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Reproduction, Larval Biology, and Recruitment of the Deep-Sea Benthos - Craig M. Young

Reproduction, Larval Biology, and Recruitment of the Deep-Sea Benthos

By: Craig M. Young (Editor), Kevin J. Eckelbarger (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th July 1994
ISBN: 9780231080040
Number Of Pages: 336
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This exploration of fundamental biological processes concentrates on the deep sea. The contributors illuminate the many levels of biological integration, from the cell to the community, and cover most phyla of marine invertebrates. Topics discussed include larval development and species diversity in gastropods, recruitment ecology and the age of deep-sea populations, the ecology of external fertilization, reproductive diversity in the deep sea, seasonality and continuity factors in the reproduction of invertebrates, and patterns of growth in bivalves. Historical perspectives on studies of deep-sea reproduction are also given.

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A classic reference book for all marine biologists, particularly for those interested in the reproduction of marine invertebrates.

Preface
Contributors
A Tale of Two Dogmas: The Early History of Deep-Sea Reproductive Biologyp. 1
Cold-Water Echinoderms Break "Thorson's Rule"p. 26
Adaptations for Reproduction Among Deep-Sea Benthic Molluscs: An Appraisal of the Existing Evidencep. 44
Molluscan Life History Traits at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents and Cold Methane/Sulfide Seepsp. 76
Ontogenetic Migration and Dispersal of Deep-Sea Gastropod Larvaep. 98
The Relationship between Development Pattern and Species Diversity in Deep-Sea Prosobranch Snailsp. 119
Ultrastructural Features of Gonads and Gametes in Deep-Sea Invertebratesp. 137
Environmental Control of Quasi-Continuous and Seasonal Reproduction in Deep-Sea Benthic Invertebratesp. 158
The Biology of External Fertilization in Deep-Sea Echinodermsp. 179
Implications of Mesoscale Flows for Dispersal of Deep-Sea Larvaep. 201
Recruitment Ecology and Age Structure of Deep-Sea Invertebrate Populationsp. 224
Life History Studies of Deep-Sea Benthic Infauna: Polychaeta, Aplacophora, and Cumacea from the Continental Slope Off Massachusettsp. 244
The Influence of Natural Organic Enhancement on Life Histories and Community Structure of Bathyal Polychaetesp. 261
The Advantages of Dispersal in a Patchy Environment: Effects of Disturbance in a Cellular Automaton Modelp. 284
Ecological Patterns in the Deep-Sea Benthos: How Are They Related to Reproduction, Larval Biology, and Recruitment?p. 306
Taxonomic Indexp. 315
Author Indexp. 322
Subject Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9780231080040
ISBN-10: 0231080042
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 18th July 1994
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.05  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.83

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