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Recent Advances in Freshwater Crustacean Biodiversity and Conservation2661
Recent Advances in Freshwater Crustacean Biodiversity and Conservation focuses on minor crustacean groups and regionally endemic groups, all from freshwaters. Chapters in this book cover crustaceans such as Maxillopods, Mysids, Cumaceans, Isopods, Amphipods, Branchiopods, Copepods, and Decapods. Each looks at global or regional fauna and discusses conservation issues for that group. The majority of the chapters are based on papers presented at symposia organized by the editors at two international scientific meetings held in Barcelona and Washington DC. The contributors are world-renowned experts on their groups, as well as on freshwater crustacean conservation and biodiversity at global levels. It has previously been difficult for conservation managers, NGOs, and university professors and students who may not have access to comprehensive journal subscriptions to find relevant information on diversity and conservation of freshwater crustaceans. This book meets that need, addressing crustacean groups not previously treated and providing additional information beyond any presented in existing books. As the editors write in their introduction: we cannot conserve and we cannot protect what we do not know exists. This is a reliable, cutting-edge reference for anybody involved in crustacean research: students, researchers, agencies, and NGOs, as well as science educators, conservationists, and government conservation policymakers. The book will also be useful for those working in aquaculture and fisheries, given that many of the taxa discussed are economically important.
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Tadashi Kawai is Chief researcher at the Hokkaido Research Organization, Central Fisheries Research Institution (Japan). His main research program is "Environmental monitoring for the conservation of native ecosystems". He received his PhD from the Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Tadashi cover biology and systematic of freshwater decapod crustacean (particularly freshwater crayfish) and conservation of wetlands on a global scale. D. Christopher Rogers is a research zoologist at the University of Kansas with the Kansas Biological Survey and is affiliated with the Biodiversity Institute, with various research projects all over the world. He received his PhD from the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, Australia. Christopher specializes in freshwater and terrestrial crustaceans (particularly Branchiopoda and Malacostraca) and the invertebrate fauna of seasonally astatic wetlands on a global scale.
1. Conservation biology of freshwater crustaceans: Introduction. 2. Phylogenetic analyses suggest a single origin of freshwater barnacles. 3. Malacostraca (Arthropoda: Crustacea) of Fresh and Brackish Waters of Sakhalin Island: the Interaction of Faunas of Different Origins. 4. Notes on Australian Marsh-hoppers (Talitridae: Amphipoda: Crustacea). 5. New and known species of Bellorchestia Serejo and Lowry, 2008 from Australia (Talitridae: Amphipoda: Crustacea).6. Freshwater Malacostraca of the Mediterranean Islands - diversity, origin and conservation perspectives.7. Conservation status of the large branchiopods (Branchiopoda: Anostraca, Notostraca, Laevicaudata, Spinicaudata, Cyclestherida).8. Faunal patterns in the Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) on the Indian subcontinent with special emphasis on their body size distribution. 9. Freshwater and Brackish-water Planktonic Copepods (Crustacea: Copepoda) of Sakhalin Island (Far East Asia): Diversity, Ecology and Zoogeography. 10. Conservation of Continental Mysida and Stygiomysida. 11. Reassessing the Current Conservation Status of the Freshwater Aeglid. 12. New insights on biodiversity and conservation of amphidromous shrimps of the Indo-Pacific islands (Decapoda: Atyidae: Caridina). 13. Updated extinction risk assessment of the Colombian freshwater crabs (Brachyura: Pseudothelphusidae, Trichodactylidae) reveals an increased number of threatened species. 14. Threats to endemic Colombian freshwater crabs (Decapoda: Pseudothelphusidae, Trichodactylidae) associated with climate change and human-mediated activities. 15. A New Morphotype of the Crayfish Cambarus hubrichti (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from a Karst Spring Cave System, with Comments on its Ecology. 16. Historic cultural value of the Japanese endangered freshwater crayfish, Cambaroides japonicus (De Haan, 1841) (Decapoda: Cambaroididae). 17. Conservation of the Japanese endangered Japanese crayfish, Cambaroides japonicus (De Haan, 1841) (Decapoda; Cambaroididae). 18. General Discussion