Neohelice granulata, a Model Species for Studies on Crustaceans, Volume I: Life History and Ecology
This book condenses more than three decades’ worth of research and published information about the crab Neohelice granulata. It also serves as a reference book for any researcher studying the biology of crustaceans, and even a reference for other disciplines in which the species serves as a representative model. The study will also be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking to improve their knowledge of crustacean biology. The topics covered by this first volume include embryonic and larval development and ecology; sexual maturity, mating and fecundity; population dynamic; inter-specific and trophic relationships; parasitism and symbiosis; feeding ecology; and the ecological role of Neohelice granulata in the ecosystem.
Dr Enrique M. Rodríguez holds a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He undertook his postdoctoral studies at Tulane University, USA. Currently, he teaches Comparative Animal Physiology as Full Professor at the University of Buenos Aires. He is also a Principal Researcher of the National Scientific Research Council, Argentina, and the author of more than 100 articles and book chapters. The species on which he has published most of his scientific works is Neohelice granulata.
Dr Tomás A. Luppi is currently a Professor at the National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina, and Principal Researcher of the National Scientific Research Council, Argentina. Currently, he is serving as Vice-director of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Research at the National University of Mar del Plata. He attained a PhD in Biological Sciences in 1999, and is the author of more than 75 scientific articles and book chapters, most of them related to Neohelice granulata. His research interests focus on the natural history and ecology of decapod crustaceans.
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