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Biology of Rove Beetles (Staphylinidae)

Life History, Evolution, Ecology and Distribution

Editors: Betz, Oliver, Irmler, Ulrich, Klimaszewski, Jan (Eds.)

  • First comprehensive book dedicated to the biology, ecology, diversity and systematics of rove beetles
  • Provides both overviews and case studies on the ecology, morphology, physiology, behavior, reproduction, biogeography, phylogeny and evolution of rove beetles
  • Includes applied research topics such as staphylinids as ecological bioindicator organisms
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About this book

Rove beetles (Staphylinidae) are common elements of the soil biota, living in the litter and deeper soil layers. Although they are one of the most diverse and speciose groups of insects, no comprehensive books on their general evolution and ecology are as yet available. This book fills that gap, discussing significant aspects and active research examples in the fields of phylogeny and systematics, ecology and conservation, and reproduction and development. The combination of review chapters and case studies provides an excellent introduction to the biology of rove beetles and enables readers to become familiar with active research fields in this megadiverse group of beetles. Offering easy access to these fields, it also demonstrates how staphylinids are used as bioindicators in applied ecosystem research, including that concerning conservation issues. Experienced scientists and beginners alike find the diversity of subjects covered intriguing and inspiring for continuing and starting their own research. The book is intended for students and researchers in biology and zoology (entomology), including morphologists, ecologists, soil scientists, evolutionary biologists, paleontologists, biogeographers, taxonomists and systematists.

About the authors

Oliver Betz

Universität Tübingen, Institut für Evolution und Ökologie, Abteilung für Evolutionsbiologie der Invertebraten, Auf der Morgenstelle 28E, 72076 Tübingen, Germany, email: oliver.betz@uni-tuebingen.de, phone: +49 (0)7071 2972995

Ulrich Irmler

Universität Kiel, Institut für Ökosystemforschung, Abteilung für Angewandte Ökologie, Olshausenstrasse 40, 24098 Kiel, Germany, email: Uirmler@ecology.uni-kiel.de, phone: +49 (0)431 8804083

Jan Klimaszewski

Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, 1055 du P.E.P.S., P.O. Box 10380, Stn. Sainte-Foy, Québec, G1V 4C7, Canada, email: Jan.Klimaszewski@rncan-nrcan.gc.ca, phone: +1 418 648 7849

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Biology of Rove Beetles

    Irmler, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Phylogeny of the Family Staphylinidae Based on Molecular Data: A Review

    Gusarov, Vladimir I.

    Pages 7-25

  • A Review of the Fossil History of Staphylinoidea

    Chatzimanolis, Stylianos

    Pages 27-45

  • Biodiversity and Geographic Patterns of Neotropical Staphylinidae

    Irmler, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 47-64

  • Canada’s Adventive Rove Beetle (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) Fauna: A Long-Term Case Study on the Detection, Origin, Introduction Pathways, and Dynamic Distribution of Non-native Beetles

    Klimaszewski, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 65-79

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70257-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70255-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biology of Rove Beetles (Staphylinidae)
Book Subtitle
Life History, Evolution, Ecology and Distribution
Editors
  • Oliver Betz
  • Ulrich Irmler
  • Jan Klimaszewski
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Crown
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70257-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70257-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70255-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 351
Number of Illustrations and Tables
56 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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