A Handbook of Approaches and Methods
Michael J. Samways, Melodie A. McGeoch, and Tim R. New
Reviews and Awards
"This volume is a summary of how to approach insect conservation and its associated research from a rigorous scientific and statistical perspective. The authors have provided an excellent summary of experimental design, sampling techniques, specimen storage, and data analysis. Although their intended audience is the "early-career researcher," there is no doubt that seasoned scientists, managers, and curators could benefit from this synthesis of important information." -- The Quarterly Review of Biology
"Insect Conservation's greatest strength is its careful descriptions of field methods that no longer are commonly taught.
"The sober title of this book conceals its readability and its scope, which is truly wide; it covers approaches and methods, but it also includes concepts. It should be on the bookshelf of every practising conservationist or environmental manager and will be a great source-book for undergraduates, postgraduates and established researchers. It will certainly be on the essential reading list of the MSc in Invertebrate Ecology and Conservation that we run at Staffordshire!" -- John W. Dover, Springer Science+Business Media
"Four hundred-plus page textbooks are not really supposed to be read cover to cover, and the fact that I read it this way and still enjoyed it throughout is a testament to the authors' enthusiasm for the topic, and to their absorbing writing style. They have managed to strike a good balance between creating a thorough, systematic and impartial scientific content; while not losing the sense of underlying moral urgency associated with the topic of insect conservation. The understated, affable way in which the authors have written this book is exemplified by their introduction, which possibly downplays the scope of its potential readership. This book could enjoy a broader readership, from the capable undergraduate planning and undertaking their dissertation, to the seasoned researcher or lecturer wanting to quickly look up a relevant method or reference." -- Progress in Physical Geography