The Agroecology of Carabid Beetles

Edited by John M Holland 
Lavoisier  2002  

Hardcover  356pp, with illus and photos  ISBN 1898298769      £90.00
Carabid beetles exist in almost every type of habitat ranging from tropical rain forests to semi-arid deserts. In temperate regions they are usually insects of cultivated land and are frequently monitored as environmental indicators. This book investigates their beneficial role in agroecosystems and provides an extensive overview of the recent literature from a number of topics relating to the ecology and behaviour of carabid beetles inhabiting agricultural land, their role in invertebrate pest control and in the diet of farmland wildlife, along with a summary of their value as bioindicators.


  • Carabid beetles : their ecology, survival and use in agroecosystems.
  • Carabid assemblage organization and species composition.
  • Carabid diets and food value.
  • Relating diet and morphology in adult Carabid beetles.
  • Diagnostic techniques for determining Carabid diets.
  • Invertebrate pest control by Carabids.
  • Weed seed predation by Carabid beetles.
  • Impact of cultivation and crop husbandry practices.
  • Carabids as indicators within temperate arable farming systems : implications from Scarab and link integrated farming systems projects.
  • Non-crop habitat management for Carabid beetles.
  • The spatial distribution of Carabid beetles in agricultural landscapes.
  • Index.
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