Aquatic Functional Biodiversity

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity
Author: Andrea Belgrano,Guy Woodward,Ute Jacob
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-07-25
ISBN 10: 012417020X
ISBN 13: 9780124170209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity Book Review:

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective provides a general conceptual framework by some of the most prominent investigators in the field for how to link eco-evolutionary approaches with functional diversity to understand and conserve the provisioning of ecosystem services in aquatic systems. Rather than producing another methodological book, the editors and authors primarily concentrate on defining common grounds, connecting conceptual frameworks and providing examples by a more detailed discussion of a few empirical studies and projects, which illustrate key ideas and an outline of potential future directions and challenges that are expected in this interdisciplinary research field. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in using network approaches to disentangle the relationship between biodiversity, community structure and functioning. Novel methods for model construction are being developed constantly, and modern methods allow for the inclusion of almost any type of explanatory variable that can be correlated either with biodiversity or ecosystem functioning. As a result these models have been widely used in ecology, conservation and eco-evolutionary biology. Nevertheless, there remains a considerable gap on how well these approaches are feasible to understand the mechanisms on how biodiversity constrains the provisioning of ecosystem services. Defines common theoretical grounds in terms of terminology and conceptual issues Connects theory and practice in ecology and eco-evolutionary sciences Provides examples for successful biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service management

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments
Author: Noboru Okuda,Katsutoshi Watanabe,Kayoko Fukumori,Shin-ichi Nakano,Takefumi Nakazawa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 9784431541493
ISBN 13: 4431541497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments Book Review:

This book presents the latest topics in ecological and evolutionary research on aquatic biodiversity from bacteria to fishes, with special reference to Lake Biwa, an ancient lake in western Japan. With a geological history of 4 million years, Lake Biwa is the third oldest lake in the world. It is considered a biodiversity hotspot, where 1,769 aquatic species including 61 endemics are recorded, providing a rare opportunity to study the evolutionary diversification of aquatic biota and its ecological consequences. The first chapter introduces the evolutionary history of biodiversity, especially of fish in this lake. In the second chapter, some examples of trophic polymorphism in fish are described. Fish are keystone predators in lake ecosystems, and they can be a major driver for altering biological communities through their top-down trophic cascading effects. An excellent laboratory experiment is presented, demonstrating that functional diversity of fish feeding morphology alters food web properties of plankton prey communities. The third chapter focuses on aquatic microbes, whose abundance and diversity may also be influenced by the diversity of fish through top-down trophic cascades. Aquatic microbes can have a strong impact on ecosystem functioning in lakes, and in this chapter, the latest molecular techniques used to examine genetic and functional diversity of microbial communities are introduced. The final chapter presents theoretical frameworks for predicting how biodiversity has the potential to control the incidence and intensity of human-induced regime shifts. While respecting the precious nature of biodiversity in lakes, it is essential to be aware that modern human activities have brought a crisis of biodiversity loss in lakes worldwide. Throughout this book, readers will learn why biodiversity must be conserved at all levels, from genes to ecosystems.

Aquatic Biodiversity II

Aquatic Biodiversity II
Author: H. Segers,K. Martens
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2006-01-20
ISBN 10: 140204111X
ISBN 13: 9781402041112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquatic Biodiversity II Book Review:

Freshwater Biodiversity is a much underestimated component of global biodiversity, both in its diversity and in its potential to act as models for fundamental research in evolutionary biology and ecosystem studies. Freshwater organisms also reflect quality of water bodies and can thus be used to monitor changes in ecosystem health. The present book comprises a unique collection of primary research papers spanning a wide range of topics in aquatic biodiversity studies, and including a first global assessment of specific diversity of freshwater animals. The book also presents a section on the interaction between scientists and science policy managers. A target opinion paper lists priorities in aquatic biodiversity research for the next decade and several reactions from distinguished scientists discuss the relevance of these items from different points of view: fundamental ecology, taxonomy and systematics, needs of developing countries, present-day biodiversity policy at European and at global scales. It is believed that such a platform for the interaction between science and science policy is an absolute necessity for the efficient use of research budgets in the future.

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments
Author: Noboru Okuda,Katsutoshi Watanabe,Kayoko Fukumori,Shin-ichi Nakano,Takefumi Nakazawa
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2013-10-09
ISBN 10: 4431541500
ISBN 13: 9784431541509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments Book Review:

This book presents the latest topics in ecological and evolutionary research on aquatic biodiversity from bacteria to fishes, with special reference to Lake Biwa, an ancient lake in western Japan. With a geological history of 4 million years, Lake Biwa is the third oldest lake in the world. It is considered a biodiversity hotspot, where 1,769 aquatic species including 61 endemics are recorded, providing a rare opportunity to study the evolutionary diversification of aquatic biota and its ecological consequences. The first chapter introduces the evolutionary history of biodiversity, especially of fish in this lake. In the second chapter, some examples of trophic polymorphism in fish are described. Fish are keystone predators in lake ecosystems, and they can be a major driver for altering biological communities through their top-down trophic cascading effects. An excellent laboratory experiment is presented, demonstrating that functional diversity of fish feeding morphology alters food web properties of plankton prey communities. The third chapter focuses on aquatic microbes, whose abundance and diversity may also be influenced by the diversity of fish through top-down trophic cascades. Aquatic microbes can have a strong impact on ecosystem functioning in lakes, and in this chapter, the latest molecular techniques used to examine genetic and functional diversity of microbial communities are introduced. The final chapter presents theoretical frameworks for predicting how biodiversity has the potential to control the incidence and intensity of human-induced regime shifts. While respecting the precious nature of biodiversity in lakes, it is essential to be aware that modern human activities have brought a crisis of biodiversity loss in lakes worldwide. Throughout this book, readers will learn why biodiversity must be conserved at all levels, from genes to ecosystems.

Aquatic Ecosystem Biodiversity Ecology and Conservation

Aquatic Ecosystem  Biodiversity  Ecology and Conservation
Author: Mamta Rawat,Sumit Dookia,Chandrakasan Sivaperuman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2015-01-28
ISBN 10: 8132221788
ISBN 13: 9788132221784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquatic Ecosystem Biodiversity Ecology and Conservation Book Review:

This book brings together the latest information on the rapid advances and developments in the field of aquatic ecology. India is very rich in terms of biological diversity due to its wide range of habitats and climatic conditions. It is home to as much as 7 per cent of the world’s animal species, although it only accounts for about 2 per cent of the total landmass. The present work on biodiversity, ecology and conservation of aquatic resources represents original research in the field of aquatic biodiversity, wetland ecology and its applications with reference to the country’s aquatic resources. There are 19 chapters, each contributed by an expert in his/her particular field and offering novel approaches to various topics in the area of aquatic ecosystems.

Aquatic Biodiversity II

Aquatic Biodiversity II
Author: H. Segers,K. Martens
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2005-07-26
ISBN 10: 9781402037450
ISBN 13: 1402037457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquatic Biodiversity II Book Review:

Water is Life. Freshwater is one of the most valuable commodities on our planet, and this resource should be managed in a sustainable way. Yet, we are less than careful in the way we use water and many of our non-marine, aquatic habitats are threatened by anthropogenic impacts. Eutrophication, for example, could well turn into one of the major social as well as economic problems of the 21st century. Reduction of water quality also has a profound effect on the biota that depend on these water bodies, such as micro-organisms, plants and animals. Freshwater Biodiversity is a much underestimated component of global biodiversity, both in its diversity and in its potential to act as models for fundamental research in evolutionary biology and ecosystem studies. Freshwater organisms also reflect quality of water bodies and can thus be used to monitor changes in ecosystem health. The present book deals with all of these aspects of Aquatic Biodiversity. It comprises a unique collection of primary research papers spanning a wide range of topics in aquatic biodiversity studies, and including a first global assessment of specific diversity of freshwater animals. The book also presents a section on the interaction between scientists and science policy managers. A target opinion paper lists priorities in aquatic biodiversity research for the next decade and several reactions from distinguished scientists discuss the relevance of these items from different points of view: fundamental ecology, taxonomy and systematics, needs of developing countries, present-day biodiversity policy at European and at global scales. It is believed that such a platform for the interaction between science and science policy is an absolute necessity for the efficient use of research budgets in the future.

Biodiversity in Ecosystems

Biodiversity in Ecosystems
Author: Juan A. Blanco,Yueh-Hsin Lo,Shovonlal Roy
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2015-04-17
ISBN 10: 953512028X
ISBN 13: 9789535120285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity in Ecosystems Book Review:

The term biodiversity has become a mainstream concept that can be found in any newspaper at any given time. Concerns on biodiversity protection are usually linked to species protection and extinction risks for iconic species, such as whales, pandas and so on. However, conserving biodiversity has much deeper implications than preserving a few (although important) species. Biodiversity in ecosystems is tightly linked to ecosystem functions such as biomass production, organic matter decomposition, ecosystem resilience, and others. Many of these ecological processes are also directly implied in services that the humankind obtains from ecosystems. The first part of this book will introduce different concepts and theories important to understand the links between ecosystem function and ecosystem biodiversity. The second part of the book provides a wide range of different studies showcasing the evidence and practical implications of such relationships.

Ecosystem Based Management Ecosystem Services and Aquatic Biodiversity

Ecosystem Based Management  Ecosystem Services and Aquatic Biodiversity
Author: Timothy G. O’Higgins
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030458431
ISBN 13: 9783030458430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bed Heterogeneity and Uptake of Aquatic Functional Habitat Types in Twin Streams Catchment

Bed Heterogeneity and Uptake of Aquatic Functional Habitat Types in Twin Streams Catchment
Author: Helen Reid
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:256511965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bed Heterogeneity and Uptake of Aquatic Functional Habitat Types in Twin Streams Catchment Book Review:

This thesis examines the link between the structure of a river and its biota and the importance of natural heterogeneity as a precursor for biodiversity. The study area was the Twin Streams Catchment in West Auckland, New Zealand.

Body Size The Structure and Function of Aquatic Ecosystems

Body Size  The Structure and Function of Aquatic Ecosystems
Author: Alan G. Hildrew,David G. Raffaelli,Ronni Edmonds-Brown
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-07-12
ISBN 10: 1139464175
ISBN 13: 9781139464178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Body Size The Structure and Function of Aquatic Ecosystems Book Review:

Ecologists have long struggled to predict features of ecological systems, such as the numbers and diversity of organisms. The wide range of body sizes in ecological communities, from tiny microbes to large animals and plants, is emerging as the key to prediction. Based on the relationship between body size and features such as biological rates, the physics of water and the amount of habitat available, we may be able to understand patterns of abundance and diversity, biogeography, interactions in food webs and the impact of fishing, adding up to a potential 'periodic table' for ecology. Remarkable progress on the unravelling, describing and modelling of aquatic food webs, revealing the fundamental role of body size, makes a book emphasising marine and freshwater ecosystems particularly apt. In this 2007 book, the importance of body size is examined at a range of scales that will be of interest to professional ecologists, from students to senior researchers.

Valuing Ecosystem Services

Valuing Ecosystem Services
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Assessing and Valuing the Services of Aquatic and Related Terrestrial Ecosystems
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2005-05-14
ISBN 10: 030909318X
ISBN 13: 9780309093187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valuing Ecosystem Services Book Review:

Nutrient recycling, habitat for plants and animals, flood control, and water supply are among the many beneficial services provided by aquatic ecosystems. In making decisions about human activities, such as draining a wetland for a housing development, it is essential to consider both the value of the development and the value of the ecosystem services that could be lost. Despite a growing recognition of the importance of ecosystem services, their value is often overlooked in environmental decision-making. This report identifies methods for assigning economic value to ecosystem servicesâ€"even intangible onesâ€"and calls for greater collaboration between ecologists and economists in such efforts.

Diversity and Eco Physiological Responses of Aquatic Plants

Diversity and Eco Physiological Responses of Aquatic Plants
Author: Chunhua Liu,Sidinei Magela Thomaz,ZhongQiang Li,Te CAO,Katya E. Kovalenko
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 2889637972
ISBN 13: 9782889637973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diversity and Eco Physiological Responses of Aquatic Plants Book Review:

Aquatic plants refer to a diverse group of aquatic photosynthetic organisms large enough to be seem with the naked eye, and the vegetative parts of which actively grow either permanently or periodically (for at least several weeks each year) submerged below, floating on, or growing up through the water surface. These include aquatic vascular plants, aquatic mosses and some larger algae. Aquatic plants are grouped into life forms, each of which relates differently to limiting factors and has distinct ecological functions in aquatic ecosystems. Life form groups include emergent macrophytes (plants that are rooted in sediment or soils that are periodically inundated, with all other structures extending into the air), floating-leaved macrophytes (rooted plants with leaves that float on the water surface), submersed macrophytes (rooted plants growing completely submerged), free submerged macrophytes (which are not rooted but attached to other macrophytes or submerged structures) and free-floating macrophytes (plants that float on the water surface). Aquatic plants play an important role in the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems by altering water movement regimes, providing shelter and refuge and serving as a food source. In addition, aquatic plants produce large standing crops which can also stabilize sediments, accumulate large amounts of nutrients thus improving water healthy. Thus, because of their ecological role, aquatic plants are an important component of aquatic ecosystems. Aquatic plants are very vulnerable to human activities and global changes, and many species of the plants had become endangered in the past several decades due to habitat loss, flooding, damming, over foraging, biological invasion and eutrophication, which might not be halted but enforced in the future when more extreme weathers coincide with enhanced human activities.

Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services

Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services
Author: Shin-ichi Nakano,Tetsukazu Yahara,Tohru Nakashizuka
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2016-06-02
ISBN 10: 9811007802
ISBN 13: 9789811007804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services Book Review:

This volume examines the topic of local biodiversity conservation in the Asia-Pacific region, one of the most rapidly changing areas in the world. With a focus on aquatic systems, this book offers insight on the state of local biodiversity, challenges in management and conservation of biodiversity, and newly developed methods for monitoring biodiversity. In addition, because the service provided by an ecosystem for humans is interlinked with conservation, the final part is dedicated to evaluating the socioeconomic aspect of ecosystem services, with special reference to local biodiversity. In effect, all contributions provide information that is invaluable for effective conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This work will interest all stakeholders in biodiversity conservation, including policy makers, NPOs, NGOs, environment-related industries, and biodiversity researchers, not only in the Asia-Pacific region, but also across the entire globe.

Water for the Future

Water for the Future
Author: U.S. National Academy of Sciences,Royal Scientific Society, Jordan,Palestine Academy for Science and Technology,Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Sustainable Water Supplies in the Middle East
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1999-03-09
ISBN 10: 030906421X
ISBN 13: 9780309064217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water for the Future Book Review:

This book is the result of a joint research effort led by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and involving the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and the Palestine Health Council. It discusses opportunities for enhancement of water supplies and avoidance of overexploitation of water resources in the Middle East. Based on the concept that ecosystem goods and services are essential to maintaining water quality and quantity, the book emphasizes conservation, improved use of current technologies, and water management approaches that are compatible with environmental quality.

Linking Ecosystem Function to Microbial Diversity

Linking Ecosystem Function to Microbial Diversity
Author: Anne E. Bernhard,John J. Kelly
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN 10: 2889199851
ISBN 13: 9782889199853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linking Ecosystem Function to Microbial Diversity Book Review:

Understanding the link between microbial diversity and ecosystem processes is a fundamental goal of microbial ecologists, yet we still have a rudimentary knowledge of how changes in diversity affect nutrient cycling and energy transfer in ecosystems. Due to the complexity of the problem, many published studies on this topic have been conducted in artificial or manipulated systems. Although researchers have begun to expose some possible mechanisms using these approaches, most have not yet been able to produce conclusive results that relate directly to natural systems. The few studies that have explored the link between diversity and activity in natural systems have typically focused on specific nutrient cycles or processes, such as nitrification, denitrification, and organic carbon degradation pathways, and the microbes that mediate them. What we have learned from these studies is that there are often strong associations between the physical and chemical features of the environment, the composition of the microbial communities, and their activities, but the rules that govern these associations have not been fully elucidated. These earlier studies of microbial diversity and processes in natural systems provide a framework for additional studies to broaden our understanding of the role of microbial diversity in ecosystem function. The problem is complex, but with recent advances in sequencing technology, -omics, and in-situ measurements of ecosystem processes and their applications to microbial communities, making direct connections between ecosystem function and microbial diversity seems more tractable than ever.

Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater Ecology
Author: Walter Dodds,Matt Whiles
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 829
Release: 2010-11-03
ISBN 10: 9780080884776
ISBN 13: 0080884776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freshwater Ecology Book Review:

Freshwater Ecology, Second Edition, is a broad, up-to-date treatment of everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water to advanced unifying concepts of the community ecology and ecosystem relationships as found in continental waters. With 40% new and expanded coverage, this text covers applied and basic aspects of limnology, now with more emphasis on wetlands and reservoirs than in the previous edition. It features 80 new and updated figures, including a section of color plates, and 500 new and updated references. The authors take a synthetic approach to ecological problems, teaching students how to handle the challenges faced by contemporary aquatic scientists. This text is designed for undergraduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology; and introductory graduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology. Expanded revision of Dodds' successful text. New boxed sections provide more advanced material within the introductory, modular format of the first edition. Basic scientific concepts and environmental applications featured throughout. Added coverage of climate change, ecosystem function, hypertrophic habitats and secondary production. Expanded coverage of physical limnology, groundwater and wetland habitats. Expanded coverage of the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupters as freshwater pollutants More on aquatic invertebrates, with more images and pictures of a broader range of organisms Expanded coverage of the functional roles of filterer feeding, scraping, and shredding organisms, and a new section on omnivores. Expanded appendix on standard statistical techniques. Supporting website with figures and tables - http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123747242

Soil Microbiology Ecology and Biochemistry

Soil Microbiology  Ecology and Biochemistry
Author: Eldor A. Paul
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN 10: 0123914116
ISBN 13: 9780123914118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Microbiology Ecology and Biochemistry Book Review:

The fourth edition of Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry updates this widely used reference as the study and understanding of soil biota, their function, and the dynamics of soil organic matter has been revolutionized by molecular and instrumental techniques, and information technology. Knowledge of soil microbiology, ecology and biochemistry is central to our understanding of organisms and their processes and interactions with their environment. In a time of great global change and increased emphasis on biodiversity and food security, soil microbiology and ecology has become an increasingly important topic. Revised by a group of world-renowned authors in many institutions and disciplines, this work relates the breakthroughs in knowledge in this important field to its history as well as future applications. The new edition provides readable, practical, impactful information for its many applied and fundamental disciplines. Professionals turn to this text as a reference for fundamental knowledge in their field or to inform management practices. New section on "Methods in Studying Soil Organic Matter Formation and Nutrient Dynamics" to balance the two successful chapters on microbial and physiological methodology Includes expanded information on soil interactions with organisms involved in human and plant disease Improved readability and integration for an ever-widening audience in his field Integrated concepts related to soil biota, diversity, and function allow readers in multiple disciplines to understand the complex soil biota and their function

Water Science Policy and Management

Water Science  Policy and Management
Author: Simon James Dadson,Dustin E. Garrick,Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell,Jim W. Hall,Rob Hope,Jocelyne Hughes
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-10-23
ISBN 10: 1119520592
ISBN 13: 9781119520597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Science Policy and Management Book Review:

Provides an in-depth look at science, policy and management in the water sector across the globe Sustainable water management is an increasingly complex challenge and policy priority facing global society. This book examines how governments, municipalities, corporations, and individuals find sustainable water management pathways across competing priorities of water for ecosystems, food, energy, economic growth and human consumption. It looks at the current politics and economics behind the management of our freshwater ecosystems and infrastructure and offers insightful essays that help stimulate more intense and informed debate about the subject and its need for local and international cooperation. This book celebrates the 15-year anniversary of Oxford University’s MSc course in Water Science, Policy and Management. Edited and written by some of the leading minds in the field, writing alongside alumni from the course, Water Science, Policy and Management: A Global Challenge offers in-depth chapters in three parts: Science; Policy; and Management. Topics cover: hydroclimatic extremes and climate change; the past, present, and future of groundwater resources; water quality modelling, monitoring, and management; and challenges for freshwater ecosystems. The book presents critical views on the monitoring and modelling of hydrological processes; the rural water policy in Africa and Asia; the political economy of wastewater in Europe; drought policy management and water allocation. It also examines the financing of water infrastructure; the value of wastewater; water resource planning; sustainable urban water supply and the human right to water. Features perspectives from some of the world’s leading experts on water policy and management Identifies and addresses current and future water sector challenges Charts water policy trends across a rapidly evolving set of challenges in a variety of global areas Covers the reallocation of water; policy process of risk management; the future of the world’s water under global environmental change; and more Water Science, Policy and Management: A Global Challenge is an essential book for policy makers and government agencies involved in water management, and for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying water science, governance, and policy.

Distribution and Functional Traits of Charophytes and Vascular Plants

Distribution and Functional Traits of Charophytes and Vascular Plants
Author: Lars Båstrup-Spohr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:921604563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment

Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment
Author: E.V. Balian,C. Lévêque,H. Segers,K. Martens
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2008-04-27
ISBN 10: 9781402082597
ISBN 13: 1402082592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive study of species- and genus-level diversity and chorology of the global freshwater fauna to date. It gives a state of the art assessment of the diversity and distribution of Metazoa in the continental waters of the world.