Biology of the Lobster
- Jan Factor, State University of New York, Purchase, New York, U.S.A.
The widely distributed American Lobster, Homarus americanus, which inhabits coastal waters from Canada to the Carolinas, is an important keystone species. A valuable source of income, its abundance or rarity often reflects the health of ecosystems occupied by these crustaceans. This comprehensive reference brings together all that is known of these fascinating animals. It will appeal to biologists, zoologists, aquaculturalists, fishery biologists, and researchers working with other lobster species, as well as neurobiologists looking for more information on the model system they so often use.
AUDIENCE: Graduate students, faculty and researchers in marine biology, invertebrate zoology, and fishery science. Libraries at institutions with strong programs in these disciplines, especially at places with Marine Research facilities (e.g. Scripps, Woods Hole, Bogeca). Because lobsters are often used as a model, there is a significant market among neuroscientists for detailed information on the biology of the lobster.