Interactions and Adaptation Strategies of Marine Organisms

Interactions and Adaptation Strategies of Marine Organisms : Proceedings of the 31st European Marine Biology Symposium, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, 9-13 September 1996

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This volume provides a refereed selection of the proceedings of the 31st European Marine Biology Symposium, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in September 1996. State-of-the-art reviews and studies on adaptational processes in marine organisms such as adaptations to fluctuations in salinity, temperature, oxygen and pollutants which are reflected in different types of ecophysiological responses and interactions of marine organisms, including predation, parasitism, intraspecific competition and epibiosys were presented at the symposium proceedings.
Research from both eastern and western Europe contributed to this project and during the symposium differences in scientific approaches and views between these two groups became apparent. The contents of this volume reflect these differences.
Researchers and students in marine biology as well as those involved in coastal management and environmental studies will find this volume of interest.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 164 pages
  • 195.6 x 261.6 x 15.2mm | 544.32g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from HYDROBIOLOGIA, 355, 1998
  • VII, 164 p.
  • 079234927X
  • 9780792349273

Table of contents

Interactions in Marine Organisms. Preface. The Importance of Juveniles in Structuring a Littoral Macrobenthic Community; I.V. Burkovsky, et al. Epibenthic Predation in Marine Soft-bottoms: Being Small and How to get Away with it; M. Thiel. Abundance, Feeding Behaviour and Nematocysts of Scyphopolyps (Cnidaria) and Nematocysts in Their Predator, the Nudibranch Coryphella verrucosa (Mollusca); C. OEstman. The Importance of Intraspecific Competition in a Littorina littorea Population in the Wadden Sea; C. Fenske. Occurrence of Epifauna on the Periwinkle, Littorina littorea (L.), and Interactions with the Polychaete Polydora ciliata (Johnston); G.C. Warner. Effects of Epibiosis on Consumer-prey Interactions; M. Wahl, et al. Parasites on an Intertidal Corophium-bed: Factors Determining the Phenology of Microphallid Trematodes in the Intermediate Host Populations of the Mud-Snail Hydrobia ulvae and the Amphipod Corophium volutator; K.N. Mouritsen, et al. The Association Between the Caprellid Pariambus typicus Kroyer (Crustacea, Amphipoda) and Ophiuroids; U. Volbehr, E. Rachor. Chemically-mediated Interactions in Benthic Organisms: The Chemical Ecology of Crambe (Porifera, Poecilosclerida); M.A. Becerro, et al. Fauna Associated with Detached Kelp in Different Types of Subtidal Habitats of the White Sea; A.B. Tzetlin, et al. Soft-bottom Macro Invertebrate Fauna of North Norwegian Coastal Waters with Particular Reference to Sill-Basins. Part One: Bottom Topography and Species Diversity. Adaptation Strategies in Marine Organisms. Mechanisms of Salinity Adaptations in Marine Molluscs; V.J. Berger, A.D. Kharazova. Sensitivity to Stress in the Bivalve Macomabalthica from the Most Northern (Arctic) to the Most Southern (French) Populations: Low Sensitivity in Arctic Populations Because of Genetic Adaptations? H. Hummel, et al. Defenses Against Oxidative Stress in the Antarctic Scallop Adamussium colbecki and Effects of Acute Exposure to Metals; F. Regoli, et al. A New Species of Hyalopomatus (Serpulidae: Polychaeta) which Lacks an Operculum: Is This an Adaptation to Low Oxygen? E.W. Knight-Jones, et al. Adaptation Capabilities of Marine Modular Organisms; N.N. Marfenin. Morphological Convergence of Resting Stages of Planktonic Organisms: A Review; G. Belmonte, et al. Effects of Experimental Conditions on the Feeding Rate of Mysis mixta (Crustacea, Mysidacea); E. Gorokhova, S. Hansson. Feeding Behaviour of Cerastoderma edule in a Turbid Environment: Physiological Adaptations and Derived Benefit; M.B. Urrutia, et al.
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Review quote

`In total, this modest volume gives a nice series of case studies in the two topics of its title. This book should be available ... in libraries of both universities and marine and freshwater research institutes.'
Aquatic Ecology, 31 (1998)
`This special volume is indeed an excellent summarization of our present knowledge of interactions and adaptation strategies of coastal marine organisms. The extensive and comprehensive knowledge of problems given by this book will help all scientists who are interested in biology, ecology and physiology of coastal marine organisms but could be useful also for fresh-water limnologists. The book is highly recommended to anybody whon is concerned with these fields of biology.'
International Review of Hydrobiology, 84 (1999)
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