Rotifers (Rotifera): Freshwater Fauna of Poland by Irena Bielanska-GrajnerRotifers (Rotifera): Freshwater Fauna of Poland by Irena Bielanska-Grajner

Rotifers (Rotifera): Freshwater Fauna of Poland

EditorIrena Bielanska-Grajner, Jolanta Ejsmont-Karabin, Stanislaw Radwan

Paperback | January 3, 2017

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Rotifers (Rotifera) are animals which occur in every type of aquatic environment, both marine and freshwater. They owe their wide distribution to rapid reproduction. Due to their abundance, they play an important role in freshwater ecosystems. There are around 2000 rotifer species, 1350 of them from Europe. This book provides a guide to rotifers, including topics such as the origin of rotifers, taxonomy and systematics, morphology, anatomy, biology, ecology, zoogeography, and methods of sample collection, preservation, storage, and processing. It also provides information on orders, families and genera, as well as a survey of species, based on illustrations including many original color micrographs. In total, over 460 rotifer species found in Poland are presented and characterized, as well as over 140 species found in neighboring countries.

Stanislaw Radwan was a prominent Polish hydrobiologist and a professor at the Agricultural Academy in Lublin (now known as the University of Life Science). He was known internationally as the leader of the Lublin school of hydrobiology and as an outstanding expert on rotifers and the ecology and conservation of lacustrine systems.Iren...
Title:Rotifers (Rotifera): Freshwater Fauna of PolandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:450 pagesPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:Jagiellonian University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8323340862

ISBN - 13:9788323340867

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Editorial Reviews

This monograph is among the top studies of this type published recently. It is worth mentioning that comparable positions come from the 1930s and 1950s. It should be emphasized that the scientific value of the reviewed book includes the very good translation into English from the original Polish text. The text reads smoothly, without the erratic constructions of sentences or awkward terminology often present in such translations. It may be used both for scientific research and for application in water quality management and protection practice.