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Sea Urchins Biology and Ecology

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ISBN-10: 0123964911

ISBN-13: 9780123964915

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: John M. Lawrence

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Sea urchins are a major component of the world ocean. They are important ecologically and often greatly affect marine communities. They have an excellent fossil record and consequently are of interest to paleontologists. Research has increased in recent years stimulated first by a recognition of their ecological importance and then because of their economic importance. Scientists around the world are actively investigating their potential for aquaculture.This book is designed to provide a broad understanding of the biology and ecology of sea urchins. Synthetic chapters consider biology of sea urchins as a whole to give a broad view. The topics of these chapters include reproduction,…    
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List price: $199.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 6/21/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 550
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.762
Language: English

Sea Urchins: Biology and Ecology 3e
Comparative Biology and Ecology
Phylogeny of Sea Urchins
Life History Strategies
Gametogenesis and Reproduction
Biochemical and Energy Requirements of Gonad Development
Endocrine regulation of sea urchin reproduction
Larval Ecology
Growth and Survival of Postsettlement Sea Urchins
Digestive System
Feeding and Digestion
Community Ecology
Stocking Enhancement
Integrative Biology and Ecology
Centrostephanus rodgersii
Loxechinus albus
Paracentrotus lividus
Psammechinus miliaris
Evechinus chloroticus
Heliocidaris erythrogramma
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus and Strongylocentrotous purpuratus
Strongylocentrotus intermedus
Strongylocentrotus nudus
Hemicentrotus pulcherimus, Pseudocentrotous depressus and Anthocidaris crassispina