Peter S. Cranston
Peter S. Cranston, Ph.D. - Emeritus Professor of Entomology
B.Sc. (Honours) Biology, University of London, U.K.
Ph.D Entomology, University of London, U.K.
Teaches: no courses listed, no further grad students accepted.
Grad students (2011): Scott McCluen, Nick Herald
Systematics, ecology and biogeography of aquatic insects, particularly the Chironomidae (non-biting midges).
Chironomidae web site: Cranston's Chiropage
Full list of publications can be found on Dr. Cranston's website.
1. . Cranston, P.S., Hardy, N.B., Morse, G.E., Puslednik, L. & McCluen, S.R. (2010). When morphology and molecules concur: the 'Gondwanan' midges.(Diptera: Chironomidae). Systematic Entomology 35: 636-648.
2. Cranston, P.S. (2010). Insect Biodiversity and Conservation in Australasia. Annual Review of Entomology 55: 55-75.
3. P.J. Gullan and P.S. Cranston. (2010) Insects: An Outline of Entomology, 4th edition. Wiley
4. Armitage, P. Cranston, P.S. and Pinder, L.C.V. (eds.) (1994) Chironomidae: Biology and Ecology of Non-biting Midges, edited by Chapman and Hall, London, Glasgow, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, Madras, pp. 572.
5. Krosch, Matt N., Baker, Andrew M., McKie, Brendan G., Mather, Peter B. & Peter S. Cranston (2009). Deeply divergent mitochondrial lineages reveal patterns of local endemism in chironomids of the Australian Wet Tropics. Austral Ecology 34: 317-32