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Edited by Skryabin

This third volume of Keys to Parasitic Nematodes is devoted to the largest suborder of nematodes - the strongylates. The strongylates include extremely pathogenic helminths which in a number of cases cause serious disease in man and in farm and commercial animals, often with a fatal outcome. Examples of these are anchylostomiasis and necatoriasis in man, delafondiasis and alfortiasis of horse, hemonchiasis and chabertiasis of sheep and dogs, bunostomiasis of cattle, hyostrongylosis of swine, etc.
Due to the pathogenicity of the strongylates, it is natural that veterinarians and physicians, as well as biologists, should wish to familiarize themselves with the classification of these helminths. The present volume is "Key" which constitutes a handbook that includes all strongylates known at present to be animal parasites in all geographical zones of the world. However, this volume is not merely a mechanical list of all species comprising the strongylate group. The authors have carried out a thorough analysis of existing concepts relating to the taxonomy of this group of nematodes and now present a new system of classification of the strongylates based on all the material that was studied.
In all, the new system embraced by the authors puts forward three super families, 17 families, 51 subfamilies and 245 genera.

Amedi

The abstracts included in this supplement to Seeing and Perceiving: A Journal of Multisensory Science constitute the talks and posters presented at IMRF 2012, the 13th Annual IMRF Meeting in Oxford, held June 19-22 In Oxford, UK. The wide variety of subjects covered by these abstracts, and thewide range of nationalitites represented in the author list, highlight the continued growth of research on the topic of multisensory perception/integration worldwide.

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M. Chvála

This is the fourth ‘empidid’ volume of the series ‘Fauna entomologica scandinavica’, covering the Scandinavian species of what is undoubtedly the most difficult Palaearctic genus of the family Empididae, the genus Hilara Meigen, 1822.
The format of the present volume is the same as in the preceding three volumes. The General part refers only briefly to the morphology of the adults, and is followed by sections on the Classification, Life history (covering feeding habits, epigamic behaviour, phenology), and a section on Zoogeography. All these sections are arranged as in the preceding empidid volumes, including the zoogeography section in which the Scandinavian species are classified into the usual six distributional groups.
The main part is the systematic treatment, which also follows the arrangement of the preceding empidid volumes. The ‘Key to Fennoscandian species’ includes several additional species which do not receive a separate treatment in the following systematic part, but they are all given a clear diagnosis in the discussion of the most closely related Scandinavian species.
In all, 90 species of Hilara are treated in the present volume, of which 72 have been found to occur in Denmark and Fennoscandia. These further 18 species are included, as they may well occur within the area covered by this series although they have not yet been found there.

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Dussart and Defaye

As knowledge of inland water Copepoda Crustacea of the world becomes more refined, revisions of taxonomic groups have sometimes lead to major modifications in defining the species and genera.
New criteria and fixed microcharacters are also used.
In order to make better use of the old works and to reduce the "currents" errors to a minimum, a catalogue of the presently known species and subspecies was clearly needed.
The authors previously attempted an approach of this type regarding freshwater Calanoids (1983) and Cyclopoids (1985). In this volume they present the Harpacticoid group which is the last of those studied in inland waters of the world.
This catalogue is considered up to date as of December 1987.

The Floodplain Forests in Europe

Current Situation and Perspectives

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Edited by Emil Klimo and Herbert Hager

In this volume the condition of floodplain forests and ecological impacts of anthropogenic effects is reviewed. The most important anthropogenic impacts dealt with are as follows: decrease of floodplain forest area in favor of agriculture; watercourse regulation resulting in termination of floods and groundwater table decrease; construction of dams or building of water reservoirs resulting in destruction of floodplain forest areas; interactions between floodplain forests and housing estates; intensive game-management; and fragmentation of floodplain forest ecosystems.
The book will serve as background information on forest ecosystems that were markedly influenced in the past, decreased to a minimum level and/or heavily endangered at present. The condition of the following floodplain forests in selected watersheds of Europe is covered: France (the Rhone), Germany (surroundings of Leipzig), Hungary, Slovakia (the Morova and Danube), Czech Republic (the Morova and Dyje), Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Romania (the Danube), Croatia (the Sava and Drava) and Slovenia (Sava).

Los carábidos de Navarra, España/The Carabid Beetles of Navarra, Spain (Coleoptera, Carabidae)

Descripción, bionomía, distribución geográfica y clasificacíon

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Herrera and Arricibita

Within the context of the fauna of Spain, this book is the first monograph about the Carabid Coleoptera of a singularly interesting region: Navarra. The book includes a brief description of the physical area, picturing the great climatic contrasts together with the large botanical diversity. There are Boreoalpine, Eurosyberian, Eurasian, Euroatlantic, Euromediterranean, and North-African elements to be found among the rich, very interesting, 266 species of fauna.
A second part refers to the present level of knowledge about the carabid beetles in spain. The core of the book is devoted to the species description, captures, bionomy, and geographic distribution. This part includes keys to the subfamilies, genera and species.
The excellent drawings, the cartography with precise U.T.M. coordinates and the potential distribution for the Western Palaearctic Region; and the large number of literature references, make this book an indispensable volume.

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Ossiannilsson

Until recently, the system of classification of the Psylloidea was discussed exclusively on the basis of adult morphology. The system proposed by Burckhardt is followed here. With a few exceptions, the illustrations for the present book were prepared by the author. The terminalia of all species (m/f) have been figured. Furthermore, the 5th instar nymphs of nearly all the species have been keyed and figured.
For each species, the distribution in and outside Denmark and Fennoscandia is briefly given. Information concerning the Scandinavian countries was compiled from literature and from the author's records based on identifications for museums and private collectors over the last 53 years. Distribution data for outside Fennoscandia and Denmark were derived mainly from Klimaszewski (1973). Information on the biology of the species has been compiled from the literature and from the author's observations.

Piet Kaas and Richard Van Belle

This fifth of the planned eight volumes of the Monograph of Living Chitons, a systematic account of more than 800 recognized species in this class of Mollusca, deals with the completion of the family Ischnochitonidae and a total revision of the family Mopaliidae. Earlier volumes in the series are updated in a preliminary 40 pages paragraph of additions.
In the present volume 141 species are described, of which nine are new to science. All species are depicted in detail in mostly original drawings by the senior author. More than 50 maps show the world-wide distribution of every species.
Descriptions are accompanied by a complete bibliography and synonymy, providing an indispensable source of information of any worker on this interesting group of animals, professionals as well as advanced students. An elaborate list of references and index complete the volume.

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Hyttinen, Niskanen, Ottisch, Tykkyläinen and Väyrynen

Most of the less-favoured regions in Europe feature large areas of forestland. The location of these areas – often far from political and economic centres, and in many cases in adverse climatic or terrain conditions – have been problematic for agriculture as well as for many other economic activities. Because of this unfavourable relationship between forest cover and the regional development opportunities of non-forest sectors, forest resources are an important factor for regional employment and income in many less-favoured regions. Higher utilization of existing wood and non-wood forest resources and services is expected to contribute to regional development by increasing the employment opportunities and welfare. The FORWARD (Forest Resources for Work Opportunities and Regional Development) project at the European Forest Institute was initiated to investigate the opportunities for rural areas to generate employment and income based on forest resources. The four-year study concentrated mainly on 11 case areas located in the border regions of Europe. In addition, analyses on the overall situation of the potential of forestry to contribute to regional development in Europe were conducted. The findings of the project are presented in this report.

Edited by Skryabin

Volume 2 offers a unique classification of two large suborders of nematodes: Oxyurata and Ascaridata. A total of 748 species, constituting 146 genera and 21 families, distributed among 4 superfamilies - Oxyuroidea, Subuleroidea, Cosmocercoidea, and Atractoidea - are included in the suborder Oxyurata. Another 424 species, included in 44 genera and 5 families, distributed in 2 superfamilies - Ascaridoidea and Anisakoidea - comprise the suborder Ascaridata.
The present work is unique not only because it represents the first classification of all the known memgers of the suborder Oxyurata, and a radical revision of the taxonomy of the suborder Ascaridata, but also for defining taxonomic features for every taxon based on both the literature published in the last 100 years and extensive personal research. Helminthologists will welcome this book for two reasons: its obvious value in systematizing the oxyurids identified up to 1950 into a cohesive, scientifically well founded taxonomic subdivision of Nematoda, and as a collation of all the material published worldwide on members of the suborder Oxyurata available to the authors at that time.