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The Natural History of the Crustacea, Volume 2: Lifestyles and Feeding Biology

  • The second volume in The Natural History of the Crustacea series.
  • Features an international group of contributors, all of whom are recognized experts in crustacean lifestyle biology.
  • Ideal for researchers and students studying crustacea, as well as for biologists studying other taxa

Series: The Natural History of the Crustacea Volume: 2

By: Martin Thiel(Editor), Les Watling(Editor)

571 pages, 4 plates with colour & b/w hotos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | May 2015 | #222992 | ISBN-13: 9780199797028
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NHBS Price: £120.00 $155/€131 approx

About this book

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 Natural History of the Crustacea, Volume 2: Lifestyles and Feeding Biology 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.


Chapter 1. The Role of Natural History in Understanding the Diversity of Lifestyles in Crustaceans
Les Watling and Martin Thiel

Chapter 2. Diversity of Lifestyles, Sexual Systems and Larval Development Pattern in Sessile Crustaceans
Benny K.K. Chan and Jens T. Høeg

Chapter 3. The Tube-dwelling Lifestyle in Crustaceans and its Relation to Feeding
P. Geoffrey Moore and Lucas B. Eastman

Chapter 4. Burrow-dwelling in Crustacea
R. James A. Atkinson and Lucas B. Eastman

Chapter 5. Crustaceans Inhabiting Domiciles Excavated from Macrophytes and Stone
Barbara A. Mejaes, Alistair G.B. Poore and Martin Thiel

Chapter 6. Crustaceans in Mobile Homes
Patsy A. McLaughlin

Chapter 7. Crustaceans as Symbionts: An Overview of their Diversity, Host Use and Lifestyles
J. Antonio Baeza

Chapter 8. Predator Adaptations of Decapods
Kari L. Lavalli and Ehud Spanier

Chapter 9. Small Free-living Crustaceans
Richard B. Taylor

Chapter 10. Planktonic Crustaceans: Lifestyles in the Water Column
Rubén Escribano and Ramiro Riquelme-Bugueño

Chapter 11. Oxygen Lifestyles of the Species-rich and Fabulous: the Deep-sea Crustaceans
George D.F. Wilson and Shane T. Ahyong

Chapter 12. Lifestyles of Terrestrial Crustaceans
Alastair Richardson and Paula Araujo

Chapter 13. Freshwater Crustaceans: Adaptations to Complex Inland Habitats and Species Interactions
Alan P. Covich

Chapter 14. Crustaceans of Extreme Environments
Chiara Benvenuto, Brenton Knott, and Stephen C. Weeks

Chapter 15. Filter-feeding Mechanisms in Crustaceans
Hans Ulrik Riisgård

Chapter 16. Deposit-Feeding: Obtaining Nutrition from Sediment
Les Watling

Chapter 17. Lifestyle of Detritus-Feeding Crustaceans
Sven Hammann and Martin Zimmer

Chapter 18. Grazers of Macroalgae and Higher Plants
Veijo Jormalainen

Chapter 19. Foraging Behavior of Crustacean Predators and Scavengers
Lucas B. Eastman and Martin Thiel

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Les Watling is Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Hawaii. Martin Thiel is Professor of Marine Biology at the Universidad Catolica del Norte in Chile.

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