Advances in Sponge Science: Phylogeny, Systematics, Ecology

Edited by

  • Mikel Becerro, Center for Advanced Studies, (CEAB, CSIC), Spain

On of two special issues of  Advances in Marine Biology focusing on sponge science it features comprehensive reviews of the latest studies that are advancing our understanding of the fascinating marine phylum Porifera. The selected contributors are internationally renowned researchers in their respective fields and provide a thorough overview of the state-of-the-art of sponge science
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Postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, oceanography


Book information

  • Published: May 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-387787-1

Table of Contents

  1. 1- Deep Phylogeny and Evolution of Sponges (Phylum Porifera)

    Gert Wörheide, Martin Dohrmann, Dirk Erpenbeck, Claire Larroux,

    Manuel Maldonado, Oliver Voigt, Carole Borchiellini and Denis Lavrov

    2- Sponge Systematics Facing new challenges

    Paco Cárdenas, Thierry Pérez and Nicole Boury-Esnault

    3- The role of sponges in the Mesoamerican barrier-reef ecosystem, Belize

    Klaus Rützler

    4- Ecological interactions and the distribution, abundance, and diversity of sponges

    Janie Wulff

    5- Sponge ecology in the molecular era

    Maria J. Uriz and Xavier Turon