Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128042250

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates

4th Edition

Volume 5: Keys to Neotropical and Antarctic Fauna

Editors: Cristina Damborenea James H. Thorp D. Christopher Rogers
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128042250
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2020
Page Count: 672
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Description

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates, Volume 5: Keys to Neotropical and Antarctic Fauna, Fourth Edition covers inland water invertebrates of the world. It began with Ecology and General Biology, Volume One (Thorp and Rogers, editors, 2015) and was followed by three volumes emphasizing taxonomic keys to general invertebrates of the Nearctic (2016), neotropical hexapods (2018), and general invertebrates of the Palearctic (2019). All volumes are designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government agencies, private companies, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Key Features

  • Includes zoogeographic coverage of the entire Neotropics, from central Mexico and the Caribbean Islands, to the tip of South America
  • Provides identification keys for aquatic invertebrates to genus or species level for many groups, with keys progressing from higher to lower taxonomic levels
  • Contains terminology and morphology, materials preparation and preservation, and references

Readership

Professional scientists and technicians in ecology, environmental science, freshwater biology, limnology, invertebrate zoology and related fields, private companies, government agencies, and NGOs

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Protozoa
3. Phylum Porifera
4. Phylum Cnidaria
5. Phylum Platyhelminthes
6. Phylum Nemertea
7. Phylum Gastrotricha
8. Phylum Rotifera
9. Phylum Nematoda
10. Phylum Nematomorpha
11. Phylum Mollusca
12. Phylum Annelida
13. Phylum Ectoprocta (Bryozoa)
14. Phylum Entoprocta
15. Phylum Tardigrada
16. Phylum Arthropoda: Introduction and Arachnida
17. Phylum Arthropoda: Introduccion to Crustacea and Hexapoda
18. Class Cirripedia
19. Class Branchiopoda
20. Class Ostracoda
21. Class Copepoda
22. Class Branchiura
23. Class Malacostraca

Details

No. of pages:
672
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2020
Published:
1st March 2020
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128042250

About the Editor

Cristina Damborenea

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Affiliations and Expertise

Buenos Aires, Argentina

James H. Thorp

James H. Thorp

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, Prof. 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 Ph.D. 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 is currently on the editorial board of two journals (River Research and Applications and River Systems) and is a former President of the International Society for River Science. He teaches freshwater, marine, and general ecological courses at KU, and his Masters and doctoral graduate students work on various aspects of the ecology of organisms, communities, and ecosystems in rivers, reservoirs, and wetlands. Prof. 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 one hundred 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 the first volume (Ecology and General Biology) in the current fourth edition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Kansas Biological Survey, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA

D. Christopher Rogers

Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA

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