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.