All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 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 six 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 £25 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 £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Marine & Freshwater Biology  Marine & Freshwater Fauna & Flora

Meiobenthology: The Microscopic Motile Fauna in Aquatic Sediments

By: Olav Giere(Author)
528 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Meiobenthology: The Microscopic Motile Fauna in Aquatic Sediments
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Meiobenthology: The Microscopic Motile Fauna in Aquatic Sediments ISBN: 9783642441677 Edition: 2 Paperback Nov 2014 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
    £129.99
    #222969
  • Meiobenthology: The Microscopic Motile Fauna in Aquatic Sediments ISBN: 9783540686576 Edition: 2 Hardback Sep 2008 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
    £179.99
    #177651
Selected version: £129.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles
Images Additional images
Meiobenthology: The Microscopic Motile Fauna in Aquatic Sediments

About this book

Meiobenthology is the science of the tiny animals that live in huge numbers in all aquatic sediments.

This fully revised and enlarged second edition emphasizes new discoveries and developments in this field. Major progress has been made in three general areas: – Systematics, diversity and distribution, – Ecology, food webs, and energy flow, – Environmental aspects, including studies of anthropogenic impacts. The meiobenthos of polar and tropical regions, deep-sea bottoms and hydrothermal vents are now studied in more detail. The high number of species found to survive under such extreme conditions puts them at the forefront of biodiversity studies. Molecular screening methods enable large numbers to be analyzed upon applying reasonable effort. The aim of Meiobenthology: The Microscopic Motile Fauna in Aquatic Sediments is to synthesize these modern scientific achievements such that meiobenthology can play a key role in aquatic research and in assessing the health of our environment.

Contents

- Introduction
- The Biotope, its Factor System and Study Methods
- Meiofauna sampling and processing
- Biological Characteristics of Meiofauna
- Meiofauna Taxa -- a Systematic Account
- Evolutionary and Phylogenetic Ramifications in Meiobenthology
- Patterns of Meiofauna Distribution
- Meiofauna from Selected Biotopes and Regions
- Synecological Perspectives in Meiobenthology
- Retrospect on Meiobenthology and Outlook to New Approaches

Customer Reviews

By: Olav Giere(Author)
528 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Media reviews

"Giere's scholarly but readable monograph on the meiobenthos will be welcomed by all aquatic benthic ecologists."
- Nature

"Every librarian and every practicing meiobenthologist should have a copy of this book."
- Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

"Anyone interested in the ecology of aquatic habitats [...] will find occasion to rely on this book. [...] The collection of references is broad and will be a very useful tool for investigators. This volume can serve ably as a handbook for specialists in the field, as well as a tutorial for individuals new to meiobenthology. It will help define and develop future research on this underappreciated group of organisms [...] . Summing Up: Highly Recommended. Advanced academic readers, upper-division undergraduates and above."
- S. R. Fegley, Choice, Vol. 46 (9), May, 2009

Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Harper CollinsOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife