Table of contents
Ostracodology in time and space: looking back on fifteen International Symposia on Ostracoda, and the times in between
Ostracod Taxonomy and Biogeography
Ecological Factors Affecting Ostracod Distribution
Evolutionary Significance of Ostracod Morphology
About these proceedings
Ostracods, small aquatic Crustacea, occur in almost every marine, brackish and freshwater habitat. Their calcified bivalved carapaces readily fossilize and their record in earth history is long, dense and diverse. Ostracod species are particularly useful as tools in marine and limnic (palaeo-) ecology, in (palaeo-) biogeography, and biostratigraphy. Their reproductive morphology is as extraordinary as their reproductive modes, and many of their physiological peculiarities remain mysterious. Ostracod taxonomy and phylogeny contribute to general studies of crustacean evolution.
The diversity of ostracod applications in both biology and palaeontology is clearly illustrated by the eighteen papers of the 15th International Symposium on Ostracoda (Berlin, Germany) in 2005, which are grouped in the present proceedings, one of three volumes resulting from this meeting.
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6418-0
- Copyright Information Springer 2007
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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