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A Global Overview of the Conservation of Freshwater Decapod Crustaceans

Editors: Kawai, Tadashi, Cumberlidge, Neil (Eds.)

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  • Summarizes updated species diversity, conservation biology, and conservation 
  • actions of freshwater decapod crustaceans
  • Broadens the understanding of diversity and conservation of tropical forest areas
  • Equips readers with the latest information to advance the global conservation
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This book introduces updated information on conservation issues, providing an overview of what is needed to advance the global conservation of freshwater decapods such as freshwater crabs, crayfish, and shrimps. 

Biodiversity loss in general is highest in organisms that depend on intact freshwater habitats, because freshwater ecosystems worldwide are suffering intense threats from multiple sources. Our understanding of the number and location of threatened species of decapods, and of the nature of their extinction threats has improved greatly in recent years, and has enabled the development of species conservation strategies. 

This volume focuses on saving threatened species from extinction, and emphasizes the importance of the successful implementation of conservation action plans through cooperation between scientists, conservationists, educators, funding agencies, policy makers, and conservation agencies.

About the authors

Tadashi Kawai

Wakkanai Fisheries Research Institute, Hokkaido, Japan

Neil Cumberlidge

Department of Biology, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, USA

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Global Diversity and Conservation of Freshwater Crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura)

    Pages 1-22

    Cumberlidge, Neil

  • A Remarkable Anomuran: The Taxon Aegla Leach, 1820. Taxonomic Remarks, Distribution, Biology, Diversity and Conservation

    Pages 23-64

    Bueno, Sérgio Luiz de Siqueira (et al.)

  • Global Diversity and Conservation of Freshwater Crayfish (Crustacea: Decapoda: Astacoidea)

    Pages 65-114

    Kawai, Tadashi (et al.)

  • A Brief History of Freshwater Crab Research

    Pages 115-126

    Türkay, Michael (et al.)

  • Adaptation to Life in Fresh Water by Decapod Crustaceans: Evolutionary Challenges in the Early Life-History Stages

    Pages 127-168

    Anger, Klaus

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-42527-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Global Overview of the Conservation of Freshwater Decapod Crustaceans
Editors
  • Tadashi Kawai
  • Neil Cumberlidge
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42527-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42527-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42525-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82601-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 430
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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