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Flora of Northumberland and Durham

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ISBN: 9789546427465 Year: Pages: 149 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e4002 Language: English
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Subject: Botany
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The classical treatise "Flora of Northumberland and Durham" by Nathaniel John Winch is re-published through the innovative Advanced Books platform as an example of combining modern information technology together with historical scholarship to create a new sort of resource and data re-use.

Le genre Eurysternus Dalman, 1824 (Scarabaeidae : Scarabaeinae : Oniticellini), revision taxonomique et cles de determination illustrees

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ISBN: 9789546424723 Year: Pages: 430 Language: French
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Subject: Zoology
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Dung Beetles (Scarabaeinae) are recognized and used as one of the principal bioindicators of ecosystem health and classification. The genus Eurysternus is one of the dominant taxa of Scarabaeinae in the Neotropical region where they have a key impact on ecosystems. This book will allow for the easy identification of the 53 currently recognized species of this important genus through multilingual identification keys (French, English, Spanish and Portuguese), an extensive collection of illustrations (drawings, scanning electron micrographs and photographs) and color distributional maps. A complete taxonomic treatment of the genus and information on collecting methods, habitat and phenology are provided for all species. Data were compiled by the author from over 16 500 specimens studied.

A genus in disguise. Revision of the genus Salcedia Fairmaire, 1899 with descriptions of nine new species (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Scaritinae, Salcediini)

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Book Series: ZooKeys ISSN: 1313–2989 ISBN: 9789546429902 Year: Pages: 82 Language: English
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Subject: Zoology
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Specimens of the genus Salcedia Fairmaire, 1899 are rumoured to be rare. The reason for their apparent rarity might be that they are not immediately recognisable as carabids because their body surface is usually covered with a tough film and layers of mud or clay that obscure important diagnostic characters. Therefore, at first glance, these beetles look more like Colydiidae (e.g., genus Dastarcus Walker, 1858) or small Tenebrionidae (e.g., genus Gonocephalum Chevrolat, 1849). This confusion has been deepened with the traditionally short historic descriptions, leading to further misinterpretation of morphological characters on both species and suprageneric levels. The present study aims to resolve these problems by revising the species of genus Salcedia based on morphological characters after cleaning the available specimens by applying a special mild cleaning method. The revision resulted in the recognition of 18 valid species, nine of which were described as new. Because all these species seem to have been largely overlooked in the field due to their hidden way of life, all the available information concerning their biology and distribution has been summarized.

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Illustrated guide to the emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire and related species (Coleoptera, Buprestidae)

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ISBN: 9789546427786 Year: Pages: 198 Language: English
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The 33 species of Agrilus (Coleoptera: Buprest idae) hypothesized to be most closely related or most similar to Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (emerald ash borer, EAB), are described and illustrated. Morphology (adults and immatures), biology, distribution, detailed taxonomic history and systematics are presented for each species, along with a full literature review and bibliography. Large, high resolution photos displaying all diagnostic characters are presented as well as an illustrated dichotomous identification key to adult species of Agrilus treated in this work. A general review of Agrilus biology, ecology and buprestid collecting and curation methods is also provided.

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Introduction to Access and Benefit-Sharing and the Nagoya Protocol: What DNA Barcoding Researchers Need to Know

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ISBN: 9789546429056 Year: Pages: 40 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e22579 Language: English
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
Subject: Ecology --- Biology
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The Global Taxonomy Initiative has provided training opportunities for Parties to apply DNA-sequence based species identification method as a tool for biodiversity management that requires rapid species identification. The method of DNA barcoding has invigorated taxonomic research and is now applied in a wide range of areas, including environmental assessment, food inspection, disease control and public education. DNA barcoding has proven to be a powerful tool for both taxonomists and all biodiversity stakeholders, including women and children, and indigenous peoples and local communities. On the other hand, DNA barcoding practices have raised concerns among the public. These concerns include expatriation of biological specimens, sharing of digital sequence information and associated data with potential value, risks of unapproved changes of research purpose or benefits to be shared. This e-book provides practical advice on international collaborations that comply with the Nagoya Protocol and relevant national laws and regulations.

Jewels in the Mist

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ISBN: 9789546427212 Year: Pages: 246 Language: English
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Subject: Zoology
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Linee Guida per il monitoraggio dei coleotteri saproxilici protetti in Europa

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ISBN: 9789546428875 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e21672 Language: Italian
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers Grant: Progetto LIFE11 NAT/IT/000252 MIPP, coordinato dal Centro Nazionale Biodiversità Forestale
Subject: Zoology
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Il convegno inaugurale dell’Unione Internazionale per la Protezione della Natura (IUPN, successivamente denominata IUCN), si è tenuto nel 1948, iniziando a creare strumenti per controllare lo stato degli animali e delle piante a livello globale. Negli anni successivi, il monitoraggio degli habitat e delle specie è diventato un’attività fondamentale nell’ambito della conservazione natura e un importante capitolo della biologia della conservazione (Goldsmith 1991, Elzinga et al. 2001, Marsh e Trenham 2008, Schmeller 2008). 

Mapping Ecosystem Services

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ISBN: 9789546428301 Year: Pages: 378 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e12837 Language: English
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Subject: Ecology
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The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 called on Member States to map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services in their national territory by 2014, with the assistance of the European Commission. Mapping ecosystem services constitutes a very powerful tool to bring ES into practical application. Being able to efficiently communicate complex spatial information, ES maps are very useful for raising awareness about areas of ecosystem services supply and demand. Furthermore, maps are mandatory instruments for landscape planning, environmental resource management and land use optimization. This book is an excellent summary of the achievements of ecosystem service mapping and provides guidance for scientists, students, practitioners and decision makers who need to map ecosystem services.

Monitoraggio di Insetti con la Partecipazione Pubblica. Layman’s Report

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ISBN: 9789546428820 Year: Pages: 44 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e22223 Language: Italian
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Subject: Ecology
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Monitoring of Insects with Public Participation. Layman’s Report

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ISBN: 9789546428844 Year: Pages: 44 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e22169 Language: English
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers Grant: Progetto LIFE11 NAT/IT/000252 MIPP, coordinato dal Centro Nazionale Biodiversità Forestale
Subject: Ecology
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The main objective of the LIFE project Monitoring of Insect with Public Participation (MIPP) is to develop and test methods for the monitoring of five species of beetles listed in Annexes II and IV of the Habitats Directive (Osmoderma eremita, Lucanus cervus, Cerambyx cerdo, Rosalia alpina and Morimus funereus). A second objective of the project is the collection of faunistic data, gathered by citizens, via the web and with an app for smartphones. The third aim is to inform and educate the general public on issues such as Natura 2000, Habitats Directive, monitoring and saproxylic insects.

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