Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849380464
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/15/1995
  • Series: CRC Marine Science Series, #6
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

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

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