Ecology, Systematics, And The Natural History Of Predaceous Diving Beetles (coleoptera: Dytiscidae) by Donald A. YeeEcology, Systematics, And The Natural History Of Predaceous Diving Beetles (coleoptera: Dytiscidae) by Donald A. Yee

Ecology, Systematics, And The Natural History Of Predaceous Diving Beetles (coleoptera: Dytiscidae)

byDonald A. Yee

Hardcover | July 31, 2014

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Predaceous diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) constitute one of the largest families of freshwater insects (

Although his primary research focus involves medically important container mosquitoes, he is broadly a community ecologist who has a strong, broad background in invertebrates and aquatic habitats. He has focused most of his research efforts on mosquitoes, in part because this group provides an excellent model system to explore topics a...
Title:Ecology, Systematics, And The Natural History Of Predaceous Diving Beetles (coleoptera: Dytiscidae)Format:HardcoverDimensions:468 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.23 inPublished:July 31, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Title: Ecology, Systematics, and Natural History of Predaceous Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)

Title Page
Table of Contents

1. An introduction to the Dytiscidae: their diversity, historical importance, cultural significance, and other musings
1.1 Dytiscids past and present
1.2 Nature red in tooth and claw and mandible
1.3 Cultural notes
1.4 Final words
2. Bridging ecology and systematics: 25 years of study of larval morphology of world Dytiscidae
2.1. Introduction
2.2 General Morphology of Dytiscidae Larvae
2.3. Chaetotaxy Analysis: Methodological Approach
2.4. Ground Plan Pattern of Primary Setae and Pores of the Dytiscidae
2.5 Larval Chaetotaxy and Ontogeny
2.6 Bridging Ecology and Systematics
2.7 Summary and future directions
3. The phylogeny and classification of predaceous diving beetles
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Material and Methods
3.3 Results
3.4 Discussion
3.5 Diving beetle phylogeny and classification
3.6 Family-group classification of Dytiscidae Leach, 1815
3.7 Future directions
4. Morphology, anatomy, and physiological aspects of dytiscids
4.1 External morphology
4.2 Internal anatomy and physiology
4.3 Future directions5. Predaceous diving beetle sexual systems
5. Predaceous diving beetle sexual systems
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Sexual variation
5.3 Dytiscid sexual systems
5.4 Summary
5.5 Future directions
6. Chemical ecology and biochemistry of Dytiscidae
6.1. Chemical ecology of freshwater organisms
6.2. Chemical senses
6.3. Intraspecific interactions: Sex-Pheromones
6.4. Interspecific interactions
6.5. Dermal glands, epicuticular lipids, and body coloration by pigments
6.6. Microorganisms and dytiscids
6.7. Future directions7. Habitats
7.1 Defining habitats
7.2 Classifying habitats
7.3 Abiotic habitat conditions
7.4 Biotic interactions
7.5 Plant-dytiscid relationships
7.6 Habitat specificity
7.7 Future Directions
8. Predator-prey interactions of dytiscids
8.1 Introduction
8.2 What do dytiscids eat?
8.3 Selective predation and effects on community attributes
8.4 Cannibalism and Intraguild Predation
8.5 Non-consumptive effects of dytiscid predation
8.6 Dytiscids as predators of vector and nuisance species
8.7 Environmental constraints on predation
8.8 Dytiscids as prey
8.9 Future Directions
9. Dispersal in Dytiscidae
9.1 Introduction
9.2 The evolution, maintenance, and consequences of dispersal
9.3 Consequences of dispersal
9.4 On flight and wings and flightlessness
9.5 Proximate drivers of dispersal and how to find water
9.6 The macroecology of movement in predaceous diving beetles
9.7. Future directions - where do we (and the beetles) go from here?
10. Community patterns in dytiscids
10.1 An introduction to natural communities
10.2 Random vs. non-random distributions
10.3 Ecological similarity
10.4 Dispersal
10.5 Phylogenetic community composition
10.6 Summary and Future Directions
11. The conservation of predaceous diving beetles: knowns, unknowns and anecdote
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Dytiscidae as a group worthy of conservation
11.3 The causes of loss
11.4 Drainage
11.5 Pollution
11.6 Encroachment
11.7 Climate change
11.8 Globalization, and the fourth horsemen of the apocalypse
11.9 Types of conservation
11.1 0 European Conventions - including a case-study in conservation legislation and
its consequences

11.11 Popularity, biodiversity and ecosystem services
11.12 Global Lists
11.13 Dumbing-down
11.14 The way ahead - 'passive conservation" and the possible pitfalls of connectivity
1.15 Future directions