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Carabid Beetles: Ecology and Evolution / Edition 1

Carabid Beetles: Ecology and Evolution / Edition 1

by K. Desender, M. Dufr?ne, Michel Loreau, M.L. Luff, J-P. Maelfait

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ISBN-10: 0792324641

ISBN-13: 9780792324645

Pub. Date: 03/31/1994

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The Carabidae form one of the largest and best studied families of insects, occurring in nearly every terrestrial habitat. The contributions included in this book cover a broad spectrum of recent research into this beetle family, with an emphasis on various aspects of ecology and evolution. They deal both with individual carabid species, for example in studies on


The Carabidae form one of the largest and best studied families of insects, occurring in nearly every terrestrial habitat. The contributions included in this book cover a broad spectrum of recent research into this beetle family, with an emphasis on various aspects of ecology and evolution. They deal both with individual carabid species, for example in studies on population and reproductive biology or life history in general, and with ground beetle communities, as exemplified in papers treating assemblages in natural habitats, on agricultural land and in forests. Disciplines range from biogeography and faunistics, over morphology, taxonomy and phylogenetics, ecophysiology and functional ecology, to population, community, conservation and landscape ecology.
This volume is the result of the 8th European Carabidologists' Meeting, 2nd International Symposium of Carabidology, September 1-4, 1992, Belgium.

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Series Entomologica , #51
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Table of Contents

One. Biogeography and Evolutionary Ecology.- Postglacial colonization of middle Europe by Carabus auronitens as revealed by population genetics (Coleoptera, Carabidae).- Phylogenetic relations and biogeography of the genera of Pseudomorphinae (Coleoptera, Carabidae).- The evolutionary history of the genus Abax (Coleoptera, Carabidae).- The carabid body plan: a functional interpretation.- Additions to the carabid fauna of the Hortobágy National Park.- Patterns of distribution of the genus Carabus L. in Europe: approaches and preliminary results.- Ecobiogeography of Carabidae in the Andes of Venezuela.- State-of-the-art and world perspectives of studies on tiger beetle larvae (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cicindelinae).- Karyotypic data and current taxonomic ideas of the tribe Harpalini (Coleoptera, Carabidae).- Catalogue of the Carabus species from Siberia with preliminary notes to the taxonomical revision (Coleoptera, Carabidae).- Ground beetle communities in Central Appenines beech woods.- Mihondrial DNA evolution and the application of the phylogenetic species concept in the Cicindela dorsalis complex (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae).- Graphipterus serrator: a myrmecophagous carabid beetle with mandibular auctorial tube in the larva (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Graphipterini).- Two. Life histories and Population Ecology.- Dependence of running activity and net reproduction in Carabus auronitens on temperature.- Phenology and egg production in Agonum dorsale and Pterostichus melanarius (Col., Carabidae) in winter wheat fields of different growing intensity in Northern Germany.- On the life history of Calathus granatensis (Coleoptera Carabidae) in southwest Iberian Peninsula.- Laboratory measurements of consumption and growth in Abax ater.- Factors influencing respiration in Abax ater.- Seasonal activity of carabid beetles in wooded habitats in northwest Germany (Coleoptera, Carabidae).- Egg size variation in Notiophilus biguttatus (Col., Carabidae).- Habitat-binding and coexistence of carabid beetles in a glacier retreat zone in the Zillertal Alps.- Investigations on the ecology of Laemostenus terricola (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in an agricultural landscape.- Modelling of habitat rearrangement of Carabid beetles.- The biology of four sympatric Poecilus species.- Spatial structure and dynamics of a population of Abax ater.- Starvation capacities of some carabid larvae.- Annual reproduction rhythms of ground beetles: a new approach to the old problem.- The strategy of dispersal behaviour in some Carabidae species of Southeastern Europe.- Influence of temperature and humidity on the activity of three Carabus species.- Habitat distribution of Brachinus species in alkaline and salty steppes and loess grassland (Coleoptera: Carabidae).- Temperature and photoperiodic influence on developmental stages and adults of the subarctic carabid beetle Pterostichus adstrictus (Coleoptera).- Population dynamics of Laemostenus schreibersi (Carabidae) in a cave in Carinthia (Austria).- Life strategy of an alpine carabid: Pterostichus jurinei (Coleoptera, Carabidae).- Highly sensitive reactions of microphthalmic carabid beetles to light/dark cycles.- Three. Community Ecology and Conservation.- The carabid fauna of sown conservation margins around arable fields.- Carabidae and Staphylinidae of Bohemian villages.- Carabids in roadside ecosystems: perspectives of bioindication.- Long term dynamics of carabid beetles in Belgium: a preliminary analysis on the influence of changing climate and land use by means of a database covering more than a century.- Size of habitat and presence of ground beetle species.- Carabid beetles as palaeo-ecological indicators in archaeology.- Strategic explanations of carabid species distributions in northern England.- Carabid species assemblages of North-East England woodlands.- Carabid beetle spatial patterns in cultivated wetlands. The effects of engineering works and agricultural management in Marais Poitevin (western France).- Habitat preference and competition among Carabus.- Dispersal of carabid species along a linear sequence of young hedge plantations.- Towards a method for biological assessment of habitat quality using carabid samples (Coleoptera, Carabidae).- Small populations of Carabidae and the protection of nature in Hungary.- Carabid beetles and nature conservation research in Belgium: a review.- The impact of grazing on communities of ground-dwelling beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in upland vegetation in north-east Ireland.- Community impacts of an exotic carabid: Pterostichus melanarius in western Canadian forests.- Diffusion of forest carabid beetles in hedgerow network landscapes.- Ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) as a tool for environmental management: a geographical information system based on carabids and vegetation for the Karst near Trieste (Italy).- Modelling the consequences of land use change on the distribution of Carabidae.- The development of carabid communities from uncultivated fields and meadows in the first five years of a succession.- Seasonal dynamics of interspecific trophic relations in a carabid beetle assemblage.- Classification of the carabid assemblages in the floodplain forests in Moravia and Slovakia.- Windbreaks as migration corridors for carabids in an agricultural landscape.- A method to evaluate the condition of heathlands by using catches of carabid beetles.- The effects of different vegetation structures on the dispersal of carabid beetles from poor sandy heaths and grasslands.- Movements of some carabid beetles in road-side verges. Dispersal in a simulation programme.- Carabids in a Central European floodplain: species distribution and survival during inundations.- Four. Ground Beetles in Agriculture and Forestry.- Belgian carabidological research on high-input agricultural fields and pastures: a review.- Phenology and distribution of carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in muck-grown carrots in southwestern Québec.- Diversity patterns in carabid assemblages in relation to crops and farming systems.- Long-term effects of pesticides on Carabidae in U.K. farmland: some initial results from the “SCARAB” Project.- The distribution and movement of ground beetles in relation to set-aside arable land.- The carabid fauna of diflubenzuron-sprayed and unsprayed plots in Westphalian oak forests — a post-treatment comparison.- The positive influence of strip-management on ground beetles in a cereal field: increase, migration and overwintering.- Carabidae and cereals: a multivariate approach.- The estimation of carabids in a pasture by removal trapping.- The positive influence of strip-management on carabid beetles in a cereal field: accessibility of food and reproduction in Poecilus cupreus.- Author index.

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