Coastal and Estuarine Studies

Ecology of Marine Deposit Feeders

Editors: Lopez, Glenn, Taghon, Gary, Levinton, Jeffrey (Eds.)

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Deposit feeders, animals that derive nutrition from organic matter in sedimentary deposits, are dominant among the inhabitants of muds and, therefore, of the benthos of much of the ocean. In this volume the critical research problems pertaining to deposit feeders are identified and promising approaches for dealing with those problems are proposed. Interdisciplinary approaches are of utmost importance in the study of deposit feeders and their sedimentary environment, merging fields as disparate as nutritional physiology and sediment geochemistry. Among the topics presented are advances in theories of foraging and digestion, and new experimental approaches to study the potential foods, feeding behavior and physiology of animals that ingest sediment.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Deposit Feeding and Coastal Oceanography

    Levinton, Jeffrey S.

    Pages 1-23

  • Examining Relationships Between Organic Carbon Flux and Deep-Sea Deposit Feeding

    Carney, Robert S.

    Pages 24-58

  • Early Diagenesis of Organic Matter and the Nutritional Value of Sediment

    Rice, Donald L. (et al.)

    Pages 59-97

  • The Nature and Determination of Non-Living Sedimentary Organic Matter as a Food Source for Deposit Feeders

    Mayer, Lawrence M.

    Pages 98-113

  • Digestion Theory Applied to Deposit Feeding

    Jumars, Peter A. (et al.)

    Pages 114-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology of Marine Deposit Feeders
Editors
  • Glenn Lopez
  • Gary Taghon
  • Jeffrey Levinton
Series Title
Coastal and Estuarine Studies
Series Volume
31
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-7671-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-7671-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-97001-1
Series ISSN
0724-5890
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 322
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