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Biology and Ecology of Crayfish

  • Written by an international group of world class scientists active in astacology research
  • Provides the most up-to-date, comprehensive review of the literature of crayfish biology and ecology
  • Maintains a broad, world view of crayfish biology rather than focuses on a small group of economically important species
  • Provides a road map for field- and laboratory-based studies

By: Matt Longshaw(Editor), Paul Stebbing(Editor)

375 pages, 6 colour & 52 b/w illustrations

Productivity Press

Hardback | Dec 2016 | #227600 | ISBN-13: 9781498767323
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NHBS Price: £127.00 $162/€142 approx

About this book

Written by world experts in astacology, Biology and Ecology of Crayfish covers a range of aspects of the biology and ecology of freshwater crayfish. With a strong focus on wild crayfish, Biology and Ecology of Crayfish studies the taxonomy and genetics of this interesting group of animals. Under examination also are crayfish growth and reproduction, with detailed illustrations; behavior and chemical ecology of crayfish; diseases of crayfish; holistic understanding of drivers for crayfish population success; and methods for the control of non-native crayfish.


- Taxonomy and Identification
- Population Genetics of Crayfish: Endangered and Invasive Species
- Crayfish Growth and Reproduction
- Behavior of Freshwater Crayfish
- Chemical Ecology of Crayfish
- Parasites, Commensals, Pathogens and Diseases of Crayfish
- Environmental Drivers for Population Success: Population Biology, Population and Community Dynamics
- Sampling Techniques for Crayfish
- Laboratory Methods for Crayfish Studies
- The Management of Invasive Crayfish

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