This book, dedicated to Professor Emeritus George Ball from the University of
Alberta, Canada, presents a collection of 30 papers held at the XIII European
Carabidologists Meeting in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria (August, 2007). The meeting was
participated by 90 specialists from 20 countries of Europe, Asia and America.
Traditionally, the proceedings volumes of the European Carabidologists Meeting have
become important milestones outlining the latest tendencies and achievements in
The aim of the organisers was to invite specialists from different countries and
scientific schools to attempt most complete representation of both traditional and
innovative approaches and methods in studying ground beetles. The contributions are
arranged in four sections: Taxonomy, Molecular Studies and Biogeography; Biology and
Conservation; GLOBENET - Carabids in Urban Environments; Carabids and Habitats. The
book will be of use to carabidologists, specialists in traditional and molecular
systematics, general and applied ecology, conservation biology and bioindication,
urban ecology and biogeography.