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Title Invertebrates in freshwater wetlands : an international perspective on their ecology / Darold Batzer, Dani Boix, editors.

Published Cham : Springer, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource : color illustrations
Series Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences eBooks 2016 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contributors; Chapter 1: An Introduction to Freshwater Wetlands and Their Invertebrates; Defining Wetlands; Defining Wetland Invertebrates; The Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Fauna; The Aquatic Microinvertebrate Fauna; The Terrestrial Invertebrate Fauna; Wetland Hydrology and Invertebrates; Respiration Strategies of Wetland Invertebrates; Wetland Vegetation and Invertebrates; Predation and Wetland Invertebrates; Importance of Wetland Invertebrates to Society; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2: Invertebrates in Rock Pools
Introduction to Rock Pools: Geology, Hydrology, Environmental Conditions, Flora, and Fauna Rock Pool Geology and Geography; Rock Pool Hydrology; Physical and Chemical Environment of Rock Pools; Flora and Fauna of Rock Pools; Overview of Invertebrate Research in Rock Pools; Invertebrate Assemblages of Rock Pools; Metacommunity Dynamics; Daphnid Rock Pool Community Ecology; Invertebrate Adaptations for Rock Pool Conditions; Key Ecological Factors Controlling Invertebrates in Rock Pools; Hydroperiod; Competition and Predation; Spatial Location and Connectivity; Local Abiotic Conditions
Conservation and Management Issues of Importance to Rock Pool Invertebrates Direct Human Impacts; Climate Change; Conservation Strategies; Appendix; References; Chapter 3: Invertebrate Communities of Alpine Ponds; Introduction; Physical Characteristics of Alpine Ponds; Chemical Characteristics of Alpine Ponds; Ecology of Alpine Ponds; Primary Productivity; Secondary Productivity; Invertebrate Community Composition; Species Richness in Alpine Ponds; Pond Area; Vegetation; Permanence; Elevational Gradients in Alpine Ponds; Species Diversity Decreases with Altitude
Life Cycles Shift Along Altitudinal Gradients Biogeography of Alpine Pond Invertebrates; Threats and Conservation Issues Associated with Alpine Ponds; Unique Species Assemblages; Sentinels for Regional and Global Atmospheric Human Impacts; Acid Deposition; Climate Change; Predation by Introduced Fish; Domesticated Animal Grazing, Trampling, and Eutrophication; Bioassessment and Monitoring; Sampling Protocols; Monitoring Approaches; Restoration and Creation of Alpine Ponds; Removing Nonnative Fish; Designing and Planning New Alpine Ponds; Appendix; References
Chapter 4: Invertebrates in Temporary Wetland Ponds of the Temperate Biomes Temperate, Temporary Wetlands: Overlooked but Essential; From Diseased Miasmas to Biodiversity Hotspots; Temporary Wetlands in the Landscape; The Number of Temporary Wetlands; Temporary Ponds in Low- and High-Intensity Landscapes; The Community Ecology of Temporary Pond Invertebrates; The Devil in the Hydrological Detail; Community Ecology and the Contested Explanations of Pattern and Process; Interactions in the Ponds; Dispersal: How, When and Where?; Temporary Ponds and Climate Change; Conclusion; Appendix
Summary 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.
Other author Batzer, Darold P., editor.
Boix, Dani, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Freshwater invertebrates -- Ecology.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319249780 electronic bk.
3319249789 electronic bk.
9783319249766 print