and Muhammad Bilal Tahir

    6. Caddisfly (Trichoptera): Diversity and Ecosystem Services

    Manpreet S. Pandher, Deepti Garima, and Simarjit Kaur

    7. Trichoptera of Europe: Diversity, Importance, and Conservation

    Halil Ibrahimi

    8. Current Status and Future Prospects of the Aphidophagous Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) of Pakistan

    Muhammad Asghar Hassan, Imran Bodlah, Riaz Hussain, Zershina Maryam, Sajjad Hussain, Muhammad Qasim, and Tayyaba Naseem

    9. Bumblebees: Diversity, Role in Pollination Ecology, Threats, and Conservation

    Rifat H. Raina, Keshav Kumar, Purnima Pathak, Trilok Jangid, Preeti Choudhary, Aejaz Hussain Parrey, and Indu Sharma

    10. Review on Antlions (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) of India

    T. B. Suryanarayanan and Bijoy C.

    11. Industrial Entomology: Progress and Economic Perspectives

    Raman Jasrotia, Menakshi Dhar, Seema Langer, and Neha Jamwal

    12. Forensic Entomology: Progress and Implications

    Rahul Das, Muskan Singhal, Prashant Singh, Rohit Verma, Mahipal Singh Sankhla, Mansi Saxena, Ekta B. Jadhav, Kapil Parihar, Kumud Kant Awasthi, and Chandra Shekhar Yadav

    Biography

    Younis Ahmad Hajam, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Life Sciences and Allied Health Sciences at SantBaba Bhag Singh University, Punjab, India. Dr. Hajam has received national awards for his contributions in biological science. He is an author of research articles and book chapters as well as several books with international publishers. Dr. Hajam has organized, presented, and participated in state, national, and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposiums.

    Sajad Hussain Parey, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Zoology in the School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Dr. Parey has published articles in national and international journals and has described more than a hundred new species of caddisflies from the Indian Himalayas. He has also studied caddisflies at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, and Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.

    Rouf Ahmad Bhat, PhD, is working in the Department of School Education, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, India. He is the author of articles and book chapters and has published more than 28 books with international publishers. Dr. Bhat has presented and participated in state, national, and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposiums. In addition, he has worked as an Associate Environmental Expert in the World Bank-funded Flood Recovery Project and is also on the Environmental Support Staff of Asian Development Bank-funded development projects.

    "A wonderful book and a great companion volume for insect and nature lovers. . . Provides a balanced approach among different insect taxa by giving detailed information on insect taxonomy, diversity of aquatic and terrestrial insect fauna, insect-based value-added products, and threats to and conservation of insects for biodiversity sustenance."

    —From the Foreword by Akbar Masood, PhD, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University

    "An extensive collection of chapters on different key aspects associated with different aspects of insects, such insects as environmental indicators, effect of pesticides on insect diversity, strategies to control diversity of insects, medical and forensic importance of insects, exploration of new insect species through DNA barcoding, integrated pest management, role of insect population in agriculture, and eco-friendly pest management approaches etc. . . . Offer[s] immense benefits to readers of all categories, viz. students and faculty for understanding the services of insect towards the sustainability of ecosystem. . . . An exhaustive compilation of excellent chapters."

    —From the Foreword by M. S. Saini, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Punjabi University, Patiala, India