Sea Urchins: Volume 38

Sea Urchins: Volume 38 : Biology and Ecology

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This fully revised and expanded edition of Sea Urchins provides a wide-ranging understanding of the biology and ecology of this key component of the world's oceans. Coverage includes reproduction, metabolism, endocrinology, larval ecology, growth, digestion, carotenoids, disease and nutrition. Other chapters consider the ecology of individual species that are of major importance ecologically and economically, including species from Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa. In addition, six new contributions in areas such as immunology, digestive systems and community ecology inform readers on key recent developments and insights from the literature.

Sea urchins are ecologically important and often greatly affect marine communities. Because they have an excellent fossil record, they are also of interest to paleontologists. Research on sea urchins has increased in recent years, stimulated first by recognition of their ecological importance and subsequently their economic importance. Scientists around the world are actively investigating their potential for aquaculture and fisheries, and their value as model systems for investigations in developmental biology continues to increase.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 550 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 32mm | 1,699.97g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • Illustrations (black and white, and colour)
  • 0123964911
  • 9780123964915
  • 1,776,545

Table of contents

Sea Urchins: Biology and Ecology/John M. Lawrence

Table of Contents

1. Phylogeny of Sea Urchins

Andrew B. Smith and Andreas Kroh

2. Sea Urchin Life History Strategies

John M. Lawrence

3. Sea Urchin Gametogenesis - Structural, Functional and Molecular/Genomic Biology

Charles W. Walker, M.P. Lesser, and Tatsuya Unuma

4. Biochemical and Energy Requirements of Gonad Development

Adam G. Marsh, Mickie L. Powell, and Stephen A. Watts

5. Endocrine Regulation of Sea Urchin Reproduction

Kristina M. Wasson, and Stephen A. Watts

6. Larval Ecology of Echinoids

Anna Metaxas

7. Growth and Survival of Postsettlement Sea Urchins

Thomas A. Ebert

8. Digestive System

Nicholas D. Holland

9. Feeding, Digestion and Digestibility of Sea Urchins

John M. Lawrence, Addison L. Lawrence, and Stephen A. Watts

10. Nutrition

Stephen A. Watts, Addison L. Lawrence, and John M. Lawrence

11. Carotenoids in Sea Urchins

Maeve S. Kelly and Rachael C Symonds

12. Disease in Sea Urchins

Yi Nan Wang, Ya Qing Chang, and John M. Lawrence

13. Immunology in Sea Urchins

Jose Roberto Machado Cunha da Silva

14. Sea Urchins as Drivers of Shallow Benthic Marine Community Structure

Robert S. Steneck

15. Stocking Enhancement

Yukio Agatsuma

16. Cidaroids

John M. Lawrence, and Michel Jangoux

17. Centrostephanus rodgersii

Maria Byrn, and Neil Andrew

18. Diadema

Nyawira A. Muthiga and Timothy R. McClanahan

19. Arbacia

Paola Gianguzza and Chiara Bonaviri

20. Loxechinus albus

Julio Alberto Vasquez and Gonzalo A. Donoso

21. Paracentrotus lividus

Charles F. Boudouresque and Marc Verlaque

22. Psammechinus miliaris

Maeve S. Kelly, A. D. Hughes, and E .J. Cook

23. Echinometra

Timothy R. McClanahan and Nyawira A. Muthiga

24. Evechinus chloroticus

Michael F. Barker

25. Heliocidaris erythrogramma

John K. Keesing

26. Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis

Robert E. Scheibling and Bruce G. Hatcher

27. Strongylocentrotus franciscanus and Strongylocentrotous purpuratus

Laura Rogers-Bennett

28. Strongylocentrotus intermedus

Yukio Agatsuma

29. Strongylocentrotus nudus

Yukio Agatsuma

30. Hemicentrotus pulcherimus, Pseudocentrotous depressus and Anthocidaris crassispina

Yukio Agatsuma

31. Lytechinus

Stephen A. Watts, James B. McClintock, and John M. Lawrence

32. Tripneustes

John M. Lawrence and Yukio Agatsuma
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"...a valuable addition to the library of any sea urchin researcher or marine biologists."
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