To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops
EU Shipping Update - read more

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £22 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Palaeontology  Palaeozoology & Extinctions

Bryozoan Paleobiology

By: Paul D Taylor(Author)
336 pages, 12 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Bryozoan Paleobiology
Click to have a closer look
  • Bryozoan Paleobiology ISBN: 9781118455005 Paperback Jul 2020 Out of Print #254052
About this book Contents Biography Related titles

About this book

Bryozoa are among the most abundant yet least understood of phyla in the fossil record. These exclusively colonial animals can be traced back to the Ordovician as fossils and are common elements of sediments deposited in shallow marine environments. On occasion their calcareous skeletons are sufficiently numerous to produce bryozoan limestones. The potential of bryozoans in facies analysis, and their use in macroevolutionary studies, have both been widely recognised, but to date have been incompletely exploited.

Bryozoan Paleobiology brings together the scattered research on living and fossil bryozoans in broad and profusely illustrated overview that will help students and researchers alike in understanding this fascinating group of animals. Beginning with the basics of bryozoan morphology, ecology and classification, the book progresses from the smallest scale of skeletal ultrastructure, to the largest of bryozoan distributions in time and space. On the way, topics such as the origin of zooidal polymorphism and macroevolutionary trends in colony forms are covered. Case studies illuminate these topics, and areas in which further research is particularly required are highlighted.


Preface ix
Acknowledgements xi

1 Introduction 1
2 Biomineralization and Geochemistry 21
3 Zooid Morphology and Function 41
4 Colony Morphology and Function 91
5 Biotic Interactions 131
6 Ecology and Palaeoecology 155
7 Biogeography 187
8 Phylogeny 199
9 Evolution and Fossil History 211
10 Prospective Future Research 239

References 243
Index 311

Customer Reviews


Dr Paul D. Taylor is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Natural History Museum in London where he spent 39 years as a research scientist. He is widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on bryozoans.

By: Paul D Taylor(Author)
336 pages, 12 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Current promotions
Weekend offer on BooksBest of WinterNHBS Moth TrapBat Surveys for Professional Ecologists