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Coleopterology in Laos - an introduction to the nature of the country and its coleopterological exploration
Book Item (Buchkapitel, Lexikonartikel, jur. Kommentierung, Beiträge in Sammelbänden)
 
ID 2291429
Author(s) Geiser, Michael; Nagel, Peter
Author(s) at UniBasel Geiser, Michael
Nagel, Peter
Year 2013
Title Coleopterology in Laos - an introduction to the nature of the country and its coleopterological exploration
Editor(s) Brancucci, Michel; Nagel, P; Kolibac, J; Geiser, M
Book title Beetle diversity of Laos Part 1
Volume Part 1
Publisher Stiftung Pro Entomologia
Place of publication Basel
Pages S. 11-46
ISSN/ISBN 978-3-7234-0101-9
Series title Entomologica Basiliensia et Collectionis Frey
Number 34
Keywords biogeography, ecology, conservation biology, southeast asia, entomology, physical geography, faunistics, coleoptera, history of exploration
Abstract An introduction to the physical environment of Laos is provided, including vegetation, fauna,conservation and habitat types, intended to serve as general background information for entomologicalresearch in that country. An overview of the history of entomological – particularly coleopterological – surveysin Laos is provided, including information about collectors and the places in which their material is deposited.A detailed list of localities surveyed in the course of the seven Laos expeditions undertaken by the BaselNatural History Museum (2003–2012, all organised by Michel Brancucci), is provided, including associateddata such as geographical coordinates, altitude and collecting dates. A comparison between existing samplinglocalities and the available habitats in Laos reveals the coleopterologically least-explored areas, such as themontane rain forests of both the Annamite range along the border to Vietnam, and the Luangprabang rangewest of the River Mekong, as well as the lowland habitats east and west of the southernmost section of theMekong.
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6211877
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ISI-number ZOOREC:ZOOR15010051988
Additional Information Also published in: Entomologica Basiliensia et Collectionis Frey. - Basel : Stiftung Pro Entomologia. - Bd. 34 (2013), S. 11-46
 
   

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