Dr. Tom Goldschmidt
 
Address: Zoologische Staatssammlung München
Sektion Arthropoda varia
Münchhausenstraße 21, 81247 München
Germany
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Research Topics
 
Systematic, Diversity, Biogeography and Ecology of Hydrachnidia, mainly from the Neotropics and Madagascar

Special interests:
1. Ecology of neotropical water mites (differentiation of spring- and stream fauna, altitudinal zonation (e.g. project ALAS, La Selva, Costa Rica))
2. Systematic and zoogeographical patterns of the New World water mite fauna (especially Torrenticolidae Piersig, 1902 (Hydrachnidia, Acari))
3. Faunistic studies of water mites from Central America (especially Costa Rica, e.g. from the Area de Conservación Guanacaste)
4. Systematic and Zoogeography of water mites from Madagascar

Planned projects:
-Studies on water mites from Bavarian springs
-Ecology, phylogeny and systematic of spring inhabiting water mites from Costa Rica
-preparation of distribution maps of Costa Rican water mites
-preparation of keys to Costa Rican water mites
-Systematic, zoogeography and ecology of torrenticolid water mites from the New World and Africa
-continuation of the work on the systematic and ecology of water mites from Central America and Madagascar




 

 
Publications
 
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (in press) ( ): The water mite genus Torrenticola Piersig, 1896 (Torrenticolidae, Hydrachnidia, Acari) in Costa Rica: Ecology, diversity and indicative potential. - In: Proceedings of the XII International Congress of Acarology 21-26 August 2006, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T., ROSSO DE FERRADÁS, B. & FERNÁNDEZ, H. R. (in prep.) ( ): Hydrachnidia (Acari: Prostigmata). In: ADIS, A. (ed.): Aquatic Biodiversity in Latin America. -
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. & SMIT, H. (submitted) ( ): Studies on Torrenticolidae (Acari, Actinedida, Hydrachnidia) from South Africa. - Contributions to Zoology
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. & SMITH, I. (in prep.) ( ): Water mites of the genus Omartacarus (Acari, Actinedida, Hydrachnidia) from Central and North America. -
GERECKE, R. & T. GOLDSCHMIDT (in press) ( ): Süßwassermilben – eine der artenreichsten limnischen Tiergruppen und ihr Beitrag zum Verständnis der mitteleuropäischen Binnengewässer. - In: Tagungsbericht DGL 2005, Karlsruhe.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (in prep.) ( ): Los acaros acuáticos de Costa Rica. - In: SPRINGER, M., A. RAMIREZ & P. HANSON (eds.): Arthropoda y Mollusca de Agua Dulce de Costa Rica. Vol 2: Hydracarina, Crustacea y Mollusca.
Goldschmidt, T. (1994 ): Charakterisierung des Typus Helokrene durch ökologische und faunistische Untersuchungen in einer Seeuferquelle am Mindelsee (westlicher Bodensee). - diploma thesis, University of Freiburg134pp.
Goldschmidt, T. (1998 ): Osmoregulationsorgane bei der neotropischen Wassermilbe Neotyrrellia aus Costa Rica (Limnesiidae, Hydrachnidia). - Verh. Westd.Entom. Tag 1997, 213-216, Löbbecke-Mus., Düsseldorf.
Goldschmidt, T.; G. Alberti; E.I. Meyer (1999 ): Presence of acetabula-like structures on the coxae of the neotropical water mite genus Neotyrrellia (Tyrrelliinae, Limnesiidae, Prostigmata). - In: Ecology and Evolution of the Acari. J.Bruin, LL.P.S. van der Geest, M.W. Sabelis (eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium of the EURAAC 1-5 July 1996, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dortrecht, Boston, London: 491-497.
Goldschmidt, T.; Gerecke, R. & Alberti, G. (2002 ): Hygrobates salamandrarum sp. nov. (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Hygrobatidae) from China: the first record of a freshwater mite parasitizing newts (Amphibia, Urodela). - Zool. Anz., 241: 297-304.
Goldschmidt, T. (2002 ): The biodiversity of Neotropical water mites. - In: F. Bernini, Nannelli, G., Nuzzaci, G. & de Lillo, E., ed. Acarid Phylogeny and Evolution. Adaptions in mites and ticks. Dortrecht, The Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publishers: 91-99.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (2003 ): Preliminary report on the water mites (Hydrachnidia, Prostigmata) of ALAS-IV, 2003. - http://www.evergreen.edu/ants/ALAStaxa/watermites/
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. & R. GERECKE (2003 ): Zur Kenntnis der Wassermilbenfauna (Acari, Hydrachnidia) in Fließgewässern und Quellen auf Madagaskar. - In: Tagungsbericht DGL 2002, Braunschweig, Band 2. Eigenverlag der DGL, Werder: 755-760.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. & R. GERECKE (2003 ): Studies on hydryphantid water mites (Acari: Actinedida: Hydrachnidia) from Central and South America. - In: I.M. SMITH (ed.): An Acarological Tribute to David R. Cook – From Yankee Springs to Wheeny Creek., Indira Publishing House. West Bloomfield, Michigan: 83-150.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (2004 ): Studies on neotropical Limnesiidae THOR, 1900. Part II: Tyrrelliinae KOENIKE, 1910 (Acari, Actinedida, Hydrachnidia). - Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement, Monographische Studien 151 (1-2): 25-68.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (2004 ): Studies on neotropical Limnesiidae THOR, 1900. Part III: Protolimnesiinae VIETS, 1940 (Acari, Actinedida, Hydrachnidia). - Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement, Monographische Studien 151 (1-2): 69-123.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (2004 ): Environmental parameters determining the water mite communities in Costa Rican freshwater habitats. - Experimental & Applied Acarology, 34 (1-2):171-197.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (2004 ): Untersuchungen über Wassermilben der Familie Anisitsiellidae KOENIKE, 1910 aus der Neotropis (Acari, Actinedida, Hydrachnidia). - Senckenbergiana Biologica 83 (2): 113-150.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (2004 ): Studies on neotropical Limnesiidae THOR, 1900. Part I: Neomamersinae LUNDBLAD, 1953 (Acari, Actinedida, Hydrachnidia). - Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement, Monographische Studien 151 (1-2): 1-24.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (2006 ): Diversity of Costa Rican Freshwater Mites (Arachnida:Acari:Hydrachnidia) - Species Diversity 11: 157-175.
TUZOVSKIJ, P.V., R. GERECKE & T. GOLDSCHMIDT (2007 ): Malagasacaridae, a new family of water mites from Madagascar (Acariformes, Hydrachnidia). - Zoosystematica Rossica 16 (2): 163-167.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. & G. KÖHLER (2007 ): New species of the Hygrobates salamandrarum - group (Acari, HYDRACHNIDIA, Hygrobatidae) from SE-Asia. - Zoologischer Anzeiger 246, 73-89.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (2007 ): The collection of water mites from Africa and Madagascar at the Museum of Natural History in Stockholm (Sweden). - http://www.watermite.org/collections/coll_stockholm_afrika_Goldschmidt 2005.htm
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (2007 ): Studies on Latin American water mites of the genus Torrenticola PIERSIG, 1896 (Torrenticolidae, Hydrachnidia, Acari). - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 150: 443-678.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (2007 ): Zoogeographical relationships of Central American Water Mites. - In: Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress 8-13 September 2002, Mérida, Yucatán, México, 2007: 83-95.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (2008 ): Studies on Anisitsiellidae KOENIKE, 1910 (Acari, Actinedida, Hydrachnidia) from Madagascar. - Zootaxa 1954: 1-120.
DI SABATINO, A., R. GERECKE, H. SMIT, T. GOLDSCHMIDT, N. MATSUMOTO, B. CICOLANI (2008 ): A Global Assessment of Animal Diversity in Freshwaters: Water Mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia). - Hydrobiologia 595 (1) special issue: Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment. Editors: E.V. Balian, C. Lévêque, H. Segers & K. Martens. 303-315.
GOLDSCHMIDT, T. (2009 ): Water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia) in tropical springs – diversity, specificity, monitoring possibilities - Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung für Limnologie 30 (5): 669-672.