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Terrestrial Isopod Biology

Terrestrial Isopod Biology

Author: A.M. Alikhan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351411554

Category: Science

Page: 240

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This text contains the papers of a meeting on American isopods, the only crustacean group with representatives in all terrestrial ecosystems ranging from the sea shore to the desert. Due to such adaptibility, this group can be seen as a model for the successful transition on land. The text deals with two main subjects: the effects of stressful conditions on the individual animal as reflected by its survival or by the disruption of its normal reproductive pattern; and the distribution of the isopods and their selection of microhabitat.

Advances in Terrestrial Isopod Biology

Advances in Terrestrial Isopod Biology

Author: Jasna ?trus

Publisher: PenSoft Publishers LTD

ISBN: 9789546426307

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Terrestrial isopods (woodlice) are the only group of crustaceans fully adapted to life on land and with about 3,700 species known at present represent the largest suborder of Isopoda. They occur in almost any kind of terrestrial habitat, from littoral to high mountains, from forests to deserts, with some species adapted to live in subterranean environments and others secondarily having returned to water. Woodlice are particularly important from a biogeographical and an ecological point of view, since they have limited dispersal ability, are often endemic to small geographic areas, and are extremely diverse ecologically.ÿThey also represent en excellent model group of animals to study the physiological adaptations related to the transition from an aquatic to a terrestrial way of life. This special issue of ZooKeys includes a collection of 20 papers presented during the 8th International Symposium on Terrestrial Isopod Biology, which was held at Bled, Slovenia from 19th to 23rd June 2011. Contributions address a wide range of topics related to terrestrial isopods, such as systematics, biogeography, morphology, physiology, molecular biology, microbiology, and ecology. Two contributions are related to the state of the art and future perspectives on biomineralizations in crustaceans and ecotoxicology in soil fauna. This special issue will be of great value for anyone interested in the biology of crustaceans in general and of terrestrial isopods in particular, stimulating future research on this unique group of animals.

Evolutionary Biology of Land Isopods

Evolutionary Biology of Land Isopods

Author: Michael R. Warburg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662218891

Category: Science

Page: 161

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Already as a young boy, I used to walk with my late father, an ardent naturalist at heart, though to his regret not by profession, in the fields and woods on Mt. Carmel where we lived. My father, being largely an amateur ornithologist but also loving other vertebrates, was less inter ested in the little creatures(-the invertebrates) so abundant under stones. These were, more often then not, isopods which are particularly abundant in the Mediterranean region of northern Israel, and therefore not difficult to encounter (Fig. 1). Thus, my interest in the terrestrial isopods started at an early stage. Many years later, after graduating from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, I worked as an assistant to my late friend and colleague, Professor Michael Costa, at the Teachers Seminary in Oranim. One day I found on my desk a copy of Edney's (1954) paper: Woodlice and the land habitat, which my friend left for me knowing of my interest in this group. Therefore, due to the stimulus of Edney's paper, and the many interesting questions it raised in my mind, I developed a lifelong interest in this amazing crustacean group. My research in the ecophysiology of this group followed to a large extent the directions formulated by Edney and Cloudsley-Thompson whose name will be mentioned throughout this book. I am also indebted to the many stimulating discussions with my friends and colleagues C. S. Crawford, K. E. Linsenmair, and E.

The Biology of Terrestrial Isopods

The Biology of Terrestrial Isopods

Author: Stephen L. Sutton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015025328785

Category: Crustacea

Page: 518

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This symposium is the first in ten years to survey terrestrial isopods, a group which includes thousands of species of woodlice existing throughout the temperate and tropical regions. Providing a wide range of views, the contributors consider the physiology, classification, and ecology of isopods, including such topics as the neuroendocrinology of growth and moulting, feeding behavior, breeding and population biology, and ecophysiological adaptations. Woodlice are the most successful group of terrestrial crustaceans, and their promise as tools for research emerges as a theme of this volume, which is a mine of ideas for classroom projects, as well as a valuable resource for serious researchers in zoology, physiology, and biology.

The Biology of Terrestrial Isopods

The Biology of Terrestrial Isopods

Author: Spyros Sfenthourakis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047412854

Category: Science

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The book contains papers presented at the 5th International Symposium on the Biology of Terrestrial Isopods, dealing with most aspects of the biology of terrestrial isopods, such as ecology, systematics, biogeography, reproductive biology, physiology, endocrinology etc.

Lifestyles and Feeding Biology

Lifestyles and Feeding Biology

Author: Martin Thiel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199797028

Category: Science

Page: 584

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This second volume in the Natural History of the Crustacea series examines how crustaceans-the different body shapes and adaptations of which are described in volume 1-make a living in the wide range of environments they inhabit, and how they exploit food sources. The contributions in the volume give synthetic overviews of particular lifestyles and feeding mechanisms, and offer a fresh look at crustacean life styles through the technological tools that have been applied to recent crustacean research. These include SEM (scanning electron microscope) techniques, micro-optics, and long-term video recordings that have been used for a variety of behavioral studies. The audience will include not only crustacean biologists but evolutionary ecologists who want to understand the diversification of particular life styles, ecologists who follow the succession of communities, biogeochemists who estimate the role of crustaceans in geochemical fluxes, and biologists with a general interest in crustaceans.

Invertebrate Biodiversity as Bioindicators of Sustainable Landscapes

Invertebrate Biodiversity as Bioindicators of Sustainable Landscapes

Author: Maurizio G. Paoletti

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444599681

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 460

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Reducing environmental hazard and human impact on different ecosystems, with special emphasis on rural landscapes is the main topic of different environmental policies designed in developed countries and needed in most developing countries. This book covers the bioindication approach of rural landscapes and man managed ecosystems including both urbanised and industrialised ones. The main techniques and taxa used for bioindication are considered in detail. Remediation and contamination is faced with diversity, abundance and dominance of biota, mostly invertebrates. Invertebrate Biodiversity as Bioindicators of Sustainable Landscapes provides a basic tool for students and scientists involved in landscape ecology and planning, environmental sciences, landscape remediation and pollution.