Ecology of marine bivalves : an ecosystem approach by Richard F. Dame

By Richard F. Dame

Exploring the aptitude use of bivalves as signs and displays of surroundings healthiness, this booklet describes reside and machine simulated experiments, mesocosm reports, and box manipulation experiments. This moment version discusses significant new advancements, together with section shifts in lots of coastal and estuarine ecosystems ruled by means of suspension-feeding bivalves, the invasion or advent of alien bivalve species, the fast development of environmental recovery thinking about bivalves, and the exam of geological historical past in regards to international weather switch and its influence on bivalve-dominated systems.

Show description

Read Online or Download Ecology of marine bivalves : an ecosystem approach PDF

Best zoology books

Handbook of Signal Processing in Acoustics

The instruction manual of sign Processing in Acoustics will bring together the suggestions and purposes of sign processing as they're utilized in the numerous diversified parts of Acoustics. The instruction manual will emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of sign processing in acoustics. each one component of the guide will current issues on sign processing that are very important in a selected quarter of acoustics.

Ostracodology — Linking Bio- and Geosciences: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Ostracoda, Berlin, 2005

Ostracods, small aquatic Crustacea, happen in nearly each marine, brackish and freshwater habitat. Their calcified bivalved carapaces simply fossilize and their list in earth historical past is lengthy, dense and numerous. Ostracod species are fairly valuable as instruments in marine and limnic (palaeo-) ecology, in (palaeo-) biogeography, and biostratigraphy.

Regional Fisheries Oceanography of the California Current System: The CalCOFI program

The California present procedure is likely one of the top studied ocean areas of the realm, and the extent of oceanographic details to be had is likely to be in simple terms handed through the northeast and northwest Atlantic. the present literature (later than 1993) deals no finished, built-in assessment of the nearby fisheries oceanography of the California present procedure.

Climate change and insect pests

Bugs, being poikilothermic, are one of the organisms which are probably to reply to adjustments in weather, really elevated temperatures. diversity expansions into new components, additional north and to raised elevations, are already good documented, as are physiological and phenological responses. it truly is expected that the wear and tear via bugs increases by reason of weather switch, i.

Additional info for Ecology of marine bivalves : an ecosystem approach

Example text

Whole. Historical ecology has Reverse engineering: The process of taking someprinciples that involve different thing apart to determine how it works. levels of human-mediated disShell midden: An accumulation of food refuse and other waste byproducts of human turbance to natural systems for activity. example, the effect of overharShell mound: Begins as a refuse pile and often vesting of bivalves on primary becomes a burial site. producers or phytoplankton. It Shell ring: A circular structure built mostly of bivalve shells in the prehistoric high salt also is more the product of the marsh.

And Shachak, M. 1994. Organisms as ecosystem engineers. Oikos, 69, 373–86. A. 1993. The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 734 pp. J. 1991. A non-equilibrium thermodynamic framework for discussing ecosystem integrity. En. , 15, 483–95. W. 2007. Paleophysiology and end-Permian mass extinction. Earth. Planet. Sci. , 256, 295–313. Kostylev, V. and Erlandsson, J. 2001. A fractal approach for detecting spatial hierarchy and structure in mussel beds.

Life and the production of entropy. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. , 232, 181–92. J. 2005. Scale-dependent feedback and regular spatial patterns in young mussel beds. Am. Naturalist, 165, E66–E77. J. 1999. Inequality and the directionality of history. Am. Naturalist, 153(3), 243–53. Wood, R. 1999. Reef Evolution. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 415 pp. M. 1960. Oysters. London: Collins. Ecology 2 Historical of Bivalves INTRODUCTION Historical ecology is a relatively new approach to studying the ecology of a variety of organisms, ecosystems, and landscapes.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 34 votes