Physiology, Volume 4: The Natural History of the Crustacea By Ernest S. Chang, Martin Thiel
2015 | 528 Pages | ISBN: 0199832412 | PDF | 36 MB
The Crustacea is one of the dominant invertebrate groups, displaying staggering diversity in form & function, & spanning the full spectrum of Earth's environments. Crustaceans are increasingly used as model organisms in all fields of biology, as few other taxa exhibit such a variety of body shapes & adaptations to particular habitats & environmental conditions. Physiological Regulation is the fourth volume in The Natural History of the Crustacea series, & the first book in over twenty-five years to provide an overview of the comparative physiology of crustaceans. An underst&ing of physiology is crucial to a comprehension of the biology of this fascinating invertebrate group. Written by a group of internationally recognized experts studying a wide range of crustacean taxa & topics, this volume synthesizes current research in a format that is accessible to a wide scientific audience.