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Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

1st Edition

By Larry McEdward

CRC Press

480 pages

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Hardback: 9780849380464
pub: 1995-05-15
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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.

  • Reviews

    "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

    Table of Contents


    Pattern and Diversity in Reproduction and Development, L.A. Levin and T.S. Bridges

    Variation in Size, Energy Content, and Biochemical Composition of Invertebrate Eggs: Correlates to the Mode of Larval Development, W.B. Jaeckle

    Evolutionary Ecology of Larval Types, J.N. Havenhand

    The Ecology of Fertilization in Free-Spawning Invertebrates, D.R. Levitan

    The Timing of Larval Release, S.G. Morgan

    Mechanisms and Rates of Suspension Feeding, M.W. Hart and R.R. Strathmann

    Larval Nutrition, I.F. Boidron-Metairon

    Behavior and Locomotion during the Dispersal Phase of Larval Life, C.M. Young

    Life and Death in the Plankton: Larval Mortality and Adaptation, S.G. Morgan

    Mechanisms of Cross-Shelf Dispersal of Larval Invertebrates and Fish, A.L. Shanks

    Using Genetics as an Indirect Estimator of Larval Dispersal, S.R. Palumbi

    Modeling the Dynamics of Marine Species: The Importance of Incorporating Larval Dispersal, S.D. Gaines and K.D. Lafferty

    Evolution of Larvae and Development Modes, G.A. Wray


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    CRC Marine Science

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    NATURE / Animals / General
    NATURE / Ecology
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology