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Aquatic Oligochaete Biology VIII : Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Aquati Oligochaeta, held in Bilbao, Spain, 18-22 July 2000 - Pilar Rodriquez

Aquatic Oligochaete Biology VIII

Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Aquati Oligochaeta, held in Bilbao, Spain, 18-22 July 2000

By: Pilar Rodriquez (Editor), Piet F. M. Verdonschot (Editor)

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This book contains 26 contributions dealing with the biology of aquatic oligochaetes and covers a wide range of topics including taxonomy, morphology, ultrastructure, embryology, reproduction, feeding biology, ecotoxicity, community studies, and species distribution. Descriptions of new taxa in tropical areas, including Amazonian forest soils, as well as overviews on the biodiversity of aquatic oligochaetes in Australia and European groundwaters, are presented. New morphological characteristics in both marine and freshwater species are described and interpreted. Laboratory studies contribute to the knowledge of oligochaete feeding biology and reproduction. The use of aquatic oligochaetes in ecological risk assessment is analysed in detail, and standardised experimental designs for studies on bioaccumulation and pollutant transfer by food are included. Finally, a number of papers present the effects of oliogochaetes on the performance of an activated sludge plant, and multivariate approaches to the spatial and/or temporal distribution and composition of oligochaete communities in many different areas of the world, from the scale of a river to the scale of the microhabitat. The broad scope of this volume is a reflection of recent rends, not only in oligochaete research, but also in general applied biological studies.

Prefacep. xi
List of participantsp. xiii
Group photographp. xvii
Some personal memories of Dr Gilberto Righi (1937-1999)p. xix
Scientific profile of Dr Gilberto Righip. xx
In memoriam: Professor Perry C. Holt, PhD (1910-1999)p. xxi
Taxonomy
Descriptions of three Pristina species (Naididae, Clitellata) from Amazonian forest soils, including P. marcusi sp. nov.p. 1
A new lumbriculid genus and species from North America (Clitellata, Lumbriculidae)p. 13
Taxonomical survey of some stygobiont oligochaetes from the eastern part of France, including description of a new speciesp. 23
A preliminary study of oligochaetes in Poyang Lake, the largest freshwater lake of China, and its vicinity, with description of a new species of Limnodrilusp. 29
New alluroidids (Annelida, Clitellata) from Guyanap. 39
Diversity and Distribution
Notes on the diversity and distribution of Australian Naididae and Phreodrilidae (Oligochaeta: Annelida)p. 49
Oligochaetes in southern European groundwater: new records and an overviewp. 65
Oligochaete communities in the hyporheic zone of a glacial river, the Roseg River, Switzerlandp. 75
Oligochaetes in Lake Towada, Japan, an oligotrophic calderap. 83
Distribution and dispersal capacity of the Ponto-Caspian tubificid oligochaete Potamothrix moldaviensis Vejdovsky et Mrazek, 1903 in the Baltic Sea regionp. 93
Morphology and Embryology
Temporal pattern of the double sperm line production in Tubifex tubifex (Annelida, Oligochaeta)p. 103
External structures used during attachment and sperm transfer in tubificids (Annelida, Oligochaeta)p. 107
Mysterious "crystals": found attached to the epidermal peritoneum of marine tubificid (Annelida: Clitellata) speciesp. 115
Pattern formation in embryos of the oligochaete annelid Tubifex: cellular basis for segmentation and specification of segmental identityp. 123
Feeding Biology and Reproduction
Selective feeding by the aquatic oligochaete Tubifex tubifex (Tubificidae, Clitellata)p. 133
Cocoon deposition of Rhyacodrilus hiemalis Ohtaka (Tubificidae) in Lake Biwa, Japanp. 141
Ecotoxicology and Bioaccumulation
Utility and relevance of aquatic oligochaetes in Ecological Risk Assessmentp. 149
Tubifex tubifex as a link in food chain transfer of hexachlorobenzene from contaminated sediment to fishp. 171
Bioaccumulation of lindane and hexachlorobenzene by the oligochaetes Enchytraeus luxuriosus and Enchytraeus albidus (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaeta, Annelida)p. 185
Ecology
Spatial and temporal variations of oligochaetes of the Ivinhema River and Patos Lake in the Upper Parana River Basin, Brazilp. 197
The distribution and ecology of littoral Oligochaeta and Aphanoneura (Annelida) of the Natural and Historical Reserve of Isla Martin Garcia, Rio de la Plata River, Argentinap. 207
Effects of Nais elinguis on the performance of an activated sludge plantp. 217
Half a century of oligochaete research in Estonian running watersp. 223
Oligochaeta of the Morava and Odra River basins (Czech Republic): species distribution and community compositionp. 235
Effect of hydraulics, bed load grain size and water factors on habitat and abundance of Narapa bonettoi Righi & Varela, 1983 of the Upper Parana River, Brazilp. 241
Hydrology and substrates: determinants of oligochaete distribution in lowland streams (the Netherlands)p. 249
Subject indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9781402000904
ISBN-10: 1402000901
Series: Developments in Hydrobiology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 31st March 2002
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.72