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

Editors: Yee, Donald (Ed.)

  • First such reference that cover all aspects of natural history and systematics of Diving Beetles  
  • This book will have cross-system appeal, as anyone working with food webs of freshwater systems (e.g., ponds, lakes, streams) will benefit from an overview of the current knowledge of dytiscids  
  • This volume also will appeal to those working on aquatic beetles, aquatic predators, and beetles and predation in general  
  • Includes color photographs​
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About this book

Predaceous diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) constitute one of the largest families of freshwater insects (~ 4,200 species). Although dytiscid adults and larvae are ubiquitous throughout a variety of aquatic habitats and are significant predators on other aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates, there are no compilations that have focused on summarizing the knowledge of their ecology, systematics, and biology. Such knowledge would benefit anyone working in aquatic systems where dytiscids are an important part of the food web. Moreover, this work will allow a greater appreciation of dytiscids as model organisms for investigations of fundamental principles derived from ecological and evolutionary theory. Contributed chapters are by authors who are actively engaged in studying dytiscids and each chapter offers a synthesis of the current knowledge of a variety of topics and will provide future directions for research.

About the authors

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 across many levels of ecological organization, from individuals, to population, to communities. His specific interests lie in examining how individual species traits, such as feeding behavior, habitat selection, dispersal and oviposition decisions affect species interactions and in linking how the outcomes of these interactions affect patterns of species diversity and invasion success. This work has important implications for public health, as findings of his work can offer insights into the factors that control the distributions of medically important mosquitoes.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • An Introduction to the Dytiscidae: Their Diversity, Historical Importance, Cultural Significance, and Other Musings

    Yee, Donald A.

    Pages 1-16

  • Bridging Ecology and Systematics: 25 Years of Study of Larval Morphology of World Dytiscidae

    Alarie, Yves (et al.)

    Pages 17-47

  • The Phylogeny and Classification of Predaceous Diving Beetles

    Miller, Kelly B. (et al.)

    Pages 49-172

  • Morphology, Anatomy, and Physiological Aspects of Dytiscids

    Kehl, Siegfried

    Pages 173-198

  • Predaceous Diving Beetle Sexual Systems

    Miller, Kelly B. (et al.)

    Pages 199-233

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9109-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $349.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9108-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $349.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0590-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology, Systematics, and the Natural History of Predaceous Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)
Editors
  • Donald Yee
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9109-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9109-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9108-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0590-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 468
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
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