Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

1st Edition

Larry McEdward

CRC Press
Published May 15, 1995
Reference - 480 Pages
ISBN 9780849380464 - CAT# 8046
Series: CRC Marine Science

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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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