Dormancy in Aquatic Organisms. Theory, Human Use and Modeling

  • Victor R. Alekseev
  • Bernadette Pinel-Alloul

Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 92)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Strategies and Mechanisms of Diapause in Aquatic Organisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nicoletta Riccardi
      Pages 3-6
    3. Roberto Bertolani, Roberto Guidetti, Tiziana Altiero, Diane R. Nelson, Lorena Rebecchi
      Pages 43-51
    4. Dmitry L. Lajus, Victor R. Alekseev
      Pages 53-69
  3. The Role of Diapause in Science and Human Uses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Victor R. Alekseev, Margarita A. Levinskikh, Natalia D. Novikova, Vladimir N. Sychev
      Pages 97-119
    3. Egor Zadereev, Tatiana S. Lopatina, Natalia Oskina
      Pages 121-135
    4. Miroslaw Slusarczyk, Bernadette Pinel-Alloul, Barbara Pietrzak
      Pages 137-161
    5. Mei-Hiu Tseng, Jiang-Shiou Hwang, Victor R. Alekseev
      Pages 187-193
  4. Dormancy, Biological Information and Modeling

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-274

About this book


This is the second volume on dormancy in aquatic organisms. The book is divided into three parts whereby the first part is devoted to several groups of aquatic organisms which are under-studied in terms of the dormancy’s role in the life cycle. The second part looks at the use of dormancy phenomena in science and potential human applications. Furthermore, part 3 comprises of examples of using modeling in relation to dormancy phenomenon and it opens with a theoretical analysis of studies of biological information, including seasonal information. This work can be used as a text book for students as well as a manual for science and practice purposes in ecology, aquaculture, nature protection and space researches with regards to creating ecological life supporting systems and discovering extraterrestrial life on other planets with harsh environmental conditions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Victor R. Alekseev
    • 1
  • Bernadette Pinel-Alloul
    • 2
  1. 1.Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Département de sciences biologiquesUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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