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Cnidaria: Scyphozoa and Non-Colonial Hydrozoa

Priscilla Licandro, Astrid Fischer and Dhugal J. Lindsay.

in Marine Plankton

February 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 7429 words.

This chapter describes the taxonomy of scyphozoa and non-colonial hydrozoa. The Phylum Cnidaria assembles highly diverse primitive invertebrates that carry stinging cells called cnida. The...

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Community dynamics in highland watersheds

Dean Jacobsen and Olivier Dangles.

in Ecology of High Altitude Waters

August 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 10191 words.

Chapter 6 presents the interaction between space and time in determining the organization of natural communities in high altitude heterogeneous waterscapes. After explaining why high...

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Community Structure and Dynamics

Peter J. Hogarth.

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses, Third Edition

May 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 9190 words.

Mangroves exist in a range of environmental settings, which determine forest structure; gradients in physical variables such as salinity determine species distribution within a mangrove...

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Community structure of microbes in natural environments

David L. Kirchman.

in Processes in Microbial Ecology

July 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 11127 words.

Community structure refers to the taxonomic types of microbes and their relative abundance in an environment. This chapter focuses on bacteria with a few words about fungi; protists and...

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Comparisons and Connections

Peter J. Hogarth.

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses, Third Edition

May 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 6385 words.

Few species are exclusively found in mangrove or seagrass habitats; most occur elsewhere and accumulate in mangroves or seagrasses for shelter or food. Mangroves, seagrasses, and other...

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Consequences to reefs of changing environmental stress

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, Graham M. Pilling and Nicholas A. J. Graham.

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 8446 words.

A stable state in a healthy reef is a dynamic equilibrium which is maintained by interactions between different trophic groups and by a balance between growth and erosion, which is caused...

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Conserving sustainable ecosystem services

Dean Jacobsen and Olivier Dangles.

in Ecology of High Altitude Waters

August 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 12178 words.

Chapter 10 focuses on ecosystem services as a key concept to study the conservation of high altitude waters. Despite their limited area, these ecosystems provide important provisioning,...

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Coral reefs

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, Graham M. Pilling and Nicholas A. J. Graham.

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 12461 words.

Coral reefs are the ocean’s richest ecosystem in terms of biodiversity and productivity. They are restricted to tropical waters, where conditions of salinity, temperature and sedimentation...

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Coral reefs in the modern world

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, Graham M. Pilling and Nicholas A. J. Graham.

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 11786 words.

Today coral reefs, perhaps more than other marine systems, are suffering from numerous pressures. As a result, many have collapsed as functioning ecosystems. Nutrient pollution, sewage...

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Crustacea: Amphipoda

Tanya Jonas.

in Marine Plankton

February 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 4982 words.

This chapter describes the taxonomy of Amphipoda, which contains over 9500 species worldwide. Most marine amphipods are benthic, but a few have lost their ancestral links with the seabed...

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Crustacea: Branchiopoda

Claudia Castellani.

in Marine Plankton

February 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 4134 words.

This chapter describes the taxonomy of Branchiopoda. Branchiopoda are small crustaceans commonly known as cladocerans or water-fleas. They are epiplanktonic zooplankton seasonally abundant...

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Crustacea: Cirripedia and Facetotecta

Eve C. Southward.

in Marine Plankton

February 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 8052 words.

This chapter describes the taxonomy of Cirripedia and Facetotecta, two crustacean infraclasses of the subclass Thecostraca. The larvae of the Cirripedia and Facetotecta are fairly common in...

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Crustacea: Copepoda

Marianne Wooton and Claudia Castellani.

in Marine Plankton

February 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 27394 words.

This chapter describes the taxonomy of copepods. Copepods are small aquatic crustaceans and are considered to be one of the most abundant and diverse multi-cellular organisms on earth....

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Crustacea: Decapoda

Clare Buckland, Claudia Castellani, Alistair J. Lindley and Antonina Dos Santos.

in Marine Plankton

February 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 16347 words.

This chapter describes the taxonomy of the Decapoda, the most species-rich order of Crustacea, with over 14,500 described extant species worldwide, commonly called shrimps, prawns,...

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Crustacea: Euphausiacea

Alistair J. Lindley.

in Marine Plankton

February 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 5553 words.

This chapter describes the taxonomy of Euphausiacea, exclusively marine holoplanktonic crustaceans commonly known as krill. Although not highly diverse, with only two families and ~ 86...

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Crustacea: Introduction

Claudia Castellani and Marianne Wootton.

in Marine Plankton

February 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 938 words.

This chapter provides an introduction to the Crustacea, one of the most abundant and diverse components of the plankton. Within a single net-haul, the vast diversity within this group,...

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Crustacea: Lophogastrida and Mysida

Claudia Castellani, Maiju Lehtiniemi and Kenneth Meland.

in Marine Plankton

February 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 4813 words.

This chapter describes the taxonomy of Lophogastrida and Mysida, small shrimp-like crustaceans commonly known as ‘opossum shrimps’ because of the ventral brood pouch in the female. Because...

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Crustacea: Ostracoda

Martin V. Angel and Anthony W.G. John.

in Marine Plankton

February 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 3261 words.

This chapter describes the taxonomy of Ostracoda, small bivalved crustaceans ranging in size from 0.2 to > 30 mm. The majority are benthic and belong to the subclass Podocopa. The chapter...

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Crustacea: Stomatopoda

Claudia Castellani, Clare Buckland, Alistair J. Lindley, David V.P. Conway and Antonina dos Santos.

in Marine Plankton

February 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 2509 words.

This chapter describes the taxonomy of Stomatopoda. Stomatopods, also known as mantis shrimps, because of their resemblance to a praying mantis, are a small order of marine malacostracan...

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Ctenophora

Priscilla Licandro and Dhugal J. Lindsay.

in Marine Plankton

February 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 3139 words.

This chapter describes the taxonomy of ctenophores. The ctenophores, or comb jellies, are gelatinous metazoans belonging to a small and entirely marine phylum of about 150 species. They are...

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