Luis Subias (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain), the distinguished acarologist
, who has contributed significantly to the study of oribatid mites throughout the world.
Although conventional SEMs have been used by acarologists
for the past 30 years, Wergin's technique has many advantages," says Ochoa.
Burridge has provided a timely and valuable resource for naturalists, entomologists, acarologists
, veterinarians, zoo-keepers, pathologists, and all those involved in buying and selling pets.
Dust Mites was written for acarologists
, entomologists, medical professionals who deal with human allergy, epidemiologists, as well as for ecologists and others interested in the tiny mites with whom we share our homes.
Armed with new technologies, acarologists
are finding a whole host of new characters that will trigger some profound changes in how we view mites and how we understand their relationships--harmful or helpful--with their plant and animal hosts.