Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands - 4 Volume set


Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands. Volume 1: Ecology and Interactions in Grassland Habitats

(J.D. Shorthouse and K.D. Floate, editors. 2010. 358 pp., paperback).

This authoritative book is the first in the four-volume series on Canada’s grassland arthropods. Chapters are designed to target a broad audience, reviewing the biotic and abiotic attributes of different types of grasslands in Canada, and select grassland habitats and their associated arthropods. Individual chapters can be downloaded as PDFs or you may purchase the book from Volumes direct.

Volume 1: Individual Chapters for download

Title page, preface, dedication, list of contributors

Chapter 1: Introduction to the grasslands and grassland arthropods of Canada.
J.D. Shorthouse and D.J. Larson (10.3 MB)

Chapter 2: Canada's grasslands as habitat for arthropods.
J.D. Shorthouse (18.7 MB)

Chapter 3: Ecoregions of Canada's prairie grasslands.
J.D. Shorthouse (26.3 MB)

Chapter 4: Ecoregions with grasslands in British Columbia, the Yukon, and southern Ontario
J.D. Shorthouse (13 MB)

Chapter 5: Weather and climate patterns in Canada's prairie grasslands
S.M. McGinn (1.83 MB)

Chapter 6: Grasslands: biodiversity hotspots for some arthopods in British Columbia
G.G.E. Scudder (3.9 MB)

Chapter 7: Acari in grassland soils of Canada
V. M. Behan-Pelletier and D. Kanashiro) 723 kB

Chapter 8: Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae): a major family adapted to grassland habitats
K.G.A. Hamilton and R.F. Whitcomb (2.54 MB)

Chapter 9: Insects of Ojibway Prairie, a southern Ontario tallgras prairie
S.M. Paiero, S.A. Marshall, P.D. Pratt and M. Buck (1.97 MB)

Chapter 10: Tallgrass prairie, ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and the use of fire as a biodiversity and conservation management tool
R.E. Roughley, D.A. Pollock and D.J. Wade (720 kB)

Chapter 11: Responses of a tallgrass prairie spider (Araneae) community to various burn seasons and its importance to tallgrass praire management
D.J. Wade and R.E. Roughley (752 kB)

Chapter 12: Galls induced by cynipid wasps of the genus Diplolepis (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) on the roses of Canada's grasslands
J.D. Shorthouse (9.3 MB)

Chapter 13: Gall-inducing aphids and mites associated with the hybrid complex of cottonwoods, Populus spp. (Salicaceae) on Canada's grasslands
K.D. Floate ( 9.29 MB)

Chapter 14: Aquatic Hemiptera of the prairie grasslands and parkland
G.G.E. Scudder, M.A. Alperyn and R.E. Roughley (2.3 MB)

Chapter 15: Arthropods in Canada's grasslands: synthesis and future directions
J.D. Shorthouse and D.J. Larson (700 kB)

Species index for arthropods, Species index for plants, Subject index. (660 kB)

The entire book may also be purchased for $45.95 via this link: http://www.volumesdirect.com/detail.aspx?ID=4598.


Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 2: Inhabitants of a Changing Landscape)

(K.D. Floate, editor. 2011. 371 pp., paperback).

This is the second of a planned three-volume series that provides an overview of Canada's grasslands and its associated insects, mites, and their close relatives. Volume 1 reviews the formation and extent of native grasslands and subsets of their associated arthropods. Volume 2 expands this focus with chapters on arthropods in agro-ecosystems.

Volume 2: Individual Chapters for download

The entire book may also be purchased for $46.10 via this link: http://www.volumesdirect.com/detail.aspx?ID=4764


Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 3: Biodiversity and Systematics, Part 1)

(H.A. Cárcamo and D.J. Giberson, editors. 2014. 413 pp., paperback).

This is the third volume in the Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands series providing an overview of Canada's grasslands and its associated arthropods. It opens with an overview of the biogeography of arthropods of Canadian grasslands, and provides a taxonomic summary, including checklists, of selected taxa of Myriapoda (e.g., millipedes and centipedes), Arachnida (mites and spiders), Collembola, and Insecta.

Erratum: Volume 3, Chapter 2, B.A. Snyder. Myriapoda and Terrestrial Isopoda of the Prairies in Canada: Please note that in the hard copy version of the book the doi number for the on-line checklist should be: http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/672d42kv
Volume 3: Individual Chapters for download

Title page, preface, dedication, list of contributors

Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Biogeography of Canadian Grassland Arthropods
G. G. E. Scudder

Chapter 2. Myriapoda and Terrestrial Isopoda of the Prairies of Canada
B. A. Snyder

Chapter 3. Plant-feeding Mites of the Canadian Prairies
F. Beaulieu and W. Knee

Chapter 4. Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the Canadian Prairies
H. Cárcamo, J. Pinzón, R. Leech, and J. Spence

Chapter 5. Chewing Lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera) and Feather Mites (Acari: Astigmatina: Analgoidea, Pterolichoidea): Ectosymbionts of Grassland Birds in Canada
T. D. Galloway, H. C. Proctor, and S. V. Mironov

Chapter 6. Springtails (Hexapoda: Collembola) of the Prairie Grasslands of Canada
Z. Lindo

Chapter 7. Stonefl ies (Plecoptera) of the Canadian Prairie Provinces
L. M. Dosdall and D. J. Giberson

Chapter 8. The Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Canadian Grasslands
R. A. Cannings

Chapter 9. Orthoptera of the Grasslands of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory
J. Miskelly

Chapter 10. The Heteroptera (Hemiptera) of the Prairies Ecozone of Canada
G. G. E. Scudder

Chapter 11. Canadian Grasslands and Their Endemic Leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae)
K. G. A. Hamilton

Chapter 12. Aphids (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea) of the Prairies Ecozone of Canada
R. G. Foottit and E. Maw

Chapter 13. Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of the Prairie Grasslands of Canada
D. C. Currie

Chapter 14. Biting Flies (Culicidae, Ceratopogonidae, Tabanidae) of the Prairies Ecozone
T. J. Lysyk and T. D. Galloway

Subject and taxonomic Indices

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Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 4: Biodiversity and Systematics, Part 2)

(D.J. Giberson and H.A. Cárcamo, editors. 2014. 479 pp., paperback).

This is the third volume in the Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands series providing an overview of Canada's grasslands and its associated arthropods. Biodiversity and Systematics, Part 2, continues the taxonomic review of grassland arthropods, covering selected Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies), Coleoptera (beetles), Diptera (flies) and Hymenoptera (ants, ichneumons, braconids, and bees).

Volume 4: Individual Chapters for download

Title page, preface, dedication, list of contributors

Chapter 1. Ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Prairie Grasslands of Canada
N. J. Holliday, K. D. Floate, H. Cárcamo, D. A. Pollock, A. Stjernberg, and R. E. Roughley

Chapter 2. Click Beetles and Wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
W. G. van Herk and R. S. Vernon

Chapter 3. Darkling Beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Canadian Grasslands
P. Bouchard and Y. Bousquet

Chapter 4. Weevils (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae, Brachyceridae, Curculionidae) of the Prairies Ecozone in Canada
R. S. Anderson, P. Bouchard, and H. Douglas

Chapter 5. Moths and Butterflies of the Prairies Ecozone in Canada
G. R. Pohl, B. C. Schmidt, J. D. Lafontaine, J.-F. Landry, G. G. Anweiler, and C. D. Bird

Chapter 6. Moths and Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of the Peace River Region: Case Study of a Disjunct Grassland Fauna
B. C. Schmidt, F. A. H. Sperling, and A. D. Macaulay

Chapter 7. The Robber Flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of Western Canadian Grasslands
R. A. Cannings

Chapter 8. An Annotated List of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Grasslands of Alberta and Saskatchewan
J. R. N. Glasier and J. H. Acorn

Chapter 9. Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) of the Canadian Prairies Ecozone: A Review
M. D. Schwarzfeld

Chapter 10. Annotated Checklist of Braconidae (Hymenoptera) in the Canadian Prairies Ecozone
B. J. Sharanowski, Y. M. Zhang, and R. W. M. U. M. Wanigasekara

Chapter 11. The Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) of the Prairies Ecozone with Comparisons to other Grasslands of Canada
C. S. Sheffield, S. D. Frier, and S. Dumesh

Subject and Taxonomic Indices

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