Beetles and conservation.
Beetle extinctions and extirpations.
Beetle recognition and identification.
Sampling and surveying beetles for conservation.
Studying rare species.
Evaluating conservation status and significance.
2 Practical Conservation: Basic Approaches and Considerations.
Planning for species conservation.
Population structure and beetle dispersal.
Beetle assemblages for conservation.
3 Threats to Beetles: the Role of Habitat.
Habitats and resources in the landscape.
Habitat gradients for beetles.
Remnant habitat values: brownfield sites.
Islands and island habitats.
4 Collecting and over–collecting.
Bycatch and collector responsibility.
5 Alien species.
Effects and interactions with native beetles and other organisms.
Alien beetles as vectors.
6 Pollution and Climate Change.
7 Components of Beetle Species Conservation: Ex Situ Conservation.
Ex situ conservation.
Salvage or rescue operations.
8 Threats or Management: the Conservation Manager s Dilemma.
Manipulating beetle populations.
9 Conservation Lessons from Beetles.
Ground beetles and tiger beetles.
10 Concluding Thoughts.
Overall, I found that Beetles in Conservationis an impressive consolidation of the current beetle literature. Thus, I highly recommend it for anyone involved in the conservation, management or study of beetles (or indeed, most other insect orders) worldwide. (Austral Ecology, 1 November 2012)
"Beetles in Conservation gives a comprehensive overview of an admittedly vast subject that will be added to by other studies of a far more restricted nature. Professor New is to be congratulated on writing a text that will be valued and quoted and which will inspire everyone interested in both Coleoptera and conservation." (J Insect Conserv, 2010)
"This scholarly work brings together in a single volume information derived from a selection of widely scattered studies, making it valuable to advanced students and researchers in several disciplines, notably entomology, conservation biology, invertebrate ecology, and wildlife management. Practicing professionals entrusted with the conservation of fragile natural resources will also find much to interest them here." (CHOICE, December 2010)