Deals with the major zoological indicators used in paleolimnology.
Preface. The Editors. Aims & Scope of Developments in Paleoevironmental Research Book Series. Editors and Board of Advisors of Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Book Series. Contents of Volumes 1 to 4. Safety Considerations and Caution. Dedication. List of Contributors. 1. Zoological indicators in lake sediments: an introduction; J.P. Smol, et al. 2. Cladocera and other branchiopod crustaceans; A. Korhola, M. Rautio. 3. Midges: Chironomidae and related Diptera. I.R. Walker. 4. Coleoptera and Trichoptera. S.A. Elias. 5. Oribatid mites; T. Solhoy. 6. Bryozoan statoblasts; D.R. Francis. 7. Ostracoda; J.A. Holmes. 8. Freshwater molluscs; B.B. Miller, M.J.S. Tevesz. 9. Fish; W.P. Patterson, G.R. Smith. Glossary, Acronyms and Abbreviations. Subject Index.
This book is an excellent compendium of modern uses and techniques of various zoological indicators (other than protozoa, rotifers and sponges). The editors have done a superb job in keeping the chapters broadly focused and aimed at the introductory level, making the content of this volume accessible to other specialist and non-specialist alike from a variety of disciplines. (Lisa E. Park, Dept. of Geology, University of Akron, OH, USA in Journal of Paleolimnology, 30:4)