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

This authoritative book is the first of a planned three volume series on Canada’s grassland arthropods. Targeting a broad audience, chapters review the biotic and abiotic attributes of different types of grasslands in Canada, and select grassland habitats and their associated arthropods. Publication of the series is intended to increase awareness of Canada’s vanishing grasslands, the rich diversity of arthropods that they support, and to provide a baseline reference for future studies in these fascinating environments.

To order please see www.volumesdirect.com/detail.aspx?ID=4598.

The volume can be downloaded at no charge as a series of pdf files using the links below. Adobe Acrobat reader is needed to view the files. This software can be downlaoded for free from http://get.adobe.com/reader.

Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands. Volume 1: Ecology and Interactions in Grassland Habitats (whole book: 98.4 MB)

Individual chapters:

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)




For further information, please contact:

Biological Survey of Canada
c/o Entomological Society of Canada
393 Winston Avenue,  Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1Y8  Canada



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