Early life histories of fishes: New developmental, ecological and evolutionary perspectives

Early life histories of fishes: New developmental, ecological and evolutionary perspectives

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The Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary Environmental Biology of Fishes (EBF), in which defines the first meaning of a 'preface' as 'a my students and I contributed to the concept, its eucharistic prayer of thanksgiving forming in the main attraction became the chance to arrange most Roman rite an introduction to the canon'. Prayer, in one volume, with a new explanatory introduc thanks and introduction cover rather well what I tion and synthesis. During the past three decades interest in early have in mind (after a similar idea by Greenwood life history has mushroomed into a fruitful field of 1981), but to compare the rest of this book to a canon is obviously wishful thinking. May I there science with a steadily increasing breadth and so fore be forgiven for the latter and allowed to elab phistication. The emphasis, however, has been orate on the former. mostly on life histories from the population biology It is over 30 years ago that my first paper on fish point of view, limited to an interpretation of pat ontogeny appeared (Balon & Frank 1953). Many terns or a few easy to monitor variables (e. g. Roff such papers later, I began to formulate the life 1984, Thresher 1984). I had my share in this approach history models (Balon 1975a), classification of re (e. g.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 210 x 279 x 15.24mm | 705g
  • Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
  • VI, 274 p.
  • 9061935296
  • 9789061935292

Table of contents

The theory of saltatory ontogeny and life history models revisited.- Methods.- Microscopic techniques for studies of early ontogeny in fishes: problems and methods of composite descriptions.- Reprints.- Additions and amendments to the classification of reproductive styles in fishes.- About processes which cause the evolution of guilds and species.- Reproductive guilds and the ultimate structure of fish taxocenes: amended contribution to the discussion presented at the mini-symposium.- About the courtship rituals in fishes, but also about a false sense of security given by classification schemes, 'comprehensive' reviews and committee decisions.- Early ontogeny of walleye, Stizostedion vitreum, with steps of saltatory development.- Early development of the northern logperch, Percina caprodes semifasciata, according to the theory of saltatory ontogeny.- Early ontogeny of white sucker, Catostornus commersoni, with steps of saltatory development.- Early development of the rainbow darter, Etheostoma caeruleum, according to the theory of salutatory ontogeny.- Early ontogeny of Labeotropheus Ahl, 1927 (Mbuna, Cichlidae, Lake Malawi), with a discussion on advanced protective styles in fish reproduction and development.- The synthesis.- Reflections on epigenetic mechanisms: hypotheses and case histories.- Name, taxon and subject index.
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