By M. L. Hamer, L. Brendonck (auth.), Marie A. Simovich, Clay Sassaman, Denton Belk (eds.)
This quantity is a set of papers about the biology of enormous branchiopod crustaceans: Anostraca, Conchostraca, and Notostraca. a few of the person papers have been first provided on the 3rd foreign huge Branchiopod Symposium (ILBS-3) held on the college of San Diego, CA, united states, July 15-18, 1996. Contributions on extra themes from members on the symposium, and from colleagues unable to hitch us in San Diego, also are incorporated. furthermore, there's a complement to the 1995 `Checklist of the Anostraca'.
The topic of the ILBS-3 was once `understanding and holding huge branchiopod diversity'. Researchers from worldwide awarded papers on quite a few subject matters concerning conservation of huge branchiopods, with contributions starting from alpha-taxonomy and zoogeography to neighborhood constitution and reports of ecology and evolution. One very important factor constructed in lots of of the papers during this quantity is the necessity to improve our figuring out of easy features of branchiopod biology during the international with a view to improve our efforts to preserve them. even though we've made very important strides in knowing the biology of enormous branchiopods, we now have, with few extraordinary exceptions, made little development in assuring the conservation in their variety. we are hoping this quantity will provide the reader with new rules, and generate enthusiasm for learn and public schooling efforts on behalf of branchiopod conservation.