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The Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America focuses on freshwater invertebrates that can be identified using at most an inexpensive magnifying glass. This Guide will be useful for experienced nature enthusiasts, students doing aquatic field projects, and anglers looking for the best fish bait, lure, or fly. Color photographs and art, as well as the broad geographic coverage, set this guide apart.
- 362 color photographs and detailed descriptions aid in the identification of species
- Introductory chapters instruct the reader on how to use the book, different inland water habitats and basic ecological relationships of freshwater invertebrates
- Broad taxonomic coverage is more comprehensive than any guide currently available
Aquatic ecologists working in the field, fly fishermen or other anglers, college students for use as supplement or lab manual in aquatic biologogy
Chapter 01 Using This Book Effectively
Chapter 02 General Techniques for Collecting and Identification
Chapter 03 The Nature of Inland Water Habitats
Chapter 04 A Primer on Ecological Relationships Among Freshwater Invertebrates
Chapter 05 Sponges: Phylum Porifera
Chapter 06 Hydra and Jellyfish: Phylum Cnidaria
Chapter 07 Flatworms: Phylum Platyhelminthes, Class Turbellaria
Chapter 08 Hairworms: Phylum Nematomorpha
Chapter 09 Snails: Phylum Mollusca, Class Gastropoda
Chapter 10 Mussels and Clams: Phylum Mollusca, Class Bivalvia
Chapter 11 Aquatic Segmented Worms and Leeches: Phylum Annelida
Chapter 12 Moss Animals: Phylum Ectoprocta, or Bryozoa
Chapter 13 Introduction to Freshwater Invertebrates in the Phylum Arthropoda
Chapter 14 Mites and Spiders: Subphylum Chelicerata, Class Arachnida
Chapter 15 Fairy Shrimp, Tadpole Shrimp, Clam Shrimp, and Water Fleas: Subphylum Crustacea, Class Branchiopoda
Chapter 16 Copepods, Fish Lice, and Seed Shrimp: Subphylum Crustacea, Classes Maxillopoda and Ostracoda
Chapter 17 Aquatic Sow Bugs, Scuds, and Opossum Shrimp: Subphylum Crustacea, Class Malacostraca, Superorder Peracarida
Chapter 18 Crayfish, Crabs, and Shrimp: Subphylum Crustacea, Class Malacostraca, Order Decapoda
Chapter 19 Introduction to Insects and Their Near Relatives: Subphylum Hexapoda
Chapter 20 Mayflies: Insect Order Ephemeroptera
Chapter 21 Dragonflies and Damselflies: Insect Order Odonata
Chapter 22 Stoneflies: Insect Order Plecoptera
Chapter 23 True Bugs: Insect Order Hemiptera
Chapter 24 Hellgrammites, Spongillaflies, Caterpillars, and Others: Minor Aquatic Insect Orders
Chapter 25 Caddisflies: Insect Order Trichoptera
Chapter 26 Beetles: Insect Order Coleoptera
Chapter 27 Midges, Mosquitoes, Blackflies, and Other True Flies: Insect Order Diptera
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- © Academic Press 2011
- 15th November 2010
- Academic Press
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Dr. James H. Thorp has been a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS, USA) and a Senior Scientist in the Kansas Biological Survey since 2001. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Professor Thorp was a Distinguished Professor and Dean at Clarkson University, Department Chair and Professor at the University of Louisville, Associate Professor and Director of the Calder Ecology Center of Fordham University, Visiting Associate Professor at Cornell,and Research Ecologist at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. He received his Baccalaureate from the University of Kansas (KU) and both Masters and PhD degrees from North Carolina State. Those degrees focused on zoology, ecology, and marine biology, with an emphasis on the ecology of freshwater and marine invertebrates. Dr. Thorp has been on the editorial board of three freshwater journals and is a former President of the International Society for River Science. He teaches freshwater, marine, and invertebrate courses at KU, and his Master and Doctoral graduate students work on various aspects of the ecology of communities through macrosystems in rivers, reservoirs, and wetlands. Professor Thorp’s research interests and background are highly diverse and span the gamut from organismal biology to community, ecosystem, and macrosystem ecology. He works on both fundamental and applied research topics using descriptive, experimental, and modeling approaches in the field and lab.While his research emphasizes aquatic invertebrates, he also studies fish ecology, especially as related to food webs. He has published more than 130 refereed journal articles, books, and chapters, including three single-volume editions of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp and A.P. Covich) and five volumes in the current fourth edition of Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates.
Kansas Biological Survey, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
Dr. D. Christopher Rogers is a research zoologist at the University of Kansas with the Kansas Biological Survey and is affiliated with the Biodiversity Institute, with numerous research projects all over the world. He received his PhD degree from the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, Australia. Christopher specializes in freshwater and terrestrial crustaceans (particularly Branchiopoda and Malacostraca) and the invertebrate fauna of seasonally astatic wetlands on a global scale. He has more than 150 peer-reviewed publications in crustacean taxonomy and invertebrate ecology, as well as published popular and scientific field guides and identification manuals to freshwater invertebrates. Christopher is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Crustacean Biology and a founding member of the Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists. He has been involved in aquatic invertebrate conservation efforts all over the world.
Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
"IAN'S RECOMMENDATION: For anyone interested in the freshwater animals of North America."---The Guardian’s Punctuated Equilibrium
"The strength of this text lies in the narratives describing the form, function, ecology, and collection methods associated with each major group. Consequently, the book is more of a primer or an introduction to freshwater invertebrates, than a field guide. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers."--Choice, September 2011, Vol. 49, No. 01
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