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The Biology of Sole

1st Edition

José A. Munoz-Cueto, Evaristo Mañanós-Sánchez, F. Javier Sánchez-Vázquez
May 09, 2019

This book reviews up-to-date knowledge on the biology of sole (Solea senegalensis and S. solea). These flatfish species are increasingly important in Europe both from the ecological and production point of view. This book is divided into two sections: A. general fisheries, aquaculture and...

The Population Ecology and Conservation of Charadrius Plovers

1st Edition

Mark A. Colwell, Susan M. Haig
May 03, 2019

The 40 or so species of beach-loving plovers (genus Charadrius) comprise a diverse group of shorebirds found around the world. Most of these species are challenged by changing climates and other human-related development activities, yet they provide key insights into basic ecological and...

Plankton: Guide to Their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality, Second Edition

1st Edition

Iain Suthers, David Rissik, Anthony Richardson
March 19, 2019

Key features: Contains a new chapter on Plankton in the Classroom Greatly expanded coverage of coastal and marine phytoplankton Explains the role of plankton in aquatic ecosystems and its usefulness as a water quality indicator Updates and details best practice in methodology for plankton sampling...

Revival: CRC Handbook of the Zoology of Amphistomes (1990)

1st Edition

Otto Sey
February 20, 2019

Handbook of the Zoology of Amphistomes provides a comprehensive survey on the morphology, ecology, systematics, and zoogeography of amphistomes, which are a group of digenetic trematodes parasitic in vertebrates. The handbook features the special morphological characteristics of amphistomes,...

Behavior of Lizards: Evolutionary and Mechanistic Perspectives

1st Edition

Vincent Bels, Anthony Russell
February 14, 2019

Key features: Presents a contemporary snapshot of the mechanisms underlying the evolution and adaptation of behavior Explores how genetics, epigenetics, development, and environment shape behavior   Discusses a broad range of behavioral repertoires and responses, including those related to...

Reproduction and Development in Annelida

1st Edition

T. J. Pandian
February 04, 2019

This book is a concise informative elucidation of all aspects of reproduction and development in annelids covering from arenicola to tubifex. Annelids flourish between 4,900 m depth to 2,000 m altitude; some of them occur in unusual habitats like hydrothermal vents and subterranean aquatic system (...

Type Specimens of Fossil Fishes: Catalogue of the University of Alberta Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology

1st Edition

John Clay Bruner
January 24, 2019

The Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Allberta houses type specimens of fossil fishes. This book is a catalogue of these specimens. Included for each entry is taxonomy, detailed collection locality information, the citation wherein the species was originally described, and...

What Species Mean: A User's Guide to the Units of Biodiversity

1st Edition

Julia D. Sigwart
October 17, 2018

Everyone uses species. All human cultures, whether using science or not, name species. Species are the basic units for science, from ecosystems to model organisms. Yet, there are communication gaps between the scientists who name species, called taxonomists or systematists, and those who use...

Shark Research: Emerging Technologies and Applications for the Field and Laboratory

1st Edition

Jeffrey C Carrier, Michael R. Heithaus, Colin A. Simpfendorfer
September 18, 2018

Key features: Serves as the first single-source reference with in-depth coverage of techniques appropriate for the laboratory and field study of sharks, skates, and rays Contains chapters on a broad range of methods such as Imaging Technologies, Satellite Tracking, Stationary Underwater Video, and...

Reproduction of Amphibians

1st Edition

Maria Oielska
September 18, 2018

This book deals with reproduction of Amphibians belonging to three extant orders: Caecilians, Salamanders, Frogs and Toads. Separate chapters have been written for males and females; the chapters describe gonad structure and development, gametogenesis, urogenital connections, and reproductive...

South Asian Mammals: An updated Checklist and Their Scientific Names

1st Edition

Chelmala Srinivasulu
September 08, 2018

This book is an up-to-date comprehensive resource on the names (scientific, English and vernacular) of the mammals of South Asia. This work is first of its kind that deals with explanation of names of mammals at the species and subspecies level....

Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs

1st Edition

Ramasamy Santhanam
August 16, 2018

This comprehensive volume focuses exclusively on sea snails (or gastropods), which are popular food items and occupy an important role in the commercial shell craft industry. Familiar examples include conchs (highly sought after due to their mild flavor) and escargot, abalone, and periwinkle snails...

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