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Aquatic Insects

Behavior and Ecology

Editors: Del Claro, Kleber, Guillermo, Rhainer (Eds.)

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  • The first book focusing on the behavioral ecology of aquatic insects in their different life cycles
  • Discusses biotic and abiotic interactions, sexual selection, and evolution of behavioral strategies
  • Presents applied case studies where aquatic insects are used as bio indicators of environmental quality and inspire new technologies
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About this book

This book presents a broad view of the ecology and behavior of aquatic insects, raising awareness of this conspicuous and yet little known fauna that inhabits inland waterbodies such as rivers, lakes and streams, and is particularly abundant and diverse in tropical ecosystems. The chapters address topics such as distribution, dispersal, territoriality, mating behavior, parental care and the role of sensory systems in the response to external and internal cues. In the context of ecology, it discusses aquatic insects as bio indicators that may be used to assess environmental disturbances, either in protected or urban areas, and provides insights into how genetic connectivity can support the development of novel conservation strategies. It also explores how aquatic insects can inspire solutions for various problems faced by modern society, presenting examples in the fields of material science, optics, sensorics and robotics.


 

About the authors

Kleber Del Claro is an ethologist and full professor at the Federal University of Uberlandia (Brazil). He is an expert in behavioral ecology interactions. His fascination with aquatic insects began ten years ago when he became involved in a project to save the “Veredas,” an endangered aquatic system in the Brazilian savanna.

Rhainer Guillermo has been an entomologist and associate professor at the Federal University of São Carlos since 2015. His research is focused on the biodiversity of Odonata and Plecoptera with an emphasis in morphology, taxonomy, and behavior.

 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Aquatic Insects: Why It Is Important to Dedicate Our Time on Their Study?

    Pages 1-9

    Del-Claro, Kleber

  • Distribution and Habitats of Aquatic Insects

    Pages 11-33

    Koroiva, Ricardo (et al.)

  • Dispersal by Aquatic Insects

    Pages 35-73

    May, Michael L.

  • Effects of Abiotic Factors and Ecogeographic Patterns on the Ecology, Distribution, and Behavior of Aquatic Insects

    Pages 75-94

    Lopez, Vinicius Marques (et al.)

  • The Biotic Environment: Multiple Interactions in an Aquatic World

    Pages 95-116

    Mendes, Gabriela C. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16327-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16326-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aquatic Insects
Book Subtitle
Behavior and Ecology
Editors
  • Kleber Del Claro
  • Rhainer Guillermo
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16327-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16327-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16326-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 438
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
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