Pollution Ecology of Estuarine Invertebrates

Pollution Ecology of Estuarine Invertebrates

1st Edition - January 28, 1979

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  • Editor: C.W. Jr. Hart
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151078

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Pollution Ecology of Estuarine Invertebrates, as its companion volume ""Pollution Ecology of Freshwater Invertebrates"", aims to present the ecology of estuarine invertebrates and highlight some systematic interpretations. This book also discusses the knowledge about these invertebrates. It is a compilation of existing data at the time of writing, an attempt to introduce ideas and information, and a result of synthesis of systematic interpretations. This book consists of 12 chapters, each with a specific invertebrate as subject area. The invertebrates encompassed in this book are thread and bristle worms, Bryozoa, ostracods, copepods, crabs, shrimps, larval decapods, Cyathura, isopods (other than Cyathura), amphipods, clams, and snails. Each chapter gives a thorough discussion of the featured invertebrate according to some of the organism’s aspects, such as habitat, systematic, zoogeography, pollution ecology, life cycle, physiology, population, taxonomy, and distribution. This book is a valuable source for students, teachers, scientists, or researchers interested in estuarine invertebrates and pollution and study biology, environmental science, zoology, or even marine science.

Table of Contents


  • List of Contributors

    Preface

    Chapter 1 Thread Worms (Nematoda)

    I. Introduction

    II. Systematics

    III. Importance and Function of Nematodes in Aquatic Ecosystems

    IV. Pollution Ecology

    V. Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 2 Bryozoa (Ectoprocta)

    I. Introduction

    II. Bryozoan Systematics

    III. Habitats

    IV. Estuarine Zoogeography

    V. Disturbances, Natural and Man-Made

    VI. Analytical Approaches

    References

    Chapter 3 Bristle Worms (Annelida: Polychaeta)

    I. Introduction

    II. The Relationship between Ecological Factors and Distribution of Polychaetes

    III. Polychaetes as Indicators of Pollution

    IV. The Effect of a Disturbed Environment on Polychaetes

    V. Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 4 Ostracods (Arthropoda: Crustacea: Ostracoda)

    I. Introduction

    II. Ostracod Assemblages

    III. Freshwater Environments

    IV. Marine and Estuarine Environments

    V. Specific Environmental Factors

    VI. Species versus Higher Categories

    VII. Summary and Conclusions

    References

    Note Added in Proof

    Chapter 5 Copepods (Arthropoda: Crustacea: Copepoda)

    I. Introduction

    II. Ecology of Estuarine Copepods

    III. Thermal Pollution and Power Plant Operations

    IV. Oil Pollution

    V. Heavy Metal Pollution and Other Toxic Elements

    VI. Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Pollution

    VII. Enrichment

    References

    Chapter 6 Crabs (Arthropoda: Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura)

    I. Introduction

    I. Taxonomy

    III. Normal Life History-Ecology

    IV. Pollution Ecology

    V. Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 7 Shrimps (Arthropoda: Crustacea: Penaeidae)

    I. Introduction

    II. Organic Chemicals Other Than Petroleum

    III. Petroleum

    IV. Heavy Metals

    V. Biological Agents

    VI. Interactions of Pollutants, Pollutant Mixes, and Other Factors in Penaeid Shrimp Ecology

    VII. Discussion

    References

    Chapter 8 Larval Decapods (Arthropoda: Crustacea: Decapoda)

    I. Introduction

    II. Effects of Pollutants

    III. Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 9 Cyathura (Arthropoda: Crustacea: Isopoda: Anthuridae)

    I. Introduction

    II. Distribution and Habitat

    III. Ecological Niche and Associated Organisms

    IV. Life Cycle and Latitudinal Variation

    V. Physiology

    VI. Population Dynamics

    VII. Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 10 Isopods Other Than Cyathura (Arthropoda: Crustacea: Isopoda)

    I. Introduction

    II. Pollution Effects

    III. Summary

    References

    Chapter 11 Amphipods (Arthropoda: Crustacea: Amphipoda)

    I. Introduction

    II. The Effects of Natural and Anthropogenic Environmental Changes on Gammaridean Amphipods

    III. Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 12 Clams and Snails [Mollusca: Pelecypoda (except Oysters) and Gastropoda]

    I. Introduction

    II. Types and Sources of Pollution and Its Ecological Effects

    III. Conclusions

    References

    Index






Product details

  • No. of pages: 422
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151078

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