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Biodiversity Publications Catalogue

Animals - Invertebrates

British Columbia Terrestrial and Freshwater Invertebrates: Inventory Priorities for and Status of Rare and Endangered Species

Summarizes a larger report that identifies and ranks 50 very rare or endangered invertebrate species.

MoF and MoELP, Wildlife Branch; 8 pp.; non-technical; brochure; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
Biodiversity Information Requests

Butterflies of British Columbia

Describes and illustrates butterflies for the province and indicates their life histories and distribution.

C. Guppy and J.H. Shepard; 2001; 408 pp.; ISBN 0-7748-0809-8; UBC Press in collaboration with Royal British Columbia Museum; non-technical; book; $95.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
UBC PRESS

Common Insects and Diseases of Coastal
Douglas Fir

S. Zeglan; 1999; 6 pp.; MoF; non-technical; $1.00; confirm price; 21.4x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000608 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/sil/sil456.htm

The Dragonflies of the Columbia Basin

Dragonfly inventory information for over 60 species in the Columbia Basin is presented, including descriptions and illustrations.

R. Cannings; 2000; 287 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-4008-4; RBCM; non-technical; WW Web publication; available from: http://www.livingbasin.com/cbasin/www_dragon/toc.html

Effects of Silviculture Systems on Arthropod Community Structure: Contrasting Clearcut and Patch Retention Harvests in High Elevation Forests

A comparison of the occurence and abundance of some forest floor arthropods (insects and spiders) in uncut and clearcut forests.

1999; 4 pp.; MoF, Research Program; technical; Extension Note 37; confirm price; available from:
PRINCE RUPERT FOREST REGION; ORDER CODE: EN-37 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/rni/Research/Extension_notes/Enote37.pdf

Identification Guide to the Nymphal Mayflies (Order Ephemeroptera) of British Columbia

This guide will enable users to identify the recorded mayfly nymphs of B. C. to family and genus, with the aid of pictorial keys.

K. M. Needham; 1996; 84 pp.; RIC; technical; $8.82, confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7680000552 http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/risc/pubs/aquatic/mayfly/index.htm

Key to Species of Freshwater Calanoid Copepods

Provides illustrated keys to the calanoid copepods to help simplify the identification of the 30 species found in B.C.

G. A. Sandercock, G. G. E. Scudder; 1996; 60 pp.; ISBN: 0-7726-3486-6; RIC; non-technical; $6.30, confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7680000551 OR http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/risc/pubs/aquatic/calanoid/index.htm

Of Mites and Men... and Springtails

Briefly describes a study of soil microarthropods (mite and springtail insect species) in the Sicamous Creek Alternative Silvicultural Systems Project.

1997; MoF-Kamloops; non-technical; brochure; confirm price; 10x23 cm; available from:
KAMLOOPS FOREST REGION

Pend d'Oreille Butterfly Survey

Butterflies species and occurences are described along the south facing slopes of the Pend d'Oreille River.

N. Kondla; 1999; 41 pp.; RBCM/CBT; non-technical available from:
RBCM/CBT OR
http://www.livingbasin.com/cbasin/butterfly/

Sea Cucumbers of British Columbia, Southeast Alaska and Puget Sound

Describes over 30 species of sea cucumbers, including their distribution, natural history and habitat, as well as anatomy, physiology, reproduction, ecology and economic importance.

P. Lambert; 1997; 176 pp.; ISBN 0-7748-0607-9; RBCM; non-technical; book; $24.95; confirm price; 14x22 cm book; available from:
ROYAL BRITISH COLUMBIA MUSEUM; ORDER CODE: ISBN 0-7748-0607-9

Sea Stars of British Columbia, Southeast Alaska and Puget Sound

Describes the diverse sea star fauna of the Pacific Northwest Coast from southern Alaska south to Puget Sound

P. Lambert; 2000; 208 pp.; ISBN 0-7748-0825-X; UBC Press in collaboration with RBCM; non-technical; book; $25.95; confirm price; 14x21.5 cm; available from:
ROYAL BRITISH COLUMBIA MUSEUM

Soil Biodiversity

Describes some of the more common groups of organisms that occur in forest soils and discusses ways to conserve soil biodiversity.

B. Chapman, M. Kranabetter; 1995; 6 pp.; MoF-Prince Rupert; technical; Extension Note 13; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
PRINCE RUPERT FOREST REGION; ORDER CODE: EN 13

Soil Ecosystems: Invertebrates

This video, developed during a “New Concepts in Ecosystem Management” Workshop at Cowichan Lake, B.C., discusses forest floor decomposition and the role of soil invertebrates, nutrient cycling, and soil biodiversity.

A. Moldenke; 1996; US Forest Service, MoF, Research Program, Washington State University, and US Bureau of Land Management; technical; video; $14.00; confirm price; available from:
VAUGHN COMMUNICATIONS; ORDER CODE: L86763

Terrestrial and Freshwater Invertebrates of British Columbia: Priorities for Inventory and Descriptive Research

Provides an annotated listing of 50 very rare or endangered invertebrates and ranks them according to global, national, and provincial occurrence. Discusses different types of surveys and techniques, and recommends priorities for future research and inventory.

G.G.E. Scudder; 1996; 205 pp.; MoF, Research Program and MoELP, Wildlife Branch; technical; Working Paper 9; $25.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS OR ORDER CODE: 009-WP009 http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Wp/Wp09.htm

Terrestrial Gastropods of the Columbia Basin, British Columbia

Slugs and snails of the Columbia Basin of B.C. are described.

R. Forsyth; 1999; 133pp.; ISBN 07726-4047-5; RBCM; non-technical; WWWeb publication; available from: http://livinglandscapes.bc.ca/cbasin/molluscs/contents.html

Species Status Reports

Status of Five Butterflies and Skippers in British Columbia

J.H. Shepard; 2000; 27 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-4189-7; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; Technical Report; no charge; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION SECTION, WILDLIFE BRANCH; ORDER CODE: WR101

Species at Risk in British Columbia

This informative brochure series presents profiles of various wildlife species considered to be biologically “at risk” in the province. Explains what these species look like, how they reproduce, what they eat, where they live, why they are at risk, and what the public can do to help.

Freshwater Molluscs

J.S. Lee; 2000; 6 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-7691-7; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; non-technical brochure; no charge; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
Biodiversity Information Requests

Rare Butterflies of Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

N. Baron, F. Backhouse; 1999; 6 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-7664-X; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; non-technical; brochure; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
Biodiversity Information Requests

Rare Invertebrates of the South Okanagan

S. Cannings, R. Cannings; 1995; 6 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-7546-5; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; confirm price; non-technical; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
Biodiversity Information Requests

Standards for Components of British Columbia’s Biodiversity

Provincial protocols for conducting population inventory of a species group at three levels: 1) presence/not detected, 2) relative abundance, and 3) absolute abundance. Several manuals have an associated set of dataforms, and a general dataform appendix containing generic codes and forms also exists for use with any manual.

Terrestrial Arthropods, Version 2.0

RIC; 1998; 58pp.; ISBN: 0-7726-3563-3; technical; Standards for Components of B.C.'s Biodiversity No. 4; $6.09; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7680000639 or http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/risc/pubs/tebiodiv/terranth/index.htm

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