Bryozoan Studies 2010

  • Andrej Ernst
  • Priska Schäfer
  • Joachim Scholz

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences book series (LNESS, volume 143)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Roger J. Cuffey, Xiao Chuantao, Zhongde Zhu, Nils Spjeldnaes, Zhao-Xun Hu
    Pages 13-27
  3. Matthew H. Dick, Masato Hirose, Shunsuke F. Mawatari
    Pages 29-44
  4. Steven J. Hageman, Frank K. McKinney, Andrej Jaklin
    Pages 105-119
  5. Masato Hirose, Shunsuke F. Mawatari, Joachim Scholz
    Pages 121-136
  6. Piotr Kuklinski, Adam Sokolowski, Marcelina Ziolkowska, Piotr Balazy, Maja Novosel, David K. A. Barnes
    Pages 155-167
  7. Jennifer Loxton, Piotr Kuklinski, James M. Mair, Mary Spencer Jones, Joanne S. Porter
    Pages 169-185
  8. Elena A. Nikulina, Andrew N. Ostrovsky, Michel Claereboudt
    Pages 203-216
  9. Antonietta Rosso, Emanuela Di Martino, Rossana Sanfilippo, Vincenzo Di Martino
    Pages 251-269
  10. Abigail M. Smith, Christopher J. Garden
    Pages 327-337
  11. Javier Souto, Oscar Reverter-Gil, Eugenio Fernández-Pulpeiro
    Pages 357-365
  12. Paul D. Taylor, Matthew H. Dick, Diana Clements, Shunsuke F. Mawatari
    Pages 367-383
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 449-463

About this book


Bryozoa are a colonial animal phylum with a long evolutionary history, having existed from the early Ordovician (480 My) onward and still flourishing today. Several mass extinctions in earth history shaped and triggered bryozoan evolution through drastic turnover of faunas and new evolutionary lineages. Bryozoa are widespread across all latitudes from Equator to Polar Regions and occur in marine and freshwater environments. They are shaping benthic ecosystems and recording ambient environmental conditions in their skeletons. The book provides a synthesis of the current main topics of research in the field of Bryozoology including combined research on both extant, and extinct taxa. Fields or current research span molecular genetics and phylogeny, life history, reproduction and anatomy, biodiversity and evolutionary patterns in time and space, taxonomy, zoogeography, ecology, sediment interactions, and climate response.


Benthic ecosystmes Bryozoa Bryozoology Climate response Molecular genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrej Ernst
    • 1
  • Priska Schäfer
    • 2
  • Joachim Scholz
    • 3
  1. 1.Christian-Abstrechts-Universität zu KielInstitut für GeowissenschaftenKielGermany
  2. 2.KielGermany
  3. 3.Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum SenckFrankfurtGermany

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