The Acari

Reproduction, development and life-history strategies

  • Reinhart Schuster
  • Paul W. Murphy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Life-history Strategies

  3. Reproduction

  4. Diapause, Development and Trophic Relations

  5. Systematics, Morphology, Physiology and Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
  6. Field Studies and Applied Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. A. Tomczyk, D. KropczyńSka, M. Van De Vrie
      Pages 405-411
    3. S. Ragusa, A. M. Ciulla
      Pages 417-423
    4. N. G. Emmanouel, G. Th. Papadoulis, D. P. Lykouressis, M. Tsinou
      Pages 425-435

About this book


During the Inaugural Meeting of the European Association of Acarol­ ogists (EURAAC), held in Amsterdam in 1987, it was decided that the holding of a Symposium at regular intervals should be a major objective. With this in view, it was agreed that Professor Reinhart Schuster, the senior editor, be invited to accept the Presidency of the Association and, arising from that Office, to organize the first Symposium in Austria in 1988. There was strong support for a main theme focused on a particular aspect of acarology. From these discussions there emerged the proposal that emphasis be placed on aspects of reproduction, development and life-history strategies of the Acari. These were topics in the forefront of the discipline with exciting developments of interest not only to acarologists but to a wider audience because of the light they cast on fundamental processes in physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology. The object then was to invite a small number of key workers to present extended papers related to the main theme. There were seven of these all of which appear in the book. The remaining 51 contributions were offered papers a number of which fit within the framework of the Symposium theme.


Vineyard acarology behavior ecology evolution evolutionary biology fauna food forest fungi influence mites plants soil systematics

Authors and affiliations

  • Reinhart Schuster
    • 1
  • Paul W. Murphy
    • 2
  1. 1.Zoological InstituteUniversity of GrazAustria
  2. 2.Invertebrate ZoologySchool of Agriculture, University of NottinghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information European Association of Acarologists 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5374-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3102-5
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