Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts A Guide to Their Identification and Ecology

ISBN-10: 1421406187
ISBN-13: 9781421406183
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Description: Zooplankton play a vital role in the ecology of estuaries and coastal waters. In this revised edition of Johnson and Allen's instant classic, we are offered a guided tour of zooplankton, including early developmental stages of familiar shrimps,  More...

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Book details

List price: $53.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Zooplankton play a vital role in the ecology of estuaries and coastal waters. In this revised edition of Johnson and Allen's instant classic, we are offered a guided tour of zooplankton, including early developmental stages of familiar shrimps, crabs, and fishes.Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts details the behavior, morphology, and coloration of these tiny aquatic animals. Precise descriptions and labeled illustrations of hundreds of the most commonly encountered species provide readers with the best source available for identifying zooplankton.Inside the second edition• an updated introduction that orients readers to the diversity, habitats, environmental responses, collection, history, and ecological roles of zooplankton• descriptions of life cycles• illustrations (including 88 new drawings) that identify 340 + taxa and life stages• range, habits, and ecology for each entry located directly opposite the illustration• appendixes with information on collection and observation techniques and suggested readings and citations for more than 1,300 scientific articles and books

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Zooplankton
Adaptations to Planktonic Life
Feeding
Locomotion
Vertical Migrations and Selective Tidal Transport
Defense
Adaptations of Planktonic Larvae
Factors Affecting Zooplankton Distribution
Plankton Distribution and Ocean Currents
Coastal Waters
Thermoclines and Coastal Stratification: Invisible Boundaries
Cross-Shelf Transport to Nearshore and Estuarine Areas
Tides and Tidal Currents
Coastal Embayments
Salinity and Estuarine Stratification
Benthic Habitats and Zooplankton Distribution
Estuarine and Coastal Planktonic Food Webs
Primary Productivity
Planktonic Food Webs
The "Classic" Phytoplankton → Herbivore Food Web
The Microbial Loop
Food Web Dynamics
A Brief History of Zooplankton Research
Pioneers in Zooplankton Research
Collection Techniques: Old and New
Plankton Nets
Plankton Pumps, Traps, and New Technologies
Automated Plankton Samplers, Acoustic Technology, and Video Techniques
Zooplankton and Environmental Quality
Hypoxia
Harmful Algal Blooms
Invasive and Introduced Species
Climate Change
Suggested Readings
Identification and Biology of Common Zooplankton
How to Use This Book to Identify Zooplankton
Quick Picks
Phytoplanton
Protozooplankton
Cnidarians: Anemones, Jellyfishes, and Related Metazoans
Hydrozoans
Scyphozoans and Cubozoans
Ctenophores: Comb Jellies and Sea Walnuts
Rotifers
Cirripedes: Barnacle Larvae
Cladocerans and Ostracods
Copepods
Mysids: Opossum Shrimps
Amphipods, Isopods, Tanaidaceans, and Cumaceans
Decapods: Shrimps, Crabs, and Related Crustaceans
Stomatopods: Mantis Shrimps
Sea Spiders, Mites, and Insects
Annelids: Segmented Worms and Nematodes
Molluscs: Gastropods, Bivalves, and Cephalopods
Chaetognaths: Arrow Worms
Echinodrem Larvae: Starfishes and Sea Urchins
Less Common Ciliated Invertebrate Larvae
Lower Chordates: Larvaceans, Sea Squirts, Salps, Doliolids, and Lancelets
Fish Larvae
Appendixes
Collecting Zooplankton
Observing Zooplankton
Relaxing, Fixing, and Preserving Zooplankton
Sample Processing and Data Analysis
Regional Zooplankton Surveys
Glossary
Literature Cited
Index

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