New Australian Stiletto Flies Revision Of Manestella Metz And Description Of Medomega Gen N Diptera Therevidae Agapophytinae Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : Shaun Winterton
Christine Lambkin
Publisher : PenSoft Publishers LTD
Release : 2012-11-09
Page : 119
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 9546426571
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Australia has a rich and diverse fauna of endemic stiletto flies, with many species still awaiting discovery and description. Herein 14 new species in the genus Manestella Metz are described, along with another six species described in a new genus Medomega, a putative sister genus to Manestella.


Author : Geoff Williams
Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
Release : 2020-09-01
Page : 392
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 1486312934
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The Invertebrate World of Australia’s Subtropical Rainforests is a comprehensive review of Australia’s Gondwanan rainforest invertebrate fauna, covering its taxonomy, distribution, biogeography, fossil history, plant community and insect–plant relationships. This is the first work to document the invertebrate diversity of this biologically important region, as well as explain the uniqueness and importance of the organisms. This book examines invertebrates within the context of the plant world that they are dependent on and offers an understanding of Australia’s outstanding (but still largely unknown) subtropical rainforests. All major, and many minor, invertebrate taxa are described and the book includes a section of colour photos of distinctive species. There is also a strong emphasis on plant and habitat associations and fragmentation impacts, as well as a focus on the regionally inclusive Gondwana Rainforests (Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia) World Heritage Area. The Invertebrate World of Australia’s Subtropical Rainforests will be of value to professional biologists and ecologists, as well as amateur entomologists and naturalists in Australia and abroad.


Author : Thomas Pape
Daniel John Bickel
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2009
Page : 459
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 9004148973
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This is the first comprehensive synopsis of the biodiversity of Diptera, with chapters on all regional faunas, Diptera as ecological indicators, statistical techniques for estimating species diversity based on the known fauna, molecular tools and trends in digital publication.


Author : Kim Kennedy
Hector Lopez
Publisher :
Release : 2014
Page :
Category : Counting
ISBN 13 : 9780991519415
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Author : Lesley A. Ballantyne
Christine L. Lambkin
Publisher :
Release : 2013
Page : 162
Category : Fireflies
ISBN 13 : 9781775571605
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Author : Margaret Lowman
Soubadra Devy
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-22
Page : 444
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 1461471613
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Forest canopies not only support high terrestrial biodiversity but also represent a critical interface between the atmosphere and the earth. They provide goods and services to support diverse human communities and offer opportunities to explore sustainable use of these resources for many generations of local livelihoods. Forest canopies are important carbon sequestration units, and in this sense, serve as climate control for the planet. Canopies are important energy production centers for the planet, and serve as the basis for many food chains. The canopy can also act as a hook for education outreach and conservation, inspiring ecotourism through recreation and other sustainable uses such as treetop walks, zip lines, and birding. Despite these critical services provided by forest canopies, almost no dedicated research in the treetops was initiated until as recently as the late 1970s when single rope techniques were developed by mountaineering professionals and adapted for use in the canopy. Subsequently, an array of canopy access tools was designed in the 1980s and early 1990s that have opened up this “eighth continent” for global exploration and discovery. This volume uses the major findings of the 5th international canopy conference as a platform for organization, but it does not mimic the sessions and presentations of the conference itself. Instead, it builds on the important themes that emerged from the conference and solicits articles that represent future priorities and advancements for canopy science in the next decade. Despite the global efforts of hundreds of forest scientists over the past 3 decades, forests are degrading at an accelerated rate and biodiversity is increasingly threatened by human activities. Given these trends - despite the very best efforts of the world’s best scientists - other approaches must be taken. This volume summarizes the issue of “treetops at risk” and assembles a global authorship to examine past accomplishments and future initiatives critical in forest conservation.


Author : Lesley A. Ballantyne
Christine L. Lambkin
Publisher :
Release : 2015
Page : 84
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781775576952
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Author : Zhi-Qiang Zhang
William A. Shear
Publisher :
Release : 2007-01-01
Page : 766
Category : Animals
ISBN 13 : 9781869771799
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Author : Wan F. A. Jusoh
Lesley A. Ballantyne
Publisher :
Release : 2018
Page :
Category : Fireflies
ISBN 13 : 9781776704293
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Author : Vincent Smith
Ljubomir Penev
Publisher : PenSoft Publishers LTD
Release : 2011-11-28
Page : 417
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 9546426199
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This collection of articles, developed in association with the EU funded ViBRANT project, illustrates how advances to research infrastructures are reciprocally changing the practice of taxonomy. A detailed review of data issues in the life sciences (Thessen and Patterson 2011) sets the tone for subsequent articles in this special issue, whose contributions broadly fall into three categories. Theÿ initial articles consider some of the major infrastructure platforms that support the production and management of biodiversity data. These include the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy, Wiki-based approaches including BioWikiFarm and the Scratchpads Virtual Research Environment. Later articles provide deeper coverage of specialist areas of interest to taxonomic and biodiversity researchers. The topics covered include the mark-up (Penev et al. 2011) and management (King et al. 2011) of taxonomic literature, geospatial assessment of species distributions (Bachman et al. 2011) and licensing issues specific to life science data (Hagedorn et al. 2011). Finally, the special issue closes with a series of research and review papers that provide detailed use cases illustrating how these research infrastructures are being put into practice. Highlights from this section include citizen science approaches to collecting species information by the COMBER Marine observation network (Arvanitidis et al. 2011) and the Australian Bush Blitz programme (Lambkin and Bartlett 2011); use of new tools for data publishing like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) and the DRYAD Data Repository; new forms of publication via ?data papers? that allow checklists and identification keys to be formally published as structured datasets (e.g., Narwade et al. 2011); and finally new taxonomic revisions and species descriptions constructed from within the collaborative systems like XPER2 and Scratchpads.