Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 67 - Peloridiidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coleorrhyncha) - Contributor notes

Larivière, M-C; Burckhardt, D; Larochelle, A 2011. Peloridiidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coleorrhyncha). Fauna of New Zealand 67, 78 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ISSN 1179-7193 (online) ; no. 67. ISBN 978-0-478-34730-2 (print), ISBN 978-0-478-34731-9 (online) ). Published 14 Nov 2011

Contributor notes

Contributor Marie-Claude Larivière was born and educated in Québec, graduating with a PhD in systematic entomology from McGill University in 1990. For the following two years she did postdoctoral research at Agriculture Canada, Ottawa. In 1992, Marie-Claude moved to New Zealand to work as a full-time Hemiptera biosystematist with Landcare Research. From 1994 to 1997 she led the Biosystematics of New Zealand Land Invertebrates programme, from 1995 to 2005 the development of New Zealand Arthropod Collection’s databasing and digital imaging systems, from 1999 to 2004, the Koiora-BioAssist™ project (Biodiversity Assessment using Information Technology and Taxonomy), and from 2007 to 2010, the Invertebrate Biosystematics research group (Landcare Research, Auckland). Marie-Claude has been an active member of the Fauna of New Zealand series committee (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 eight Fauna of New Zealand contributions (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha catalogue, Heteroptera catalogue, Cixiidae, Peloridiidae and Pentatomoidea revisions; Carabidae: taxonomic catalogue; Harpalini revision; synopsis of supraspecific taxa). 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 New Zealand Hemiptera and Carabidae. In addition, she conducts international cooperative research and New Zealand-based commercial research for the Crown Research Institute Landcare Research. Marie-Claude has a keen interest in biological information technology, especially digital taxonomy, computer imaging, interactive identification, and web-publishing. She maintains electronic information on Hemiptera on The New Zealand Hemiptera website ( ). Since 1992 she has been actively involved in specialised field inventory, surveying Hemiptera in over 1000 localities, to gain a better understanding of the taxonomy, natural history, and biogeography of New Zealand species.

Contributor Daniel Burckhardt is from Basel, Switzerland, and was educated in Basel and Zürich where he graduated with a PhD in systematic entomology at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). From 1983–1985 he was a post-doctoral research fellow in Ian D. Hodkinson’s lab at the Liverpool Polytechnic (now John Moores University). From 1985–1997 he was research scientist at the Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, working on beetles and psyllids, and in charge of the Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, and Diptera collections. In 1997 he moved to Basel as curator of the insect collection (excluding Coleoptera) and senior research scientist of the Naturhistorisches Museum. At the same time he started teaching entomology at the University Basel, since 2001 as ‘Privatdozent’ (equivalent to DSc). Daniel became interested in entomology, particularly Lepidoptera, as a teenager. For his MSc and PhD he studied faunistic and systematic aspects of Psylloidea under the supervision of Willi Sauter (ETH, Zürich), and developing a life-long passion for this fascinating group. Apart from psyllids he worked also on the systematics of Peloridiidae and some Coleoptera (Passandridae, Staphylinidae, Jacobsoniidae, and Pterogeniidae). Daniel enjoys fieldwork and has had the chance to visit many countries all over the globe: with sifter and Winkler-Moszarski he has made intensive collections of moss bugs in Southern Chile, Australia, and New Zealand. Daniel has published over 250 scientific publications describing over 380 new insect species (mostly psyllids). He is, or has been, editor of the Fauna Helvetica, Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft, Mitteilungen der Entomologischen Gesellschaft Basel, Revue suisse de Zoologie, and others. He is president of the Entomologische Gesellschaft Basel and the scientific committee of, as well as committee member of the Swiss Entomological Society. He has supervised eight PhD students and two post-doctoral fellows. As a pastime, Daniel plays guitar in the local blues and rock band ‘Fried Brains’.

Contributor 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 three Fauna of New Zealand contributions (Catalogue of Carabidae, 2001; Revision of tribe Harpalini, 2005; Synopsis of supraspecific taxa, 2007). André is a keen provider of electronic information on ground-beetles on the internet via The New Zealand Carabidae website ( ). Since 1992, he has been actively involved in specialised field inventory, surveying carabids in over 1000 localities, to gain a better understanding of the taxonomy, natural history, and biogeography of New Zealand species.

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