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Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment

  • The most comprehensive study of species- and genus-level diversity and chorology of the global freshwater fauna to date

  • The first to present comparable data on freshwater biodiversity for all faunal groups

Part of the book series: Developments in Hydrobiology (DIHY, volume 198)

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Table of contents (61 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-2
  2. An introduction to the Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment (FADA) project

    • E. V. Balian, H. Segers, K. Martens, C. Lévêque
    Pages 3-8
  3. Global diversity of aquatic macrophytes in freshwater

    • P. A. Chambers, P. Lacoul, K. J. Murphy, S. M. Thomaz
    Pages 9-26
  4. Global diversity of inland water cnidarians

    • Thomas Jankowski, Allen G. Collins, Richard Campbell
    Pages 35-40
  5. Global diversity of free living flatworms (Platyhelminthes, “Turbellaria”) in freshwater

    • Ernest R. Schockaert, Matthew Hooge, Ronald Sluys, Steve Schilling, Seth Tyler, Tom Artois
    Pages 41-48
  6. Global diversity of nemerteans (Nemertea) in freshwater

    • Per Sundberg, Ray Gibson
    Pages 61-66
  7. Global diversity of nematodes (Nematoda) in freshwater

    • Eyualem Abebe, Wilfrida Decraemer, Paul De Ley
    Pages 67-78
  8. Global diversity of gastrotrichs (Gastrotricha) in fresh waters

    • Maria Balsamo, Jean-Loup d’Hondt, Jacek Kisielewski, Lara Pierboni
    Pages 85-91
  9. Global diversity of tardigrades (Tardigrada) in freshwater

    • James R. Garey, Sandra J. McInnes, P. Brent Nichols
    Pages 101-106
  10. Global diversity of polychaetes (Polychaeta; Annelida) in freshwater

    • Christopher J. Glasby, Tarmo Timm
    Pages 107-115
  11. Global diversity of oligochaetous clitellates (“Oligochaeta”; Clitellata) in freshwater

    • Patrick Martin, Enrique Martinez-Ansemil, Adrian Pinder, Tarmo Timm, Mark J. Wetzel
    Pages 117-127
  12. Global diversity of leeches (Hirudinea) in freshwater

    • Boris Sket, Peter Trontelj
    Pages 129-137
  13. Global diversity of gastropods (Gastropoda; Mollusca) in freshwater

    • Ellen E. Strong, Olivier Gargominy, Winston F. Ponder, Philippe Bouchet
    Pages 149-166
  14. Global diversity of large branchiopods (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) in freshwater

    • Luc Brendonck, D. Christopher Rogers, Jorgen Olesen, Stephen Weeks, Walter R. Hoeh
    Pages 167-176
  15. Global diversity of cladocerans (Cladocera; Crustacea) in freshwater

    • L. Forró, N. M. Korovchinsky, A. A. Kotov, A. Petrusek
    Pages 177-184

About this book

The Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment gives a state of the art assessment of the diversity and distribution of Metazoa in the continental waters of the world. The project deals with all major animal groups plus the macrophytes, and encompasses the complete array of terrestrial aquatic ecosystems. It is the most comprehensive study of species- and genus-level diversity and chorology of the global freshwater fauna to date, and is the first to present comparable data on the different faunal groups concerned. The project draws from the collected expertise of numerous world-renowned taxonomic experts that have bundled efforts to produce this outstanding volume. The result is invaluable to all scientists, managers and conservationists interested in non-marine aquatic animals.

Keywords

  • Aquatic Fauna
  • Fauna
  • Freshwater Biodiversity
  • Global Assessment
  • Inland Water
  • Zoogeography
  • biodiversity
  • ecosystem
  • macrophytes
  • porifera
  • sponges

Editors and Affiliations

  • Belgian Biodiversity Platform, Freshwater Laboratory, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium

    E. V. Balian, H. Segers

  • Antenne IRD, MNHN-DMPA, Paris cedex 05, France

    C. Lévêque

  • Freshwater Laboratory, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium

    K. Martens

  • Department of Biology, University of Ghent, Gent, Belgium

    K. Martens

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 269.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-8259-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)