THE IMPORTANCE OF INSECTS ON LAND AND IN WATER: A TROPICAL VIEW: a tropical view

Verónica Crespo-Pérez, Elena Kazakou, David W. Roubik, Rafael E. Cárdenas

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Tropical insects are astonishingly diverse and abundant yet receive only marginal scientific attention. In natural tropical settings, insects are involved in regulating and supporting ecosystem services including seed dispersal, pollination, organic matter decomposition, nutrient cycling, herbivory, food webs and water quality, which in turn help fulfill UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Current and future global changes that affect insect diversity and distribution could disrupt key ecosystem services and impose important threats on ecosystems and human well-being. A significant increase in our knowledge of tropical insect roles in ecosystem processes is thus vital to ensure sustainable development on a rapidly changing planet.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)31-38
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónCurrent Opinion in Insect Science
Volumen40
DOI
EstadoPublicada - ago. 2020

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