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Dragonflies and DamselfliesModel Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research$
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Alex Córdoba-Aguilar

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230693

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.001.0001

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Dragonflies as focal organisms in contemporary conservation biology

Dragonflies as focal organisms in contemporary conservation biology

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(p.97) CHAPTER 8 Dragonflies as focal organisms in contemporary conservation biology
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Dragonflies and Damselflies
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Michael J. Samways

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0008

Freshwater ecosystems worldwide are highly threatened. As a consequence, many dragonfly species are also threatened. The threats to them are many and varied, including invasive alien plants and habitat loss. Global climate change is also beginning to affect them, with some species changing their geographical ranges. Worldwide assessments are being made of dragonfly conservation status. They are one of the highest profile invertebrates in conservation awareness, planning, and action. One reason for this is that they are highly valued, being iconic, aesthetic, and sensitive bioindicators of landscape change. They are both important subjects in their own right as well as important role players in overall biodiversity conservation.

Keywords:   threatened species, habitat loss, global climate change, conservation, iconic species, bioindicators, biodiversity conservation

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