Monographiae Biologicae

Marine Biodiversity of Costa Rica, Central America

Editors: Wehrtmann, Ingo S., Cortés, Jorge (Eds.)

  • *  This book provides a compilation and update of species diversity in coastal and marine habitats of Costa Rica in particular and Central America in general. 
  • * The compilation features species lists, comments on the state of knowledge of almost all taxonomical groups prepared by both national and international specialists.
  • *  The book contains information about collections and experts for each taxonomic group as well as information gaps and serves as starting point and basic reference for future research. 
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About this book

This volume, compiling and updating the marine biodiversity information of Costa Rica, consists of species lists, and comments on the state-of-knowledge of most taxonomical groups. It contains information about collections and experts for each taxonomic group as well as information gaps, thus serving as a starting point and basic reference for future research. Although focusing on Costa Rica, the book provides an overview of marine species diversity of Central America.

This full color book with over 100 color illustrations should stimulate marine research in the region, and will be an asset for students and researchers as well as decision makers and conservation managers dealing with the sustainable use of marine and coastal areas.

From the foreword by the President of Costa Rica: Oscar Arias Sanchez:
'The work of Ingo Wehrtmann, Jorge Cortes and their colleagues, who have created the first-ever compilation of knowledge of our marine organisms, allows the rest of us to imagine underwater life a bit more clearly. Such imagining is crucial if our marine habitats are to be saved. This work also underscores the urgency of our task as conservationists.'

The Species' List can be obtained from http://extras.springer.com

About the authors

Ingo Wehrtmann:

  • more than 50 published articles
  • researcher and lecture at the Universidad de Costa Rica
  • has worked in scientific institutions in Germany, Colombia, Chile, USA, Philippines and Costa Rica
  • more than 20 years of experience in international scientific collaboration
  • principal research area: decapod crustaceans in marine, estuarine and freshwater habitats
  • Jorge Cortés:

    • Premio Nacional de Ciencias, Costa Rica, 1982
    • more than 100 published papers
    • editor of the book "Latin American Coral Reefs", 2003
    • researcher and lecturer at Universidad de Costa Rica
    • more than 25 years of experience in coral reef research

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book … provide a good summary of the marine organisms of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Costa Rica. … a useful resource for anyone interested in the marine life of Central America, and does a good job of highlighting the areas where research efforts should be concentrated. Summing Up: Recommended. All professional and academic libraries, lower-division undergraduates and above." (G. C. Jensen, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), July, 2009)


Table of contents (49 chapters)

  • Diversity of Marine Habitats of the Caribbean and Pacific of Costa Rica

    Cortés, Jorge (et al.)

    Pages 1-45

  • A History of Marine Biodiversity Scientific Research in Costa Rica

    Cortés, Jorge

    Pages 47-80

  • Marine Fossils

    Aguilar, Teresita

    Pages 81-94

  • Phytoplankton

    Víquez, Roxana (et al.)

    Pages 97-108

  • Marine Benthic Algae

    Bernecker, Andrea

    Pages 109-117

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8278-8
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8277-1
  • book with CD
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-8944-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marine Biodiversity of Costa Rica, Central America
Editors
  • Ingo S. Wehrtmann
  • Jorge Cortés
Series Title
Monographiae Biologicae
Series Volume
86
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8278-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8278-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8277-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8944-9
Series ISSN
0077-0639
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 538
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