About this book
This book gives a unique insight into the current knowledge of krill population dynamics including distribution, biomass, production, recruitment, growth and mortality rates. Detailed analysis is provided on food and feeding, reproduction and krill behaviour. The volume provides an overview on the aspects of natural challenges to the species, which involve predation, parasites and the commercial exploitation of the resource and its management.
A chapter on genetics shows the results of population subdivision and summarizes recent work on sequencing transcriptomes for studying gene function as part of the physiology of live krill.
The focus of Chapter 4 is on physiological functions such as biochemical composition, metabolic activity and growth change with ontogeny and season; and will demonstrate which environmental factors are the main drivers for variability. Further discussed in this chapter are the bottle necks which occur in the annual life cycle of krill, and the mechanisms krill have adapted to cope with severe environmental condition.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Biology and Ecology of Antarctic Krill
- Series Title Advances in Polar Ecology
- Series Abbreviated Title Advs Polar Ecology
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29279-3
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-29277-9
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80529-0
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-29279-3
- Series ISSN 2468-5712
- Series E-ISSN 2468-5720
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXI, 441
- Number of Illustrations 31 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
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