1st Edition

Frontiers in Invertebrate Physiology: A Collection of Reviews Volume 2: Crustacea

    426 Pages 25 Color & 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    426 Pages 25 Color & 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new 3-volume set provides informative reviews on the physiology of sponges, cnidarians, round and flat worms, annelids, echinoderms, and crustaceans, advancing our knowledge of the physiology of these major invertebrate groups (Phyla). Invertebrates exhibit the largest number of species and occupy virtually every conceivable ecological niche. They are economically important in food chains, they recycle organic waste, and they are crucial pollinators of plants and sources of food. They are also medically relevant as parasites that cause major diseases of both humans and livestock.

    Chapters on crustacean physiology are grouped in this volume and cover diverse physiological topics ranging from moulting, respiration, water balance, biomineralization, bioreceptors, and temperature regulation to the land adaptation of terrestrial crustaceans. The chapters are comprehensive and add new knowledge to crustacean biology.

    Volume 1 looks at non-bilaterians (sponges, cnidarians, placozoans) while echinoderms and annelids are covered in Volume 3.

    1. Respiration

    John Spicer

    2. The Influence of Growth and Body Size on Crustacean Muscle Structure, Metabolism, and Response to the Environment

    Stephen T. Kinsey, Peyton A. Thomas, and Julie M. Neurohr

    3. Chemoreception and Mechanoreception

    De Forest Mellon, Jr.

    4. Osmotic and Ionic Regulation

    Raymond P. Henry and Justin C. Havird

    5. Temperature Thresholds of Crustaceans in the Age of Climate Change

    Markus Frederich and Emily R. Lancaster

    6. Molting Physiology

    Donald L. Mykles

    7. Biomineralization: Ion Transport and Control Processes

    Robert D. Roer, Shai Shaked, and Amir Sagi

    8. Terrestrial Adaptations of Crustaceans: The Challenges of Land Adaptations and their Solutions in Terrestrial Isopods

    Elisabeth Hornung


    Saber Saleuddin, PhD, is a University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology, York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has published extensively in international journals and co-edited several books on molluscan physiology. including He served as co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Zoology for 18 years and was president of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, from which he received a Distinguished Service Medal.

    Sally P. Leys, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada. She was also a Canada Research Chair Tier II in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology at the University of Alberta. Dr. Leys has authored over 100 journal articles, book chapters and advisory reports. She has recieved several fellowships and awards for her work.

    Robert D. Roer, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Biology and Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA, where he served as Dean of the Graduate School and Research and Chief Research Officer. Dr Roer was Treasurer of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology and President of the NC Conference of Graduate Schools. He is on the executive board of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools. Dr. Roer conducted research in the fields of biomineralization and ion transport and is the author of many journal articles and book chapters.

    Iain C. Wilkie, PhD, is an Affiliate Researcher in the School of Biodiversity, One Health and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow Scotland. He held a faculty position at Glasgow Caledonian University for over 30 years. He has published over 90 papers and is on the editorial board of Zoomorphology and is Chief Editor of The Glasgow Naturalist. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology by the University of Milan, Italy.