Applications Of Ati Systems

Acoustic methods have been used for many years to identify insects, birds and mammals, and are still employed for manual species surveys (Baillie, 1995 Fischer et al., 1997 Gardiner et al., 2005). Simple detection of the presence of insects for phytosanitary and quarantine purposes has been the focus of most research, including beetle larvae in rice grains (Shuman et al., 1993, 1997), Rhizopertha dominica in wheat kernels (Hagstrum et al., 1990), subterranean insect pests and stem-borers...

Characterization Of The Feeding Adaptations Of Prosthennops Xiphodonticus

There are three extant species of peccaries in the family Tayassuidae, also known as the pigs of the New World. All are omnivorous. However, among the more diverse Old World suid family, the Suidae (true pigs), while most species are omnivorous, some are herbivorous (e.g. the warthog, Phacochoerus aethiopicus). Thus, it is interesting to investigate whether any extinct peccary, such as P. xiphodonticus, was omnivorous, as with the extant peccaries, or whether it had a different diet, such as a...

Creating Selfdesigned Databases

Most researchers have no time to spend on the creation of data-bases and the needed data-base-creation software. BioloMICS was therefore developed as a system that allows any user to create his or her own custom data-bases without any prior knowledge of data-basing or programming. Users choose the types of fields they need to store their biological data and define a few parameters related to them, such as the algorithms that should be used when performing comparisons (i.e. identifications,...

Soil Mesofauna

Agricultural and forest management is hampered by a lack of cost-effective methods for measuring insect populations and insect biodiversity. Such measurements can help society understand the impact of various forest and agricultural management practices on ecosystem health. Agricultural FIGURE 11.2 Transportation and imaging apparatus for stonefly larvae. A. Diagram of mirror system for obtaining two simultaneous views of a specimen from approximately 90 apart in a single image. B. Image of...