Dragonflies at a Biogeographical Crossroads

This lavishly illustrated book examines the distribution, ecology, conservation status, and biogeography of 176 species of dragonflies in the southern plains of the United States, where twelve ecoregions converge.

Dragonflies at a Biogeographical Crossroads

Author: Brenda D. Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 100005635X

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This lavishly illustrated book examines the distribution, ecology, conservation status, and biogeography of 176 species of dragonflies in the southern plains of the United States, where twelve ecoregions converge. The topics discussed, such as phenotypic variation and ecology, are applicable and of interest across the United States and much of north America, and will appeal to researchers and dragonfly enthusiasts alike. A series of maps, including a distributional map by specific locality of occurrence, indicate level of documentation and allow the reader to visualize the biogeographical associations of a given species. These maps also encourage citizen scientists to contribute documentation wherever they spend time in the field. Context-driven chapters, including one on the region’s rich paleontological history, blend environmental history and biogeography, giving the book a fresh perspective on the natural world while providing a rich summary of the odonates. Dragonflies at a Biographical Crossroads: The Odonata of Oklahoma and Complexities Beyond Its Borders will be sought out by dragonfly researchers and enthusiasts, entomologists, amateur naturalists, paleontologists, conservation biologists, educators, regional historians, and those seeking to meld the disciplines of cultural and environmental history with biology. It will also be readily accessible to the lay public. Dragonflies combine the visually stunning with acrobatic fireworks in ways no other insect can hope to combine.

Cimbebasia

( 2003 ) summarise our knowledge of Odonata in the arid parts of the continent .
... Distribution data are the basis for ecological , taxonomic , biogeographic and
conservation research , but distribution ranges of many African ... These areas
are often on biogeographic crossroads ' , variably functioning as barriers or
bridges .

Cimbebasia

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Odonata of the Levant

BIOGEOGRAPHICAL COMPOSITION OF THE LEVANTINE DRAGONFLY
FAUNA The 82 species included within the ... and the richness of the regional
fauna , situated at the crossroads of the Palaearctic , Oriental and Afrotropical
regions .

Odonata of the Levant

Author: Henri J. Dumont

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The aim of this series, which represents the joint efforts of zoologists from Israel and several other countries, is to describe and illustrate in detail all species of the area. The systematic section of each volume is preceded by brief chapters on general morphology, ecology and zoogeography.

Notulae Odonatologicae

Discussion The trends in dragonfly biogeography on eastern Vancouver Island
are exemplified at Hamilton Marsh . The region is a crossroads of a number of
faunal elements : Boreal , Cordilleran , Austral , and Widespread North American
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Notulae Odonatologicae

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Contributions to Natural Science

Although there are no dragonflies in the large rivers and few in the large lakes of
the Territory , distinctive odonate ... In addition , the Yukon is a crossroads of
biotas — the eastern Boreal , Great Plains , Cordilleran , Arctic and Beringian
biotas overlap in this area ( Scudder 1979 ) . Because the Yukon is an area of
great biogeographical interest , and because little is known about its insect fauna
, in 1979 ...

Contributions to Natural Science

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E T A Hoffmanns M rchenschaffen

E T A  Hoffmanns M  rchenschaffen

Author: Gisela Vitt-Maucher

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This book provides a critical study of all seven of Hoffmann's Kunstmarchen. Vitt-Maucher's detailed individual analyses focus on Hoffmann's use of structural, stylistic, and linguistic devices to create poetic deviations from the norms of reality. These deviations are diverse: distortions of language and time; altered dimensions of reality, persons, and objects; transformations and reversals of 'normal' conditions or conventions. They underlie Hoffmann's often humorous or grotesque world of fairy tale 'magic' and convey to the reader the poet's intent. In the course of his fairy tale production (1814-1821), Hoffmann's use of language, imagery, and structure becomes increasingly distorted and alienated from everyday reality. Similarly, his employment of humor develops from early sociocritical, ironic, and parodistic intent to more autonomous and clearly less referential forms of 'absolute humor.'

Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington

Baseline survey of Odonata ( dragonflies and damselflies ) of the C & O Canal
National Historical Park ( Potomac River Corridor ) . ... Hydraenidae in the
Western Hemisphere : Classification , biogeography and inferred phylogeny (
Insecta : Coleoptera ) . ... Bees and crop pollination - crisis , crossroads ,
conservation .

Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington

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