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Saproxylic insects: diversity, ecology, and conservation

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Lucanus elaphus (female), a wood-feeding beetle native to the southeastern United States  https://usfs.box.com/s/qlil4h9aup9vlcp1cjpbczf55ymdr8pzSRS4552_Ulyshen_2018_Saproxylic Insects Diversity Ecology and Conservation_1.JPG Lucanus elaphus (female), a wood-feeding beetle native to the southeastern United States Snapshot : A new book synthesizes global knowledge about one of the most diverse groups of insects in forests, those associated with dying and dead wood.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Ulyshen, Michael 
Research Station : Southern Research Station (SRS)
Year : 2018
Highlight ID : 1496

Summary

Approximately one third of all forest insect species are saproxylic, meaning they depend on dying or dead wood. In addition to their importance to biodiversity, many of these species provide key ecosystem services – including the breakdown of woody debris and controlling pest populations. Documented declines of saproxylic insect diversity from the intensively managed landscapes of Europe serve as a cautionary tale for land managers throughout the world. This book, entitled “Saproxylic Insects: Diversity, Ecology and Conservation,” represents a global collaboration that reviews the current state of knowledge about these organisms. It consists of 25 chapters on prioritized topics: overviews of particular saproxylic insect groups, various aspects of their ecology, and in-depth considerations for land managers. This book is expected to increase awareness about the diversity of insect life associated with dying and dead wood and should promote the conservation of these organisms in managed forests.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

 
  • Amy Berkov (The City University of New York)
  • Andreas Karlsson-Tiselius (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
  • Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway)
  • Anne-Maarit Hekkala (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
  • Antoine Brin (University of Toulouse, France)
  • Bastian Schauer (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
  • Christophe Bouget (Irstea, France)
  • Daniel S. Maynard (University of Chicago)
  • David Bignell (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
  • David W. Langor (Canadian Forest Service)
  • E. Richard Hoebeke (University of Georgia)
  • Estefanía Micó (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
  • Heike Feldhaar (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
  • Jacek Hilszcza?ski (Forest Research Institute, Poland)
  • Jakub Horák (Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • Jan Šobotník (Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • Joakim Hjältén (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
  • John R. Spence (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Joshua R. King (University of Central Florida)
  • Jörg Müller (University of Würzburg, Germany)
  • Manuela Branco (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Mark A. Bradford (Yale University, USA)
  • Martin M. Gossner (Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland)
  • Mats Dynesius (Umeå, Sweden)
  • Matthew L. Gimmel (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History)
  • Micha? Filipiak (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
  • Michael L. Ferro (Clemson University, USA)
  • Peter H. W. Biedermann (University of Würzburg, Germany)
  • Petr Bogusch (University of Hradec Králové, Poland)
  • Rannveig M. Jacobsen (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway)
  • Robert Warren (SUNY Buffalo State, USA).
  • Roger Mugerwa-Pettersson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
  • Ryan C. Garrick (University of Mississippi, USA)
  • Scott Horn (USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station)
  • Sebastian Seibold (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Seung-Il Lee (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Simon Thorn (University of Würzburg, Germany)
  • Stephen M. Pawson (Scion, New Zealand)
  • Ta-I Huang (DowDuPont, Taiwan)
  • Therese Löfroth (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
  • Thibault Lachat (Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
  • Tomasz Jaworski (Forest Research Institute, Poland)
  • Tone Birkemoe (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway)
  •  Claas Damken (Dunedin, New Zealand)