Ecology of Marine Deposit Feeders

  • Glenn Lopez
  • Gary Taghon
  • Jeffrey Levinton
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XII
  2. Jeffrey S. Levinton
    Pages 1-23
  3. Peter A. Jumars, Deborah L. Penry
    Pages 114-128
  4. Lars Kofoed, Valery Forbes, Glenn Lopez
    Pages 129-148
  5. Glenn Lopez, Pitiwong Tantichodok, I-Jiunn Cheng
    Pages 149-170
  6. Gary L. Taghon
    Pages 223-246
  7. Arthur R. M. Nowell, Peter A. Jumars, Robert F. L. Self, John B. Southard
    Pages 247-268
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 319-322

About these proceedings


Deposit feeders, animals that derive nutrition from organic matter in sedimentary deposits, are dominant among the inhabitants of muds and, therefore, of the benthos of much of the ocean. In this volume the critical research problems pertaining to deposit feeders are identified and promising approaches for dealing with those problems are proposed. Interdisciplinary approaches are of utmost importance in the study of deposit feeders and their sedimentary environment, merging fields as disparate as nutritional physiology and sediment geochemistry. Among the topics presented are advances in theories of foraging and digestion, and new experimental approaches to study the potential foods, feeding behavior and physiology of animals that ingest sediment.


animals chemistry ecology environment fauna nutrition ocean oceanography physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Glenn Lopez
    • 1
  • Gary Taghon
    • 2
  • Jeffrey Levinton
    • 3
  1. 1.Marine Sciences Research CenterState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.College of OceanographyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  3. 3.Ecology and EvolutionState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97001-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-7671-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0724-5890
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