Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates

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Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, written by experts in the ecology of various freshwater invertebrate groups, is the most up-to-date and informative text of its kind. The coverage includes all freshwater invertebrate phyla with an emphasis on ecological information. Each chapter contains ecological and morphological information and a key to genera (or family for insects) as well as a bibliography and list of further readings. A glossary and subject index are included at the end of the book. The text is written at a median level of difficulty and geared toward researchers and upper-undergraduate and graduate students.
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  • Hardback | 936 pages
  • 224.8 x 286 x 42.7mm | 2,488.23g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • illustrations, glossary, bibliography, further reading list, index
  • 0126906459
  • 9780126906455

Table of contents

Introduction to freshwater invertebrates, J.H.Thorp and A.P.Covich; freshwater communities, A.P.Covich and J.H.Thorp; protozoa, W.D.Taylor and R.W.Sanders; porifera, T.M.Frost; the freshwater cnidaria - or coelenterates, L.E.Slobodkin and P.E.Bossert; flatworms - turbellaria and nemertea, J.Kolasa; gastrotricha, D.L.Strayer and W.D.Hummon; rotifera, R.L.Wallace and T.W.Snell; nematoda and nematomorpha, G.O.Poinar; mollusca - gastropoda, K.M.Brown; mollusca - bivalvia, R.F.McMahon; annelida - oligochaeta and branchiobdellida, R.O.Brinkhurst and S.R.Gelder; annelida - leeches, polychaetes, and acanthobdellids, R.W.Davies; bryozoans, T.W.Wood; tardigrada, D.R.Nelson; water mites, I.M.Smith and D.R.Cook; diversity and classification of insects and collembola, W.L.Hilsenhoff; crustacea - introduction and peracarida, A.P.Covich and J.H Thorp; ostracoda, L.D.Delorme; cladocera and other branchiopoda, S.I.Dodson and D.G.Frey; copepoda, C.E.Williamson; decapoda, H.H.Hobbs III.
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Impressive tome covering freshwater invertebrate phyla and their ecology, from protozoans to decapods. Each of the twenty-two chapters, prepared by noted specialists, contains a key to genera (family for insects) biology, ecology, bibliography, and other essentials. A glossary and taxonomic and subject indices are included. Pertinent reference for all student and professional benthologists. --FISHERIES This is a large, attractive, informative and long-overdue book on freshwater invertebrates... This is a book by biologists for biologists, constructed with care, professionalism and detail. --QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BIOLOGY
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