Benthic Suspension Feeders and Flow

Benthic Suspension Feeders and Flow

by David Kristmanson, David Wildish
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521023475

ISBN-13: 9780521023474

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is about those animals found on the sea floor that live by filtering microscopic particles carried to them by water currents. Its purpose is to review what is known about the biology of suspension feeders in relation to their flow environment. The book includes the larval biology, physiology, ethology and ecology of suspension feeders interacting with water

Overview

This book is about those animals found on the sea floor that live by filtering microscopic particles carried to them by water currents. Its purpose is to review what is known about the biology of suspension feeders in relation to their flow environment. The book includes the larval biology, physiology, ethology and ecology of suspension feeders interacting with water flow. It is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of their hydrodynamics and benthic biology from the biological viewpoint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521023474
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Methods of study; 3. Dispersal and settlement; 4. Flow and the physiology of filtration; 5. Mechanisms of seston capture; 6. Behavioral responses to flow; 7. Benthic populations and flow; 8. Ecosystems and flow; 9. Future directions; Glossary; Index.

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