Invertebrates: Classification, Evolution and Biodiversity


Rafael Riosmena-Rodriguez (Editor)
Departamento de Biología Marina, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, Mexico

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: SCI070020

Invertebrates are common in marine and freshwater ecosystems and key elements in processes such as trophic dynamics and nutrient recycling. At the present time we have a limited knowledge of their diversity and how they have evolved over time. A key element of study in this book, are the current efforts to produce revised classificatory systems which include modern approaches and an update of the current taxonomical system. Another topic discussed in great detail is the relation of invertebrates and their contribution to biodiversity in terms of unique species per habitat. “Invertebrates: Classification, Evolution and Biodiversity” represents an effort to show the relevance of this unique group of living species and the current efforts to better understand them.

This book presents a well balanced set of chapters in which a detailed review of the classification of poorly known groups (such as freshwater arthropods, oligochaetes, and marine ascidians) are studied. Another set of chapters are devoted to understanding the associated biodiversity of invertebrates in marine ecosystems and how they respond to environmental variables. Biogeographical comparisons and evolutionary fractal analysis close the contributions and provide a high standard of knowledge towards the goal of this book. This book also discusses the role of invertebrates in coastal systems and provides key investigation for undergraduate and graduate students and researchers and professional researchers who are interested in ecology and evolution. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Arthropod Community Structure and Diversity from Galician Upland Peatlands
(Noela Carrera and María J.I. Briones, Departamento de Ecología y Biología Animal, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Spain)

Chapter 2. Oligochaeta Communities from Galician Upland Peatlands
(Noela Carrera and María J.I. Briones, Departamento de Ecología y Biología Animal, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Spain)

Chapter 3. Marine Zooplankton Grazing Studies in Mexico: An Overview
(Jorge García-Pámanes and José Rubén Lara-Lara, Departamento de Biología Marina, UABCS, La Paz BCS, México, and others)

Chapter 4. Invertebrates: Structure of the Community and Biodiversity Associated to Rhodolith-Sponge Complex at Magdalena Bay, Baja California
(Pamela Herrera-Martínez, Sergio Álvarez-Hernández, María del Carmen Méndez-Trejo, Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez, Departamento de Hidrobiología, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, México, and others)

Chapter 5. When Rhodoliths Do Not Roll: Invertebrate Community Responses to Environmental Stability and Natural Disturbance
(Gustavo Hinojosa-Arango, Christine A. Maggs, Michael P. Johnson and Rafael Riosmena-Rodriguez, Centro para la Biodiversidad Marina y la Conservación A.C. (CBMC), Benito Juárez, La Paz, BCS, México, and others)

Chapter 6. Some Affinities between Mollusks (Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Polyplacophora and Cephalopoda) and the Environment in the Gulf of California and the Western Mediterranean Sea
(Oscar Efraín Holguín Quiñones, José Luis Sánchez Lisazo and Humberto Wright López, Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, IPN, Departamento de Pesquerías and Biología Marina, La Paz, B.C.S. México, and others)

Chapter 7. Ascidians Biodiversity of Tropical Eastern Pacific
(Betzabé Moreno-Dávila, Laboratorio de Botánica Marina, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur (UABCS), La Paz, BCS, Mexico)

Chapter 8. Macro Invertebrates Associated to <i>Zostera marina</i> Meadows at Pacific Baja California Sur Coastal Lagoons
(Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez, María del Carmen Méndez-Trejo, Jorge Manuel Lopez-Calderón, Juan Manuel López-Vivas, María Mónica Lara-Uc, Gerardo González-Barba, Carlos Sánchez-Ortiz and Gustavo Hinojosa-Arango G., 2Departamento de Biología Marina, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, Baja California Sur, México, and others)

Chapter 9. Biodiversity Associated to Sargassum Forest at the Gulf of California
(Alvin Noé Suarez Castillo, Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez, Gustavo Hernández-Carmona, María del Carmen Méndez Trejo, Juan Manuel López-Vivas, Carlos Sánchez Ortiz, María Mónica Lara-Uc and Jorge Torre-Cosio, CICIMAR-IPN, Playa de Santa Rita s/n, La Paz, México, and others)

Chapter 10. Topological and Fractal Approaches to Systematics and Biodiversity
(Valeria Isaeva, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, and A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology, Far East Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia)


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