The 1997 Colloquium of Arachnology


Following the 1997 European Colloquium of Arachnology at Edinburgh the BAS published the Proceedings, of which the contents are listed below.

  • Editor: Paul A. Selden
  • Technical Editor: John E. Dalingwater
  • Published by: the British Arachnological Society
  • ISBN: 0 9500093 2 6


* invited presentations

  • *Otto Kraus: Elucidating the historical process of phylogeny: Phylogenetic Systematics versus cladistic techniques
  • Jason A. Dunlop: The origins of tetrapulmonate book lungs and their significance for chelicerate phylogeny
  • *Andrew J. Jeram: Phylogeny, classification and evolution of Silurian and Devonian scorpions
  • Benjamin Gantenbein, Lilian Büchi, Matt E. Braunwalder and Adolf Scholl: The genetic population structure of Euscorpius germanus (C. L. Koch) (Scorpiones: Chactidae) in Switzerland
  • *Rosemary G. Gillespie, Malia A. J. Rivera and Jessica E. Garb: Sun, surf and spiders: taxonomy and phylogeography of Hawaiian Araneae
  • Peter Jäger: First results of a taxonomic revision of the SE Asian Sparassidae (Araneae)
  • Barbara Baehr: The genus Hersilia: phylogeny and distribution in Australia and New Guinea (Arachnida, Araneae, Hersiliidae)
  • Valerie Todd Davies: A redescription and renaming of the Tasmanian spider Amphinecta milvina (Simon, 1903), with descriptions of four new species (Araneae: Amaurobioidea: Amaurobiidae)
  • Barbara York Main: Hogg's phantom spider from Central Australia: a century-old mystery solved
  • Norbert Milasowszky, Marie Elisabeth Herberstein and Klaus Peter Zulka: Morphological separation of Trochosa robusta (Simon, 1876) and Trochosa ruricola (De Geer, 1778) females (Araneae: Lycosidae)
  • Hisham K. El-Hennawy: Redescription of the male of Dorceus quadrispilotus Simon, 1908 from Egypt (Araneae: Eresidae)
  • Vlastimil Růžička: The subterranean forms of Lepthyphantes improbulusTheonoe minutissima and Theridion bellicosum (Araneae: Linyphiidae, Theridiidae)
  • K. Thaler and Barbara Knoflach: Two new species and new records of the genus Amaurobius (Araneae, Amaurobiidae) from Greece
  • Marek Żabka and Jerzy Prószyńsky: Middle European Euophrys C. L. Koch, 1834 (Araneae: Salticidae) - one, two or three genera?
  • *G. S. Oxford: Guanine as a colorant in spiders: development, genetics, phylogenetics and ecology
  • J. Kovoor and A. Muñoz-Cuevas: Structure and function of the silk-gland system in Oxyopidae (Araneae)
  • A. Muñoz-Cuevas, P. Carricaburu and J. Kovoor: Comparative electroretinography of Peucetia gerhardi and Peucetia graminea (Araneae: Oxyopidae)
  • Christian Kropf: Slit sense organs of Comaroma simonii Bertkau: a morphological atlas (Araneae, Anapidae)
  • *Fritz Vollrath: Sex-linked differences in the growth of Nephila clavipes
  • Paul James Yoward: Sperm competition in Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) (Araneae, Pholcidae) - shorter second copulations gain a higher paternity reward than first copulations
  • Maciej Bartos: Quantitative analyses of male courtship behaviour in Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) (Araneae, Pholcidae)
  • G. Blandenier and P.-A. Fürst: Ballooning spiders caught by a suction trap in an agricultural landscape in Switzerland
  • Eric Duffey: Aerial dispersal in spiders
  • Alain Pasquet and Raymond Leborgne: Management of web construction in different spider species
  • Marie Elisabeth Herberstein: Implications of microhabitat selection on prey capture for the web spider Neriene radiata (Walckenaer) (Araneae: Linyphiidae)
  • *Susan E. Riechert and Jennifer L. Maupin: Spider effects on prey: tests for superfluous killing in five web-builders
  • Astrid M. Heiling and Marie E. Herberstein: Activity patterns in different developmental stages and sexes of Larinioides sclopetarius (Clerck) (Araneae, Araneidae)
  • Ferenc Samu, József Németh, Ferenc Tóth, Éva Szité, Bálazs Kiss and Csaba Szinetar: Are two cohorts responsible for the bimodal life-history pattern in the wolf spider Pardosa agrestis in Hungary?
  • Peter Koomen: Winter activity of Anyphaena accentuata (Walckenaer, 1802) (Araneae: Anyphaenidae)
  • Volker Framenau: Life cycles of Lycosa lapidosa McKay, 1974, and Lycosa arenaris (Hogg, 1905), two riparian wolf spiders from south-eastern Australia
  • M. Chatzaki, A. Trichas, G. Markakis and M. Mylonas: Seasonal activity of the ground spider fauna in a Mediterranean ecosystem (Mt Youchtas, Crete, Greece)
  • Paweł Szymkowiak and Marek Woźny: Dominance structure and seasonal changes in the abundance of dominant epigeic spiders in pastures of northern Greater Poland
  • James R. Bell, W. Rod Cullen and C. Philip Wheater: The structure of spider communities in limestone quarry environments
  • James R. Bell, Alison J. Haughton, W. Rod Cullen and C.Philip Wheater: The zonation and ecology of a sand-dune spider community
  • Janusz Kupryjanowicz, Izabela Hajdamowicz, Alicja Stankiewicz and Wojciech Staręga: Spiders of some raised peat bogs in Poland
  • Lars J. Jonsson: Spiders of the Skaralid Gorge, southernmost Sweden
  • Antje Lisken-Kleinmans: The spider community of a northern German heathland: faunistic results
  • Frederik Hendrickx, Jean-Pierre Maelfait, Wouter Muylaert and Maurice Hoffmann: Spider distribution patterns along the tidal River Scheldt (Belgium)
  • Jean-Pierre Maelfait and Frederik Hendrickx: Spiders as bio-indicators of anthropogenic stress in natural and semi-natural habitats in Flanders (Belgium): some recent developments
  • Uwe Riecken: The importance of semi-natural landscape structures in an agricultural landscape as habitats for stenotopic spiders
  • Iain S. Downie, Vicky J. Abernethy, Garth N. Foster, Davy I. McCracken, Ignacio Ribera and Anthony Waterhouse: Spider biodiversity on Scottish agricultural land
  • Alain Canard, Patrick Marc and Fédéric Ysnel: Comparative value of habitat biodiversity: an experimental system based on spider community analysis
  • Tracey B. Churchill: Spiders as ecological indicators in the Australian tropics: family distribution patterns along rainfall and grazing gradients
  • Klaus Peter Zulka and Norbert Milasowszky: Conservation problems in the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park, Austria: an arachnological perspective
  • Stanislav Pekár: Effect of selective insecticides on the beneficial spider community of a pear orchard in the Czech Republic
  • A. P. Noordam, R. A. Samson and W. Sudhaus: Fungi and Nematoda on Centromerus sylvaticus (Araneae, Linyphiidae)


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