The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates PDF ePub eBook

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The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates free pdf Planktonic protists both produce and consume most of the primary production in the world ocean. They not only play key roles in the oceans but also represent an astounding amount of diversity: ecological morphological and genetic. However, for most taxa their ecology, morphology, phylogeny and biogeography are either poorly known or appear to be largely unrelated to one another- this hinders our understanding of their biology as well as interpretation of emerging genetic data. Tintinnid ciliates represent a singular exception. Compared to nearly all other groups of planktonic protists, there is a very substantial and relatively detailed literature (both modern and historical) on tintinnids. This volume synthesizes knowledge concerning a wide variety of topics ranging from anatomy and systematics, physiology, behavior, ecology (including ecological roles, predators, parasites, biogeography, and cysts) to fossil history. It will appeal to an audience ranging from advanced undergraduates to researchers in the fields of Oceanography, Marine Biology and Microbial Ecology.

About John R. Dolan

John Dolan has worked on plankton ecology for over 25years in systems ranging from eutrophic estuaries to theoligotrophic South Pacific. His research subjects are planktonprotists, especially ciliates and dinoflagellates and researchtopics are biodiversity, species packing, and the relationships ofform and function. David Montagnes is an aquatic ecologist. He combinesmodelling, laboratory, and field studies investigations into theecophysiology and behaviour of protists- aquatic taxa forming arich assemblage and occupying environmentally important niches. Hisresearch themes include the flow of energy and biomass inecosystems and how abiotic and biotic properties and anthropogenicperturbations alter individuals, populations, andecosystems. Sabine Agatha is a ciliate taxonomist. She has spent over 20years describing and classifying ciliates mostly from marinehabitats by combining morphologic and genetic approaches. Thebiodiversity, evolution, and biogeography of ciliates are her mainresearch topics. Wayne Coats is a recently retired protistologist. Hisresearch encompasses ecology, morphology, life history, andtaxonomy of dinoflagellates and ciliates. Parasitism and mixotrophyare featured themes of his work. Diane Stoecker is a biological oceanographer. Her laboratoryand field projects focus on microzooplankton and their grazing onphytoplankton and role as prey for copepods and othermesozooplankton. Plastid retention and mixotrophy in ciliates anddinoflagellates and their effects on population dynamics andtrophic transfer are other favorite research topics.

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Author : John R. Dolan
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Data Published : 26 October 2012
ISBN : 0470671513
EAN : 9780470671511
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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