Thorp and Covich s Freshwater Invertebrates

Thorp and Covich s Freshwater Invertebrates
Author: James H. Thorp,D. Christopher Rogers, MD, MBA
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 950
Release: 2018-12-21
ISBN 10: 012385024X
ISBN 13: 9780123850249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thorp and Covich s Freshwater Invertebrates Book Review:

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Keys to Palaearctic Fauna, Fourth Edition, is part of a multivolume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world that began with Vol. I: Ecology and General Biology (2015), then Vol. II (2016) Keys to Nearctic Fauna, and finally in Vol. III (2018) Keys to Neotropical Hexapoda (insects and springtails). It now continues with identification keys for Palearctic invertebrates in Vol. IV. Two other volumes currently in development focus on general invertebrates of the Neotropical/Antarctic, and Australasian Bioregions. Other volumes in the early planning stages include Afrotropical and Oriental/Oceanic Bioregions. All volumes are designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government agencies and private companies, as well as by graduate and undergraduate students. Provides identification keys for inland water (fresh to saline) invertebrates of the Palearctic Zoogeographic Region, from Iceland to Russia, and from the northern Pole region to Saharan Africa in the west, through the Middle East, and to the central China and Japan in the east Presents identification keys for aquatic invertebrates to the genus or species level for many groups and to family for Hexapoda, with the keys progressing from higher to lower taxonomic levels Includes a general introduction and sections on limitations, terminology and morphology, material preparation and preservation and references

Thorp and Covich s Freshwater Invertebrates

Thorp and Covich s Freshwater Invertebrates
Author: Cristina Damborenea,D. Christopher Rogers,James H. Thorp
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1046
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN 10: 0128042664
ISBN 13: 9780128042663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thorp and Covich s Freshwater Invertebrates Book Review:

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates, Volume 5: Keys to Neotropical and Antarctic Fauna, Fourth Edition, covers inland water invertebrates of the world. It began with Ecology and General Biology, Volume One (Thorp and Rogers, editors, 2015) and was followed by three volumes emphasizing taxonomic keys to general invertebrates of the Nearctic (2016), neotropical hexapods (2018), and general invertebrates of the Palearctic (2019). All volumes are designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government agencies, private companies, and graduate and undergraduate students. Includes zoogeographic coverage of the entire Neotropics, from central Mexico and the Caribbean Islands, to the tip of South America Provides identification keys for aquatic invertebrates to genus or species level for many groups, with keys progressing from higher to lower taxonomic levels Contains terminology and morphology, materials preparation and preservation, and references

Thorp and Covich s Freshwater Invertebrates

Thorp and Covich s Freshwater Invertebrates
Author: James H. Thorp,D. Christopher Rogers,Cristina Damborenea
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2019-03-31
ISBN 10: 0123850258
ISBN 13: 9780123850256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thorp and Covich s Freshwater Invertebrates Book Review:

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Keys to Palaearctic Fauna, Fourth Edition, is part of a multivolume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world that began with Vol. I: Ecology and General Biology (2015), then Vol. II (2016) Keys to Nearctic Fauna, and finally in Vol. III (2018) Keys to Neotropical Hexapoda (insects and springtails). It now continues with identification keys for Palearctic invertebrates in Vol. IV. Two other volumes currently in development focus on general invertebrates of the Neotropical/Antarctic, and Australasian Bioregions. Other volumes in the early planning stages include Afrotropical and Oriental/Oceanic Bioregions. All volumes are designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government agencies and private companies, as well as by graduate and undergraduate students. Provides identification keys for inland water (fresh to saline) invertebrates of the Palearctic Zoogeographic Region, from Iceland to Russia, and from the northern Pole region to Saharan Africa in the west, through the Middle East, and to the central China and Japan in the east Presents identification keys for aquatic invertebrates to the genus or species level for many groups and to family for Hexapoda, with the keys progressing from higher to lower taxonomic levels Includes a general introduction and sections on limitations, terminology and morphology, material preparation and preservation and references

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates
Author: James H. Thorp,Alan P. Covich
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1021
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0123748550
ISBN 13: 9780123748553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates Book Review:

The third edition of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates continues the tradition of in-depth coverage of the biology, ecology, phylogeny, and identification of freshwater invertebrates from the USA and Canada. This text serves as an authoritative single source for a broad coverage of the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and phylogeny of all major groups of invertebrates in inland waters of North America, north of Mexico.

Freshwater Algae of North America

Freshwater Algae of North America
Author: John D. Wehr
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 917
Release: 2002-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780080521886
ISBN 13: 0080521886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freshwater Algae of North America Book Review:

Freshwater algae are among the most diverse and ubiquitous organisms on earth. They occupy an enormous range of ecological conditions from lakes and rivers to acidic peat swamps, inland saline lakes, snow and ice, damp soils, wetlands, desert soils, wastewater treatment plants, and are symbionts in and on many plants, fungi, and animals. In North America, the variety of freshwater habitats colonized by algae is very rich, and offers an enormous and fascinating range of environments for their study. They form the base of most aquatic food webs and are critical to studies of ecosystem health. Algal ecologists and taxonomists play an important role in the understanding of aquatic ecosystems: their biodiversity, productivity, interactions with other organisms, and water quality. This book provides in one volume a practical and comprehensive guide to the genera of freshwater algae known from North America. The format combines the necessary ecological, taxonomic and methodological information for all scientists working in aquatic environments, whether their specialty is in environmental monitoring and water quality assessment, biological composition, ecology, evolution, or molecular biology. Key Features * The first complete accounting of North America's freshwater algal genera in more than 50 years * Includes a guide to the current literature on species identification in each group of algae * High-quality photographs and drawings of more than 770 genera * A clear, easy-to-use introductory key to the diagnostic chapters * Synthetic chapters on freshwater habitats, use of algae in environmental assessment, and control of nuisance algae * Contributions from 27 experts in all areas of freshwater algae * Extensive literature citations * Companion volume of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates 2nd edition, edited by Throp and Covich

An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America

An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America
Author: Richard W. Merritt,Kenneth W. Cummins
Publsiher: Kendall Hunt
Total Pages: 862
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780787232412
ISBN 13: 0787232416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Algal Ecology

Algal Ecology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 753
Release: 1996-06-03
ISBN 10: 9780080526942
ISBN 13: 0080526942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algal Ecology Book Review:

Algae are an important component of aquatic benthic ecosystems because they reflect the health of their environment through their density, abundance, and diversity. This comprehensive and authoritative text is divided into three sections to offer complete coverage of the discussion in this field. The first section introduces the locations of benthic algae in different ecosystems, like streams, large rivers, lakes, and other aquatic habitats. The second section is devoted to the various factors, both biotic and abiotic, that affect benthic freshwater algae. The final section of the book focuses on the role played by algae in a variety of complex freshwater ecosystems. As concern over environmental health escalates, the keystone and pivotal role played by algae is becoming more apparent. This volume in the Aquatic Ecology Series represents an important compilation of the latest research on the crucial niche occupied by algae in aquatic ecosystems. Presents algae as the important player in relation to environmental health Prepared by leading authorities in the field Includes comprehensive treatment of the functions of benthic algae as well as the factors that affect these important aquatic organisms Acts as an important reference for anyone interested in understanding and managing freshwater ecosystems

Larvae of the North American Caddisfly Genera Trichoptera

Larvae of the North American Caddisfly Genera  Trichoptera
Author: Glenn B. Wiggins
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 1996-12-15
ISBN 10: 1442656182
ISBN 13: 9781442656185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Larvae of the North American Caddisfly Genera Trichoptera Book Review:

Caddisflies are one of the most diverse groups of organisms living in freshwater habitats, and their larvae are involved in energy transfer at several levels within these communities. Caddisfly larvae are also remarkable because of the exquisite food-catching nets and portable cases they construct with silk and selected pieces of plant and rock materials. This book is the most comprehensive existing reference on the aquatic larval stages of the 149 Nearctic genera of Trichoptera, comprising more than 1400 species in North America. The book is invaluable for freshwater biologists and ecologists in identifying caddisfly in the communities they study, for students of aquatic biology as a guide to the diverse fauna of freshwater habitats, and for systematic entomologists as an atlas of the larval morphology of Trichoptera. In the General Section, the biology of caddisfly larvae is considered from an evolutionary point of view. Morphological terms are discussed and illustrated and a classification of the Nearctic genera is given. Techniques are outlined for collecting and preserving larval specimens and for associating larval with adult stages. The Systematic Section begins with a key to larvae of the 26 families of North American Trichoptera. Each chapter in this section is devoted to a particular family, providing a summary of biological features and a key to genera, followed by a two-page outline for each genus with illustrations facing text. This outline provides information on general distribution, number of species, distinctive morphological features, and biological data including construction behaviour. An important feature of the book is the habit illustrations of larvae and cases of a selected species in each genus, along with illustrations of details of significant morphological structures. Each generic type is thus presented as a recognizable whole organism adapted in elegant ways to particular niches of freshwater communities. This revised edition includes advances in knowledge on the classification and biology of Trichoptera up to 1993 - an interval of 17 years since the first edition. An additional eight families and thirteen genera are included for the first time. Through reorganization of the families into three suborders, a biological context has been established for the systematic section.

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources
Author: Donald L. Grebner,Peter Bettinger,Jacek P. Siry
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0123869021
ISBN 13: 9780123869029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources Book Review:

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources presents a broad overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest health, economics, policy, utilization, and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest products and harvesting, recreation, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and ethics. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples (mainly graphical) and questions for students to ponder. Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources encompasses economic, ecological, and social aspects providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses. 300 original illustrations including line art, graphs, tables and maps Syllabus-planning assistance for adopting professors so that they can add the content to their course materials via the companion website's question-and-answer material for each chapter Contributors are experienced textbook authors with diverse professional backgrounds in forestry

Arthropod Fauna of the United Arab Emirates

Arthropod Fauna of the United Arab Emirates
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 775
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9789948232919
ISBN 13: 9948232917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Minibeasts with Jess French

Minibeasts with Jess French
Author: Jess French
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-06-22
ISBN 10: 1472939549
ISBN 13: 9781472939548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minibeasts with Jess French Book Review:

Fancy meeting a foot-long centipede or a spider the size of your dinner plate? Willing to let the world's weirdest and most fascinating minibeasts join you on your sofa? Then allow Jess French to lead you head first through the unbelievable world of invertebrates and explore their incredible adaptations, from dancing scorpions and blood-sucking moths to zombie spiders and slime-shooting worms. Marvel at how minibeasts have evolved to survive in almost every describable habitat. Discover the fascinating ways they find food, mate, fight, hide and collaborate in even the most extreme conditions! And pore over more than 250 breathtakingly detailed photographs of astonishing invertebrates. With her unparalled zeal for minibeasts, Jess will enlighten you on the most fascinating and intense aspects of the minibeast world, revealing everything from cloaks made of corpses to mid-flight kamikaze mating.

Economic and Ecological Significance of Arthropods in Diversified Ecosystems

Economic and Ecological Significance of Arthropods in Diversified Ecosystems
Author: Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy,Shakunthala Sridhara
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN 10: 9811015244
ISBN 13: 9789811015243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic and Ecological Significance of Arthropods in Diversified Ecosystems Book Review:

Arthropods are invertebrates that constitute over 90% of the animal kingdom, and their bio-ecology is closely linked with global functioning and survival. Arthropods play an important role in maintaining the health of ecosystems, provide livelihoods and nutrition to human communities, and are important indicators of environmental change. Yet the population trends of several arthropods species show them to be in decline. Arthropods constitute a dominant group with 1.2 million species influencing earth’s biodiversity. Among arthropods, insects are predominant, with ca. 1 million species and having evolved some 350 million years ago. Arthropods are closely associated with living and non-living entities alike, making the ecosystem services they provide crucially important. In order to be effective, plans for the conservation of arthropods and ecosystems should include a mixture of strategies like protecting key habitats and genomic studies to formulate relevant policies for in situ and ex situ conservation. This two-volume book focuses on capturing the essentials of arthropod inventories, biology, and conservation. Further, it seeks to identify the mechanisms by which arthropod populations can be sustained in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and by means of which certain problematic species be managed without producing harmful environmental side-effects. This edited compilation includes chapters contributed by over 80 biologists on a wide range of topics embracing the diversity, distribution, utility and conservation of arthropods and select groups of insect taxa. More importantly, it describes in detail the mechanisms of sustaining arthropod ecosystems, services and populations. It addresses the contribution of modern biological tools such as molecular and genetic techniques regulating gene expression, as well as conventional, indigenous practices in arthropod conservation. The contributors reiterate the importance of documenting and understanding the biology of arthropods from a holistic perspective before addressing conservation issues at large. This book offers a valuable resource for all zoologists, entomologists, ecologists, conservation biologists, policy makers, teachers and students interested in the conservation of biological resources.

Aquatic Insects

Aquatic Insects
Author: Kleber Del-Claro,Rhainer Guillermo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2019-06-10
ISBN 10: 303016327X
ISBN 13: 9783030163273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquatic Insects Book Review:

This book presents a broad view of the ecology and behavior of aquatic insects, raising awareness of this conspicuous and yet little known fauna that inhabits inland waterbodies such as rivers, lakes and streams, and is particularly abundant and diverse in tropical ecosystems. The chapters address topics such as distribution, dispersal, territoriality, mating behavior, parental care and the role of sensory systems in the response to external and internal cues. In the context of ecology, it discusses aquatic insects as bio indicators that may be used to assess environmental disturbances, either in protected or urban areas, and provides insights into how genetic connectivity can support the development of novel conservation strategies. It also explores how aquatic insects can inspire solutions for various problems faced by modern society, presenting examples in the fields of material science, optics, sensorics and robotics.

Tigers of the World

Tigers of the World
Author: Ronald Tilson,Philip J. Nyhus
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2009-11-30
ISBN 10: 9780080947518
ISBN 13: 0080947514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tigers of the World Book Review:

The second edition of Tigers of the World explores tiger biology, ecology, conservation, management, and the science and technology that make this possible. In 1988, when the first edition was published, tiger conservation was still in its infancy, and two decades later there has been a revolution not only in what is known, but how information about tigers is obtained and disseminated. In the fast changing world of conservation, there is a great need to summarize the vast and current state-of-the-art, to put this into historical perspective, and to speculate in what yet remains to be done. Tigers of the World, 2e fulfills this need by bringing together in a unique way the world’s leading tiger experts into one volume. Despite the challenges ahead, there are bright spots in this story and lessons aplenty not only for tiger specialists but large carnivore specialists, conservation biologists, wildlife managers, natural resource policymakers, and most importantly the caring public. *Examines the past twenty years of research from the world’s leading tiger experts on biology, politics, and conservation. *Describes latest methods used to disseminate and obtain information needed for conservation and care of this species. *Includes coverage on genetics and ecology, policy, poaching and trade, captive breeding and farming, and the status of Asia’s last wild tigers. *Excellent resource for grad courses in conservation biology, wildlife management, and veterinary programs. *New volume continues the classic Noyes Series in Animal Behavior, Ecology, Conservation and Management.

Pennak s Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States

Pennak s Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States
Author: Douglas Grant Smith
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2001-08-07
ISBN 10: 9780471358374
ISBN 13: 0471358371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pennak s Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States Book Review:

Need-to-know information on the classification and identificationof aquatic invertebrates This Fourth Edition of the standard reference used by generationsof professionals and students is the source for authoritativeinformation on the natural history, ecology, and taxonomy offree-living American freshwater invertebrates. Completely revisedand updated, this professional field guide features a wealth of newknowledge on invertebrate animal phyla covered in the previousedition as well as fully modified sections on the preparation ofmaterials. Other important features of Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates ofthe United States, Fourth Edition include: * Current taxonomical arrangements of all freshwater invertebrateanimals, excluding insects * Improved graphical treatments and keys to identification, severalprovided by specialists * Photographs and color plates to aid identification * More than 300 line drawings, many new to this edition * Taxonomic keys carried uniformly to genus level in all but twophyla, with frequent references to species Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, FourthEdition is an indispensable resource for biologists, ecologists,graduate students, and anyone who needs to acquire the thoroughknowledge of aquatic invertebrates that is essential tounderstanding the community structure of freshwater environments.

The Greenland Entomofauna

The Greenland Entomofauna
Author: Jens Böcher,N.P. Kristensen (†),Thomas Pape,Lars Vilhelmsen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 898
Release: 2015-07-10
ISBN 10: 9004261052
ISBN 13: 9789004261051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greenland Entomofauna Book Review:

The Greenland Entomofauna provides a richly illustrated tool for the identification of the insects, spiders, mites etc. of the country, hence enabling detailed future monitoring of range shifts of individual species.

Insect Biodiversity

Insect Biodiversity
Author: Robert G. Foottit,Peter H. Adler
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2018-04-11
ISBN 10: 111894559X
ISBN 13: 9781118945599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Biodiversity Book Review:

Volume Two of the new guide to the study of biodiversity in insects Volume Two of Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society presents an entirely new, companion volume of a comprehensive resource for the most current research on the influence insects have on humankind and on our endangered environment. With contributions from leading researchers and scholars on the topic, the text explores relevant topics including biodiversity in different habitats and regions, taxonomic groups, and perspectives. Volume Two offers coverage of insect biodiversity in regional settings, such as the Arctic and Asia, and in particular habitats including crops, caves, and islands. The authors also include information on historical, cultural, technical, and climatic perspectives of insect biodiversity. This book explores the wide variety of insect species and their evolutionary relationships. Case studies offer assessments on how insect biodiversity can help meet the needs of a rapidly expanding human population, and examine the consequences that an increased loss of insect species will have on the world. This important text: Offers the most up-to-date information on the important topic of insect biodiversity Explores vital topics such as the impact on insect biodiversity through habitat loss and degradation and climate change With its companion Volume I, presents current information on the biodiversity of all insect orders Contains reviews of insect biodiversity in culture and art, in the fossil record, and in agricultural systems Includes scientific approaches and methods for the study of insect biodiversity The book offers scientists, academics, professionals, and students a guide for a better understanding of the biology and ecology of insects, highlighting the need to sustainably manage ecosystems in an ever-changing global environment.

Junk DNA

Junk DNA
Author: Nessa Carey
Publsiher: Icon Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN 10: 184831826X
ISBN 13: 9781848318267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Junk DNA Book Review:

From the author of the acclaimed The Epigenetics Revolution (‘A book that would have had Darwin swooning’ – Guardian) comes another thrilling exploration of the cutting edge of human science. For decades after the structure of DNA was identified, scientists focused purely on genes, the regions of the genome that contain codes for the production of proteins. Other regions – 98% of the human genome – were dismissed as ‘junk’. But in recent years researchers have discovered that variations in this ‘junk’ DNA underlie many previously intractable diseases, and they can now generate new approaches to tackling them. Nessa Carey explores, for the first time for a general audience, the incredible story behind a controversy that has generated unusually vituperative public exchanges between scientists. She shows how junk DNA plays an important role in areas as diverse as genetic diseases, viral infections, sex determination in mammals, human biological complexity, disease treatments, even evolution itself – and reveals how we are only now truly unlocking its secrets, more than half a century after Crick and Watson won their Nobel prize for the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1962.

The Ciliated Protozoa

The Ciliated Protozoa
Author: Denis Lynn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2008-06-24
ISBN 10: 1402082398
ISBN 13: 9781402082399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ciliated Protozoa Book Review:

distances between groups of ciliates were as vast as significant hurdles to obtain copyright permissions the genetic distances between plants and animals for the over 1,000 required illustrations, and I put – THE major eukaryotic kingdoms at that time! the publication schedule ahead of this element. I continued to collaborate with Mitch, and in There are a number of significant illustrated guides 1991 my first “molecular” Magisterial student, to genera and species that have recently been pub- Spencer Greenwood, published an article estab- lished. References are made to these throughout lishing 1990 or thereabouts as the beginning of the book as sources that readers can consult for this the “Age of Refinement” – the period when gene aspect of ciliate diversity. A future project that I am sequencing techniques would deepen our under- contemplating is an illustrated guide to all the valid standing of the major lines of evolution within ciliate genera.

Mites of Freshwater Mollusks

Mites of Freshwater Mollusks
Author: Dale D. Edwards,Malcolm F. Vidrine
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780615834719
ISBN 13: 061583471X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mites of Freshwater Mollusks Book Review: