Written by world experts in astacology, this book covers a range of aspects of the biology and ecology of freshwater crayfish. With a strong focus on wild crayfish, the book studies the taxonomy and genetics of this interesting group of animals. Under examination also are crayfish growth and reproduction, with detailed illustrations; behavior and chemical ecology of crayfish; diseases of crayfish; holistic understanding of drivers for crayfish population success; and methods for the control of non-native crayfish.
Table of Contents
Taxonomy and Identification. Population Genetics of Crayfish: Endangered and Invasive Species. Crayfish Growth and Reproduction. Behavior of Freshwater Crayfish. Chemical Ecology of Crayfish. Parasites, Commensals, Pathogens and Diseases of Crayfish. Environmental Drivers for Population Success: Population Biology, Population and Community Dynamics. Sampling Techniques for Crayfish. Laboratory Methods for Crayfish Studies. The Management of Invasive Crayfish.
Matt Longshaw, Paul Stebbing