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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Ecology: Their Function and Diversity in Natural and Agricultural Habitats.

Author
item Lundgren, Jonathan

Submitted to: American Entomologist
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: October 3, 2005
Publication Date: November 1, 2005
Citation: Lundgren, J.G. 2005. Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) ecology: their function and diversity in natural and agricultural habitats. American Entomologist. 51(4): 218.

Interpretive Summary: This article is an introduction to a series of papers published on ground beetles as part of the Instant Symposium Feature of the American Entomologist. Here, I point out how ground beetle research has been changing in recent years, and highlight emerging areas that have helped us to understand the role of ground beetles in agricultural and natural habitats. Finally, I introduce some of the topics covered in the subsequent papers, and describe the Midwestern Carabidologist’s Working Group, which was one of the outcomes of the spotlighted symposium.

Technical Abstract: This article is an introduction to a series of papers published on ground beetles as part of the Instant Symposium Feature of the American Entomologist. Here, I point out how ground beetle research has been changing in recent years, and highlight emerging areas that have helped us to understand the role of ground beetles in agricultural and natural habitats. Finally, I introduce some of the topics covered in the subsequent papers, and describe the Midwestern Carabidologist’s Working Group, which was one of the outcomes of the spotlighted symposium.

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