Biology and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs

Editors: Tanacredi, John T., Botton, Mark L., Smith, David (Eds.)

  • Presents the latest research on horseshoe crabs
  • Identifies conservation challenges
  • Formulates plans for an international conservation program
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Biology and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs, edited by Dr. John T. Tanacredi, Dr. Mark L. Botton, and Dr. David R. Smith, offers proceedings from a ground-breaking 2007 international symposium at Dowling College on the science and conservation of the horseshoe crab. Horseshoe crabs are well-known as "living fossils" with a geological history covering hundreds of millions of years and an ancestry reaching back 455 million years to the doorstep of the Cambrian. In spite of this longevity, each species now faces common and growing threats. Loss of essential spawning habitat due to erosion and shoreline development, coastal pollution, and overfishing all threaten horseshoe crab populations. Symposium participants from around the world gathered to share knowledge, present research results, and identify conservation challenges facing horseshoe crabs. This shared international knowledge and experience is presented here as a beginning in our collective efforts to conserve the world’s horseshoe crab species. Throughout the book, the reader will find results of new studies, and authoritative reviews on the science and conservation of all four of the world’s horseshoe crab species.

About the editors:

Dr. John T. Tanacredi is Chair and Professor of Earth and Marine Sciences at Dowling College. He is a Research Associate in the Invertebrate Zoology Department at the American Museum of Natural History.

Dr. Mark L. Botton is a Professor of Biology at Fordham University.

Dr. David R. Smith is a Research Biological Statistician for the U.S. Geological Survey.

About the authors

Dr. John T. Tanacredi is Chair and Professor of Earth and Marine Sciences at Dowling College. He is a Research Associate in the Invertebrate Zoology Department at the American Museum of Natural History.

Dr. Mark L. Botton is a Professor of Biology at Fordham University.

Dr. David R. Smith is a Research Biological Statistician for the U.S. Geological Survey.

Table of contents (40 chapters)

  • Limits on the Global Distribution of Horseshoe Crabs (Limulacea): Lessons Learned from Two Lifetimes of Observations: Asia and America

    Sekiguchi, Koichi (et al.)

    Pages 5-24

  • Horseshoe Crabs – An Ancient Ancestry Revealed

    Rudkin, D. M. (et al.)

    Pages 25-44

  • The Ecological Importance of Horseshoe Crabs in Estuarine and Coastal Communities: A Review and Speculative Summary

    Botton, Mark L.

    Pages 45-63

  • Relationships Between Sandpipers and Horseshoe Crab in Delaware Bay: A Synthesis

    Mizrahi, David S. (et al.)

    Pages 65-87

  • Horseshoe Crabs, Their Eco-biological Status Along the Northeast Coast of India and the Necessity for Ecological Conservation

    Mishra, J. K.

    Pages 89-96

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $299.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biology and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs
Editors
  • John T. Tanacredi
  • Mark L. Botton
  • David Smith
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-89959-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-89959-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-89958-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 662
Topics