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Advances in Littorinid Biology

Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Littorinid Biology, held in Roscoff, France, 19–25 September 1993

  • Editors
  • P. J. Mill
  • C. D. McQuaid

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 111)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Barbara Bauer, Pio Fioroni, Imke Ide, Stefanie Liebe, Jörg Oehlmann, Eberhard Stroben et al.
    Pages 15-27
  3. M. Huet, P. Fioroni, J. Oehlmann, E. Stroben
    Pages 29-35
  4. Mark S. Davies, Susan J. Hutchinson
    Pages 117-121
  5. Emilio Rolán-Alvarez, Kerstin Johannesson, Anette Ekendahl
    Pages 167-172
  6. K. J. Caley, J. Grahame, Peter J. Mill
    Pages 181-193

About these proceedings

Introduction

Members of the gastropod family Littorinidae are common throughout the world. They form a very abundant component of many intertidal and shallow subtidal ecosystems and, by their grazing, often play a central role in shaping these communities. They also display a wide range of life history strategies and many are polymorphic, making them attractive model organisms for ecologists, evolutionary biologists and physiologists alike. Areas of particular interest include ecological interactions with other animals and with algae, the effects of pollutants and the use of littorinids as sentinel species for monitoring pollution, the effects of parasites on growth and ecology, taxonomy, and the study of genotypic/phenotypic responses to environmental factors. There is still much to be done, and the littorinids are proving to be an ideal group on which to work.
Audience: Primarily targeted at the research level. Will also provide useful information for advanced first-degree students conducting research projects.

Keywords

Mollusca algae animals biology ecology environment evolution migration morphology nitrogen parasites pollution system taxonomy temperature

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