In many ecosystems dung beetles play a very important role--both ecologically and economically--in the decomposition of huge herbivore dung. Their actions supply scientists with a very good chance to discover organic neighborhood dynamics. This selection of essays bargains a concise account of the inhabitants and group ecology of dung beetles around the globe, with an emphasis on comparisons among arctic, temperate, and tropical species assemblages. invaluable insights come up from bearing on the substantial transformations in species' existence histories to their inhabitants and community-level effects. The authors additionally speak about adjustments in dung beetle faunas as a result of human-caused habitat alteration and view the potential results of introducing dung beetles to cattle-breeding components that lack effective local species. "With the growth of farm animals breeding components, the ecology of dung beetles is a topic of significant monetary obstacle in addition to one among severe theoretical curiosity. this glorious publication represents an up to date ecological examine overlaying very important elements of the dung beetle by no means ahead of presented."--Gonzalo Halffter, Instituto de Ecologia, Mexico City
Originally released in 1991.
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