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The Ecology of Freshwater Molluscs (Hardback)
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The Ecology of Freshwater Molluscs (Hardback)

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Hardback 524 Pages / Published: 09/03/2000
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This book provides a comprehensive review of the ecology of freshwater bivalves and gastropods worldwide. It deals with the ecology of these species in its broadest sense, including diet, habitat and reproductive biology, emphasising in particular the tremendous diversity of these freshwater invertebrates. Following on from these introductory themes, the author develops a life history model that unifies them, and serves as a basis for reviews of their population and community ecology, including treatments of competition, predation, parasitism and biogeography. Extensively referenced and providing a synthesis of work from the nineteenth century onwards, this book includes original analyses that seek to unify previous work into a coherent whole. It will appeal primarily to professional ecologists and evolutionary biologists, as well as to parasitologists.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521352109
Number of pages: 524
Weight: 940 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm


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Review of the hardback: '... anyone wanting an intensive introduction to the biology of freshwater molluscs should find this text indispensable ... an excellent initial synthesis and a must-have compendium for malacologist and freshwater ecologist alike.' Joseph C. Britton, Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Review of the hardback: '... a valuable resource for students seeking fresh research questions, readers looking for information about freshwater molluscs, and ecologists who want to see what freshwater molluscs have to offer.' David L. Strayer, Nature
Review of the hardback: '... a real contribution to our knowledge of an ecologically important group of animals ... Dillon covers bivalve and gastropod antecology, life history strategies, population dynamics, parasitism, predation, biogeography and community ecology. What else could you want to know about freshwater molluscs?' Mark Young, Biologist
"...a most welcome, and timely, comprehensive treatise on freshwater mollusc ecology. ...well written and nicely presented..." Environments
"The chief strength of this book is its presentation and analysis of a large, scattered body of literature on freshwater molluscs...a valuable resource for students seeking fresh research questions, readers looking for information about freshwater molluscs, and ecologists who want to see what freshwater molluscs have to offer." Nature
"A lot of useful information is packed into the pages of this book, and the reference section is extensive...and excellent book for experts, with a good discussion of specific topics." Choice
"The book is useful... an important reference volume for those interested in advancing molluscan ecology... an appropriate, timely and useful volume." John A. Downing, Ecoscience
"Provides a sound basis for new management plans...A exhaustive effort. Well referenced to the technical literature. An important general library book." Northeastern Naturalist
"This is the first major book-length treatment of the ecology of freshwater mollusks. Dillon must be complimented on undertaking this major task...should be on the shelves of any acquatic biologist because of its wealth of information and its introduction to the extensive literature on freshwater molluscan ecology." Journal of the North American Benthological Society

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