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Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment

  • E. V. Balian
  • C. Lévêque
  • H. Segers
  • K. Martens

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 198)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. E. V. Balian, H. Segers, K. Martens, C. Lévêque
    Pages 3-8
  3. P. A. Chambers, P. Lacoul, K. J. Murphy, S. M. Thomaz
    Pages 9-26
  4. Thomas Jankowski, Allen G. Collins, Richard Campbell
    Pages 35-40
  5. Ernest R. Schockaert, Matthew Hooge, Ronald Sluys, Steve Schilling, Seth Tyler, Tom Artois
    Pages 41-48
  6. Per Sundberg, Ray Gibson
    Pages 61-66
  7. Eyualem Abebe, Wilfrida Decraemer, Paul De Ley
    Pages 67-78
  8. Maria Balsamo, Jean-Loup d’Hondt, Jacek Kisielewski, Lara Pierboni
    Pages 85-91
  9. James R. Garey, Sandra J. McInnes, P. Brent Nichols
    Pages 101-106
  10. Christopher J. Glasby, Tarmo Timm
    Pages 107-115
  11. Patrick Martin, Enrique Martinez-Ansemil, Adrian Pinder, Tarmo Timm, Mark J. Wetzel
    Pages 117-127
  12. Boris Sket, Peter Trontelj
    Pages 129-137
  13. Ellen E. Strong, Olivier Gargominy, Winston F. Ponder, Philippe Bouchet
    Pages 149-166
  14. Luc Brendonck, D. Christopher Rogers, Jorgen Olesen, Stephen Weeks, Walter R. Hoeh
    Pages 167-176
  15. L. Forró, N. M. Korovchinsky, A. A. Kotov, A. Petrusek
    Pages 177-184

About this book


The Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment gives a state of the art assessment of the diversity and distribution of Metazoa in the continental waters of the world. The project deals with all major animal groups plus the macrophytes, and encompasses the complete array of terrestrial aquatic ecosystems. It is the most comprehensive study of species- and genus-level diversity and chorology of the global freshwater fauna to date, and is the first to present comparable data on the different faunal groups concerned. The project draws from the collected expertise of numerous world-renowned taxonomic experts that have bundled efforts to produce this outstanding volume. The result is invaluable to all scientists, managers and conservationists interested in non-marine aquatic animals.


Aquatic Fauna Fauna Freshwater Biodiversity Global Assessment Inland Water Zoogeography biodiversity ecosystem macrophytes porifera sponges

Editors and affiliations

  • E. V. Balian
    • 1
  • C. Lévêque
    • 2
  • H. Segers
    • 1
  • K. Martens
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Belgian Biodiversity Platform, Freshwater LaboratoryRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural SciencesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Antenne IRDMNHN-DMPAParis cedex 05France
  3. 3.Freshwater LaboratoryRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural SciencesBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Department of BiologyUniversity of GhentGentBelgium

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