Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts: A Guide to Their Identification and Ecology

Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts: A Guide to Their Identification and Ecology

by William S. Johnson, Dennis M. Allen, Marni Fylling
     
 

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Zooplankton are critical to the vitality of estuaries and coastal waters. In this revised edition of Johnson and Allen's instant classic, readers are taken on a tour of the miniature universe of zooplankton, including early developmental stages of familiar and diverse shrimps, crabs, and fishes.

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Zooplankton are critical to the vitality of estuaries and coastal waters. In this revised edition of Johnson and Allen's instant classic, readers are taken on a tour of the miniature universe of zooplankton, including early developmental stages of familiar and diverse shrimps, crabs, and fishes.

Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts details the behavior, morphology, and coloration of these tiny aquatic animals. Precise descriptions and labeled illustrations of hundreds of the most commonly encountered species provide readers with the best source available for identifying zooplankton.

Inside the second edition• an updated introduction that orients readers to the diversity, habitats, environmental responses, collection, history, and ecological roles of zooplankton• descriptions of life cycles• illustrations (including 88 new drawings) that identify 340-plus taxa and life stages• range, habits, and ecology for each entry located directly opposite the illustration• appendices with information on collection and observation techniques and citations of more than 1,300 scientific articles and books

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Editorial Reviews

Northeastern Naturalist
An indispensable book for teachers, students, and professionals working in marine biology and oceanography.

Midwest Book Review
Teachers, students and professionals in marine biology at the college level will find this a key survey.

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society - Geoff Boxshall
This new edition of the zooplankton guide by William S. Johnson and Dennis M. Allen provides an excellent introduction to the diversity of planktonic life found off the eastern and southern coasts of the USA... This volume is excellent and it will serve its audience well — from the level of beginner through to seasoned marine researchers.

Monoculus
An indispensable reference for every course on marine biology that is given in this part of the world.

— Jan Reid

Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin
This well-edited primer offers a concise and convenient compendium.

— Marsh Youngbluth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421406183
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
10/05/2012
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 3.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Julie Ambler

Johnson and Allen provide a much needed reference for students and biologists who need to learn zooplankton taxa. The descriptions and drawings are excellent: readers identifying organisms can immediately locate distinguishing characteristics and learn about geographic distributions. This is exactly what is needed for students of marine biology, marine ecology, estuarine ecology, invertebrate zoology, and biological oceanography.

Julie Ambler, Millersville University

Meet the Author

William S. Johnson is the Lillian Welsh Professor of biological sciences at Goucher College in Baltimore. Dennis M. Allen is director of the Baruch Marine Laboratory and research professor at the University of South Carolina.

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