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Experientia Supplementum

Evolutionary Ecology of Freshwater Animals

Concepts and Case Studies

Editors: Streit, Bruno, Städler, T., Lively, Curtis (Eds.)

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Evolutionary ecology includes aspects of community structure, trophic interactions, life-history tactics, and reproductive modes, analyzed from an evolutionary perspective. Freshwater environments often impose spatial structure on populations, e.g. within large lakes or among habitat patches, facilitating genetic and phenotypic divergence. Traditionally, freshwater systems have featured prominently in ecological research and population biology.

This book brings together information on diverse freshwater taxa, with a mix of critical review, synthesis, and case studies. Using examples from bryozoans, rotifers, cladocerans, molluscs, teleosts and others, the authors cover current conceptual issues of evolutionary ecology in considerable depth.

The book can serve as a source of critically evaluated ideas, detailed case studies, and open problems in the field of evolutionary ecology. It is recommended for students and researchers in ecology, limnology, population biology, and evolutionary biology.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Habitat partitioning by zooplankton and the structure of lake ecosystems

    Pages 3-30

    Leibold, M. A. (et al.)

  • New Zealand mountain stream communities: Stable yet disturbed?

    Pages 31-54

    Winterbourn, M. J.

  • Complex trophic interactions in freshwater benthic food chains

    Pages 55-88

    Brönmark, C. (et al.)

  • Prey dispersal and predator impacts on stream benthic prey

    Pages 89-116

    Wooster, D. E. (et al.)

  • Rotifer life history strategies and evolution in freshwater plankton communities

    Pages 119-149

    Walz, N.

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eBook $84.99
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Softcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolutionary Ecology of Freshwater Animals
Book Subtitle
Concepts and Case Studies
Editors
  • Bruno Streit
  • T. Städler
  • Curtis Lively
Series Title
Experientia Supplementum
Series Volume
82
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-8880-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-8880-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-9812-6
Series ISSN
1664-431X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 366
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