Freshwater Crustacean Zooplankton of Europe

Cladocera & Copepoda (Calanoida, Cyclopoida) Key to species identification, with notes on ecology, distribution, methods and introduction to data analysis

  • Leszek A. Bledzki
  • Jan Igor Rybak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Zooplankton Methods and Data Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 3-4
    3. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 5-15
    4. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 17-22
    5. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 23-86
  3. Cladocera

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 89-89
    3. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 91-93
    4. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 95-101
    5. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 103-105
    6. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 305-438
  4. Copepoda (Calanoida, Cyclopoida)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 441-442
    3. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 443-444
    4. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 445-450
    5. Leszek A. Błędzki, Jan Igor Rybak
      Pages 451-452

About this book

Introduction

This work provides a user-friendly, species level taxonomic key based on morphology, current nomenclature, and modern taxonomy using molecular tools which fulfill the most pressing needs of both researchers and environmental managers. This key arms the reader with the tools necessary to improve their species identification abilities. This book resolves another issue as well: the mix of female and male characters used in keys to the calanoid copepods. Often, during the identification process, both calanoid copepod sexes are not available, and the user of such a key is stuck with an uncertain identification. Here, separate male and female keys to the calanoid copepods are provided for both the genera and species levels.

Keywords

Cladocera Copepoda identification keys zooplankton data analysis antiquarians

Authors and affiliations

  • Leszek A. Bledzki
    • 1
  • Jan Igor Rybak
    • 2
  1. 1.Mount Holyoke CollegeMiller Worley Center for the Environment and Department of Biological SciencesSouth HadleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of HydrobiologyWarsaw UniversityWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29871-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29870-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29871-9
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