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Evolutionary Ecology of Freshwater Animals

Concepts and Case Studies

  • Bruno Streit
  • Thomas Städler
  • Curtis M. Lively

Part of the EXS book series (EXS, volume 82)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Ecosystem structure and trophic interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. Brönmark, J. Dahl, L. A. Greenberg
      Pages 55-88
    3. D. E. Wooster, A. Sih, G. Englund
      Pages 89-116
  3. Aspects of life-history evolution

  4. Population biology and reproductive modes

  5. Evolutionary processes following colonizations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 365-366

About this book


Evolutionary ecology includes aspects of community structure, trophic interactions, life-history tactics, and reproductive modes, analyzed from an evolutionary perspective. Freshwater environments often impose spatial structure on populations, e.g. within large lakes or among habitat patches, facilitating genetic and phenotypic divergence. Traditionally, freshwater systems have featured prominently in ecological research and population biology.

This book brings together information on diverse freshwater taxa, with a mix of critical review, synthesis, and case studies. Using examples from bryozoans, rotifers, cladocerans, molluscs, teleosts and others, the authors cover current conceptual issues of evolutionary ecology in considerable depth.

The book can serve as a source of critically evaluated ideas, detailed case studies, and open problems in the field of evolutionary ecology. It is recommended for students and researchers in ecology, limnology, population biology, and evolutionary biology.


animals biology ecology environment evolution evolutionary biology limnology population

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruno Streit
    • 1
  • Thomas Städler
    • 1
  • Curtis M. Lively
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung Ökologie und Evolution Fachbereich BiologieJ.W. Goethe-UniversitätFrankurtGermany
  2. 2.Department of BiologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Evolutionary Ecology of Freshwater Animals
  • Book Subtitle Concepts and Case Studies
  • Editors B. Streit
    T. Städler
    C.M. Lively
  • Series Title EXS
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 1997
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7643-5694-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-0348-9812-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-0348-8880-6
  • Series ISSN 1023-294X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 366
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Life Sciences, general
    Biomedicine, general
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