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Academic & Professional Books  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Dragonflies & Damselflies (Odonata)

Dragonflies & Damselflies Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

By: Alex Córdoba-Aguilar(Editor), Christopher D Beatty(Editor), Jason T Bried(Editor), Mark A McPeek(Foreword By)
459 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
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This research-level text documents the latest advances in odonate biology and relates these to a broader ecological and evolutionary research agenda. Despite being one of the smallest insect orders, dragonflies offer a number of advantages for both laboratory and field studies. In fact, they continue to make a crucial contribution to the advancement of our broader understanding of insect ecology and evolution. This new edition provides a critical summary of the major advances in these fields.

The editors have carefully assembled a fresh set of contributions from a diverse geographic mix of both junior and senior researchers in dragonfly biology to offer new perspectives and paradigms as well as additional, unpublished data. These include theoretical and applied chapters (including those addressing conservation and monitoring) as well as a balance of emerging (e.g. molecular evolution) and established research topics, providing suggestions for future study in each case. This accessible text is not about dragonflies per se but is an essential source of knowledge that describes how different sets of evolutionary and ecological principles and ideas have been tested on a particular taxon.

Dragonflies and Damselflies is suitable for graduate students and researchers in entomology, evolutionary biology, population and behavioural ecology, community ecology, and conservation biology. It will be of particular interest and use to those working on insects and an indispensable reference text for odonate biologists.


Chapter 1. Introduction / Alex Córdoba-Aguilar, Christopher Beatty, & Jason Bried

SECTION 1: GENOMICS Edited by Alex Córdoba-Aguilar
Chapter 2. Genomic insights into micro-and macro-evolutionary processes in Odonata / Maren Wellenreuther, Rachael Y. Dudaniec and Lesley T. Lancaster
Chapter 3. Transcriptomic insights into Odonata ecology and evolution / Seth M. Bybee, Ryo Futahashi, Camilla Sharkey, Sabrina Simon, Anton Suvorov, Maren Wellenreuther

SECTION 2: ORGANISMAL STUDIES Edited by Alex Córdoba-Aguilar
Chapter 4. Functional Morphology in Odonata / Sebastian Büsse
Chapter 5. The biomechanics of Odonata flight: structure, motion and function / Richard J. Bomphrey and Simon M. Walker
Chapter 6. Odonata immunity, pathogens, and parasites / Adam Z. Hasik, Jaakko J. Ilvonen, Adam M. Siepielski, and Rosalind L. Murray
Chapter 7. Odonata perception is more than vision / Manuela Rebora, Gianandrea Salerno, Silvana Piersanti
Chapter 8. Thermoregulation in Odonata / Ulises Castillo-Pérez, Michael L. May and Alex Córdoba-Aguilar

SECTION 3: POPULATION ECOLOGY Edited by Christopher Beatty
Chapter 9. Genetic structure, cryptic species and hybridization: causes and evolutionary consequences in Odonata / Rosa Ana Sánchez-Guillén, Yesenia M. Vega-Sánchez, Melissa Sánchez-Herrera
Chapter 10. Odonata survival: insights from mark-recapture experiments / Iago Sanmartín-Villar & Adolfo Cordero-Rivera
Chapter 11. Migration in Anisoptera / Michael L. May, John Matthews,
Chapter 12. Dispersal and metapopulation ecology in Odonata / Shannon J. McCauley, Celina B. Baines, Karen E. Mabry
Chapter 13. Biogeographical Ecology in Odonata / Christopher D. Beatty, Fernanda Alves-Martins, Brenda D. Smith, Julie Verheyen

Chapter 14. Evolutionary community ecology of Odonata / Adam M. Siepielski, Miguel Gómez-Llano, Adam Z. Hasik
Chapter 15. Ecological differentiation, interference, and coexistence in Odonata / Gregory F. Grether, Adam M. Siepielski, Miguel Gómez-Llano
Chapter 16. Odonata trophic ecology: from hunting behaviour to cross-ecosystem impacts / Arnaud Sentis, Kari Kaunisto, Lenin Chari, André Morrill, Olga Popova, Justin Pomeranz, David Boukal, Nedim Tüzün, Robby Stoks
Chapter 17. Metacommunity concepts, approaches, and directions with Odonata / Jason T. Bried, Fernanda Alves-Martins, Leandro S. Brasil, and Shannon J. McCauley
Chapter 18. Odonata assemblages in human-modified landscapes / Brenda D. Smith, Giovanna Villalobos-Jiménez, Mary Ann C. Perron, Göran Sahlén, Giacomo Assandri, Marina Vilenica, Lenize Batista Calvão, Leandro Juen, Francesco Cerini, and Jason T. Bried

SECTION 5: Diversity, Systematics, and Bioinformatics Edited by Christopher Beatty
Chapter 19. Species identification and description / Ângelo Parise Pinto, Cornelio Andrés Bota-Sierra and Milen Marinov
Chapter 20. The Odonatoptera: a clade that contains 99% of Odonata fossil diversity / André Nel and Bertrand Piney
Chapter 21. Odonata Systematics / Manpreet K. Kohli and Jessica L. Ware
Chapter 22. Phylogeography: a spatiotemporal perspective on Odonata distributions / Melissa Sanchez-Herrera, Yesenia M. Vega-Sánchez, Christopher Beatty, Manpreet Kohli
Chapter 23. Odonata Collections and Databases / John C. Abbott, Emily L. Sandall

Chapter 24. Linking traits to extinction risk in Odonata / Maya Rocha-Ortega, Rassim Khelifa, Emily L. Sandall, Charl Deacon, Xavier Sánchez-Rivero, Stefan Pinkert, Michael A. Patten
Chapter 25. Odonata as surrogates of biodiversity / Gabriella J. Kietzka, Charl Deacon, Michael A. Patten
Chapter 26. Odonata as indicators of pollution, habitat quality, and landscape disturbance / Hana Šigutová, Aleš Dolný, Michael J. Samways, Sönke Hardersen, José Max Oliveira-Junior, Leandro Juen, Khuong Van Dinh, Jason T. Bried
Chapter 27. Odonata as focal taxa for biological responses to climate change / Stefan Pinkert, Viola Clausnitzer, Daniel Acquah-Lamptey, Paulo De Marco, Frank Johansson
Chapter 28. Odonata as focal taxa for ecological restoration / Filip Harabiš, John P. Simaika, Aleš Dolný, Sarah H. Luke, Merja Elo, Jason T. Bried, Michael J. Samways
Chapter 29. Bridging people and nature through Odonata / Amanda Dillon, John Simaika, Viola Clausnitzer, Ami Thompson, Erin White, Jenilee Montes-Fontalvo, Christine Goforth, Rassim Khelifa

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Alex Córdoba-Aguilar is a researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. His research interests lie in insect ecology and conservation and disease vector control. He is the author on over 150 refereed publications and co-editor of two books, The Evolution of Primary Sexual Characters in Animals (OUP 2010) and Insect Behavior: from Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences (OUP 2018).

Christopher D. Beatty is a visiting Scholar in the Program for Conservation Genomics at Stanford University. His research interests are in evolutionary ecology, behaviour, biogeography, and biodiversity. He has worked on the evolution of warning colouration, mimicry, territoriality, and species diversification, predominantly in odonates. He serves on the International Journal of Odonatology editorial board and holds a special interest in the petaltail dragonflies (family Petaluridae) and the damselfly genera Nesobasis and Polythore.

Jason T. Bried is a research scientist at the Illinois Natural History Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are in community ecology, applied ecology, and conservation science, largely centred on odonates. He serves on the editorial boards of Insect Conservation and Diversity and the International Journal of Odonatology, he helps verify identifications on the Odonata Central citizen-science platform and is currently hunting for odonates at groundwater seeps and springs.

- John C. Abbott
- Daniel Acquah-Lamptey
- Fernanda Alves-Martins
- Giacomo Assandri
- Celina B. Baines
- Christopher D. Beatty
- Richard J. Bomphrey
- Cornelio Andrés Bota-Sierra
- David Boukal
- Leandro S. Brasil
- Jason T. Bried
- Sebastian Büsse
- Seth Bybee
- Lenize Batista Calvão
- Ulises Castillo-Pérez
- Francesco Cerini
- Lenin Chari
- Viola Clausnitzer
- Adolfo Cordero-Rivera
- Alex Córdoba-Aguilar
- Paulo De Marco
- Charl Deacon
- Amanda Dillon
- Aleš Dolný
- Rachael Y. Dudaniec
- Merja Elo
- Ryo Futahashi
- Christine Goforth
- Miguel Gómez-Llano
- Gregory F. Grether
- Filip Harabiš
- Sönke Hardersen
- Adam Z. Hasik
- Jaakko J. Ilvonen
- Frank Johansson
- Leandro Juen
- Michael June
- Kari Kaunisto
- Rassim Khelifa
- Gabriella J. Kietzka
- Manpreet K. Kohli
- Lesley T. Lancaster
- Sarah H. Luke
- Karen E. Mabry
- Milen Marinov
- John Matthews
- Michael L. May
- Shannon J. McCauley
- Jenilee Montes-Fontalvo
- André Morrill
- Rosalind L. Murray
- André Nel
- José Max Oliveira-Junior
- Michael A. Patten
- Mary Ann C. Perron
- Silvana Piersanti
- Bertrand Piney
- Stefan Pinkert
- Ângelo Parise Pinto
- Justin Pomeranz
- Olga Popova
- Manuela Rebora
- Maya Rocha-Ortega
- Göran Sahlén
- Gianandrea Salerno
- Michael J. Samways
- Rosa Ana Sánchez-Guillén
- Melissa Sánchez-Herrera
- Xavier Sánchez-Rivero
- Emily L. Sandall
- Iago Sanmartín-Villar
- Arnaud Sentis
- Camilla Sharkey
- Adam M. Siepielski
- Hana Šigutová
- John P. Simaika
- Sabrina Simon
- Brenda D. Smith
- Robby Stoks
- Anton Suvorov
- Ami Thompson
- Nedim Tüzün
- Khuong Van Dinh
- Yesenia M. Vega-Sánchez
- Julie Verheyen
- Marina Vilenica
- Giovanna Villalobos-Jiménez
- Simon M. Walker
- Jessica L. Ware
- Maren Wellenreuther
- Erin White

By: Alex Córdoba-Aguilar(Editor), Christopher D Beatty(Editor), Jason T Bried(Editor), Mark A McPeek(Foreword By)
459 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
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