Functional Morphology and Diversity

Hardcover | January 30, 2013

EditorLes Watling, Martin Thiel

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Crustaceans are increasingly used as model organisms in all fields of biology, including neurobiology, developmental biology, animal physiology, evolutionary ecology, biogeography, and resource management. One reason for the increasing use of crustacean examples is the wide range of phenotypesfound in this group and the diversity of environments they inhabit; few other taxa exhibit such a variety of body shapes and adaptations to particular habitats and environmental conditions. A good overview of their functional morphology is essential to understanding many aspects of their biology.This volume is the first in The Natural History of Crustacea series, a ten-volume series that will treat all aspects of crustacean biology, physiology, behavior, and evolution. The series updates and synthesizes a growing wealth of information on the natural history of this remarkable group.Functional Morphology and Diversity explores the functional morphology of crustaceans, which cover the main body parts and systems. The book brings together a group of internationally recognized-and up-and-coming-experts in fields related to systematics and morphology. Contributing authors study arange of crustacean taxa and topics, and thus the volume provides a compact overview of the great phenotypic diversity and their function found among crustaceans. The first broad treatment of Crustacea in decades, the book will be invaluable for researchers and students in this and relatedfields.

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Crustaceans are increasingly used as model organisms in all fields of biology, including neurobiology, developmental biology, animal physiology, evolutionary ecology, biogeography, and resource management. One reason for the increasing use of crustacean examples is the wide range of phenotypesfound in this group and the diversity of en...

Les Watling is Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Hawaii. Martin Thiel is Professor of Marine Biology at the Universidad Catolica del Norte in Chile.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:January 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195398033

ISBN - 13:9780195398038

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1. Frederick S.Schram: Comments on Crustacean Biodiversity and Disparity of Body Plans2. Joachim T. Haug, Andreas Maas, Carolin Haug and Dieter Waloszek: Evolution of Crustacean Appendages3. Terri A. Williams: Mechanisms of Limb Patterning in Crustaceans4. Jorgen Olesen: The Crustacean Carapace - Morphology, Function, Development, and Phylogenetic History5. Richard Dillaman, Robert Roer, Thomas Shafer and Shannon Modla: The Crustacean Integument: Structure and Function6. Anders Garm and Les Watling: The Crustacean Integument: Setae, Setules and other Ornamentation7. Geoff Boxshall and Dami Jaume: Antennules and Antennae in the Crustacea8. Les Watling: Feeding and Digestive System9. Jim Belanger: Appendage Diversity and Modes of Locomotion: Walking10. Zen Faulkes: Morphological Adaptations of Crustaceans for Digging and Burrowing11. Jeannette Yen: Appendage Diversity and Modes of Locomotion: Swimming at Intermediate Reynolds Numbers12. Michel Boudrias: Swimming Fast and Furious: Body and Limb Propulsion at Higher Reynolds Numbers13. Raymond T. Bauer: Adaptive Modification of Appendages for Grooming (Cleaning; Antifouling) and Reproduction in the Crustacea14. Christian S. Wirkner and Stefan Richter: Circulatory System and Respiration15. Laura S. Lopez Greco: Functional Anatomy of the Reproductive System16. Jeremy M. Sullivan and Jens Herberholz: Structure of the Nervous System: General Design and Gross Anatomy