Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods)

Volume 17 No. 2, Fall 1998

News and Notes


General information and editorial notes

News and Notes
Update on the BSC Web Page
Insects of Canada on the Web
Summary of the Scientific committee meeting
Membership of the Scientific Committee

The Carmanah Canopy Project: Conservation of Arthropod Biodiversity in Coastal Sitka Spruce Forests

Project Update: Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands
Aculeate Wasps from CFB Suffield

The Quiz Page

Recent Publications associated with the Biological Survey

Selected Future Conferences

Quips and Quotes

Requests for Material or Information Invited

Request for Cooperation

Update on the BSC Web

The Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods) has had a presence on the World Wide Web for a little over a year now. The site has information on:

. The site is housed on the University of Alberta’s server in conjunction with the Entomological Society of Canada. Suggestions for additions are welcome and should be sent to the Secretariat

Insects of Canada on the Web

A booklet introducing the insect fauna of Canada was prepared by the Survey for the XVIIIth International Congress of Entomology which was held in Vancouver in 1988. This information has now been adapted for posting on the World Wide Web. The site summarizes general features of the country as well as the taxonomic composition and ecological relationships of its insects. Specific sections deal with:

  • An overview of the Canadian environment
  • The composition of the Canadian fauna
  • A description of the Canadian biomes and the typical insect fauna found there
  • Insect distribution
  • Faunal history
  • Adaptations
  • Ecological structure
  • References
  • Glossary

This site is located on the Canadian Museum of Nature’s web site

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