18 Books found


  • Diapause in Aquatic Invertebrates

    Diapause in Aquatic Invertebrates

    Dormancy is a suspension of the vital functions in an organism to overcome harsh environmental conditions, and sometimes can last for centuries. It is a widespread adaptation in many phyla, ranging from bacteria to vertebrates, and may exert a great influence on aquatic communities.Contributors to this new book are leaders in the field of diapause studies, and many authors were participants at a recent workshop on diapause in aquatic invertebra

  • Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Odonata - Zygoptera

    Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Odonata - Zygoptera

    Zygoptera completes the two volume work on the order Odonata in the Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects.The Zygoptera volume encompasses the relatively small dragonflies, often called damselflies. A brief review of the biology of the group includes illustrations of the main morphological features as well as explanations of alternative systems for naming the wing veins and other characteristics commonly used to distinguish the species.

  • Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation

    Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation

    In Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation, renowned authors present current technical approaches to most aspects of post-transcriptional control and provide a useful and versatile laboratory bench resource. With chapters split into sections covering bioinformatics, fundamental aspects of the study of RNA biology, and techniques for specific aspects of RNA biology, the expert authors have filled the book with invaluable tricks of the trade, ...

  • Rotifera X

    Rotifera X

    This volume reflects the latest developments in the research of a global community of rotifer researchers, who came together at Illmitz, Austria in 2003. Contributions are manifold and span fields from phylogeny and evolution of the phylum Rotifera to practical aspects of aquaculture and ecotoxicology. Major issues include phylogeny and evolution, genetics and molecular ecology, new aspects of rotifer anatomy through the application of confocal ...

  • The Origins of Larvae

    The Origins of Larvae

    Many biological facts are irreconcilable with the assumption that larvae and adults evolved from the same genetic stock. The author of this book draws attention to these, and presents his alternative hypothesis that larvae have been transferred from one taxon to another.In his previous book (Larvae and Evolution, 1992), the author used larval transfer to explain developmental anomalies in eight animal phyla. In the present book, he claims that ...

  • The Post-Socialist City

    The Post-Socialist City

    In the large body of literature produced during the last fifteen years on the transformation of Eastern European societies after the fall of communism, studies investigating changes in urban form and structure have been quite rare. Yet a profound reorganization of the manner in which urban space is appropriated has taken place, impacting the life of over 200 million urban residents in the region. The patterns of spatial organization, which have ...

  • The Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europe

    The Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europe

    The book explores urban dynamics in post-socialist Europe 15 years after the fall of communism. The ‘urban mosaic’ metaphor expresses the complexity, diversity and uniqueness of the processes and spatial outcomes in post-socialist cities. The book examines the urban development and the policy and planning processes that have resulted from the socio-economic, political, and institutional transformations characterizing the move to markets and ...

  • Artemia: Basic and Applied Biology

    Artemia: Basic and Applied Biology

    This volume provides an up-to-date coverage of an organism of major importance to basic biological research and aquacultural operations around the world. It is a unique contribution because each one of the chapters is a thorough review of the existing literature. Graduate students in a variety of disciplines, new researchers wanting or starting to use Artemia or other closely related organisms, and established investigators studying this ...

  • Genetics for Fish Hatchery Managers

    Genetics for Fish Hatchery Managers

    This straightforward, easily understandable primer details the principles and practices of genetics as they relate to fish farming. After reviewing basic genetic principles and the genetics of sex determination, this book focuses on the genetics of qualitative traits and profiles selection programs that produce true breeding populations. It also considers quantitative issues, broodstock management, genetic engineering, chromosomal ...

  • Live Food in Aquaculture

    Live Food in Aquaculture

    This proceedings volume includes selected papers presented at the international symposium 'Live Food Organisms in Marine Larviculture' held in Nagasaki, Japan, September 1-4 1996. This international symposium focused on live food organisms for the larval rearing of marine animals. Recent achievements in the fundamental biology (such as physiology, ecology, taxonomy, life cycle and nutrition) of live planktonic animals used as feed in ...

  • Marine Fish Culture

    Marine Fish Culture

    With the depletion of wild fish stocks by factors such as overfishing, habitat degradation, pollution, and red tides, the pressures and incentives for commercial farming of marine food and aquarium fish have increased dramatically. Concurrent with that trend has been an increase in the experimental use of live marine fish in various basic and applied sciences, for example, in developmental, ecological, and toxicological research. Marine ...

  • Physiology of Fish in Intensive Culture Systems

    Physiology of Fish in Intensive Culture Systems

    Fish culture in hatcheries and other aquacultural facilities is becoming much more intensive all over the world. The success of all kinds of fish rearing depends on the quality of management and this depends, in turn, on understanding the biology of fishes and the aquatic environment in which they live. This book directly addresses the relationship between the aquatic environment and the fishes. An understanding of this by the reader ...

  • Post-Agricultural Succession in the Neotropics

    Post-Agricultural Succession in the Neotropics

    Post-agricultural studies have been central to the development of both the science of plant ecology and ecology in general. The study of old field succession allows us to observe the development of the structure and function of communities, as well as understand the role of history and initial conditions in that process. Understanding old field succession can help the public address important scientific and social issues, such as deforestation ...

  • Post-harvest Tobacco Infestation Control

    Post-harvest Tobacco Infestation Control

    This book reviews all aspects of insect pests of tobacco and the subsequent control methods from the harvesting through to the production and storage of finished tobacco products. Control procedures to eliminate outbreaks of infestation are reviewed and a number of case histories are described to demonstrate integration of the methodologies.

  • Rotifer Symposium VI

    Rotifer Symposium VI

    As in previous symposia, some current research topics were selected for review and eight invited papers were presented. For the first time a paper was presented on the historical aspects of Rotiferology, covering European research between 1680-1950. A special workshop session was devoted to a debate on a controversial topic: Rotifer Phylogeny. The workshop resulted in a very successful discussion and the integration of scattered evidence ...

  • Rotifera VII

    Rotifera VII

    The Proceedings of the Seventh International Rotifer Symposium, Rotifera VII, spans subjects from community ecology through biochemistry, from the most basic science through the most clearly applied technology. Some papers report exceptional progress in our knowledge of rotifer anatomy and biochemistry, as well as rotifer molecular biology, evolution and life histories. The book also contains an interesting article describing a hundred ...

  • When Do Fishes Become Juveniles?

    When Do Fishes Become Juveniles?

    Metamorphosis and the transition from larvae or embryos to juveniles in fishes are important in order to answer, for example, questions about: (1) life-history styles and their modifications in evolutionary perspective and within current environmental demands; (2) the development and application of fisheries recruitment models, (3) the use of ontogenetic scales for interspecific comparisons, (4) the identification of ontogenetic shifts in ...