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Copepoda: Developments in Ecology, Biology and Systematics includes articles presented at the Seventh International Conference on Copepoda, held in Curitiba, Brazil, during July 1999, under the sponsorship of the Federal University of Parana and the World Association of Copepodologists. During the conference, 228 investigators from 37 countries discussed the current status of research in the vast field of copepod biology. As a follow-up, this volume focuses on aspects of the ecology, biology and systematics of copepods from marine, freshwater and semiterrestrial environments. Those interested in aquatic and semiaquatic communities will find an overview of present understanding of these nearly ubiquitous microcrustaceans. This book provides research material for graduate students and professional biologists interested in the aquatic sciences.
Preface. Photograph and List of Participants. Maxilliped Lecture. Why do symbiotic copepods matter?; J.S. Ho. Biology and ecology of Antarctic and Subantarctic copepods. Specific aspects of the study of the life cycles of Antarctic copepods; S.B. Schnack-Schiel. Feeding patterns of dominant Antarctic copepods: an interplay of diapause, selectivity, and availability of food; A.F. Pasternak, S.B. Schnack-Schiel. The deep-sea copepod fauna of the Southern Ocean: patterns and processes; P. Ward, R. Shreeve. Production and fate of faecal pellets during summer in an east Antarctic fjord; K.L. Beaumont, et al. Effects of the ice edge-bloom and season on the metabolism of copepods in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica; H.G. Kawall, et al. The effect of the receding ice edge on the condition of copepods in the northwestern Weddell Sea: Results from biochemical assays; S.P. Geiger, et al. Ecology, distribution and biology of marine copepods. Patterns in stage durations and development among marine and freshwater calanoid and cyclopoid copepods: a review of rules, physiological constaints, and evolutionary significance; W.T. Peterson. Feeding, egg production, and egg hatching success of the copepods Acartia tonsa and Temora longicornis on diets of the toxic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries and the non-toxic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia pungens; J.A. Lincoln, et al. Summer egg production rates of paracalanid copepods in subtropical waters adjacent to Australia's North West cape; A.D. McKinnon, S. Duggan. Size paradigms in copepod communities: a re-examination; R.R. Hopcroft, et al. The influence of coastal upwelling on the distribution of Calanus chilensis in the Mejillones Peninsula (northern Chile): implications for its population dynamics; R. Escribano, et al. Succession of pelagic copepod species during 1996-1998 in northern Chile: the influence of the 1997-98 El Nino; P. Hidalgo, R. Escribano. Spatial distribution of copepod genera along the Atlantic Meridional Transect; R. Woodd Walker. Biogeography of the family Acartiidae (Calanoida) in the Ponto-Mediterranean Province; G. Belmonte, D. Potenza. Temporal Variability and production of Euterpina acutifrons (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) in the Cananeia Lagoon estuarine system, Sao Paulo, Brazil; K. Ara. Harpacticoid copepod communities of floating seaweed: controlling factors and implications for dispersal; E. Olafsson, et al. Copepods in challenging environments. A human challenge: discovering and understanding continental copepod habitats; J.W. Reid. Groundwater copepods: diversity patterns over ecological and evolutionary scales; D.M.P. Galassi. Harpacticoid copepods are successful in the soft-bottom deep sea; D. Thistle. Ecology of freshwater copepods. Effect of the cyclopoid copepod Mesocyclops thermocyclopoides on the interactions between the predatory rotifer Asplanchna intermedia and its prey Brachionus calyciflorus and B. angularis; R. Kumar, T.R. Rao. Two calanoids, two lakes, and a decade or two. An updated record and evaluation of occurrence and periodicity of Tropodiaptomus spectabilis and Metadiaptomus meridianus (Copepoda: Calanoida), and alternative stable states in two cascading impoundments; R.C. Hart. Life cycles of the two freshwater copepods Cyclops strenuus Fischer and Cyclops insignis Claus (Cyclopoida, Copepoda) in an amphibious floodplain habitat; D. Frisch. Diapause in copepods (Crustacea) from ephemeral habitats with different hydroperiods in Everglades National park (Florida, USA); M.C. Bruno, et al. Distribution and ecology of copepods in mountainous regions of the Eastern Alps; C.D. Jersabek, et al. Copepod communities in karstic mediterranean lakes along east Adriatic coast; I. Bukvic-Ternjej, et al. Cyclopoid diversity in the basin of Lake Hula (Israel), after its partial reflooding; F.D. Por, Ch. Dimentman. Biogeography of copepods in lakes and ponds of subarctic Quebec, Canada; K.M. Swadling, et al. The distribution of calanoid copepods in the plankton of Wisconsin Lakes; B. Torke. Planktonic copepoda of the upper Parana River floodplain lakes (Sao Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul States, Brazil); S. Sendacz. The temporal distribution pattern of copepods in Corumba Reservoir, state of Goias, Brazil; C.C. Bonecker, et al. The longitudinal distribution of copepods in Corumba Reservoir, State of Goias, Brazil; L.F.M. Velho, et al. Effects of food quality on the growth and biochemical composition of calanoid copepod, Argyrodiaptomus furcatus, and its importance as a natural food source for two tropical fish larvae; L.H. Sipauba-Tavares, et al. The influence of water and sediment factors on the occurrence of Potamocaris Dussart, 1979 (Harpacticoida) in the upper Parana (Brazil); A.M. Takeda, et al. Symbiotic copepods. Annual Changes in the population size of the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae) on high-seas pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.), and relationship to host abundance; K. Nagasawa. Two ascidicolous copepods, Haplostomides otagoensis n. sp. and Botryllophilus cf. banyulensis Brement, living in compound ascidians from Otago Harbor, New Zealand; S. Ooishi. Acontiophorus ushuaiensis: a new species of Asterocheridae (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) from Ushuaia (Argentina); R. Johnsson. Two new artotrogids (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) from Madeira Island (Portugal); R. Johnsson. Systematics and biology. Sexual dimorphism in calanoid copepods: morphology and function; S. Ohtsuka, R. Huys. Taxonomy of Oncaeidae (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida) from the Red Sea. III. Morphology and phylogenetic position of Oncaea subtilis Giesbrecht, 1892; R. Bottger-Schnack, R. Huys. Longipedia corteziensis sp. nov. (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Longipediidae) from a coastal lagoon in northwestern Mexico, with the definition of the helgolandica species-group of the genus Longipedia Claus, 1863; S. Gomez. The naupliar stages of Cyclopina yutimaete Lotufo; T.K.S. Bjornberg. Post-embryonic development of Psammopsyllus maricae Cottarelli, Saporito & Puccetti, 1983 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida); R. Berera, V. Cottarelli. Male of Moraria radovnae Brancelj, 1988 (Copepoda: Crustacea), and notes on endemic and rare copepod species from Slovenia and neighbouring countries; A. Brancelj. How many species of Diacyclops? New taxonomic characters and species richness in a freshwater cyclopid genus (Copepoda, Cyclopoida); F. Stoch. A new Diacyclops (Copepoda, Cyclopoida, Cyclopidae) from northwestern Argentina; C.L. de Mitrovich, Menu-Marque. A new species of Notodiaptomus Kiefer, 1936 from Amazon and Orinoco River basins; G. Cicchino, et al. A clarification of the taxonomic status of Notodiaptomus anisitsi (Daday, 1905) and related species, with a description of a new species from Argentina (Crustacea: Copepoda: Diaptomidae); J.C. Paggi. Distributions of three Eodiaptomus species (Copepoda: Calanoida) in Thailand, with a redescription of E. draconisignivomi Brehm, 1952; L.O. Sanoamuang.