Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae / Edition 1

Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae / Edition 1

by Larry McEdward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849380464

ISBN-13: 9780849380464

Pub. Date: 05/15/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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
  • Overview

    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
  • 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.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780849380464
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    05/15/1995
    Series:
    CRC Marine Science Series, #6
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    480
    Product dimensions:
    6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Pattern and Diversity in Reproduction and Development, L.A. Levin and T.S. Bridges
    Variation in Size, Energy Content, and Biochemical Composition of Invertebrate Eggs: Correlates to the Mode of Larval Development, W.B. Jaeckle
    Evolutionary Ecology of Larval Types, J.N. Havenhand
    The Ecology of Fertilization in Free-Spawning Invertebrates, D.R. Levitan
    The Timing of Larval Release, S.G. Morgan
    Mechanisms and Rates of Suspension Feeding, M.W. Hart and R.R. Strathmann
    Larval Nutrition, I.F. Boidron-Metairon
    Behavior and Locomotion during the Dispersal Phase of Larval Life, C.M. Young
    Life and Death in the Plankton: Larval Mortality and Adaptation, S.G. Morgan
    Mechanisms of Cross-Shelf Dispersal of Larval Invertebrates and Fish, A.L. Shanks
    Using Genetics as an Indirect Estimator of Larval Dispersal, S.R. Palumbi
    Modeling the Dynamics of Marine Species: The Importance of Incorporating Larval Dispersal, S.D. Gaines and K.D. Lafferty
    Evolution of Larvae and Development Modes, G.A. Wray
    Index

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