Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates

Keys to Nearctic Fauna

4th Edition - December 28, 2015

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  • Editors: James Thorp, D. Christopher Rogers
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123850287
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123850294

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Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Keys to Nearctic Fauna, Fourth Edition presents a comprehensive revision and expansion of this trusted professional reference manual and educational textbook—from a single North American tome into a developing multivolume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world. Readers familiar with the first three editions will welcome this new volume. The series, now entitled Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates, (edited by J.H. Thorp), began with Volume I: Ecology and General Biology, (edited by J.H. Thorp and D.C. Rogers). It now continues in Volume II with taxonomic coverage of inland water invertebrates of the Nearctic zoogeographic region. As in previous editions, all volumes of the fourth edition are designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government agencies, and private companies, as well as by undergraduate and graduate students.

Key Features

  • Features zoogeographic coverage for all of North America, south to the general area of the Tropic of Cancer, and Greenland and Bermuda
  • Provides keys to families of freshwater insects
  • Provides keys to all other inland water invertebrates at the taxonomic level appropriate for the current scientific knowledge
  • Includes multiple taxonomic keys in each chapter that progress from higher to lower taxonomic levels, thereby allowing users to work up to their level of need and expertise
  • Presents additional material in each chapter on group introduction, limitations to the keys, terminology and morphology, material preparation and preservation, and references

Readership

Professional scientists, technicians in academia, private companies, government agencies, and NGOs

Table of Contents

    • Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates
    • Dedications from the Editors
    • Contributors to Volume II
    • About the Editors
    • Preface to the Fourth Edition
    • Preface to Volume II
    • Acknowledgments for Volume II
    • Chapter 1. Introduction
      • Introduction to This Volume and Chapter 1
      • Components of Taxonomic Chapters
      • How to Use This Volume
      • Key to Kingdoms and Phyla in This Volume
    • Chapter 2. Protozoa
      • Introduction
      • Limitations
      • Terminology and Morphology
      • Material Preparation and Preservation
      • Acknowledgments
      • Keys to Protozoa
    • Chapter 3. Phylum Porifera
      • Introduction
      • Limitations
      • Terminology and Morphology
      • Material Preparation and Preservation
      • Acknowledgments
      • Keys to SpongilliDa of the Nearctic Region
    • Chapter 4. Phylum Cnidaria
      • Introduction
      • Limitations
      • Terminology and Morphology
      • Material Preparation and Preservation
      • Keys to Freshwater Cnidaria
    • Chapter 5. Phylum Platyhelminthes
      • Introduction
      • Limitations
      • Terminology and Morphology
      • Material Preparation and Preservation
      • Keys to Platyhelminthes
    • Chapter 6. Phylum Nemertea
      • Introduction
      • Limitations
      • Terminology and Morphology
      • Material Preparation and Preservation
      • Keys to Nemertea
    • Chapter 7. Phylum Gastrotricha
      • Introduction
      • Limitations
      • Terminology and Morphology
      • Material Preparation and Preservation
      • Keys to Gastrotricha
    • Chapter 8. Phylum Rotifera
      • Introduction
      • Limitations
      • Terminology and Morphology
      • Material Preparation and Preservation
      • Key to Freshwater Rotifers (Class Eurotatoria)
    • Chapter 9. Phylum Nemata
      • Introduction
      • Limitations
      • Terminology and Morphology
      • Material Preparation and Preservation
      • Keys to Freshwater Nemata
    • Chapter 10. Phylum Nematomorpha
      • Introduction
      • Limitations
      • Terminology and Morphology
      • Material Preparation and Preservation
      • Keys to Gordiida
    • Chapter 11. Phylum Mollusca
      • Introduction to Mollusca
      • Class Gastropoda
      • Class Bivalvia
      • Bivalvia: Unionoida: Unionidae: Genera
    • Chapter 12. Phylum Annelida
      • Introduction to the Phylum
      • Class Clitellata
      • Subclass Oligochaeta
      • Subclass Branchiobdellidea
      • Subclass Hirudinida
      • Class Aphanoneura
      • Class Polychaeta
    • Chapter 13. Phylum Ectoprocta (Bryozoa)
      • Introduction
      • Limitations
      • Terminology and Morphology
      • Material Preparation and Preservation
      • Keys to Freshwater Ectoproct Bryozoans
    • Chapter 14. Phylum Entoprocta
      • Introduction
      • Terminology and Morphology
      • Material Preparation and Preservation
    • Chapter 15. Phylum Tardigrada
      • Introduction
      • Limitations
      • Terminology and Morphology
      • Material Preparation and Preservation
      • Keys to Freshwater Tardigrada
    • Chapter 16. Phylum Arthropoda
      • Introduction to the Phylum
      • Subphylum Chelicerata
      • Subclass Araneae
      • Subclass Acari
      • Sarcoptiformes: Oribatida
      • Trombidiformes: Prostigmata
      • Family Halacaridae
      • Parasitengonina: Hydrachnidiae and Stygothrombiae
      • Subphylum Crustacea
      • Class Hexapoda
      • Class Branchiopoda
      • Class Ostracoda
      • Class Maxillopoda
      • Subclass Cirripedia
      • Subclass Copepoda
      • Class Malacostraca
      • Order Bathynellacea
      • Order Amphipoda
      • Order Tanaidacea
      • Order Isopoda
      • Order Decapoda
      • Crustacea: Malacostraca: Decapoda: Astacidea: Families
      • Dendrobranchiata
      • Caridea
      • Order Mysida
      • Order Stygiomysida
    • Taxonomy Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 762
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: December 28, 2015
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123850287
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123850294

About the Editors

James Thorp

James Thorp
Dr James Thorp was senior editor (with Alan Covich) for the prior editions of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, which has developed into a multi-volume, global work for this edition. He also published in 2008 The Riverine Ecosystem Synthesis (Thorp, Thoms, and Delong) and Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America in 2011 (Thorp and Rogers). He has contributed and authored approximately 100 chapters, books, and publications in journals (e.g., BioScience, Ecology, Freshwater Biology, Freshwater Science, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Oecologia, Oikos, River Research and Applications, and River Systems). He is on the Editorial Boards for River Research and Applications and River Systems; former Assoc. Editor of Freshwater Invertebrate Biology (now Freshwater Science) and has reviewed multiple journal articles and books along with grant proposals for NSF, DOE, EPA, etc.; NSF and EPA panel member. He has been assisting the EPA as an Expert intermittently since 2008, is a former Assoc Director for the Center for Environmental Management at Clarkson and a Past President for the International Society for River Science. This book will be the fifth edition of Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist, Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, KS, USA

D. Christopher Rogers

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. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, Australia. Christopher specializes in freshwater crustaceans (particularly the Branchiopoda and the Decapoda) and the invertebrate fauna of seasonally astatic wetlands on a global scale. He has numerous 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Invertebrate Zoologist, Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, USA

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