FRESHWATER INVERTEBRATES: Ecology and General Biology, 4th Edition
James H. Thorp & D. Christopher Rogers, editors
2014, 1,148 pages, color plates, color photos, b/w photos & drawings, SEMs, tables, graphs. Readers familiar with the first three editions of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp and A.P. Covich) will welcome the comprehensive revision and expansion of that trusted professional reference manual and educational textbook from a single North American tome into a developing multi-volume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world. The series entitled Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates begins with this Ecology and General Biology, Volume 1 which is designed as a companion volume for the remaining books in the series. The following volumes will provide taxonomic coverage for specific zoogeographic regions of the world, starting with Keys to Nearctic Fauna (Vol. II) and Keys to Palaearctic Fauna (Vol. III). This first volume maintains the ecological and general biological focus of the previous editions but now expands coverage globally in all chapters, includes more taxonomic groups (e.g., chapters on individual insect orders), and covers additional functional topics such as invasive species, economic impacts, and functional ecology. As in previous editions, it is designed for use by professionals in universities, government agencies, and private companies as well as by undergraduate and graduate students. Key Features – Global coverage of aquatic invertebrate ecology – Discussions on invertebrate ecology, phylogeny, and general biology written by international experts for each group – Separate chapters on invasive species and economic impacts and uses of invertebrates – Eight additional chapters on insect orders and a chapter on freshwater millipedes – Four new chapters on collecting and culturing techniques, ecology of invasive species, economic impacts, and ecological function of invertebrates – Identification keys to lower taxonomic levels Hardcover. 7.75 lbs. (3.5 kg.) 8-3/4″ X 11-1/8″ (22.2 X 28.3 cm) About the Editors – James H. Thorp, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, and a Senior Scientist in the Kansas Biological Survey. He has published over 100 refereed journal articles, books, and chapters in the field of aquatic ecology and invertebrate zoology. D. Christopher Rogers PhD, is a research zoologist at the University of Kansas with the Kansas Biological Survey and is affiliated with the Biodiversity Institute. He has been involved in aquatic invertebrate conservation efforts all over the world.
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