Limulus in the Limelight: A Species 350 Million Years in the Making and in Peril? / Edition 1

Limulus in the Limelight: A Species 350 Million Years in the Making and in Peril? / Edition 1

by John T. Tanacredi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306466813

ISBN-13: 9780306466816

Pub. Date: 10/31/2001

Publisher: Springer US

This books covers the horseshoe crab's biology, ecology, and evolutionary development, and exposes the impacts of overfishing on this species. It clarifies the future research agenda for the species worldwide, and emphasizes the need for conservation of the species' habitats. Color photos are included. Material originated at three mini-conferences held between 1996

Overview

This books covers the horseshoe crab's biology, ecology, and evolutionary development, and exposes the impacts of overfishing on this species. It clarifies the future research agenda for the species worldwide, and emphasizes the need for conservation of the species' habitats. Color photos are included. Material originated at three mini-conferences held between 1996 and 2000 celebrating the horseshoe crab populations in the New York metropolitan area. The editor is a research associate in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306466816
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/31/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Limulus in the Limelight; S.A. Earle. Part I: Local Species with Global Implications. 1. Horseshoe Crabs Imperiled? The Fate of a Species 350 Million Years In the Making; J.T. Tanacredi. Part II: Biology and Evolution. 2. Two Perspectives: Horseshoe Crabs During 420 Million Years Worldwide, and the Past 150 Years in Delaware Bay; C.N. Shuster Jr. 3. The Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs: What Can We Learn From The Japanese Experience? M.L. Botton. 4. A Unique Medical Product, LAL from the Horseshoe Crab and Monitoring the Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Population; B.L. Swan. Part III: Behavior and Diversity Studies. 5. Tracks and Trails; C.N. Shuster, Jr. 6. Biomedical Products from the Horseshoe Crab: Lessons for Sound Resource Management and Conservation; T.J. Novitsky. 7. Issues and Approaches in the Regulation of the Horseshoe Crab Fishery; J. Eagle. 8. The Life History of Horseshoe Crabs; R.E. Loveland. 9. Horseshoe Crab Management and Resource Monitoring in New Jersey, 1993-1998; P.J. Himchak, S.L. Hartley. Part IV: Present Day Investigations. 10. Horseshoe Crab Surveys Using Underwater Videography; C. Kurtzke. 11. Horseshoe Crabs: An Ancient Wonder of New York and a Great Topic for Environmental Education; D. Riepe. 12. Living on Limulus; D. Grant. 13. An Estimate of Population Sizes of Two Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) Sites in Jamaica Bay; D.H. Hanna. Part V: A Final Word. 14. Preserving a Living Fossil; N. Eldredge. Author Biographies. Index.

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