Sea Urchins

Sea Urchins

Biology and Ecology

4th Edition - January 9, 2020

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  • Editor: John Lawrence
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128195697
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128195703

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Sea Urchins: Biology and Ecology, Fourth Edition, Volume 43 expands its coverage to include the entire class of Echinoidea, making this new edition an authoritative reference of the entire class of species. This is a valuable resource that will help readers gain a deep understanding of the basic characteristics of sea urchins, the basis of the great variation that exists in sea urchins, and how sea urchins are important components of marine ecosystems. Updated coverage includes sections on reproduction, metabolism, endocrinology, larval ecology, growth, digestion, carotenoids and disease.

Key Features

  • Includes pertinent tables and graphs within chapters to visually summarize information
  • Provides case studies with research applications to provide potential solutions
  • Includes the entire class of Echinoidea and the effect of climate change on the biology and ecology of the species


Professionals, marine biologists and their students, fisheries managers and aquaculturists, researchers in marine biology, marine ecology, developmental biology, invertebrate biology, zoology, comparative biology, genomics, and paleontology; academic and marine research institution libraries

Table of Contents

  • 1. Phylogeny of Echinoidea
    Andreas Kroh
    2. Sea Urchin Life History Strategies
    John M. Lawrence
    3. Gametogenesis in Regular Sea Urchins – Structural, Functional and Molecular/Genomic Biology
    Charles W. Walker
    4. Biochemical and Energy Requirements of Gonad Development in Regular Sea Urchins
    Adam G. Marsh and Mickie Lynn Powell
    5. Endocrine Regulation of Regular Echinoid Reproduction
    Stephen A. Watts
    6. Larval Ecology of Echinoids
    Anna Metaxas
    7. Growth and Survival of Postsettlement Sea Urchins
    Thomas A. Ebert
    8. Digestive System of Regular Sea Urchins
    Nicholas D. Holland
    9. Ingestion, Digestion and Digestibility of Regular
    John M. Lawrence
    10. Nutrition
    Stephen A. Watts
    11. Carotenoids
    Coleen Suckling
    12. Disease: Effects from Individuals to Ecosystems
    Michael Sweet
    13. Immunology in Sea Urchins
    José Roberto Machado Cunha da Silva
    14. Deep-Sea Sea Urchins
    Angela Stevenson
    15. Regular Sea Urchins as Drivers of Shallow Benthic Marine Community Structure
    Robert S. Steneck
    16. Effect of climate change on sea urchins
    Maria Byrne and Maria Byrne
    17. Stock Enhancement of Regular Sea Urchins
    Yukio Agatsuma
    18. Clyypeasteroidea
    James H. Nebelsick
    19. Peronella
    John K. Keesing
    20. Echinocardium cordatum
    Chantal De Ridder
    21. Cidaroida
    John M. Lawrence
    22. Centrostephanus rodgersii and Centrostephanus tenusipinus
    Maria Byrne and Maria Byrne
    23. Diadema
    Nyawira A. Muthiga
    24. Arbacia
    Paola Gianguzza
    25. Loxechinus albus
    Julio Alberto Vásquez Sr.
    26. Paracentrotus lividus
    Charles F. Boudouresque
    27. Psammechinus miliaris
    Coleen Suckling
    28. Echinometra
    Timothy R. McClanahan
    29. Evechinus chhloroticus
    Mike Francis Barker
    30. Heliocidaris erythrogramma
    John K. Keesing
    31. Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis
    Robert E. Scheibling
    32. Strongylocentrotus pururatus and Mesothuria franciscanus
    Laura Rogers-Bennett
    33. Strongylocentrotus intermedius
    Yukio Agatsuma
    34. Mesocentrotus nudus
    Yukio Agatsuma
    35. Hemicentrotuos pulcherimus, Pesudocentrotus depressus, and Heliocidais crassispina
    Yukio Agatsuma
    36. Lytechinus
    Stephen A. Watts
    37. Tripneustes
    John M. Lawrence

Product details

  • No. of pages: 730
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: January 9, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128195697
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128195703

About the Editor

John Lawrence

Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. John has several awards including Medalist, Florida Academy of Sciences and Distinguished Scientist Award, Marine Biological Association of Western Universities; He has over 40 years of teaching and research experience. He has authored three books, and published over ~300 scientific papers.

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Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

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