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Anders Nilsson



Professor of Zoology and Taxonomy
University of Umea


Taxonomic specialization:




University of Umea


   October 28, 1953;
   Sweden, city of Sundsvall

Extract from "Curriculun Vitae" of Anders Nilsson...

Study at University of Lund 1972-1974; at University of Umea 1975-1984.

Defended thesis on 20 December 1984.

Ph D and 'Docent'.

Member of the Entomological Society of Sweden, and Wiener Coleopterologen Verein.

Member of editory board of Aquatic Insects and Koleopterologische Rundschau.

Expeditions to South Primorye and Sakhalin in 1992 and 1993; to lakes Elton and Baskuntyak in 2001; to Don river floodplain in 2002.

Interests: taxonomy and faunistics of Dytiscidae; species delimitation problems; phylogenetic reconstruction; biogeography. Plans: taxonomical database for world dytiscidae; chapters on Dytiscidae and Noteridae in Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera, and Fauna Europaea.

Postgraduate students: (1) Phylogeography and molecular taxonomy of the Agabus tristis group (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Agabinae); (2) The evolution of secondary sexual characters in the family Dytiscidae.


Nilsson, A.N., Roughley, R.E. & Brancucci, M. 1989.
A review of the genus- and family-group names of the family Dytiscidae Leach (Coleoptera). Entomologica Scandinavica 20: 287-316.

Nilsson, A.N. 1992.
A revision of Afrotropical Agabus Leach (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae), and the evolution of tropicoalpine super specialists. Systematic Entomology 17: 155-179.

Nilsson, A.N. & Holmen, M. 1995.
The aquatic Adephaga (Coleoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark. II. Dytiscidae. Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 32: 1-192.

Nilsson, A.N. (Ed.). 1996.
Aquatic Insects of North Europe. A Taxonomic Handbook. Volume 1. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, 274 pp.

Nilsson, A.N. (Ed.). 1997.
Aquatic insects of North Europe. A taxonomic handbook. Volume 2. Odonata - Diptera. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, 440 pp.

Kholin, S.K. & Nilsson, A.N. 1998.
Regional enrichment of predacious water beetles in temporary ponds at opposite east-west ends of the Palearctic. Journal of Biogeography 25: 47-55.

Nilsson A.N. 2001.
Dytiscidae. World Catalogue of Insects 3: 1-395.

Last updated: November 5, 2002