Insect diversity is a good indicator of biodiversity status in Africa

Abstract:

Reliable metrics to monitor human impacts on biodiversity are essential for informing conservation policy. As insects are indicators of global change, whose declines profoundly affect ecosystems, insect diversity may predict biodiversity status. Here we present an unbiased and straightforward biodiversity status metric based on insect diversity (richness) and landscape naturalness. Insect diversity was estimated using spatially explicit earth observation data and insect species assemblages across microhabitats in two agro-ecological zones in Africa. Landscape naturalness was estimated using various human impact factors. Biodiversity status values differed considerably (p
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APA

Public Library, A. & Landmann, T (2024). Insect diversity is a good indicator of biodiversity status in Africa. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/insect-diversity-is-a-good-indicator-of-biodiversity-status-in-africa

MLA 8th

Public Library, Africana, and Tobias Landmann "Insect diversity is a good indicator of biodiversity status in Africa" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/insect-diversity-is-a-good-indicator-of-biodiversity-status-in-africa. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

MLA7

Public Library, Africana, and Tobias Landmann . "Insect diversity is a good indicator of biodiversity status in Africa". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 29 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/insect-diversity-is-a-good-indicator-of-biodiversity-status-in-africa >.

Chicago

Public Library, Africana and Landmann, Tobias . "Insect diversity is a good indicator of biodiversity status in Africa" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 29, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/insect-diversity-is-a-good-indicator-of-biodiversity-status-in-africa