Aquatic Oligochaete Biology VIII: Proceedings of the 8th by Rut Collado, Rüdiger M. Schmelz (auth.), Pilar Rodriguez,

By Rut Collado, Rüdiger M. Schmelz (auth.), Pilar Rodriguez, Piet F. M. Verdonschot (eds.)

This publication includes 26 contributions facing the biology of aquatic oligochaetes and covers quite a lot of themes together with taxonomy, morphology, ultrastructure, embryology, copy, feeding biology, ecotoxicity, neighborhood stories, and species distribution. Descriptions of latest taxa in tropical parts, together with Amazonian woodland soils, in addition to overviews at the biodiversity of aquatic oligochaetes in Australia and eu groundwaters, are awarded. New morphological features in either marine and freshwater species are defined and interpreted. Laboratory reviews give a contribution to the information of oligochaete feeding biology and copy. using aquatic oligochaetes in ecological possibility evaluate is analysed intimately, and standardised experimental designs for stories on bioaccumulation and pollutant move via nutrition are incorporated. eventually, a couple of papers current the consequences of oliogochaetes at the functionality of an activated sludge plant, and multivariate ways to the spatial and/or temporal distribution and composition of oligochaete groups in lots of diverse parts of the realm, from the size of a river to the dimensions of the microhabitat. The vast scope of this quantity is a mirrored image of contemporary rends, not just in oligochaete learn, but in addition generally utilized organic studies.

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