With few exceptions, insects are perceived in industrialized countries as undesirable pests. In reality, relatively few insects interfere with us or our resources. Most have benign or positive effects on ecosystem services, and many represent useful resources in non-industrialized countries. Challenging traditional perceptions of the value of insec

chapter 1|22 pages


chapter 3|44 pages

Insect Responses to Environmental Changes

chapter 5|48 pages

How Do Ecosystems Provide Services?

chapter 7|42 pages

Effects of Insects on Ecosystem Services

chapter 8|22 pages

Valuation of Insect and Management Effects

chapter 9|72 pages

Conclusions and Recommendations