Bivalve Filter Feeders

in Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystem Processes

  • Richard F. Dame

Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Feeding Physiology of Bivalves: Time-Dependence and Compensation for Changes in Food Availability

    1. Harald Asmus, Ragnhild M. Asmus
      Pages 57-84
    2. D. J. Wildish, D. D. Kristmanson
      Pages 299-324
    3. Marcel Fréchette, Denis Lefaivre, Cheryl Ann Butman
      Pages 325-369
    4. Jon Grant, Michael Dowd, Keith Thompson, Craig Emerson, Annamarie Hatcher
      Pages 371-420
  3. Poster Abstracts

About these proceedings

Introduction

Bivalve filter-feeding mollusks are important components of coastal ecosystems because they remove large quantities of suspended material from the water and excrete abundant amounts of reactive nutrients. These animals are also major prey for numerous predators including birds, fish, mammals, and invertebrates; furthermore, they are significant food resources for humans. While studies on the organismic and population level have dominated bivalve ecology, the recent focus on the ecosystem roles of filter feeding systems has led to larger-scale investigations. With this approach the specific topics of physiology, grazing, predation, nutrient cycling, physical environment, computer simulation modeling, and environmental management are combined into a meaningful whole.

Keywords

Filter Feeder Limnologie Marine Ecosystem Meeresbiologie Muscheln Mussels Schalentiere bivalve ecosystem environmental management limnology marine biology sheellfish

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard F. Dame
    • 1
  1. 1.Marine Science DepartmentCoastal Carolina UniversityConwayUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-78353-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78355-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78353-1
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