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Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts:

A Guide to Their Identification and Ecology 2ed
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Zooplankton play a vital role in the ecology of estuaries and coastal waters. In this revised edition of Johnson and Allen's instant classic, we are offered a guided tour of zooplankton, including early developmental stages of familiar shrimps, crabs, and fishes. Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts details the behavior, morphology, and coloration of these tiny aquatic animals. Precise descriptions and labeled illustrations of hundreds of the most commonly encountered species provide readers with the best source available for identifying zooplankton.Inside the second edition an updated introduction that orients readers to the diversity, habitats, environmental responses, collection, history, and ecological roles of zooplankton descriptions of life cycles illustrations (including 88 new drawings) that identify 340 + taxa and life stages range, habits, and ecology for each entry located directly opposite the illustration appendixes with information on collection and observation techniques and suggested readings and citations for more than 1,300 scientific articles and books

Introduction to Zooplankton
Adaptations to Planktonic Life
Vertical Migrations and Selective Tidal Transport
Adaptations of Planktonic Larvae
Factors Affecting Zooplankton Distribution
Plankton Distribution and Ocean Currents
Coastal Waters
Thermoclines and Coastal Stratification
Invisible Boundaries
Cross-Shelf Transport to Nearshore and Estuarine Areas
Tides and Tidal Currents
Coastal Embayments
Salinity and Estuarine Stratification
Benthic Habitats and Zooplankton Distribution
Estuarine and Coastal Planktonic Food Webs
Primary Productivity
Planktonic Food Webs
The ""Classic"" Phytoplankton ? Herbivore Food Web
The Microbial Loop
Food Web Dynamics
A Brief History of Zooplankton Research
Pioneers in Zooplankton Research
Collection Techniques: Old and New
Plankton Nets
Plankton Pumps, Traps, and New Technologies
Automated Plankton Samplers, Acoustic Technology, and Video Techniques
Zooplankton and Environmental Quality
Harmful Algal Blooms
Invasive and Introduced Species
Climate Change
Suggested Readings
Identification and Biology of Common Zooplankton
How to Use This Book to Identify Zooplankton
Quick Picks
Cnidarians: Anemones, Jellyfishes, and Related Metazoans
Scyphozoans and Cubozoans
Ctenophores: Comb Jellies and Sea Walnuts
Cirripedes: Barnacle Larvae
Cladocerans and Ostracods
Mysids: Opossum Shrimps
Amphipods, Isopods, Tanaidaceans, and Cumaceans
Decapods: Shrimps, Crabs, and Related Crustaceans
Stomatopods: Mantis Shrimps
Sea Spiders, Mites, and Insects
Annelids: Segmented Worms and Nematodes
Molluscs: Gastropods, Bivalves, and Cephalopods
Chaetognaths: Arrow Worms
Echinoderm Larvae: Starfishes and Sea Urchins
Less Common Ciliated Invertebrate Larvae
Lower Chordates: Larvaceans, Sea Squirts, Salps, Doliolids, and Lancelets
Fish Larvae
1. Collecting Zooplankton
2. Observing Zooplankton
3. Observing Zooplankton
4. Sample Processing and Data Analysis
5. Regional Zooplankton Surveys
Literature Cited

""This new edition of the zooplankton guide by William S. Johnson and Dennis M. Allen provides an excellent introduction to the diversity of planktonic life found off the eastern and southern coasts of the USA... This volume is excellent and it will serve its audience well ' from the level of beginner through to seasoned marine researchers.""

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