Fiddler Crabs of the World

Fiddler Crabs of the World
Author: Jocelyn Crane
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 766
Release: 2015-03-08
ISBN: 1400867932
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiddler Crabs of the World Book Excerpt:

Jocelyn Crane presents a survey of the members of the genus Uca, with special reference to their morphology, social behavior, and evolution. Her account is firmly based on numerous field studies along the world's warmer shores and on comparative work in laboratories and museums. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Zoological Catalogue of Australia

Zoological Catalogue of Australia
Author: P. J. F. Davie
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2002-08
ISBN: 9780643067929
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fiddler crabs of the world Ocypodidae

Fiddler crabs of the world Ocypodidae
Author: Jocelyn Crane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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King Crabs of the World

King Crabs of the World
Author: Bradley G. Stevens
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 1439855420
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King Crabs of the World Book Excerpt:

With species existing in all subpolar seas, king crabs are one of the most valuable seafoods. Major fluctuations in their abundance have stimulated a flurry of research and a rapid expansion of the scientific literature in the last decade. King Crabs of the World: Biology and Fisheries Management consolidates extensive knowledge on the biology, systematics, anatomy, life history, and fisheries of king crabs and presents it in a single volume. This book is the first comprehensive scientific reference devoted to the biology and fisheries of king crabs. The first part of the book describes king crabs and their place in the world, covering geographic distribution, depth and temperature ranges, and maps of known habitats. Chapters examine phylogenetic relationships, evolutionary history and phylogeography, internal and external anatomy of king crabs, and the history of North Pacific fisheries. There is also a chapter that presents a comprehensive overview of diseases and other anomalies of king crabs. The second part of the book describes the life history and biology of various king crab species, including embryonic development and environmental factors, the development and biology of larvae, the ecology and biology of juvenile stages, reproductive strategies of fished species, and the growth and feeding of king crabs and their ecological impacts. The third part of the book discusses human and environmental interactions with king crabs through fisheries, management, and ecosystems. Topics include the impacts of fishing—bycatch, handling, and discard mortality—king crab aquaculture and stock enhancement, and king crabs from various regions such as Southern Hemisphere waters, the Barents Sea, and Alaska. A chapter synthesizing various aspects of king crab biology provides an ecosystem-scale perspective and the final chapter presents the author’s outlook on the future of king crab research and populations.

Between Pacific Tides

Between Pacific Tides
Author: Edward Flanders Ricketts,Jack Calvin,Joel Walker Hedgpeth,David W. Phillips
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 652
Release: 1985
ISBN: 9780804720687
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Pacific Tides Book Excerpt:

One of the classic works of marine biology, a favorite for generations, has now been completely revised and expanded. Between Pacific Tides is a book for all who find the shore a place of excitement, wonder, and beauty, and an unsurpassed introductory text for both students and professionals. This book describes the habits and habitats of the animals that live in one of the most prolific life zones of the world--the rocky shores and tide pools of the Pacific Coast of the United States. The intricate and fascinating life processes of these creatures are described with affectionate care. The animals are grouped according to their most characteristic habitat, whether rocky shore, sandy beach, mud flat, or wharf piling, and the authors discuss their life history, physiology, and community relations, and the influence of wave shock and shifting tide level. Though the basic purpose and structure--and much of the text--of the book remain the same, content has been increased by about 20 percent; a multitude of changes and additios has been made in the text; the Annotated Systematic Index and General Bibliography have been updated and greatly expanded (now almost 2,300 entries); more than 200 new photographs and drawings have been incorporated; and an entirely new chapter has been added--a topical presentation of the several factors influencing distribution of organisms along the shore. This edition also includes John Steinbeck's Foreword to the 1948 edition.

Advances in Decapod Crustacean Research

Advances in Decapod Crustacean Research
Author: José P.M. Paula,Augusto A.V. Flores,Charles H.J.M. Fransen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN: 940170645X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Decapod Crustacean Research Book Excerpt:

Decapod crustaceans are a particularly important animal group in a variety of aquatic environments, such as freshwater, estuaries, and oceans. Research on this group has increased during recent decades, and relates to their economic and ecological importance. The papers included reflect current trends in decapod crustacean research, and present results on a diversity of specific research fields, grouped into the major themes: a) Systematics, Phylogeny, and Biogeography, b) Growth, Morphology, and Development, c) Ecology and Behaviour, d) Reproduction, and e) Fisheries and Culture. The Colloquia Crustacea Decapoda Mediterranea are devoted to decapod crustacean research, and organised on a 3-year basis by institutions of the Mediterranean geographical area. The scope of these meetings has progressively widened throughout the sequence of events, and presently welcomes contributions from crustacean research world-wide.

Asian Marine Biology

Asian Marine Biology
Author: Brian Morton
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1995-05-09
ISBN: 9789622093768
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Marine Biology Book Excerpt:

This is the annual journal of the Marine Biological Association of Hong Kong. It contains papers on marine subjects of interest to all Asian biologists.

Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems

Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems
Author: J. Emmett Duffy,Martin Thiel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2007-09-06
ISBN: 9780199720682
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems Book Excerpt:

Understanding of animal social and sexual evolution has seen a renaissance in recent years with discoveries of frequent infidelity in apparently monogamous species, the importance of sperm competition, active female mate choice, and eusocial behavior in animals outside the traditional social insect groups. Each of these findings has raised new questions, and suggested new answers, about the evolution of behavioral interactions among animals. This volume synthesizes recent research on the sexual and social biology of the Crustacea, one of the dominant invertebrate groups on earth. Its staggering diversity includes ecologically important inhabitants of nearly every environment from deep-sea trenches, through headwater streams, to desert soils. The wide range of crustacean phenotypes and environments is accompanied by a comparable diversity of behavioral and social systems, including the elaborate courtship and wildly exaggerated morphologies of fiddler crabs, the mysterious queuing behavior of migrating spiny lobsters, and even eusociality in coral-reef shrimps. This diversity makes crustaceans particularly valuable for exploring the comparative evolution of sexual and social systems. Despite exciting recent advances, however, general recognition of the value of Crustacea as models has lagged behind that of the better studied insects and vertebrates. This book synthesizes the state of the field in crustacean behavior and sociobiology and places it in a conceptually based, comparative framework that will be valuable to active researchers and students in animal behavior, ecology, and evolutionary biology. It brings together a group of internationally recognized and rising experts in fields related to crustacean behavioral ecology, ranging from physiology and functional morphology, through mating and social behavior, to ecology and phylogeny. Each chapter makes connections to other, non-crustacean taxa, and the volume closes with a summary section that synthesizes the contributions, discusses anthropogenic impacts, highlights unanswered questions, and provides a vision for profitable future research.

History of Carcinology

History of Carcinology
Author: Frank Truesdale
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2020-08-26
ISBN: 1000162524
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Carcinology Book Excerpt:

The papers in this volume take several forms, from strict chronologies to detailed historical analyses. Topics covered include: towards the history of pre-Linnean carcinology in Brazil; the beginning of Portugese carcinology; from Oviedo to Rathbun; the development of brachturan crab tascononry in the Neotropics (1535-1937); studies on decapod crustaceans of the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada; women's contributions to carcinology; reflections on crab research in North America since 1758; carcinology in classical Japanese work.

Animal Weapons

Animal Weapons
Author: Douglas J. Emlen
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-11-11
ISBN: 142994739X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Weapons Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE PHI BETA KAPPA AWARD IN SCIENCE The story behind the stunning, extreme weapons we see in the animal world--teeth and horns and claws--and what they can tell us about the way humans develop and use arms and other weapons In Animal Weapons, Doug Emlen takes us outside the lab and deep into the forests and jungles where he's been studying animal weapons in nature for years, to explain the processes behind the most intriguing and curious examples of extreme animal weapons—fish with mouths larger than their bodies and bugs whose heads are so packed with muscle they don't have room for eyes. As singular and strange as some of the weapons we encounter on these pages are, we learn that similar factors set their evolution in motion. Emlen uses these patterns to draw parallels to the way we humans develop and employ our own weapons, and have since battle began. He looks at everything from our armor and camouflage to the evolution of the rifle and the structures human populations have built across different regions and eras to protect their homes and communities. With stunning black and white drawings and gorgeous color illustrations of these concepts at work, Animal Weapons brings us the complete story of how weapons reach their most outsized, dramatic potential, and what the results we witness in the animal world can tell us about our own relationship with weapons of all kinds.

Sundarban Mangrove Wetland A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sundarban Mangrove Wetland  A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Author: Santosh Kumar Sarkar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN: 0128173718
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sundarban Mangrove Wetland A UNESCO World Heritage Site Book Excerpt:

Sundarban Mangrove Wetland: A Comprehensive Global Treatise provides an illustrative account of the ecology, biology, conservation and management strategies of this endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site. The book offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to a variety of wetland ecosystems, including endangered flora and fauna, the ecology and diversity of pelagic and benthic biota, the impact of multiple stresses on the biota, inorganic and organic pollutants in biotic and abiotic matrices and their remedial measures, the impact of climate change on mangrove plants, and their conservation and management strategies. Divided into seven chapters, the book presents a realistic summary of the wetland environment and its resources, citing individual case studies considering a host of topics of particular interest. Analysis of this unique wetland provides crucial comparisons with other wetlands and their status, environmental challenges and possible remedial measures. Sundarban Mangrove Wetland is an in-depth and up-to-date account ideal for the student, teacher or researcher in marine biology & ecology, environmental science, marine geochemistry, marine pollution and ecotoxicology and wastewater treatment. Covering both fundamental and advanced aspects, the book is also useful for policy makers and those involved in coastal resource conservation and management. Presents an in-depth and illustrative accounting of an iconic tropical mangrove wetland in an intelligible and easy-to-understand manner Provides a unique look at the ecology, biodiversity and conservation and management of the Sundarban wetlands, along with the emerging ecological issues that may affect long-term sustainability Focuses on several case studies, considering microzooplankton and trace metals in the Sundarban wetlands

Mangrove Dynamics and Management in North Brazil

Mangrove Dynamics and Management in North Brazil
Author: Ulrich Saint-Paul,Horacio Schneider
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2010-09-30
ISBN: 3642134572
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mangrove Dynamics and Management in North Brazil Book Excerpt:

Mangrove ecosystems are being increasingly threatened by human activities. Their biotic productivity supplies food and other resources to the human populations that inhabit or make use of them. This volume highlights the results of a ten-year German / Brazilian research project, called MADAM, in one of the largest continuous mangrove areas of the world, located in northern Brazil. Based on the analysis of the ecosystem dynamics, management strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of mangroves are presented and discussed. Beyond the scientific results, this book also provides guidelines for the development of international cooperation projects.

Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Marine and Freshwater Environments including Wetlands

Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Marine and Freshwater Environments including Wetlands
Author: A. Sasekumar,Nissim Marshall,D.J. Macintosh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401109583
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Marine and Freshwater Environments including Wetlands Book Excerpt:

A major concern among ecologists in and outside the ASEAN region is the degradation of the environment, and the overexploitation of freshwater and marine resources. There is as yet no indication that freshwater and marine resources are being managed on a sustainable basis, and loss of wetlands, whether freshwater swamps or mangrove swamps, is a major problem in the ASEAN region. Reclamation of mangrove swamps for aquaculture and agriculture seems to be a continuous activity here and the status of marine parks should also be examined in the light of recent resort development acitivities on small islands. This volume contains numerous recommendations for the promotion of ecological studies and regional cooperation in marine, freshwater ecology and conservation, with special emphasis on the common water masses like the Strait of Malacca, Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea.

Living Resources of the Delaware Estuary

Living Resources of the Delaware Estuary
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 529
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Animals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Resources of the Delaware Estuary Book Excerpt:

Functional Morphology of Feeding and Grooming in Crustacea

Functional Morphology of Feeding and Grooming in Crustacea
Author: Felgenhauer,A.B Thistle,L. Watling
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1989-06-01
ISBN: 9789061917779
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Morphology of Feeding and Grooming in Crustacea Book Excerpt:

Abetted by recent technological advances in scanning and transmission electron microscopy, as well as new preparative methods, these contributions examine crustacean anatomy, demonstrating (or at least inferring) the functions of morphological features. In addition to feeding and grooming, they also

The Oxford Companion to Food

The Oxford Companion to Food
Author: Alan Davidson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN: 019104072X
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to Food Book Excerpt:

the best food reference work ever to appear in the English language ... read it and be dazzled' Bee Wilson, New Statesman First published in 1999, the ground-breaking Oxford Companion to Food was an immediate success and won prizes and accolades around the world. Its blend of serious food history, culinary expertise, and entertaining serendipity, was and remains unique. Interest in food, cooking, and the culture surrounding food has grown enormously in the intervening period, as has the study of food and food history. University departments, international societies, and academic journals have sprung up dedicated to exploring the meaning of food in the daily lives of people around the world, alongside an ever-increasing number of articles, books, programmes, and websites in the general media devoted to the discussion of food, making the Oxford Companion to Food more relevant than ever. Already a food writing classic, this Companion combines an exhaustive catalogue of foods, be they biscuits named after battles, divas or revolutionaries; body parts (from nose to tail, toe to cerebellum); or breads from the steppes of Asia or the well-built ovens of the Mediterranean; with a richly allusive commentary on the culture of food, expressed in literature and cookery books, or as dishes peculiar to a country or community. While building on the Companion's existing strengths, Tom Jaine has taken the opportunity to update the text and alert readers to new perspectives in food studies. There is new coverage of attitudes to food consumption, production and perception, such as food and genetics, food and sociology, and obesity. New entries include terms such as convenience foods, drugs and food, Ethiopia, leftovers, medicine and food, pasta, and many more. There are also new entries on important personalities who are of special significance within the world of food, among them Clarence Birdseye, Henri Nestlé, and Louis Pasteur. In its new edition the Companion maintains its place as the foremost food reference resource for study and home use.

Life Histories

Life Histories
Author: Martin Thiel,Gary A. Wellborn
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2018-05-22
ISBN: 0190620285
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Histories Book Excerpt:

Crustaceans are increasingly being used as model organisms in all fields of biology, including neurobiology, developmental biology, animal physiology, evolutionary ecology, biogeography, and resource management. Crustaceans have a very wide range of phenotypes and inhabit a diverse array of environments, ranging from the deep sea to high mountain lakes and even deserts. The evolution of their life histories has permitted crustaceans to successfully colonize this variety of habitats. Few other taxa exhibit such a variety of life histories and behavior. A comprehensive overview of their life histories is essential to the understanding of many aspects of their success in marine and terrestrial environments. This volume provides a general overview of crustacean life histories. Crustaceans have particular life history adaptations that have permitted them to conquer all environments on earth. Crustacean life cycles have evolved to maximize fecundity, growth, and ageing, in a wide range of environmental conditions. Individual contributions contrast benefits and costs of different life histories including sexual versus asexual production, semelparity versus iteroparity, and planktonic larvae versus direct development. Important aspects of particular behaviors are presented (e.g. migrations, defense and territorial behaviors, anti-predator behavior, symbiosis).

Journal of Taiwan Museum

Journal of Taiwan Museum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Natural history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Taiwan Museum Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Josephine Jacobsen s Fiddler Crab

A Study Guide for Josephine Jacobsen s  Fiddler Crab
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1410345890
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Josephine Jacobsen s Fiddler Crab Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Josephine Jacobsen's "Fiddler Crab," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Coastal Wetlands Alteration and Remediation

Coastal Wetlands  Alteration and Remediation
Author: Charles W. Finkl,Christopher Makowski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 874
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN: 3319561790
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Wetlands Alteration and Remediation Book Excerpt:

This book delves into human-induced and natural impacts on coastal wetlands, intended or otherwise, through a series of vignettes that elucidate the environmental insults and efforts at amelioration and remediation. The alteration, and subsequent restoration, of wetland habitats remain key issues among coastal scientists. These topics are introduced through case studies and pilot programs that are designed to better understand the best practices of trying to save what is left of these fragile ecosystems. Local approaches, as well as national and international efforts to restore the functionality of marsh systems are summarily approached and evaluated by their efficacy in producing resilient reclamations in terms of climate-smart habitat conservation. The outlook of this work is global in extent and local by intent. Included here in summarized form are professional opinions of experts in the field that investigate the crux of the matter, which proves to be human pressure on coastal wetland environments. Even though conservation and preservation of these delicate environmental systems may be coming at a later date, many multi-pronged approaches show promise through advances in education, litigation, and engineering to achieve sustainable coastal systems. The examples in this book are not only of interest to those working exclusively with coastal wetlands, but also to those working to protect the surrounding coastal areas of all types.