The Natural History of the Crustacea: Evolution and Biogeography of the Crustacea, Volume 8

ISBN : 9780190637842

Martin Thiel; Gary Poore
552 ページ
178 x 254 mm
  • 18 chapters on the evolution and biogeography of crustaceans
  • Attractive research accessible to a wide general audience of ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and geographers
  • Presents a concise overview of the history of crustaceans ideal for researchers who work on organisms other than crustaceans

This is the eighth volume of a ten-volume series on The Natural History of the Crustacea. The volume examines Evolution and Biogeography, and the first part of this volume is entirely dedicated to the explanation of the origins and successful establishment of the Crustacea in the oceans. In the second part of the book, the biogeography of the Crustacea is explored in order to infer how they conquered different biomes globally while adapting to a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial conditions. The final section examines more general patterns and processes, and the chapters offer useful insight into the future of crustaceans.


Chapter 1. What the Ur-crustacean Looked Like Stefan Richter and Christian Wirkner
Chapter 2. The Fossil Record of the Pancrustacea Thomas A. Hegna, Javier Luque, and Joanna M. Wolfe
Chapter 3. Evolution and Radiation of Crustacea Shane T. Ahyong
Chapter 4. The Pancrustacean Conundrum: A Conflicted Phylogeny with Emphasis on Crustacea Heather Bracken-Grissom and Joanna M. Wolfe
Chapter 5. Crustaceans and Insect Origins Björn M. von Reumont and Gregory D. Edgecombe
Chapter 6. Biogeography of the Oceans Claudia Halsband, Shane T. Ahyong, Angelika Brandt, Ksenia Kosobokova, Peter Ward, Will P. Goodall-Copestake, and Enrique Macpherson
Chapter 7. Conquering the Ocean Depths Over Three Geological Eras Torben Riehl, Simone Nunes Brandão, and Angelika Brandt
Chapter 8. Biogeography and Host Usage of Coral-associated Crustaceans - Barnacles, Copepods and Gall Crabs as Model Organisms Benny K.K. Chan, Kingsley J.H. Wong, and Yu-Rong Cheng
Chapter 9. Invasion of the Poles Joanna Legezynska, Claude De Broyer, and Jan Marcin Weslawski
Chapter 10. Colonization of Coastal and Estuarine Environments Joseph L. Staton, Brian A. Canada, Stephen A. Borgianini, and Karen M. Barkel
Chapter 11. Standing Waters, especially Ancient Lakes Kristina von Rintelen, Patricio De los Ríos, and Thomas von Rintelen
Chapter 12. Colonization, Adaptation, Radiation, and Diversity in Freshwater Shane T. Ahyong and Chao Huang
Chapter 13. Subterranean and Anchialine Waters Renée E. Bishop, William Humphreys, and Damià Jaume
Chapter 14. Terrestrial Environments Spyros Sfenthourakis, Alan A. Myers, Stefano Taiti, and James K. Lowry
Chapter 15. Latitudinal Gradient of Diversity of Marine Crustaceans: Towards a Synthesis Marcelo M. Rivadeneira and Gary C. B. Poore
Chapter 16. Intertidal to Abyss: Crustaceans and Depth Anna McCallum and Torben Riehl
Chapter 17. Population Connectivity and Phylogeography of Crustaceans Christine Ewers-Saucedo and John P. Wares
Chapter 18. Outlook: Crustaceans in the Anthropocene Karolina Bacela-Spychalska, Gary C. B. Poore, and Michal Grabowski


Martin Thiel is Professor of Marine Biology at Universidad Católica del Norte in Coquimbo, Chile.

Gary Poore is Curator Emeritus of Marine Biology at Museum Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.