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Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates (Third edition)

Edited by James H Thorp and Alan P 
Academic Press  November 2009  



Hardback  950 pages  ISBN 9780123748553      £89.00
  • Contains extensive and detailed classification keys for identification of diverse freshwater invertebrates.
  • Many drawings and color photographs of freshwater invertebrates.
  • Single source for a broad coverage of the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and phylogeny of all major groups of invertebrates in inland waters of North America, north of Mexico.

This 3rd edition has been extensively revised. The chapters present up-to-date reviews on the structure, function, ecology, and systematics of each invertebrate group. The biggest change from the 2nd edition is an expansion of the taxonomic keys to allow identifying many of the taxa to the species level. References to more-detailed monographs and web sites allow users to quickly gain a fuller perspective on particular groups of interest.

The book should continue to be a valuable resource for research labs and as a classroom text.€

Of interest to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers and lecturers in freshwater biology and ecology, limnology, environmental science, invertebrate zoology and related fields.

Contents

1 INTRODUCTION TO INVERTEBRATES OF INLAND WATERS James H. Thorp, Alan P. Covich, and Walter W. Dimmick
I. Introduction II. Species and Phylogenies III. Taxonomy and Classification IV. Synopses of the Invertebrates of North American Inland Waters V. Taxonomic Key to Major Invertebrate Fauna of Inland Waters VI. Selected References

2 AN OVERVIEW OF INLAND WATER HABITATS James H. Thorp and Alan P. Covich
I. Introduction II. Lotic Environments € The Riverine Ecosystem III. Subterranean Habitats IV. Lentic Ecosystems V. Selected References

3 PROTOZOA William D. Taylor and Robert W. Sanders
I. Introduction II. Anatomy and Physiology III. Ecology and Evolution IV. Collecting, Rearing, and Preparation for Identification V. Key VI. Selected References

4 PORIFERA Henry M. Reiswig, Thomas M. Frost , and Anthony Ricciardi
I. Introduction II. Morphology and Physiology III. Ecology and Behavior IV. Evolution and Phylogenetics V. Collecting, Rearing, and Preparation for Identification VI. Identification of Freshwater Sponges VII. Selected References

5 CNIDARIA Lawrence B. Slobodkin and Patricia E. Bossert
I. Introduction II. General Biology of Cnidaria III. Ecology of Freshwater Cnidaria IV. Collection and Maintenance of Freshwater Cnidaria V. Classification of Freshwater Cnidaria VI. Selected Readings

6 FLATWORMS: TURBELLARIANS AND NEMERTEA Jurek Kolasa and Seth Tyler
I. Introduction to Turbellaria and Nemertea II. Turbellaria: Introduction and Status in the Animal Kingdom III. Anatomy and Physiology of Turbellarians IV. Ecology of Turbellarians V. Collecting, Rearing, and Identification Techniques for Turbellarians VI. Identification of North American Genera of Turbellarians VII. Nemertea: General Characteristics and External and Internal Anatomical Features VIII. Ecology of Nemertea IX. Collection, Culturing, and Preservation X. Taxonomic Key to Species of Freshwater Nemerteans XI. Selected References

7 GASTROTRICHA David L. Strayer, William D. Hummon, and Rick Hochberg
I. Introduction II. Anatomy and Physiology III. Ecology and Evolution IV. Collecting, Rearing, and Preparation for Identification V. Taxonomic Key to Gastrotricha VI. Selected References

8 ROTIFERA Robert Lee Wallace and Terry W. Snell
I. Introduction II. Anatomy and Physiology III. Ecology and Evolution IV. Collecting, Rearing, and Preparation for Identification V. Classification and Systematics VI. Selected References

9 NEMATODA AND NEMATOMORPHA George O. Poinar, Jr.
I. Nematoda II. Nematomorpha III. Selected References

10 MOLLUSCA: GASTROPODA Kenneth M. Brown and Charles Lydeard
I. Introduction II. Anatomy and Physiology III. Ecology and Conservation IV. Evolution and Phylogenetics V. Collecting and Culturing Freshwater Gastropods VI. Key to Freshwater Gastropods of North America VII. Selected References

11 MOLLUSCA: BIVALVIA Kevin S. Cummings and Daniel L. Graf
I. Introduction II. Morphology and Physiology III. Ecology IV. Evolution and Phylogenetics V. Collecting, Curation, and Rearing VI. Identification of North American Freshwater Bivalves VII. Selected References

12 ANNELIDA (CLITELLATA): OLIGOCHAETA, BRANCHIOBDELLIDA, HIRUDINIDA, AND ACANTHOBDELLIDA Fredric R. Govedich, Bonnie A. Bain, William E. Moser, Stuart R. Gelder, Ronald W. Davies, and Ralph O. Brinkhurst
I. Introduction to Oligochaeta, Branchiobdellida, Hirudinea, and Acanthobdellida II. Oligochaeta III. Branchiobdellida IV. Hirudinida and Acanthobdellidae V. Selected References

13 BRYOZOANS Timothy S. Wood
I. Introduction II. Morphology and Physiology III. Ecology and Behavior IV. Evolution and Phylogenetics V. Entoprocta VI. Study Methods VII. Taxonomic Key to North American Freshwater Bryozoans VII. Selected References

14 TARDIGRADA Diane R. Nelson, Roberto Guidetti, and Lorena Rebecchi
I. Introduction II. Evolution III. Major Morphological Taxonomic Characters IV. Anatomy V. Latent States VI. Reproduction and Development VII. Ecology VIII. Techniques IX. Identification X. Taxonomic Key to Genera of Freshwater and Terrestrial Tardigrada XI. Selected References

15 WATER MITES (HYDRACHNIDIAE) AND OTHER ARACHNIDS Ian M. Smith, David R. Cook, and Bruce P. Smith
I. Introduction to Arachnids II. Water Mites (Hydrachnidiae) III. Other Arachnids in Freshwater Habitats IV. Selected References

16 DIVERSITY AND CLASSIFICATION OF INSECTS AND COLLEMBOLA R. Edward DeWalt, Vincent H. Resh, and William L. Hilsenhoff
I. Introduction II. Aquatic Orders of Insects III. Partially Aquatic Orders of Insects - Major Groups) IV. Semi-aquatic Collembola (Springtails) V. Identification of Freshwater Insects and Collembola VI. Selected References

17 AQUATIC INSECT ECOLOGY Anne E. Hershey, Gary A. Lamberti, Dominic T. Chaloner, and Robert M. Northington
I. Introduction II. Aquatic Insect Communities III. Aquatic Insect Life Histories IV. Insect-Mediated Processes V. Role of Disturbance and Human Impacts on Aquatic Insect Communities VI. Aquatic Insects in Biomonitoring Studies VII. Selected References

18 INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBPHYLUM CRUSTACEA Alan P. Covich, James H. Thorp, and D. Christopher Rogers
I. Introduction II. Anatomy and Physiology of Crustacea III. Ecology and Evolution of Selected Crustacea IV. Collecting, Rearing, and Preparation for Identification V. Classification of Crustacean Classes, Peracarida, and Brachiura VI. Acknowledgments VII. Selected References

19 OSTRACODA Alison J. Smith and L. Denis Delorme
I. Introduction II. Morphology and Physiology III. Ecology and Behavior IV. Evolution and Phylogenetics V. Collecting, Rearing, and Preparation for Identification VI. Identification of North American Non-Marine Ostracodes VII. Selected References

20 CLADOCERA AND OTHER BRANCHIOPODA Stanley I. Dodson, Carla E. Cáceres, and D. Christopher Rogers
I. Introduction and Key to Major Groups of Branchiopoda II. Cladoceran Anatomy and Physiology III. Cladoceran Distribution IV. Cladoceran Behavior V. What Cladocerans Eat and What Eats Cladocerans VI. Population Regulation of Cladocera VII. Functional Role of Cladocera in the Ecosystem VIII. Cladocera: Paleolimnology and the Fossil Record IX. Cladoceran Toxicology X. Collecting and Rearing Cladocera XI. Taxonomic Keys for North American Cladocerans XII. Anatomy and Physiology of Large (Non-Cladoceran) Branchiopods XIII. Ecology of Large Branchiopods XIV. Collecting and Rearing Techniques XV. Taxonomic Keys for Large Branchiopod Genera XVI. Selected Readings

21 COPEPODA Janet W. Reid and Craig E. Williamson
I. Introduction II. Morphology and Physiology III. Ecology and Evolution IV. Collecting, Rearing, and Preparation for Identification V. Identification of Copepods VI. Selected References

22 DECAPODA David Lodge and Horton Hobbs
I. Introduction II. Morphology and Physiology III. Eecology and Behavior IV. Evolution, Phylogenetics and Biogeography V. Conservation Status and Anthropogenic Impacts VI. Collecting, Rearing, and Preservation VII. Identification of Selected Shrimps, Crayfishes, and Crabs VIII. Literature Cited IX. Selected References

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