Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates

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Academic Press, 1991 - Freshwater invertebrates - 911 pages
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Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, written by experts in the ecology of various freshwater invertebrate groups, is the most up-to-date and informative text of its kind. The coverage includes all freshwater invertebrate phyla with an emphasis on ecological information. Each chapter contains ecological and morphological information and a key to genera (or family for insects) as well as a bibliography and list of further readings. A glossary and subject index are included at the end of the book. The text is written at a median level of difficulty and geared toward researchers and upper-undergraduate and graduate students.
Highlights of the text:
* Taxonomic keys for all groups
* Generously illustrated
* Includes taxa distributed in Canada
* Taxonomic index
  

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Contents

An Overview of Freshwater
17
Protozoa
37
Ecology and Evolution
52
Collecting Rearing and Preparation
61
Porifera
95
Turbellaria
145
Rotifera
187
Nematoda
249
Tardigrada
501
Water Mites
523
Diversity and Classification
593
Introduction
665
Ostracoda
691
Physiological and Morphological
703
Cladocera and Other
723
Other Branchiopods
764

Techniques
259
Gastropoda
285
Collecting and Culturing Freshwater
300
Oligochaeta
401
Leeches Polychaetes
437
Bryozoans
481
Current and Future Research
770
Copepoda
787
IX
807
Glossary
859
Index
875
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Thorp-Water Resources Lab, University of Louisville, KY

Covich-University of Oklahoma, Norman

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