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Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates, Volume 2: Keys to Nearctic Fauna

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key
Features zoogeographic coverage for all of North America, south to the general area of the Tropic of Cancer, and Greenland and Bermuda
Provides keys to families of freshwater insects
Provides keys to all other inland water invertebrates at the taxonomic level appropriate for the current scientific knowledge
Includes multiple taxonomic keys in each chapter that progress from higher to lower taxonomic levels, thereby allowing users to work up to their level of need and expertise
Presents additional material in each chapter on group introduction, limitations to the keys, terminology and morphology, material preparation and preservation, and references

Series: Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates Volume: 2

By: James H Thorp (Editor), D Christopher Rogers (Editor)

740 pages, ~288 b/w line drawings

Academic Press

Hardback | Jan 2016 | Edition: 4 | #227711 | ISBN-13: 9780123850287
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Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates, Volume 2: Keys to Nearctic Fauna, Fourth Edition presents a comprehensive revision and expansion of this trusted professional reference manual and educational textbook-from a single North American tome into a developing multivolume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world.

Readers familiar with the first three editions (then titled Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates) will welcome this new volume. The series, now entitled Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates, (edited by J.H. Thorp), began with Volume 1: Ecology and General Biology, (edited by J.H. Thorp and D.C. Rogers).

It now continues in Volume 2 with taxonomic coverage of inland water invertebrates of the Nearctic zoogeographic region. As in previous editions, all volumes of the fourth edition are designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government agencies, and private companies, as well as by undergraduate and graduate students.


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Contents

    Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates
    Dedications from the Editors
    Contributors to Volume II
    About the Editors
    Preface to the Fourth Edition
    Preface to Volume II
    Acknowledgments for Volume II
    Chapter 1. Introduction
        Introduction to This Volume and Chapter 1
        Components of Taxonomic Chapters
        How to Use This Volume
        Key to Kingdoms and Phyla in This Volume
    Chapter 2. Protozoa
        Introduction
        Limitations
        Terminology and Morphology
        Material Preparation and Preservation
        Acknowledgments
        Keys to Protozoa
    Chapter 3. Phylum Porifera
        Introduction
        Limitations
        Terminology and Morphology
        Material Preparation and Preservation
        Acknowledgments
        Keys to SpongilliDa of the Nearctic Region
    Chapter 4. Phylum Cnidaria
        Introduction
        Limitations
        Terminology and Morphology
        Material Preparation and Preservation
        Keys to Freshwater Cnidaria
    Chapter 5. Phylum Platyhelminthes
        Introduction
        Limitations
        Terminology and Morphology
        Material Preparation and Preservation
        Keys to Platyhelminthes
    Chapter 6. Phylum Nemertea
        Introduction
        Limitations
        Terminology and Morphology
        Material Preparation and Preservation
        Keys to Nemertea
    Chapter 7. Phylum Gastrotricha
        Introduction
        Limitations
        Terminology and Morphology
        Material Preparation and Preservation
        Keys to Gastrotricha
    Chapter 8. Phylum Rotifera
        Introduction
        Limitations
        Terminology and Morphology
        Material Preparation and Preservation
        Key to Freshwater Rotifers (Class Eurotatoria)
    Chapter 9. Phylum Nemata
        Introduction
        Limitations
        Terminology and Morphology
        Material Preparation and Preservation
        Keys to Freshwater Nemata
    Chapter 10. Phylum Nematomorpha
        Introduction
        Limitations
        Terminology and Morphology
        Material Preparation and Preservation
        Keys to Gordiida
    Chapter 11. Phylum Mollusca
        Introduction to Mollusca
        Class Gastropoda
        Class Bivalvia
        Bivalvia: Unionoida: Unionidae: Genera
    Chapter 12. Phylum Annelida
        Introduction to the Phylum
        Class Clitellata
        Subclass Oligochaeta
        Subclass Branchiobdellidea
        Subclass Hirudinida
        Class Aphanoneura
        Class Polychaeta
    Chapter 13. Phylum Ectoprocta (Bryozoa)
        Introduction
        Limitations
        Terminology and Morphology
        Material Preparation and Preservation
        Keys to Freshwater Ectoproct Bryozoans
    Chapter 14. Phylum Entoprocta
        Introduction
        Terminology and Morphology
        Material Preparation and Preservation
    Chapter 15. Phylum Tardigrada
        Introduction
        Limitations
        Terminology and Morphology
        Material Preparation and Preservation
        Keys to Freshwater Tardigrada
    Chapter 16. Phylum Arthropoda
        Introduction to the Phylum
        Subphylum Chelicerata
        Subclass Araneae
        Subclass Acari
        Sarcoptiformes: Oribatida
        Trombidiformes: Prostigmata
        Family Halacaridae
        Parasitengonina: Hydrachnidiae and Stygothrombiae
        Subphylum Crustacea
        Class Hexapoda
        Class Branchiopoda
        Class Ostracoda
        Class Maxillopoda
        Subclass Cirripedia
        Subclass Copepoda
        Class Malacostraca
        Order Bathynellacea
        Order Amphipoda
        Order Tanaidacea
        Order Isopoda
        Order Decapoda
        Crustacea: Malacostraca: Decapoda: Astacidea: Families
        Dendrobranchiata
        Caridea
        Order Mysida
        Order Stygiomysida
    Taxonomy Index


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Biography

Dr. James H. Thorp has been a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS, USA) and a Senior Scientist in the Kansas Biological Survey since 2001. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Prof. Thorp was a Distinguished Professor and Dean at Clarkson University, Department Chair and Professor at the University of Louisville, Associate Professor and Director of the Calder Ecology Center of Fordham University, Visiting Associate Professor at Cornell, and Research Ecologist at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. He received his Baccalaureate from the University of Kansas (KU) and both Masters and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State. Those degrees focused on zoology, ecology, and marine biology, with an emphasis on the ecology of freshwater and marine invertebrates. Dr. Thorp is currently on the editorial board of two journals (River Research and Applications and River Systems) and is a former President of the International Society for River Science. He teaches freshwater, marine, and general ecological courses at KU, and his Masters and doctoral graduate students work on various aspects of the ecology of organisms, communities, and ecosystems in rivers, reservoirs, and wetlands. Prof. Thorp's research interests and background are highly diverse and span the gamut from organismal biology to community, ecosystem, and macrosystem ecology. He works on both fundamental and applied research topics using descriptive, experimental, and modeling approaches in the field and lab. While his research emphasizes aquatic invertebrates, he also studies fish ecology, especially as related to food webs. He has published more than one hundred refereed journal articles, books, and chapters, including three single-volume editions of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp and A.P. Covich) and the first volume (Ecology and General Biology) in the current fourth edition.

Dr. D. Christopher Rogers is a research zoologist at the University of Kansas with the Kansas Biological Survey and is affiliated with the Biodiversity Institute. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, Australia. Christopher specializes in freshwater crustaceans (particularly the Branchiopoda and the Decapoda) and the invertebrate fauna of seasonally astatic wetlands on a global scale. He has numerous peer reviewed publications in crustacean taxonomy and invertebrate ecology, as well as published popular and scientific field guides and identification manuals to freshwater invertebrates. Christopher is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Crustacean Biology and a founding member of the Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists. He has been involved in aquatic invertebrate conservation efforts all over the world.

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