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Smith, I.M., Lindquist, E.E., and Behan-Pelletier, V.M. (2008 in press). "Mites (Acari). in Scudder, G.G.E. and Smith, I.M. (eds.) - Assessment of Species Diversity in the Montane Cordillera Ecozone, NRC Research Press.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and Eamer, B. (2009).  Ceratozetes and Ceratozetoides  (Acari: Oribatida) of North America.  The Canadian Entomologist, 141, pp.

Norton, R.A., and Behan-Pelletier, V. M. 2009. Oribatida. In A manual of acarology. 3rd ed. Edited by G.W. Krantz and D.E. Walter. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, Texas. pp. 430– 564.

Wall, D.H., Bradford, M.A., St.John, M.G., Trofymow, J.A., Behan-Pelletier, V., Bignell, D.E., WALL, Dangerfield, J.M., Parton, W.J., Rusek, J., Voigt, W., Wolters, Zadeh-Gardel, H., Ayuke, F.O., Bashford, R., Beljakova, O.I., Bohlen, P.j., Brauman, A., flemming, S., Henschel, J.R., Johnson, D.L., Jones, T.H., Kovarova, M., Kranabetter, J. M., Kutny, L., Kuo-Chuan, L., Maryati, M., Masse, D., Pokarzhevskii, A., Rahman, H., Sabarā, M.G., Joerg-Alfred, S., Swift, M.J., Varela, A, Vasconcelos, H.L., White, D., Zou, X.  2008.  Global decomposition experiment shows soil animalimpacts on decomposition are climate-dependent.  Global Change Biology (2008) 14, 2661–2677, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01672.x

Lindo, Z., Clayton, M., and Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 2008. Systematics and ecology of Anachipteria geminus sp. nov. (Acari: Oribatida: Achipteria) from arboreal lichens from Western North America.   The Canadian Entomologist, 140: 539-556.

Winchester, N.N., Lindo, Z. & Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 2008. Oribatid mite communities in the canopy of montane Abies amabilis and Tsuga heterophylla trees on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Environ. Entomol. 37, 464-471.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M., St. John, M.G., and Winchester, N.N. (2008).  Canopy Oribatida: Tree specific or microhabitat specific?  European Journal of Soil Biology, 44(2), pp. 220-224. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2007.06.002

Schatz, H. and Behan-Pelletier, V.M. (2008).  Global diversity of oribatids (Oribatida: Acari: Arachnida).  Hydrobiologia, 595, pp. 323-328. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-007-9027

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and Eamer, B. (2008).  Mycobatidae (Acari: Oribatida) of North America.  The Canadian Entomologist, 140(1), pp. 73-110.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and S. B. Hill (2008).  Soil Fauna., in Chesworth, W. (ed.) - Encyclopedia of Soil Science., Springer, pp. 231-237.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and Eamer, B. (2007). Aquatic Oribatida: Adaptations, Constraints, Distribution and Ecology., in Morales-Malacara, J.B., Behan-Pelletier, V., Ueckermann, E., Pérez, T.M., Estrada-Venegas, E.G., and Badii, M. (eds.) - Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress., Instituto de Biología and Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología, México.

Karasawa, S. and Behan-Pelletier, V.M. (2007).  Description of a Sexually Dimorphic Oribatid Mite (Arachnida: Acari: Oribatida) from Canopy Habitats of the Ryukyu Archipelago, Southwestern Japan.  Zoological Science, 24(10), pp. 1051-1058. DOI: 10.2108/zsj.24.1051

Norton, R.A. and Behan-Pelletier, V.M. (2007).  Eniochthonius mahunkai sp n. (Acari: Oribatida: Eniochthoniidae), from North American peatlands, with a redescription of Eniochthonius and a key to North American species.  Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 53(4), pp. 295-333.

Winter, J.P. and Behan-Pelletier, V.M. (2007). "Microarthropods.", in Gregorich, E.G. and Carter, M.R. (eds.) - Soil Sampling and Methods of Analysis, 2nd Edition., CRC Press Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, USA, Chapter 32, pp. 399-415.

Majka, C.G., Behan-Pelletier, V.M., Bajerlein, D., Błoszyk, J., Krantz, G.W., Lucas, Z., O'Connor, B., and Smith, I.M. (2007).  New records of mites (Arachnida: Acari) from Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada., The Canadian Entomologist, 139(5), pp. 690-699.  

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and Walter, D.E. (2007).  Phylleremus n. gen., from leaves of deciduous trees in eastern Australia (Oribatida: Licneremaeoidea).  Zootaxa, 1386, pp. 1-17.

Wall, D.H., Behan-Pelletier, V.M., Covich, A.P., and Snelgrove, P. (2007).  Hidden assets: Biodiversity below-surface.  UNESCO-SCOPE policy brief, No. 5, pp. 1-6

Fagan, L., Didham, R.K., Winchester, N.N., Behan-Pelletier, V.M., Clayton, M., Lindquist, E.E., and Ring, R.A. (2006).  An experimental assessment of biodiversity and species turnover in terrestrial vs canopy leaf litter.  Oecologia, 147, pp. 335-347.

St. John, M.G., Wall, D.H., and Behan-Pelletier, V.M. (2006). "Does plant species co-occurrence influence soil mite diversity?.", Ecology, 87(3), pp. 625-633.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M., Eamer, B., and Clayton, M. (2005).  Dendroeremaeidae N. Fam., from forest trees in western north America (Acari: Oribatida: Licneremaeoidea).  Acarologia, 45(4), pp. 321-339.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and Eamer, B. (2005). Zachvatkinibates (Acari: Oribatida: Mycobatidae) of North America, with descriptions of sexually dimorphic species.  The Canadian Entomologist, 137, pp. 631-647.

Niemi, R., and V.M. Behan-Pelletier 2004. Nuhivabates n. gen., and two new species, N. nukuhiva n. sp. and N. hivaoa n. sp., from Marquesas Islands (Acari: Oribatida: Mycobatida). Acarologia 44:73-85.

Chen, J., Behan-Pelletier , V.M., H-F Wang, and Norton, R.A. 2004. New species of Gymnodampia (Acari: Oribatida: Ameroidea) from China. Acarologia. 44: 235-252.

Chen, J., Norton, R.A., Behan-Pelletier , V.M. and H.-F. Wang 2004. Analysis of Gymnodampia (Acari: Oribatida), with redescription of G. setata Jacot, and description of new species from North America. Canadian Entomologist 136: 793-821.

van der Putten, W.H., J.M. Anderson, R.D. Bardgett, V. Behan-Pelletier , D.E. Bignell, G.G. Brown, V.K. Brown, L. Brussaard, H. W. Hunt, P. Ineson, T.H. Jones, P. Lavelle, E.A. Paul, M. St. John, D.A.Wardle, T. Wojtowicz, and D.H. Wall 2004. The sustainable delivery of goods and services provided by soil biota. Pp. 15-44 in Wall D.H. (Ed.) Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in Soils and sediments. SCOPE 64, Island Press.

Wardle, D.A., V.K. Brown, V. Behan-Pelletier , M. St. John, T. Wojtowicz, R.D. Bardgett, G.G. Brown, P. Ineson, P. Lavelle, W. H. van der Putten, J.M. Anderson, L. Brussaard, H.W. Hunt, E.A. Paul, and D.H. Wall 2004. Vulnerability to Global Change of Ecosystem Goods and Services Driven by Soil Biota. Pp. 101-136 in Wall D.H. (Ed.) Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in Soils and sediments. SCOPE 64, Island Press.

Lavelle, P., Bignell, D.E., Austin, M.C., Brown, V.K., Behan-Pelletier , V., Garey, J.R., Giller, P.S., Hawkins, S.J., Brown, G.C., St. John, M., Hunt, H.W., and E.A. Paul. Connecting soil and sediment biodiversity: the role of scale and implications for management. Pp. 193-224 in Wall D.H. (Ed.) Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in Soils and sediments. SCOPE 64, Island Press.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and B. Eamer, 2003. Zetomimidae (Acari: Oribatida) of North America. Book chapter in Smith, I. M. (Ed.). An Acarological Tribute to David Cook. Indira Publishing House. 21-56.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 2003. Acari and Collembola Biodiversity in Canadian agricultural soils. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 83:279-288.

Behan-Pelletier , V.M. and B. Eamer 2003. Redefinition of Pelopsis (Acari: Oribatida: Mycobatidae), with description of Pelopsis baloghi sp. nov. from Costa Rica. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 49:5-16.

Winchester, NN. and V.M. Behan-Pelletier , 2003. Fauna of suspended soils in an Ongokea gore tree in Gabon. Book chapter in Basset, Y. et al.(Eds.). Arthropods of Tropical Forests: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics and Resource Use in the Canopy. Cambridge University Press. 102-109.

Clapperton, M.J., D.A. Kanashiro, and V.M. Behan-Pelletier , 2002. Changes in abundance and diversity of microarthropods associated with two Fescue Prairie grazing regimes. Pedobologia 46:496-511.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , Clayton, M. and Humble, L. 2002. Parapirnodus (Acari: Oribatida: Scheloribatidae) of canopy habitats in western Canada. Acarologia 42:75-88.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , Eamer, B. and Clayton, M. 2001. Mycobatidae (Acari: Oribatida) of Pacific Northwest Canopy Habitats. The Canadian Entomologist. 133:755-776.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , 2001. Phylogenetic relationships of Hypozetes (Acari: Tegoribatidae). Pp. 50-57 In R. B. Halliday, D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton and M. J. Colloff (eds). Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 2001.

St. John, M.G., Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , Bagatto, G., Lindquist, E.E., Shorthouse, J.D., Smith, I.M. 2001. Soil formation and mite colonization of rehabilitated mine tailings. Plant and Soil 245: 295-305.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M., Clayton, M. and Humble, L. 2001. Parapirnodus (Acari: Oribatida: Scheloribatidae) of canopy habitats in western Canada. Acarologia. In press.

Bardgett, R.D., Anderson, J.M. Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , Brussard, L. Coleman, D.C. Ettema, C. Moldenke, A. Wall D.H. 2001. The influence of soil biodiversity on hydrological pathways and the transfer of materials between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Ecosystems 4:421-429.

Behan-Pelletier, V. 2000. Ceratozetidae (Acari: Oribatida) of arboreal habitats. Canadian Entomologist. 132:153-182

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 2000. Oribatid mite fauna of northern ecosystems: a product of evolutionary adaptations or physiological restraints? Pp. 87-106 in Needham, G.R., Mitchell, R., Horn D. J. and Welbourn, W. C. Proc. X International Acarology Congress, Columbus, Ohio. Publ. Ohio Biological Survey.

Behan-Pelletier, V. and Walter, D.E. 2000. Biodiversity of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) in tree-canopies and litter. Pp. 187-202 in Coleman, D.C. and Hendrix, P. Invertebrates as Webmasters. CABI Publication.

Winchester, N.N., Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and Ring, R.A. 2000 Arboreal specificity, diversity and abundance of canopy-dwelling oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida). Pedobiologia. 43:391-400.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and G. Newton, 1999. Linking biodiversity and ecosystem function in soil: mites as models of the taxonomic diversity. BioScience. 49:149-152.

Walter, D.E. and V.M. Behan-Pelletier , 1999. Mites in forest canopies: addressing the size shortfall? Annual Review of Entomology 44: 1-19.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1999. Ceratozetoidea (Acari: Oribatida) of lowland tropical rainforest, La Selva, Costa Rica. Acarologia. 39:349-381.

R. M. Reeves, and Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1999. Carabodes (Acari: Oribatida: Carabodidae) of North America, with description of new species from western regions. Canadian Journal of Zoology 76:1898-1921.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1999. Oribatid mite biodiversity in agroecosystems: role as bioindicators. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 74:411-423.

Ichisawa, K., Kaneko, N., and V.M. Behan-Pelletier . 1999. Arboreal oribatid fauna of Japanese Red Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica). Bull. Inst. Env. Sci. Tech. Yokohama Nat. Univ. 25:49-53.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and N. N. Winchester 1998. Arboreal oribatid mite diversity: colonizing the canopy. Applied Soil Ecology 9: 45-51.

Behan-Pelletier,V.M. 1998. Oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) of the Yukon. Pp. 115-149 in H.V. Danks and A.D. Downes (eds.) Insects of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada Monograph Series No. 2.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1997. Naiazetes reevesi n.g., n. sp., (Acari: Oribatida: Zetomimidae) from semi-aquatic habitats of eastern North America. Acarologia, 37:345-355.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1997. The semi-aquatic genus Tegeocranellus (Acari: Oribatida: Ameronothroidea) of North and Central America. Canadian Entomologist 129:537-577.

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Fox, C.A., Clapperton, M.J. Biederbeck, V.O. Rochette, P. Drury, C.F. Behan-Pelletier, V.M. Lupwayi, N.Z. McRae T. 1997. Soil ecology research in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Mitteilungen Deutcheen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 83:245-250.

Lijbert Brussaard, Valerie Behan-Pelletier , David Bignell, Valerie Brown, Wim Didden, Patricia Folgarait, Carlos Fragoso, Diana Freckman, V.V.S.R. Gupta, Tsutomu Hattori, David Hawksworth, Carole Klopatek, Patrick Lavelle, David Malloch, Josef Rusek, Bengt Soderstrom, James Tiedje and Ross Virginia, 1997. Soil biodiversity: what we do and what we do not know. Ambio 26: 563-570.

Norton, R.A., V.M. Behan-Pelletier and H-f. Wang,1996. The aquatic oribatid mite genus Mucronothrus in Canada and western USA (Acari: Trhypochthoniidae). Can. J. Zool. 74:926-949.

Kevan, P.G., B.C. Forbes, S.M. Kevan and V.M. Behan-Pelletier , 1995. Vehicle tracks on high Arctic tundra: their effects on the soil, vegetation, and soil arthropods. J. Applied Ecology. 32:655-667.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and B. Bissett. 1994. Oribatida of Canadian peatlands. Mem. ent. Soc. Canada. 169: 73-8.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1994. Mycobates (Acari: Oribatida: Mycobatidae) of North America. Can. Ent. 126: 1301-1361.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1994. Feature species: Diapterobates notatus: an arctic oribatid mite. Arctic Insect News, 5:15-16.

S.A. Marshall, R.S. Anderson, R.E. Roughley, V. Behan-Pelletier and H. V. Danks, 1994. Terrestrial arthropod Biodiversity: planning a study and recommended sampling techniques. Bull. Ent. Soc. Canada, Suppl. 26(1):33pp. Link:   http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/esc.hp/bsc/briefs/brterrestrial.htm

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1993. Diversity of soil arthropods in Canada: systematic and ecological problems. Mem. ent. Soc. Canada 165:11-50.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and B. Bissett. 1993. Biodiversity of Nearctic soil arthropods. Canadian Biodiversity 2(3): 5-14.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and M.G. Paoletti. 1993. A new species of Oribatella Banks 1895 (Acari: Oribatida) from bromeliads in northern Venezuela. Tropical Zoology, Special Issue 1:31-38.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , M.G. Paoletti, B. Bissett and B.R. Stinner. 1993. Oribatid mites of forest habitats in northern Venezuela. Tropical Zoology, Special Issue 1: 39-54.

Walter, D.E. and V.M. Behan-Pelletier . 1993. Systematics and ecology of Adhaesozetes polyphyllos sp. nov.(Acari: Oribatida: Licneremaeoidea), a leaf-inhabiting mite from Australian rainforests. Can. J. Zool. 71: 1024-1040.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and S. Mahunka, 1993. Description of Humerobates setosus sp. n. (Acari: Humerobatidae) from South Africa. Fol. Ent. Hung. 54: 9-16.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1993. Eremaeidae (Acari:Oribatida) of North America. Mem. ent. Soc. Canada 168: 193 p.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1991. Observations on genital papillae of pycnonotic Brachypylina (Acari: Oribatida) Acarologia 31:385-400.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and N.A. Ryabinin. 1991. Taxonomy and biogeography of Proteremaeus (Acari: Oribatida:Eremaeidae). Can. Ent. 123:559-565.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and N.A. Rjabinin, 1991. Description of Sacculozetes filosus gen. nov., sp. nov. and Guatemalozetes danos sp. nov.(Acari: Oribatida) from grassland habitats. Can. Ent. 123:1135-1147.

Norton, R.A. and V.M. Behan-Pelletier. 1991. Calcium carbonate and calcium oxalate as cuticular hardening agents in oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida). Can. J. Zool. 69: 1504-1511.

Norton, R.A. and V.M. Behan-Pelletier. 1991. Epicuticular calcification in Phyllozetes (Acari: Oribatida). Proc. VIII Int. Congr. Acarology, Czechoslovakia, pp. 323, 324 in F.Dusbabek and V. Bukva (Eds.).

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1990. Redefinition of Megeremaeus (Acari: Megeremaeidae) with description of new species, and nymphs of M. montanus Higgins and Woolley. Can. Ent. 122: 875-900.

Klinger, L.F., S.A. Elias, V.M. Behan-Pelletier and N.E. Williams. 1990. The bog climax hypothesis: fossil arthropod and stratigraphic evidence in peat sections from southeast Alaska, USA. Holarctic Ecology 13:72-80.

Seniczak, S., V.M. Behan-Pelletier and T. Solhoy. 1990. Systematic value of the loss of some notogastral setae in adult Sphaerozetinae (Acari: Oribatida: Ceratozetidae) in the light of ontogenetic studies.   Acarologia 31: 385-400.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1989. Limnozetes (Acari: Oribatida: Limnozetidae) of northeastern North America. Can.Ent. 121: 453-506.

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Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1989. Description of Scapuleremaeus kobauensis gen. nov. sp. nov. (Acari:Oribatida: Cymbaeremaeidae) from western Canada. Can. Ent. 121: 507-513.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1988. Systematic relationships of Ametroproctus , with a modified definition of Cymbaeremaeidae (Acari: Oribatida). Proc. VII Int. Congr. Acarology, Bangalore, India. Pp. 301-307.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1988. Redefinition of Zachvatkinibates (Acari: Mycobatidae), with description of a new species. Can. Ent. 120: 797-813.

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Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1987. Redefinition of Ametroproctus (Acari: Oribatida) with descriptions of new species. Can.Ent. 119: 505-536.

Norton, R.A. and V.M. Behan-Pelletier . 1986. Systematic relationships of Propelops, with a modification of family-group taxa in henopelopoidea (Acari: Orbatida). Can. J. Zool. Vol. 64: 2370-2383.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1986. Ceratozetidae (Acari: Oribatei) of the western North American subarctic. Can. Ent. 118: 991-1057.

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Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1985. Epidamaeus (Acari: Damaeidae) of subarctic western North America and extreme Northeastern USSR. Can. Ent. 117: 277-319.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1985. Ceratozetidae of the western North American Arctic. Can. Ent. 117: 1287-1366.

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Hill, S.B., and V.M. Behan-Pelletier . 1985. Priorities for the integrated development of soil micromorphology and soil zoology: results of a brainstorming session. Quaestiones Entomologicae 21: 665-668.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , S.B. Hill, A. Fjellberg, R.A.Norton, and A. Tomlin. 1985. Soil invertebrates: major reference texts. Quaestiones Entomologicae 21: 675-687.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1984. Ceratozetes (Acari: Ceratozetidae) of Canada and Alaska. Can. Ent. 116: 1449-1517.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , and S.B. Hill. 1983. Feeding habits of sixteen species of Oribatei (Acari) from an acid peat bog, Glenamoy, Ireland. Rev. Ecol. Biol. Sol. 20: 221-267.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , and R.A. Norton. 1983. Epidamaeus (Acari: Damaeidae) of Arctic western North America and extreme Northeast, U.S.S.R. Can. Ent. 115: 1253-1289.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1982. Descriptions of new species and a new genus of Oribatei (Acari) from the Soviet subarctic. Can. Ent. 114: 855-871.

Behan, V.M. , and S.B. Hill. 1980. Distribution and diversity of North American Arctic soil Acari. In: D.L. Dindal (Ed.) Soil Biology as Related to Land Use Practices. Proceedings of the VII International Soil Zoology Colloquium, July 29-Aug. 3, 1979, Syracuse, New York. Publ. by Office of Pesticide and Toxic Substances, EPA, pp.717-740.

Behan, V.M. , and S.B. Hill. 1978. Feeding habits and spore dispersal of oribatid mites in the North American Arctic. Rev. Ecol. Biol. Sol. 15: 497-516.

Behan, V.M. 1978. Camisia labradorica (Acari: Oribatei: Camisiidae), a new soil mite species from the Canadian subarctic. Can. Ent. 110: 547-550.

Behan, V.M. , S.B. Hill, and D.K. McE. Kevan. 1978. Effects of urea, as fertilizer, on Acarina and other arthropods in Quebec Black spruce (Picea mariana Mill.) humus. Pedobiol. 18: 249-263.

MacLean, S.F., V.M. Behan , and A. Fjellberg. 1978. Soil Acari and Collembola from Chaun Bay, Northern Chukotka. Arctic and Alpine Res. 10: 559-568.

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Miscellaneous

Behan, V.M. 1975. Soil arthropods. In: J.Brown (Ed.) Ecological and limnological reconnaissances from Prudhoe Bay into the Brooks Range, Alaska, Summer 1975. Research on Arctic Tundra Environments, MAB, pp. 56-59.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1985. Handling techniques for Soil Invertebrates. Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods). Vol. 4: 40-48.

Lehmkuhl, D.M., H.V. Danks, V.M. Behan-Pelletier , D.J.Larson, D.M. Rosenberg, and I.M. Smith. 1984. Recommendations for the appraisal of environmental disturbance: some general guidelines, and the value and feasibility of insect studies. A brief prepared by the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods). Supplement to Bulletin, Ent. Soc.Can. 16: 1-8. Link:   http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/esc.hp/bsc/briefs/brrecomm.htm

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1987. Oribatida of the Haynes Lease Ecological Reserve, B.C. Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands Newsl. No. 4: 4,5.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1987. Grassland Sites Revisited. Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands Newsletter 4: 5-6.

Lafontaine, J.D., S. Allyson, V.M. Behan-Pelletier , A. Borkent, J.M. Campbell, K.G.A. Hamilton, J.E.H. Martin, and L. Masner. 1987. The insects, spiders and mites of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Agri. Can. Publ. 302pp.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , E.E. Lindquist, and I.M. Smith. 1988. Diversity and Distribution Patterns of Mites. Proceed. XVIII International Congress of Entomology, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. P. 20.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1989. Book Review. Mites and human welfare, by T.A. Wooley. Ent. Soc. Canada. Bull. 21: 25-26.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , M.G. Paoletti, B.R. Stinner and D.H. Stinner, 1990. Comparison of the oribatid mite fauna of various forest soils in Northern Venezuela. Proceedings of Int. Sym. on Agroecology and Conservation Issues in Temperate and Tropical Regions, University of Padova. P. 17.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1993. There's more to soil than Dirt.
  Proceedings of Innovative Farmers of Ontario, No-Till, Ridge-Till 1993 Workshop. Soil and Water Conservation Information Bureau. Pp.24-25.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and B. Bissett, 1995. Arboreal oribatid mite fauna: Diversity and Adaptations. Pp. 29 in J. C. Moore et al., Integration of above- and below-ground communities: the importance of soil biota and processes to above-ground ecosystem maintenance and development. Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1995. Project update: arthropod fauna of soils. Biological Survey of Canada Newsletter 14:42-43.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , A. Tomlin, N. Winchester and C. Fox, 1996. Sampling protocols for microarthropods. In : A.T. Finnamore (Ed.), The SAGE Project: SAMPLING PROTOCOLS FOR MICROARTHROPODS. EMAN and Partners Publications.

Smith, I.M., E.E. Lindquist and V. Behan-Pelletier . 1996. Mites (Acari). In: I.M. Smith (Ed.), ASSESSMENT OF SPECIES DIVERSITY IN THE MIXEDWOOD PLAINS ECOZONE. Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network. EMAN and Partners Publications.

Lindquist, E.E. and V.M. Behan-Pelletier 1996. Mite. In: J.H. Marsh (Ed. Chief), The Canadian Encyclopedia Plus (TCE+), 2nd edition. McClelland & Stewart, Toronto. CD-ROM version.

Smith, I. M., E.E. Lindquist and V. Behan-Pelletier , 1997. Mites. In Smith, I. M. (Ed.) Assessment of species diversity in the mixedwood plain ecozone. EMAN Publ. Pp.16-17.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , and G. Newton. 1997. Mites as Models: linking biodiversity and ecosystem function in soil. 1997 AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition. Pp. A4.

Newton, G., and V. Behan-Pelletier . 1997. The BLADE Project: a networked environment for distributed collaborative ecological research. In The Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network, 3rd National Science Meeting, Saskatoon. Pp. 48-49.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , B. Eamer and L. Speers. 1997. Database of oribatid mite distribution in the western North American arctic: implications for ecosystem assessment. In Blair, J. (Ed.) Soil ecology: understanding and preserving soil systems. Pp. 16.

Fox, C. A., J. J. Miller, V. Behan-Pelletier and B. Townsend-Batten, 1997. A comparison of response of soil arthropods to row position in no-till and conventional tillage. In Blair, J. (Ed.) Soil ecology: understanding and preserving soil systems. Pp. 30.

Newton, G., and V. Behan-Pelletier , 1997. The Soil Ecology Research Network: A database of soil ecology research. In Blair, J. (Ed.) Soil ecology: understanding and preserving soil systems. Pp. 47.

Newton, G., Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and J. Klironomos 1997. Database of Ecological Research Projects (DERP) .

Winchester, N. N., and V. Behan-Pelletier , 1997. Arboreal specificity, diversity and abundance of canopy-dwelling oribatid mites. In Blair, J. (Ed.) Soil ecology: understanding and preserving soil systems. Pp. 63.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and D. W. Walter. 1998. Biodiversity of Acari in tree canopies and litter. In Webmaster Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Pp. 8.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 1998. Systematic relationships of Hypozetes (Acari: Oribatida). In: Proceedings X International Congress of Acarology, Canberra.

Newton, G., Behan-Pelletier, V. , and J. Klironomos, 1998. Database of Ecological Research Projects. In Ecological Society of America 83rd Annual Meeting, Baltimore. Abstracts. Pp. 100.

Smith, I.M., E.E. Lindquist and V. Behan-Pelletier . 1998. Mites (Acari). In: I.M. Smith (Ed.), Assessment of species diversity in the Montane Cordillera Ecozone.   Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network. EMAN and Partners Publications.

Finnamore, A.T., Winchester, N.N. and V.M. Behan-Pelletier , 1998. Protocols for Measuring Biodiversity: Arthropod Monitoring in Terrestrial Ecosystems. Biodiversity Science Board of Canada, Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network, Burlington, Ontario.

Newton, G., Behan-Pelletier, V. , and J. Klironomos, 1998. Database of Ecological Research Projects. In Ecological Society of America 83rd Annual Meeting, Baltimore. Abstracts. Pp. 100.

Kanashiro, D.A. Behan-Pelletier, V. , Clapperton, M.J. and Willms, W.D. 1999. Differences in soil mite communities associated with heavy and light grazing of a fescue prairie. In Soil Ecology Society International Conference, Abstracts. Pg.55.

Clayton, M., Behan-Pelletier, V.M., Humble, L.M., and Winchester, N.N. 1999. Canopy oribatid diversity in coastal montane forest. In Soil Ecology Society International Conference, Abstracts. Pg.24.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. 2001 Project Update: Arthropod fauna of Soils 2001. Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), 20(2): 51-57.

St. John, M.G., Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , Bagatto, G., Lindquist, E.E., Shorthouse, J.D., Smith, I.M. 2001. Soil formation and mite colonization of rehabilitated mine tailings, Sudbury, Canada. Soil Ecology Society Conference, Georgia, p. 54. Poster presentation.

Kanashiro, D., Osler, G., Clapperton, J. and Behan-Pelletier , V.M. 2002. Oribatid mite diversity in Alberta grasslands: a single family affair? Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting. Abstracts.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. and B. Eamer 2002. Aquatic Oribatida: adaptations, constraints, distribution and ecology. XI International Congress of Acarology, Merida, Mexico, September 8-13, 2002. Abstracts.

St. John, M., D. H. Wall and V. Behan-Pelletier 2003. Relationship between above and belowground diversity: grasses and soil mites in a natural tallgrass prairie. Soil Ecology Society Meeting, Palm Springs, CA. May, 2003. Abstracts.

Kanashiro, D.A., M.J. Clapperton, V. Behan-Pelletier and G.H.O. Osler. A quest for mites: The search for oribatid soil mites from Western Canadian Grasslands. Entomological Society of Canada Annual Meeting, Kelowna, BC, Nov. 2003, Abstracts.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. M. St. John and N. Winchester. 2003. Forest canopies of the Pacific Northwest: hotspots for oribatid mite diversity - WHY? Entomological Society of Canada Annual Meeting, Kelowna, BC, Nov. 2003, Abstracts.

St. John, M., D. H. Wall and V. Behan-Pelletier. 2003. Relationship between above and belowground diversity: grasses and soil mites in a natural tallgrass prairie. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, London, UK. March, 2003. Abstracts.

St. John, M., D. H. Wall and V. Behan-Pelletier. 2003. Effects of an Invasive Grass on the Community of Associated Soil Mites in a Tallgrass Prairie. Soil Ecology Society Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, May 2003, Abstract.

Behan-Pelletier, V. et al. Two internet accessible data sources for students and applied scientists. See http://www.earthworksresearch.com/ergorbcat.htm

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. , St. John M., and N.N. Winchester, 2004. Colonizing the Canopy: are oribatid mites tree specific? Poster presented at XIV International Colloquium of Soil Zoology, August, 2004, Abstract.

Behan-Pelletier, V.M. Soil biodiversity: Releasing the biological wealth of soils for humans. AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington, February 2005.

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