Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands

An International Perspective on their Ecology

  • Darold Batzer
  • Dani Boix

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Luc Brendonck, Sandro Lanfranco, Brian Timms, Bram Vanschoenwinkel
    Pages 25-53
  3. Scott A. Wissinger, Beat Oertli, Véronique Rosset
    Pages 55-103
  4. Michael J. Jeffries, Luis B. Epele, Jered M. Studinski, Csaba F. Vad
    Pages 105-139
  5. Dani Boix, Jamie Kneitel, Belinda J. Robson, Claire Duchet, Luís Zúñiga, Jennifer Day et al.
    Pages 141-189
  6. Julian D. Reynolds
    Pages 191-217
  7. Darold Batzer, Haitao Wu, Terry Wheeler, Sue Eggert
    Pages 219-250
  8. Kyle D. Zimmer, Mark A. Hanson, Dale A. Wrubleski
    Pages 251-286
  9. Matthew J. Cooper, Donald G. Uzarski
    Pages 287-320
  10. Joel C. Trexler, William F. Loftus
    Pages 321-356
  11. D. Dudley Williams
    Pages 357-409
  12. Bryana M. Bush, Scott A. Wissinger
    Pages 411-449
  13. Darold Batzer, Belinda Gallardo, Andrew Boulton, Matt Whiles
    Pages 451-492
  14. Karl M. Wantzen, Mercedes R. Marchese, Marinez I. Marques, Leandro D. Battirola
    Pages 493-524
  15. Albert Ruhí, G. Winfield Fairchild, Douglas J. Spieles, Gustavo Becerra-Jurado, David Moreno-Mateos
    Pages 525-564
  16. Joshua D. Stafford, Adam K. Janke, Elisabeth B. Webb, Steven R. Chipps
    Pages 565-600
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 641-645

About this book


Wetlands are among the world’s most valuable and most threatened habitats, and in these crucially important ecosystems, the invertebrate fauna holds a focal position. Most of the biological diversity in wetlands is found within resident invertebrate assemblages, and those invertebrates are the primary trophic link between lower plants and higher vertebrates (e.g. amphibians, fish, and birds). As such, most scientists, managers, consultants, and students who work in the world’s wetlands should become better informed about the invertebrate components in their habitats of interest. Our book serves to fill this need by assembling the world’s most prominent ecologists working on freshwater wetland invertebrates, and having them provide authoritative perspectives on each the world’s most important freshwater wetland types. The initial chapter of the book provides a primer on freshwater wetland invertebrates, including how they are uniquely adapted for life in wetland environments and how they contribute to important ecological functions in wetland ecosystems. The next 15 chapters deal with invertebrates in the major wetlands across the globe (rock pools, alpine ponds, temperate temporary ponds, Mediterranean temporary ponds, turloughs, peatlands, permanent marshes, Great Lakes marshes, Everglades, springs, beaver ponds, temperate floodplains, neotropical floodplains, created wetlands, waterfowl marshes), each chapter written by groups of prominent scientists intimately knowledgeable about the individual wetland types. Each chapter reviews the relevant literature, provides a synthesis of the most important ecological controls on the resident invertebrate fauna, and highlights important conservation concerns. The final chapter synthesizes the 15 habitat-based chapters, providing a macroscopic perspective on natural variation of invertebrate assemblage structure across the world’s wetlands and a paradigm for understanding how global variation and environmental factors shape wetland invertebrate communities.


Floodplanes Invertebrate habitats Invertebrate taxa Marshes Wetland conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Darold Batzer
    • 1
  • Dani Boix
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Aquatic EcologyUniversity of GironaGironaSpain

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