Biology of Damselfishes

  • Filename: biology-of-damselfishes.
  • ISBN: 1482212099
  • Release Date: 2016-03-15
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Parmentier Eric
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Damselfishes (Pomacentridae) are a well-known coral reef family showing high diversity and many interesting characteristics in dealing with their way of life (sound production, sex change, farming and gregarious behavior, settlement, diet). This book gathers the data dealing with damselfish morphology, provides keys to allow the recognition of some subtaxa, and synthesizes the information dealing with their morphology. It contains 15 chapters written by renowned scientists.

Issues in Biological Biochemical and Evolutionary Sciences Research 2011 Edition

  • Filename: issues-in-biological-biochemical-and-evolutionary-sciences-research-2011-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781464963704
  • Release Date: 2012-01-09
  • Number of pages: 2846
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ScholarlyEditions



Issues in Biological, Biochemical, and Evolutionary Sciences Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Biological, Biochemical, and Evolutionary Sciences Research. The editors have built Issues in Biological, Biochemical, and Evolutionary Sciences Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Biological, Biochemical, and Evolutionary Sciences Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biological, Biochemical, and Evolutionary Sciences Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Golden winged Warbler Ecology Conservation and Habitat Management

  • Filename: golden-winged-warbler-ecology-conservation-and-habitat-management.
  • ISBN: 1482240688
  • Release Date: 2016-01-15
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Henry M. Streby
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The Golden-winged Warbler is a migratory songbird that breeds in the temperate upper midwestern US (Wisconsin & Minnesota) and Canada (Manitoba) and winters in Central and northern South America. Its small breeding range has been shrinking due to habitat loss, competition and interbreeding. As a result of this disturbing trend, Golden-winged Warblers are being considered for listing as "threatened" or "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act. In preparation for potential listing, the book intends to bring together all the disparate sources information regarding this species.

Oceanography And Marine Biology

  • Filename: oceanography-and-marine-biology.
  • ISBN: 9780080377186
  • Release Date: 1989-12-31
  • Number of pages: 550
  • Author: Harold Barnes
  • Publisher: CRC Press



A good quality annual review series that provides an important service to the sciences for both the general and the specialist reader. Oceanography and Marine Biology has succeeded in producing one admirably for more than 35 years. The quality of the paper, the printing and the presentation is excellent.--Times Higher Education Supplement

Biology of Fishes

  • Filename: biology-of-fishes.
  • ISBN: 9780203885222
  • Release Date: 2008-02-01
  • Number of pages: 450
  • Author: Quentin Bone
  • Publisher: Garland Science



The Third Edition of Biology of Fishes is chiefly about fish as remarkably efficient machines for coping with the many problems that life in water entails, and looks at many such special cases. Fishes form the largest group of vertebrates, with around 20,000 known species, and they display a remarkable diversity of size, shape, internal structure and ecology to cope with environments ranging from transient puddles to the abyssal depths of the sea. Biology of Fishes does not try to cover all aspects of fish biology, but focuses on the ingenious ways in which fish have resolved the particular problems that come from living in water, especially body fluid regulation, locomotion, feeding mechanisms, and sensory systems. Enough detail is provided for the reader to be able to go on and use primary research papers. Each chapter has been thoroughly updated and a new chapter on the immune system has been added. This is an ideal textbook for students of fish biology and any of the branches of aquatic biology. Given its skilful combination of breadth and detail, the book also provides a manageable review of fish biology for experienced biologists.

The Diversity of Fishes

  • Filename: the-diversity-of-fishes.
  • ISBN: 9781444311907
  • Release Date: 2009-04-03
  • Number of pages: 736
  • Author: Gene Helfman
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The second edition of The Diversity of Fishes represents a major revision of the world’s most widely adopted ichthyology textbook. Expanded and updated, the second edition is illustrated throughout with striking color photographs depicting the spectacular evolutionary adaptations of the most ecologically and taxonomically diverse vertebrate group. The text incorporates the latest advances in the biology of fishes, covering taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biogeography, ecology, and behavior. A new chapter on genetics and molecular ecology of fishes has been added, and conservation is emphasized throughout. Hundreds of new and redrawn illustrations augment readable text, and every chapter has been revised to reflect the discoveries and greater understanding achieved during the past decade. Written by a team of internationally-recognized authorities, the first edition of The Diversity of Fishes was received with enthusiasm and praise, and incorporated into ichthyology and fish biology classes around the globe, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The second edition is a substantial update of an already classic reference and text. Companion resources site This book is accompanied by a resources site: www.wiley.com/go/helfman The site is being constantly updated by the author team and provides: · Related videos selected by the authors · Updates to the book since publication · Instructor resources · A chance to send in feedback

Biology of Butterflyfishes

  • Filename: biology-of-butterflyfishes.
  • ISBN: 9781466582903
  • Release Date: 2013-09-11
  • Number of pages: 362
  • Author: Morgan S. Pratchett
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Butterflyfishes (family Chaetodontidae) are a highly conspicuous component of fish fauna on coral reefs throughout the world. In light of their strong dependence on coral, they are often regarded as the epitome of coral reef fishes. This volume examines the ecology and conservation of coral reef butterflyfishes. It provides important insights on their evolution and key events and adaptations that have led to their proliferation within coral reef ecosystems. Key to the longevity of butterflyfishes is the evolution of coral-feeding—a central focus of the ecological chapters in this volume. The book also highlights key threats and challenges related to the conservation of butterflyfishes and ends with an overview of current and future research directions.

The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms

  • Filename: the-biology-of-reefs-and-reef-organisms.
  • ISBN: 9780226925370
  • Release Date: 2013-10-04
  • Number of pages: 424
  • Author: Walter M. Goldberg
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



Reefs provide a wealth of opportunity for learning about biological and ecosystem processes, and reef biology courses are among the most popular in marine biology and zoology departments the world over. Walter M. Goldberg has taught one such course for years, and he marshals that experience in the pages of The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms. Goldberg examines the nature not only of coral reefs—the best known among types of reefs—but also of sponge reefs, worm reefs, and oyster reefs, explaining the factors that influence their growth, distribution, and structure. A central focus of the book is reef construction, and Goldberg details the plants and animals that form the scaffold of the reef system and allow for the attachment and growth of other organisms, including those that function as bafflers, binders, and cementing agents. He also tours readers through reef ecology, paleontology, and biogeography, all of which serve as background for the problems reefs face today and the challenge of their conservation. Visually impressive, profusely illustrated, and easy to read, The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms offers a fascinating introduction to reef science and will appeal to students and instructors of marine biology, comparative zoology, and oceanography.

What a Fish Knows

  • Filename: what-a-fish-knows.
  • ISBN: 9780374288211
  • Release Date: 2016-06-07
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Jonathan Balcombe
  • Publisher: Macmillan



Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In What a Fish Knows, the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea, through streams and estuaries, and to the other side of the aquarium glass to reveal the surprising capabilities of fishes. Although there are more than thirty thousand species of fish—more than all mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians combined—we rarely consider how individual fishes think, feel, and behave. Balcombe upends our assumptions about fishes, portraying them not as unfeeling, dead-eyed feeding machines but as sentient, aware, social, and even Machiavellian—in other words, much like us. What a Fish Knows draws on the latest science to present a fresh look at these remarkable creatures in all their breathtaking diversity and beauty. Fishes conduct elaborate courtship rituals and develop lifelong bonds with shoalmates. They also plan, hunt cooperatively, use tools, curry favor, deceive one another, and punish wrongdoers. We may imagine that fishes lead simple, fleeting lives—a mode of existence that boils down to a place on the food chain, rote spawning, and lots of aimless swimming. But, as Balcombe demonstrates, the truth is far richer and more complex, worthy of the grandest social novel. Highlighting breakthrough discoveries from fish enthusiasts and scientists around the world and pondering his own encounters with fishes, Balcombe examines the fascinating means by which fishes gain knowledge of the places they inhabit, from shallow tide pools to the deepest reaches of the ocean. Teeming with insights and exciting discoveries, What a Fish Knows offers a thoughtful appraisal of our relationships with fishes and inspires us to take a more enlightened view of the planet’s increasingly imperiled marine life. What a Fish Knows will forever change how we see our aquatic cousins—the pet goldfish included.

Sparidae

  • Filename: sparidae.
  • ISBN: 1444392204
  • Release Date: 2011-02-15
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Michalis Pavlidis
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The Sparidae, commonly known as breams and porgies, is a family of fishes of the order Perciformes, and includes about 115 species of mainly marine coastal fish of high economic value, exploited and farmed for human consumption, as well as for recreational purposes. This landmark publication brings together a huge wealth of information on the biology and culture of gilthead sea bream and other Sparidae species. Commencing with an overview of the current status of aquaculture of Sparidae, the book continues with comprehensive coverage of the family’s phylogeny, evolution and taxonomy, stress and welfare issues, and reproduction and broodstock management. Further chapters include coverage of early development and metabolism, production systems, nutrition, quality, and health management. A final cutting-edge chapter looks at genomic-proteomic research in Sparidae and its application to genetic improvement. With contributions from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australasia and North America, carefully drawn together and edited by Professor M. Pavlidis and Dr C. C. Mylonas, themselves well known for their work in this area, Sparidae is an essential purchase for anyone working with this important family of fishes. Fish biologists, fish farmers, aquaculture researchers, and fisheries managers will all find much of great use and interest within this book’s covers. All universities and research establishments where biological sciences, aquaculture and fisheries science are studied and taught should have copies of this excellent book on their shelves.

Morphology Shape and Phylogeny

  • Filename: morphology-shape-and-phylogeny.
  • ISBN: 0203165179
  • Release Date: 2003-09-02
  • Number of pages: 318
  • Author: Norman MacLeod
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Generally, biologists and mathematicians who study the shape and form of organisms have largely been working in isolation from those who work on evolutionary relationships through the analysis of common characteristics. Increasingly however, dialogue between the two communities is beginning to develop - but other than a handful of journal papers, there has been no formal, published discussion on this subject. This timely book summarises the interdisciplinary work that has taken place to date and will stimulate additional research into these topics. Any scientist working on evolutionary relationships will find this volume invaluable.

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