Published on 28 June 1996
This volume represents a fundamental contribution to our knowledge of myriapod and onychophoran biology. It is divided into eight sections, dealing with the following topics: Historical Myriapodology; Advances in Systematics and Biodiversity; Systematics, Evolution and Phylogenetic Relationships; Community Studies and Biogeography; Reproductive Developmental Trends; Physiology, Ecophysiology and Cell Biology; Population Biology, Soil Ecology and Behaviour; Communities in Ecosystems. The text includes 79 contributions from 107 authors and should prove essential reading for all students and researchers of the biology, ecology and systematics of Diplopoda, Chilopoda, Symphyla, Pauropoda and Onychophora.
Jean-Jacques Geoffroy is a researcher of the Centre national de la Recherche scientifique. He works at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, General Ecology (Brunoy, France), on population ecology in forest soils, biogeography and biodiversity, mainly on the arthropod groups Diplopoda and Chilopoda. Jean-Paul Mauriès is Maître de Conférences at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Zoology/Arthropods (Paris, France). A Diplopoda taxonomist, he has mainly published papers on holarctic and pantropical forms, with special reference to problems of speciation and biogeography of millipedes, connected with their habitats in islands, caves and mountains. Monique Nguyen Duy-Jacquemin is a researcher of the Centre national de la Recherche scientifique. She works at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Zoology/Arthropods (Paris, France), on development, sensory organ ultrastructure and taxonomy of Diplopoda. She is a specialist of the millipede group Penicillata.
GEOFFROY J.-J., MAURIES J.-P. & NGUYEN DUY-JACQUEMIN M. (eds) 1996 — Acta Myriapodologica. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 682 p. (Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle ; 169).