Parataxonomists & Africa biodiversity data & sampling methods

Scott Miller miller.scott at NMNH.SI.EDU
Mon Nov 6 06:28:31 CST 2000


>**For those interested in parataxonomists and their application in large
>tropical sampling projects, see the October issue of BioScience:

Basset, Y., V. Novotny, S. E. Miller, and R. Pyle. 2000. Quantifying
biodiversity: experience with parataxonomists and digital photography in
Papua New Guinea and Guyana. BioScience 50:899-908.

>**Working versions of three products of the biodiversity programme of the
>International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), in
>cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural
>History have been installed in new searchable interfaces at the National
>Museum of Natural History.  All are still being developed.
>
>CHECKLIST OF INSECTS OF SUBSAHARAN AFRICA
>Genera and species of the orders Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies),
>Ephemeroptera (mayflies), Plecoptera (stoneflies), Megaloptera
>(alderflies), Hemiptera-Heteroptera (true bugs), Homoptera (cicadas,
>leafhoppers, planthoppers, and others), and Trichoptera (caddisflies) are
>available in a searchable interface (including type localities and
>references) or as pre-formated downloadable checklist pages (not including
>type localities and references).
>http://entomology.si.edu:591/entomology/Subsahara/index.html
>
>
>AFROTROPICAL ENTOMOLOGY: WORKING BIBLIOGRAPHY ON SYSTEMATICS AND ECOLOGY
>This bibliographic database includes over 7500 citations to papers on the
>systematics, distribution, and ecology of insects (and related arthropods)
>of Africa south of the Sahara (including Madagascar and other islands).
>This is a working compilation derived from multiple sources. It is not yet
>intended to be comprehensive in coverage of any taxon or subject.
>http://entomology.si.edu:591/entomology/AfricaBib/search.html
>
>
>PARTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS PROTOCOLS FOR USING
>TERRESTRIAL AND AQUATIC ARTHROPODS IN BIODIVERSITY STUDIES
>This bibliographic database includes over 1100 citations to papers on the
>use of insects and other terrestrial and freshwater arthropods in
>biodiversity studies. This is a working compilation derived from multiple
>sources. It is not intended to be comprehensive in coverage of any taxon
>or geographic region or subject. Most of the citations include keywords.
>http://entomology.si.edu:591/entomology/MethodsBib/search.html
>
>Older versions of all remain available on the ICIPE web site at
>www.icipe.org. The underlying data are also being incorporated in the
>ECOPORT database (www.ecoport.org).


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Scott E. Miller, Chairman, Department of Entomology
National Museum of Natural History , Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560-0105, USA
Telephone: (202) 357-1355. Fax: (202) 786-2894
Email: miller.scott at nmnh.si.edu or scottm at hawaii.edu

New Guinea: entomology.si.edu:591/entomology/png.html
Africa: www.icipe.org/environment/biodiversity_index.html
Ecoport: www.ecoport.org




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