Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands

An International Perspective on their Ecology

Editors: Batzer, Darold, Boix, Dani (Eds.)

  • Describes the invertebrates of diverse wetlands around the world
    Provides a primer on freshwater wetland invertebrates, including how they are uniquely adapted for life in wetland environments and how they contribute to important ecological functions in wetland ecosystems
    Features chapters from authors across Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Asia    

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About this book

Wetlands are among the world’s most valuable and most threatened habitats, and in these crucially important ecosystems, the invertebrate fauna holds a focal position. Most of the biological diversity in wetlands is found within resident invertebrate assemblages, and those invertebrates are the primary trophic link between lower plants and higher vertebrates (e.g. amphibians, fish, and birds). As such, most scientists, managers, consultants, and students who work in the world’s wetlands should become better informed about the invertebrate components in their habitats of interest. Our book serves to fill this need by assembling the world’s most prominent ecologists working on freshwater wetland invertebrates, and having them provide authoritative perspectives on each the world’s most important freshwater wetland types. The initial chapter of the book provides a primer on freshwater wetland invertebrates, including how they are uniquely adapted for life in wetland environments and how they contribute to important ecological functions in wetland ecosystems. The next 15 chapters deal with invertebrates in the major wetlands across the globe (rock pools, alpine ponds, temperate temporary ponds, Mediterranean temporary ponds, turloughs, peatlands, permanent marshes, Great Lakes marshes, Everglades, springs, beaver ponds, temperate floodplains, neotropical floodplains, created wetlands, waterfowl marshes), each chapter written by groups of prominent scientists intimately knowledgeable about the individual wetland types. Each chapter reviews the relevant literature, provides a synthesis of the most important ecological controls on the resident invertebrate fauna, and highlights important conservation concerns. The final chapter synthesizes the 15 habitat-based chapters, providing a macroscopic perspective on natural variation of invertebrate assemblage structure across the world’s wetlands and a paradigm for understanding how global variation and environmental factors shape wetland invertebrate communities.

About the authors

Darold Batzer serves as Professor in the University of Georgia's department of Entomology. He has edited five books on wetlands and served as Editor-in-Chief of Wetlands, the major journal cover the topic, from 2006 to 2012. Dani Boix serves as Aggregate Professor at the University of Girona, Spain's Institute of Aquatic Ecology and Department of Environmental Sciences. He has conducted extensive research and published widely on wetland invertebrates.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Freshwater Wetlands and Their Invertebrates

    Batzer, Darold (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

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  • Invertebrates in Rock Pools

    Brendonck, Luc (et al.)

    Pages 25-53

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  • Invertebrate Communities of Alpine Ponds

    Wissinger, Scott A. (et al.)

    Pages 55-103

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  • Invertebrates in Temporary Wetland Ponds of the Temperate Biomes

    Jeffries, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 105-139

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  • Invertebrates of Freshwater Temporary Ponds in Mediterranean Climates

    Boix, Dani (et al.)

    Pages 141-189

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eBook 130,89 €
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Hardcover 194,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-24976-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 166,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-79712-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands
Book Subtitle
An International Perspective on their Ecology
Editors
  • Darold Batzer
  • Dani Boix
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24978-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24978-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24976-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79712-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 645
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
Topics