Molluscan Communities of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Areas: Their Ecology and Biodiversity, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Molluscan Communities of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Areas

Their Ecology and Biodiversity, 1st Edition

By Edward J. Petuch, Robert F. Myers

CRC Press

320 pages

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Molluscan Communities of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Areas: Their Ecology and Biodiversity is the first comprehensive overview of the ecology and biodiversity of the phylum Mollusca in the area of Florida extending from the Dry Tortugas and Ten Thousand Islands in the west to Palm Beach in the east. The book provides detailed analyses of mollusca

Table of Contents

Marine ecosystems of the Florida Keys, Florida Bay, and the Ten Thousand Islands: past and present. Molluscan faunas of the vegetated sediment shore macrohabitat (estuarine regime). Molluscan faunas of the unvegetated rocky shore macrohabitat (nearshore marine regime). Molluscan faunas of the vegetated softbottom macrohabitat (nearshore marine regime). Molluscan faunas of the unvegetated hardbottom macrohabitat (nearshore marine regime). Molluscan faunas of the unvegetated softbottom macrohabitat (nearshore marine regime). Molluscan faunas of the coral reef tract macrohabitat and gastropod reef macrohabitat (nearshore marine regime). Molluscan faunas of the deep-reef talus macrohabitat (neritic regime). Molluscan faunas of deep softbottom and pelagic macrohabitats (oceanic regime). Tree snails of the Florida Keys. Bibliography. Systematic Appendix: additions to the molluscan biodiversity of the Florida Keys. List of macromollusks: Florida Keys and adjacent areas. Ecologic, oceanographic, and geographic terms. Illustrated specimens.

About the Authors

Edward J. Petuch is a professor of geology in the Department of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where he teaches courses on oceanography, paleontology, and physical geology. When not collecting and studying mollusks in the Florida Keys or the nearby Lake Worth Lagoon, Petuch leads an active career as a musician, giving regular concerts on the pipe organ and playing the recorder and harpsichord in university chamber ensembles.

Robert F. Myers has written or coauthored numerous scientific papers and popular articles on western Pacific fishes and several books. He has also developed an application for iPhones and iPads on Florida-Caribbean reef fish identification. Myers is currently working on a field guide to Florida and Caribbean marine life and serves on the coral reef fishes Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology