Studies on Large Branchiopod Biology and Conservation

  • Marie A. Simovich
  • Clay Sassaman
  • Denton Belk

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 125)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Regional Faunas and Community Assemblages

  3. Taxonomy and Systematics

  4. Genetics and Evolution

    1. Cathleen P. Davies, Marie A. Simovich, Stacie A. Hathaway
      Pages 149-158
    2. Jacob A. Moorad, Michael S. Mayer, Marie A. Simovich
      Pages 159-162
    3. Clay Sassaman, Michael Fugate
      Pages 163-169
    4. Naida Zucker, Mark Cunningham, Henry P. Adams
      Pages 171-175
  5. Ecology

    1. Stephen C. Weeks, Vivien Marcus, Sheila Alvarez
      Pages 191-197
    2. Michael L. Wells, Stacie A. Hathaway, Marie A. Simovich
      Pages 199-202
    3. Denton Belk, Wm. David Peters
      Pages 203-206
    4. Lynda Beladjal, Nico Peiren, Kristof R. Dierckens, Johan Mertens
      Pages 207-212
  6. Aquaculture

  7. Checklist

    1. Denton Belk, Ján Brtek
      Pages 243-245

About this book


This volume is a collection of papers concerning the biology of large branchiopod crustaceans: Anostraca, Conchostraca, and Notostraca. Many of the individual papers were first presented at the Third International Large Branchiopod Symposium (ILBS-3) held at the University of San Diego, CA, USA, July 15-18, 1996. Contributions on additional topics from participants at the symposium, and from colleagues not able to join us in San Diego, are also included. In addition, there is a supplement to the 1995 `Checklist of the Anostraca'.
The theme of the ILBS-3 was `understanding and conserving large branchiopod diversity'. Researchers from around the world presented papers on a variety of topics related to conservation of large branchiopods, with contributions ranging from alpha-taxonomy and zoogeography to community structure and studies of ecology and evolution. One important issue developed in many of the papers in this volume is the need to advance our understanding of basic aspects of branchiopod biology throughout the world in order to enhance our efforts to conserve them. Although we have made important strides in understanding the biology of large branchiopods, we have, with few notable exceptions, made little progress in assuring the conservation of their diversity. We hope this volume will supply the reader with new ideas, and generate enthusiasm for research and public education efforts on behalf of branchiopod conservation.


Crustacea DNA Fauna PCR Tempo aquaculture ecology evolution genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Marie A. Simovich
    • 1
  • Clay Sassaman
    • 2
  • Denton Belk
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  3. 3.Biology DepartmentOur Lady of the Lake UniversitySan AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5001-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3177-5
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