Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Author: Tyler J. Carrier

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198786962

Category: Science

Page: 365

View: 830

"More than seventy percent of the earth's surface is covered by the ocean which is home to a staggering and sometimes overwhelming diversity of organisms, the majority of which reside in pelagic form. Marine invertebrate larvae are an integral component of this pelagic diversity and have stimulated the curiosity of researchers for centuries. This accessible, upper-level text provides an important and timely update on the topic of larval evolution and ecology, representing the first major synthesis of this interdisciplinary field for more than 20 years. The content is structured around four major areas: evolutionary origins and transitions in developmental mode; functional morphology and ecology of larval forms; larval transport, settlement, and metamorphosis; larval ecology in extreme and changing environments. This novel synthesis integrates traditional larval ecology with life history theory, evolutionary developmental biology, and modern genomics research to provide a research and teaching tool for decades to come." -- from the rear cover.

Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Author: Larry McEdward

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429605024

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 186

This is the first book to provide a detailed treatment of the field of larval ecology. The 13 chapters use state-of-the-art reviews and critiques of nearly all of the major topics in this diverse and rapidly growing field. Topics include: patterns of larval diversity, reproductive energetics, spawning ecology, life history theory, larval feeding and nutrition, larval mortality, behavior and locomotion, larval transport, dispersal, population genetics, recruitment dynamics and larval evolution. Written by the leading new scientists in the field, chapters define the current state of larval ecology and outline the important questions for future research.

Atlas of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Atlas of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Author: Craig M. Young

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0081028717

Category: Science

Page: 691

View: 702

Atlas of Marine Invertebrate Larvae, Second Edition provides the most comprehensive presentation of all marine larval forms. Marine invertebrate larvae pass through the most common developmental pathway in the animal kingdom and are observed within the largest habitat on planet Earth. Our understanding of biological diversity would be quite incomplete without careful study and presentation of the critical life-history stages of marine invertebrate animals. This book covers the origins and history of the marine larval science, contemporary state-of-the-art approaches to larval development and biology, and the highest-quality images and schematics showing the broadest diversity of marine larvae in the animal tree of life. This book illustrates a wide diversity of larval body plans, the anatomy of their organ systems (muscular, sensory, digestive) including distinct ciliation patterns that facilitate swimming, and the complex metamorphic changes they undergo between different larval forms and growth stages. Each chapter contains numerous In-text references that direct readers to both historical and contemporary research on the forms, functions, behaviors and biogeographical distributions of marine larvae. Atlas of Marine Invertebrate Larvae, Second Edition is a valuable and foundational resource for biologists across various disciplines, including biodiversity, biogeography, and developmental biology. Ecologists, taxonomists, oceanographers, and environmental scientists also benefit from the complete coverage of marine larval forms offered by this book. Additionally, the broad scope and phyletic coverage of marine biodiversity presented in this atlas is ideal for students in oceanography and marine biology, animal development, biological oceanography and invertebrate zoology. Covers every major marine invertebrate clade within the Metazoa Includes an expanded introductory chapter on the biology, ecology and roles of larvae in marine food webs and the movements of marine invertebrate species within the world's oceans Provides complete updates to each chapter, including condensed, comparative background information on taxon-specific development and life-history patterns Features detailed anatomical schematics and drawings, accompanied by compound, confocal and scanning electron micrographs for multiple recognized clades within each phylum

Advances in Marine Biology

Advances in Marine Biology

Author: Alan J. Southward

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012026143X

Category: Nature

Page: 358

View: 530

Volume 43 is an eclectic volume with reviews on ecology and biogeography of marine parasites; fecundity: characteristics and role in life-history strategies of marine invertebrates; the ecology of Southern Ocean Pack-ice; and biological and remote sensing perspectives of pigmentation in coral reef organisms. Advances in Marine Biology was first published in 1963. Now edited by A.J. Southward (Marine Biological Association, UK), P.A. Tyler (Southampton Oceanography Association, UK), C.M. Young (Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, USA) and L.A. Fuiman (University of Texas, USA), the serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics which will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, oceanography. Eclectic volumes in the series are supplemented by thematic volumes on such topics as The Biology of Calanoid Copepods. AMB first published 1963 This volume presents a selection of reviews on the biology of lesser-known taxa of the phylum Mollusca, including: The mostly diminutive protobranch bivalves; The slug-like shelled opisthobranchs; The highly specialized and evolutionarily advanced tusk shells; The beautiful, priceless, yet frustratingly hard-to-collect slit shells

A Guide to Marine Coastal Plankton and Marine Invertebrate Larvae

A Guide to Marine Coastal Plankton and Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Author: DeBoyd L. Smith

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: 0787221139

Category: Science

Page: 221

View: 336

Many simple line drawings of planktonic fauna assist students, naturalists, and researchers in collecting and identifying living plankton. Also included are brief overviews of the ecology and maintenance of plankton as well as information about larval stages and life histories and basic sampling methods. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Advances in Marine Biology

Advances in Marine Biology

Author:

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0120261456

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 318

View: 721

Advances in Marine Biology has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of Marine Biology since 1963. Volume 45 is a cumulative subject and taxonomic index volume, providing a ready guide to all research covered in volumes 20 - 44 of the series, including both eclectic and thematic volumes that examine a particular field in detail, such as 'The Biochemical Ecology of Marine Fishes' and 'Molluscan Radiation'. Series Encompasses 40 Years of Coverage Cumulative Subject and Taxonomic index for Series Volumes 20-44

Ecology of Estuaries

Ecology of Estuaries

Author: Michael J. Kennish

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351080040

Category: Science

Page: 402

View: 841

The objective of this book is to review the physical and chemical characteristics of estuaries. The volume has been designed principally as a reference for scientists, but administers, managers, decision makers, and other professionals involved in some way with estuarine research can find value in the text.

Reproduction and Development of Marine Invertebrates of the Northern Pacific Coast

Reproduction and Development of Marine Invertebrates of the Northern Pacific Coast

Author: Megumi F. Strathmann

Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295965231

Category: Science

Page: 670

View: 495

This reference work is designed to provide background information on an array of northeastern Pacific marine invertebrate species so that they can be more easily included in comparative studies of morphology, cell biology, reproduction, embryology, larval biology, and ecology. It is meant to serve biologists who are new to the field as well as experienced investigators who may not be familiar with the invertebrate fauna of the northern Pacific Coast. The species discussed in this volume are mostly from the cold temperate waters of the San Juan Archipelago, near Puget SOund and the Strait of Georgia, but the information and methods given will be useful in laboratories from Alaska to central California and applicable to some extend in other coastal or inland facilities. An introductory chapter discusses basic prodcedures for collecting and maintaining mature specimens, for initiating spawning, and for culturing embryos and larvae in the laboratory. Subsequent chapters summarize reproduction and development in thirty different invertebrate groups and provided ercent references through which additional information can be traced, cite monographs or keys needed to identify species, and give methods useful for studying an array of selected species. Available information on habitat, diet, reproductive mode, egg size, developmental pattern, developmental times, larval type, and conditions for settlement and metamorphosis is reported for over 450 species.

Marine Invertebrate Fisheries

Marine Invertebrate Fisheries

Author: John F. Caddy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471832375

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 772

View: 581

Systems Analysis and Simulation in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences William E. Grant This hands-on approach provides guidance to the step-by-step applications of systems analysis and simulation to questions about ecological systems. At the same time, it explains general principles without requiring that readers have a strong background in mathematics, statistics, or computer science. Chapter 1 traces the development of systems ecology introducing basic concepts, while Chapters 2 through 5 present the four phases of systems analysis: conceptual model formulation, quantitative specification of the model, model validation, and model use. 1986 (0 471-89236-X) 338 pp. Bioeconomic Modelling and Fisheries Management Colin W. Clark Discusses the management of commercial marine fisheries and the relationship between the economic forces affecting the fishing industry and the biological factors that determine the production and supply of fish in the sea. Topics focus on methods of preventing overfishing and overcapitalization, economically effective and practical forms of regulation, management of developing fisheries, natural fluctuations of fish stocks, and complexities of marine ecosystems. 1985 (0 471-87394-2) 291 pp. Methods in Marine Zooplankton Ecology Makoto Omori and Tsutomu Ikeda Encompassing basic principles, procedures, and research problems, this book serves as a complete guide to current methods used in the study of marine zooplankton. The techniques are equally applicable to small organisms and to the larval stages of larger, commercially important organisms. Chapters start with a brief, but well-summarized introduction to zooplankton, followed by field sampling strategies and laboratory methods, and then conclude with estimates of productivity and analysis of community structure. Each method is described in detail, including a discussion of the problems inherent in using it. 1984 (0 471-80107-0) 322 pp.