Nato ASI Subseries G:

Bivalve Filter Feeders

in Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystem Processes

Editors: Dame, Richard F. (Ed.)

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Bivalve filter-feeding mollusks are important components of coastal ecosystems because they remove large quantities of suspended material from the water and excrete abundant amounts of reactive nutrients. These animals are also major prey for numerous predators including birds, fish, mammals, and invertebrates; furthermore, they are significant food resources for humans. While studies on the organismic and population level have dominated bivalve ecology, the recent focus on the ecosystem roles of filter feeding systems has led to larger-scale investigations. With this approach the specific topics of physiology, grazing, predation, nutrient cycling, physical environment, computer simulation modeling, and environmental management are combined into a meaningful whole.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Feeding Physiology of Bivalves: Time-Dependence and Compensation for Changes in Food Availability

    Bayne, Brian L.

    Pages 1-24

  • Infaunal Filter-Feeding Bivalves and the Physiological Response to Short-Term Fluctuations in Food Availability and Composition

    Navarro, Enrique (et al.)

    Pages 25-56

  • Phytoplankton-Mussel Bed Interactions in Intertidal Ecosystems

    Asmus, Harald (et al.)

    Pages 57-84

  • Grazing of Natural Particulates by Bivalve Molluscs: A Spatial and Temporal Perspective

    Newell, Carter R. (et al.)

    Pages 85-148

  • Invertebrate Predators and their Role in Structuring Coastal and Estuarine Populations of Filter Feeding Bivalves

    Seed, Raymond

    Pages 149-195

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Softcover $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bivalve Filter Feeders
Book Subtitle
in Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystem Processes
Editors
  • Richard F. Dame
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries G:
Series Volume
33
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-78353-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-78353-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-78355-5
Series ISSN
0258-1256
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 579
Topics