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Author Giere, Olav, 1939-

Title Meiobenthology : the microscopic motile fauna of aquatic sediments / Olav Giere
Edition 2nd rev. and extended ed
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, [2008], ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 527 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction to Meiobenthology; The Biotope: Factors and Study Methods; Sampling and Processing Meiofauna; Biological Characteristics of Meiofauna; Meiofauna Taxa: A Systematic Account; Evolutionary and Phylogenetic Effects in Meiobenthology; Patterns of Meiofauna Distribution; Meiofauna from Selected Biotopes and Regions; Synecological Perspectives in Meiobenthology; 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. Major progress has been made in three general areas: - Systematics, diversity and distribution, - Ecology, food webs, and energy flow, - Environmental aspects, including studies of anthropogenic impacts. 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 condit
Notes Previous edition: 1993
Previous edition published with subtitle: The microscopic fauna in aquatic sediments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-502) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Meiofauna -- Ecology
Aquatic animals.
Sediments (Geology)
Marine biology.
Geologic Sediments
Marine Biology
marine biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Invertebrates.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Aquatic animals.
Meiofauna -- Ecology.
Sciences de la vie.
Aquatic animals.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783540686613