FNZ 69 - Carabidae (Insecta: Coleoptera): synopis of species - Contributor notes
Larochelle, A; Larivière, M-C 2013. Carabidae (Insecta: Coleoptera): synopsis of species, Cicindelinae to Trechinae (in part). Fauna of New Zealand 69, 193 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ISSN 1179-7193 (online) ; no. 69. ISBN 978-0-478-34738-8 (print), ISBN 978-0-478-34739-5 (online) ). Published 7 Mar 2013
Contributor notesContributor André Larochelle was born and educated in Québec, graduating in 1974 with a Brevet d’Enseignement spécialisé from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He taught ecology at the Collège Bourget, Rigaud, Québec, until 1990. With the encouragement of the late carabid specialist Carl H. Lindroth, André very quickly became interested in the study of ground-beetles. From 1975 to 1979 he was the co-editor of two entomological journals, Cordulia and Bulletin d’inventaire des insectes du Québec. From 1986 to 1992, he was honorary curator to the Lyman Entomological Museum and Research Laboratory, McGill University, Québec. In 1992, André moved to New Zealand to work as a research scientist. Currently, he is a Research Associate with the New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Landcare Research, Auckland. André has written over 400 papers on the distribution, ecology, biology, and dispersal power of North American carabids and other insects (including two handbooks on the Heteroptera of Québec). In 1990 he published “The food of carabid beetles of the world”; in 1993, with Yves Bousquet, he co-authored a “Catalogue of Carabidae of America North of Mexico”; and in 2001 and 2003, with his wife Marie-Claude, he published a “Natural History of the tiger beetles of North America North of Mexico” and “A Natural History of Carabidae” for the same region. His currrent main research interests are the faunistics and taxonomy of New Zealand ground-beetles on which he has co-authored four Fauna of New Zealand contributions (Catalogue of Carabidae, 2001; Revision of tribe Harpalini, 2005; Synopsis of supraspecific taxa, 2007; Synopsis of species, 2013). André is also actively involved in providing web-based information on ground-beetles. Finally, he and his wife Marie-Claude have carried out specialised field inventories in New Zealand for 20 years, surveying Hemiptera and ground-beetles in over 1000 localities so as to gain a better understanding of their taxonomy, natural history, and biogeography.
Contributor Marie-Claude Larivière was born and educated in Québec, graduating with a PhD in systematics entomology from McGill University in 1990. For the following two years she did postdoctoral research at the Canadian National Collection (Agriculture Canada, Ottawa). In 1992, Marie-Claude moved to New Zealand to work as a full-time Hemiptera systematist with Landcare Research and Curator of Hemiptera at the New Zealand Arthropod Collection. From 1994, in addition to working as a researcher, she has been involved in science management as Programme Leader, Biosystematics of New Zealand Land Invertebrates (1994-1997); Project Leader, development of New Zealand Arthropod Collection’s databasing (1995-2005, 2011-present) and digital imaging facilities (1995-2005); Project Leader, establishment of Koiora-BioAssist™ (Biodiversity Assessment using Information Technology and Taxonomy, 1999-2004); Research Group Leader for Invertebrate Biosystematics and Director of the New Zealand Arthropod Collection (2007-2010). She has been an active member of the Fauna of New Zealand series editorial board (1994–2004, 2007–present). She is the author of over 100 papers and monographs on the taxonomy, distribution, and natural history of Hemiptera and Carabidae (Coleoptera), including nine Fauna of New Zealand contributions (Hemiptera - Auchenorrhyncha catalogue, Heteroptera catalogue, Cixiidae, Peloridiidae and Pentatomoidea revisions; Carabidae – catalogue, Harpalini revision, synopsis of supraspecific taxa, synopsis of species). She has also published on Australian and South Pacific Hemiptera as well as on North and Central American Hemiptera, Orthoptera, and Carabidae. Many of her publications have been written in collaboration with her husband André Larochelle with whom she hopes to soon publish new works on the New Zealand fauna. In addition she maintains a number of international research collaborations and participates in New Zealand-based commercial research. Marie-Claude has a keen interest in biological information technology, especially e-taxonomy, computer-assisted biological illustration, digital micro-imaging, interactive identification systems, and web-publishing. She is also actively involved in providing web-based information on Hemiptera. Finally, Marie-Claude and her husband André have carried out specialised field inventories in New Zealand for 20 years, surveying Hemiptera and ground-beetles in over 1000 localities so as to gain a better understanding of their taxonomy, natural history, and biogeography.