Use of GIS in studying insect biogeography, systematics, & conservation

Gerald R. Noonan carabid at MPM.EDU
Thu Jul 12 13:30:14 CDT 2001

I'm writing a review paper on the use of GIS software and related
technologies (remote sensing, geostatistics, etc.) for studying insects.
Entomologists seem to have made extensive use of GIS and related
technologies in most fields other than biogeography, systematics and
conservation. My literature searches have turned up so few GIS references
for these three fields that I'm asking Taxacom for help. Possibly I failed
to notice some papers because the abstracts and key terms didn't mention
use of GIS technology. If you know of pertinent references other than those
listed below, I would very much appreciate learning about them or receiving
reprints. Many thanks. Gary Noonan.

References using GIS technology in biogeographic studies of insects:
Kidd and Ritchie. 2000. Inferring the patterns and causes of geographic
variation in Ephippiger ephippiger (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae) using
geographic information systems (GIS). Biological Journal of the Linnean
Society, 71: 269-295.
Kidd, D. M. and M. G. Ritchie. 2001. A geographical information science
(GISci) approach to exploring variation in the bushcricket Ephippiger
ephippiger. In press in, A. Mullington and P. Osborne, GIS and remote
sensing and biogeography. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Noonan, G. R. 1999. GIS analysis of the biogeography of beetles of the
subgenus Anisodactylus (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae: genus
Anisodactylus. Journal of Biogeography, 26: 1147-1160.]
Ritchie, M. G., D. M. Kidd, and J. M. Gleason. 2001. mtDNA variation and
GIS analysis confirm a secondary origin of geographic variation in the
bushcricket Ephippiger ephippiger (Orthoptera: Tettigonioidea), and
resurrect two subspecies. In press in Molecular Ecology.
Williams, P. H. 1996. Mapping variations in the strength and breadth of
biogoegraphic transition zones using species turnover. Proc. R. Soc. Lond.
B 263: 579-588.

References using GIS technology in systematic revisions of groups:
Noonan, G. R. 1996. Classification, cladistics, and natural history of
species of  the subgenus Anisodactylus Dejean (Insecta: Coleoptera:
Carabidae: Harpalini: Anisodactylus) Milwaukee Public Museum Contributions
in Biology and Geology, 89: iii,  1-210
Noonan, G. R. 2001. Systematics and cladistics of the North American
subgenus Anadaptus Casey (genus Anisodactylus Dejean) and a geographic
information system analysis of the biogeography of included species. Annals
of the Entomological Society of America, 94: 301-332.

Surely someone other than myself has used GIS technology in systematic
revisions of insects.

References using GIS technology for insect conservation studies:
Allen, C. R., L. Pearlstine, and D. P. Wojcik.  1998.  Gap analysis for ant
species. GAP Analysis Program Bulletin, 7: 10-14.
Andriamampianina, L., C. Kremen, D. Vane-Wright, D. Lees and V.
Razafimahatratra.  2000. Taxic richness patterns and conservation
evaluation of Madagascan tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Journal
of Insect Conservation, 4: 109-128.
Debinski, D. M., K. Kindscher and M. E. Jakubauskas. 1998. A remote sensing
and GIS-based model of habitats and biodiversity in the Greater Yellowstone
Ecosystem. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 20: 3281-3291.
Ferrier, S., M. R., Gray, G. A.Cassis, and L. Wilkie. 1999. Spatial
turnover in species composition of ground-dwelling arthropods, vertebrates
and vascular plants in north-east New South Wales: implications for
selection of forest reserves, p. 68-76, In W. Ponder and D. Lunney. The
other 99%. The conservation and biodiversity of invertebrates. Transactions
of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. Surrey Beatty & Sons,
Chiping Norton, Australia.
Sandler, B. C., P. B. Pearman, M. Guerrero G., and K. Levy. 1997. Using a
GIS to assess spatial scale of taxonomic richness in Amazonian Ecuador.
1997 ESRI International User Conference, Proceedings. San Diego Convention
Center, San Diego, July 8-11.
Wisconsin DNR. 2001. Wisconsin Statewide Karner Blue Butterfly Habitat
Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. Volume I: Statewide
Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP).
WORLDMAP.  2001. Biodiversity and WORLDMAP.

  Gerald R. Noonan Ph.D., Curator of Insects
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