Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates

ISBN-10: 0126906459
ISBN-13: 9780126906455
Edition: 1991
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List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 5/28/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 936
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long
Weight: 5.720
Language: English

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. Highlights of the text: * Taxonomic keys for all groups * Generously illustrated * Includes taxa distributed in Canada * Taxonomic index

Contributors
Preface
Introduction to Freshwater Invertebrates
Introduction
Approches to Taxonomic Classification
Synopses of the North American Freshwater Invertebrates
Taxonomic Key to Major Taxa of Freshwater Invertebrates
Literature Cited
An Overview of Freshwater Habitats
Introduction
Lotic Environments
Underground Aquatic Habitats
Lentic Ecosystems
Literature Cited
Protozoa
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Ecology and Evolution
Collecting, Rearing, and Preparation for Identification
Identification of Protozoa
Literature Cited
Porifera
Introduction
Structure and Physiology
Ecology and Evolution
Collecting, Rearing, and Preparing Sponges for Identification
Classification
Literature Cited
Cnidaria
Introduction
General Biology of Cnidaria
Descriptive Ecology of Freshwater Cnidaria
Collection and Maintenance of Freshwater Cnidaria
Classification of Freshwater Cnidaria
Literature Cited
Flatworms: Turbellaria and Nemertea
Turbellaria
Introduction: Status in the Animal Kingdom
Anatomy and Physiology
Ecology
Current and Future Research Problems
Collecting, Rearing, and Identification Techniques
Identification of North American Genera of Freshwater Turbellaria
Nemertea
General Characteristics, External and Internal Anatomical Features
Ecology
Current and Future Research Problems
Collection, Culturing, and Preservation
Taxonomic Key to Species of Freshwater Nemertea in North America
Literature Cited
Gastrotricha
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Ecology and Evolution
Collecting, Rearing, and Preparation for Identification
Taxonomic Key
Literature Cited
Phylum Rotifera
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Ecology and Evolution
Collecting, Rearing, and Preparation for Identification
Classification and Systematics
Literature Cited
Nematoda and Nematomorpha
Nematoda
Introduction
Morphology and Physiology
Development and Life History
Ecology
Collecting and Rearing Techniques
Identification
Nematomorpha
Introduction
Morphology and Physiology
Development and Life History
Sampling
Identification
Literature Cited
Mollusca: Gastropoda
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Ecology and Evolution
Collecting and Culturing Freshwater Gastropods
Identification of Freshwater Gastropods of North America
Literature Cited
Mollusca: Bivalvia
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Ecology and Evolution
Collecting, Preparation for Identification, and Rearing
Identification of the Freshwater Bivalves of North America
Literature Cited
Annelida: Oligochaeta, Including Branchiobdellidae
Oligochaeta
Introduction to Oligochaeta
Oligochaete Anatomy and Physiology
Ecology and Evolution of Oligochaeta
Collecting, Rearing, and Preparation of Oligochaetes for Identification
Taxonomic Keys for Oligochaeta
Branchiobdellidae
Introduction to Branchiobdellidae
Anatomy and Physiology of Branchiobdellidans
Ecology and Evolution
Identification of Branchiobdellidans
Literature Cited
Annelida: Euhirudinea and Acanthobdellidae
Introduction to Euhirudinea and Acanthobdellidae
Taxonomic Status and Characteristics
Euhirudinea and Acanthobdellidae
Ecology
Collection and Rearing
Identification
Taxonomic Keys
Literature Cited
Bryozoans
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Ecology and Evolution
Entoprocta
Study Methods
Taxonomic Key
Literature Cited
Tardigrada
Introduction
Anatomy
Physiology (Latent States)
Reproduction and Development
Ecology
Techniques for Collection, Extraction, and Microscopy
Identification
Literature Cited
Water Mites (Hydrachnida) and other Arachnids
Introduction to Arachnids
Water Mites (Hydrachnida)
Other Arachnids in Freshwater Habitats
Literature Cited
Diversity and Classification of Insects and Collembola
Introduction
Aquatic Orders of Insects
Partially Aquatic Orders of Insects
Semiaquatic Collembola--Springtails
Identification of the Freshwater Insects and Collembola
Literature Cited
Aquatic Insect Ecology
Introduction
Aquatic Insect Communities
Aquatic Insect Life Histories
Insect-Mediated Processes
Secondary Production
Effects of Land Use on Aquatic Insect Communities
Role of Disturbance
Aquatic Insects in Biomonitoring Studies
Summary
Literature Cited
Introduction to the Subphylum Crustacea
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology of Crustacea
Ecology and Evolution of Selected Crustacea
Collecting, Rearing, and Preparation for Identification
Classification of Peracarida and Brachiura
Literature Cited
Ostracoda
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Life History
Distribution
Chemical Habitat
Physical Habitat
Physiological and Morphological Adaptations
Behavioral Ecology
Foraging Relationships
Population Regulation
Collecting and Rearing Techniques
Uses of Freshwater Ostracoda
Current and Future Research Problems
Classification of Freshwater Ostracodes
Literature Cited
Cladocera and other Branchiopoda
Introduction
Cladocera
Anatomy and Physiology
Distribution
Behavior
What Cladocerans Eat and What Eats Cladocerans
Population Regulation
Functional Role in the Ecosystem
Paleolimnology and Molecular Phylogeny
Toxicology
Current and Future Research
Collecting and Rearing
Taxonomic Keys for Cladoceran Genera
Other Branchiopods
Anatomy and Physiology of the Other Branchiopods
Ecology of the Other Branchiopods
Current and Future Research Problems
Collecting and Rearing Techniques
Taxonomic Keys for Non-Cladoceran Genera of Branchiopods
Literature Cited
Copepoda
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Ecology and Evolution
Current and Future Research Problems
Collecting and Rearing Techniques
Identification Techniques
Literature Cited
Decapoda
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Ecology and Evolution
Current and Future Research Problems
Collecting and Rearing Techniques
Identification
Literature Cited
Glossary
Subject Index
Taxonomic Index

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