Behavior and Ecology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121064075, 9780323162692

Behavior and Ecology

1st Edition

Editors: F. John Vernberg
eBook ISBN: 9780323162692
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th May 1983
Page Count: 364
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Behavior and Ecology discusses the ecology and behavior of crustaceans. It presents an update and overview of most of the dominant lines of research in crustacean biology. This book is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1 deals with the rapidly advancing topic of how crustaceans communicate with members of the same species as well as on an interspecific basis. Chapter 2 provides a synthesis and review of patterns of movement and orientation of crustaceans in nature. Chapter 3 reviews the basic concepts in the regulation of biological rhythms, surveys rhythms in Crustacea, and then analyzes the data from an ecological perspective. Chapter 4 summarizes symbiotic relationships of crustaceans with other crustacean and noncrustacean hosts. Chapter 5 cites work on adaptation of egg and development to the environment. Chapter 6 discusses assemblages of organisms into populations and communities. This book is a valuable source for zoologists, paleontologists, ecologists, physiologists, endocrinologists, morphologists, pathologists, and fisheries biologists, and an essential reference work for institutional libraries.

Table of Contents

Contributors General Preface General Acknowledgments Preface to Volume 7 Classification of the Decapoda Contents of Previous Volumes 1 Communication I. General Considerations II. Quantitative Measurement of Communication III. Functions and Mechanisms IV. Evolution V. Conclusion References 2 Movement Patterns and Orientation I. Introduction II. Adaptive Components of Orientation III. Orientation in the Biotope IV. Orientation over Long Distances V. Concluding Comments References 3 Biological Timing I. Introduction II. Matching of Biological Rhythms and Environmental Cycles III. Regulation of Biological Rhythms: Basic Concepts IV. A Survey of Biological Rhythms in Crustacea V. A Perspective of the Adaptive Value of Environmentally Entrained Clocks VI. Summary References 4 Symbiotic Relations I. Introduction II. Symbioses with Crustacean Hosts III. Symbioses with Non-Crustacean Hosts IV. Comments and Perspectives References 5 Pelagic Larval Ecology and Development I. Introduction II. Egg Incubation and Hatching III. Larval Development IV. Adaptations to the Environment V. Dispersal and Recruitment VI. The Role of Pelagic Larvae in Life Histories VII. Conclusions References 6 Biotic Assemblages: Populations and Communities I. Introduction II. Marine Sandy Bottom Habitats III. Hard Substrates IV. Zooplankton V. Perspectives References Systematic Index—Crustacea Systematic Index—Non-Crustacea Subject Index


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