Fields of General Scientific Importance and Public Interest

  • Olav GiereEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Biology book series (BRIEFSBIOL)


Each unexplored field, both in a geographical and in a figurative sense, attracts human curiosity and prompts new studies. Even in an electronically interconnected world with news and pictures circulating within seconds, so far unexplored faunas with novel appearances living in unknown, fascinating biotopes excite researchers and the broad public alike. Here, meiofauna seems to be advantaged: often occurring in great numbers, most of the recently discovered animals, even of high taxonomic ranks, have been of meiofaunal size.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität Hamburg (Emeritus)HamburgGermany

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