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Author Giere, Olav, 1939-

Title Meiobenthology : the microscopic motile fauna of aquatic sediments / by Olav Giere
Edition Second edition
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, [2009]


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Description xvii, 527 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction to Meiobenthology -- 2. The Biotope: Factors and Study Methods -- 3. Sampling and Processing Meiofauna -- 4. Biological Characteristics of Meiofauna -- 5. Meiofauna Taxa: A Systematic Account -- 6. Evolutionary and Phylogenetic Effects in Meiobenthology -- 7. Patterns of Meiofauna Distribution -- 8. Meiofauna from Selected Biotopes and Regions -- 9. Synecological Perspectives in Meiobenthology -- 10. Retrospect on Meiobenthology and Outlook on New Approaches and Future Research
Summary "Meiobenthology is the science of the tiny animals that live in huge numbers in all aquatic sediments. This fully revised and enlarged second edition emphasizes new discoveries and developments in this field." "The meiobenthos of polar and tropical regions, deep-sea bottoms and hydrothermal vents are now studied in more detail. The high number of species found to survive under such extreme conditions puts them at the forefront of biodiversity studies. Molecular screening methods enable large numbers to be analyzed upon applying reasonable effort. The aim of this book is to synthesize these modern scientific achievements such that meiobenthology can play a key role in aquatic research and in assessing the health of our environment."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Previous ed.: 1993
Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Meiofauna -- Ecology.
LC no. 2008927365
ISBN 9783540686576 hardback
3540686576 hardback
9783540686613 ebook