Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates
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.
- Hardback | 936 pages
- 224.8 x 286 x 42.7mm | 2,488.23g
- 05 Jul 1991
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- illustrations, glossary, bibliography, further reading list, index
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.
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