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Freshwater nematodes: ecology and taxonomy.

Book cover for Freshwater nematodes: ecology and taxonomy.


This book contains 22 chapters on various aspects of freshwater nematode ecology and taxonomy. Subjects covered include the techniques for processing freshwater nematodes, the composition and distribution of free living freshwater nematodes, their abundance, biomass and diversity, the production of freshwater nematodes, their feeding ecology, patterns in size structure of freshwater nematode commu...


Chapter 10 (Page no: 179)

Nematodes from extreme freshwater habitats.

This paper discusses the ecology and biogeography of nematodes from freshwater environments, which are extreme in terms of temperature, chemical composition, variability or isolation. The composition of nematode faunas from freshwater pools in bromeliads or tree hollows, hot or mineral springs, pools and bogs in polar regions, seasonal lakes or pools, fresh groundwaters and caves are described and compared. The nematode faunas from these extreme habitats are also compared with those from more typical freshwater environments. Nematodes with evolutionary affinities to freshwaters but found in estuarine sediments are discussed. Conversely, nematodes from freshwaters with evolutionary affinities to otherwise marine taxa are also considered. Common themes in the adaptations of all these nematodes to such unusual environments are synthesized.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Summary of present knowledge and research addressing the ecology and taxonomy of freshwater nematodes. Author(s): Ley, P. de Decraemer, W. Eyualem-Abebe
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 31) Techniques for processing freshwater nematodes. Author(s): Hodda, M. Eyualem-Abebe
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 46) Composition and distribution of free-living freshwater nematodes: global and local perspectives. Author(s): Traunspurger, W. Michiels, I. C. Eyualem-Abebe
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 77) Dynamics of freshwater nematodes: abundance, biomass and diversity. Author(s): Eyualem-Abebe Traunspurger, W. Michiels, I. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 94) Production of freshwater nematodes. Author(s): Bergtold, M. Traunspurger, W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 105) Feeding ecology of free-living benthic nematodes. Author(s): Moens, T. Traunspurger, W. Bergtold, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 132) Patterns in the size structure of freshwater nematode communities: the cases of lakes Königssee and Brunnsee, Germany. Author(s): Traunspurger, W. Bergtold, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 144) Freshwater nematodes in environmental science. Author(s): Höss, S. Traunspurger, W. Zullini, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 163) Nematodes in lotic systems. Author(s): Hodda, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 211) Computation and application of nematode community indices: general guidelines. Author(s): Neher, D. A. Darby, B. J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 225) Order Enoplida. Author(s): Smol, N. Coomans, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 293) Order Triplonchida. Author(s): Zullini, A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 326) Dorylaimida Part I: Superfamilies Belondiroidea, Nygolaimoidea and Tylencholaimoidea. Author(s): Peña-Santiago, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 392) Dorylaimida Part II: Superfamily Dorylaimoidea. Author(s): Vinciguerra, M. T.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 468) Order Mononchida. Author(s): Zullini, A. Peneva, V.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 497) Orders Chromadorida, Desmodorida and Desmoscolecida. Author(s): Decraemer, W. Smol, N.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 574) Order Monhysterida. Author(s): Coomans, A. Eyualem-Abebe
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 604) Order Araeolaimida. Author(s): Muthumbi, A. W. Vanreusel, A.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 611) Order Plectida. Author(s): Holovachov, O. Ley, P. de
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 648) Order Rhabditida: suborder Tylenchina. Author(s): Bert, W. Borgonie, G.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 696) Order Rhabditida: suborder Rhabditina. Author(s): Abolafia, J.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 722) Order Mermithida and families incertae sedis (Bastianiidae and Rhabdolaimidae). Author(s): Holovachov, O. Ley, P. de

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Nematode Biosystematics and Ecology, CSIRO Entomology, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9780851990095
  • Record Number
  • 20063048504