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Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae : Marine Science - Larry McEdward

Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Marine Science

Hardcover

Published: 15th May 1995
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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.

"Both the individual authors and the editor deserve credit for providing a well-balanced general treatise on larval ecology. McEdward's book will hopefully experience wide dispersal" -Melgoander Meeresunterscuhungen 52-212, 1998

Pattern and Diversity in Reproduction and Developmentp. 1
Variation in the Size, Energy Content, and Biochemical Composition of Invertebrate Eggs: Correlates to the Mode of Larval Developmentp. 49
Evolutionary Ecology of Larval Typesp. 79
The Ecology of Fertilization in Free-Spawning Invertebratesp. 123
The Timing of Larval Releasep. 157
Mechanisms and Rates of Suspension Feedingp. 193
Larval Nutritionp. 223
Behavior and Locomotion During the Dispersal Phase of Larval Lifep. 249
Life and Death in the Plankton: Larval Mortality and Adaptationp. 279
Mechanisms of Cross-Shelf Dispersal of Larval Invertebrates and Fishp. 323
Using Genetics as an Indirect Estimator of Larval Dispersalp. 369
Modeling the Dynamics of Marine Species: The Importance of Incorporating Larval Dispersalp. 389
Evolution of Larvae and Developmental Modesp. 413
Indexp. 449
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ISBN: 9780849380464
ISBN-10: 0849380464
Series: Marine Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 15th May 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1