Carabid beetles: ecology and evolution

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Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994 - Nature - 474 pages
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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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Phylogenetic relations and biogeography of the genera of Pseudomorphinae Coleoptera
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The evolutionary history of the genus Abax Coleoptera Carabidae
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a functional interpretation
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