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Title Echinoderm research and diversity in Latin America / Juan José Alvarado, Francisco Alonso Solis-Marín, editors
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource : color illustrations, portraits, color maps
Contents Echinoderm Research and Diversity in Latin America / Juan José Alvarado and Francisco Alonso Solís-Marín -- The Echinoderms of Mexico: Biodiversity, Distribution and Current State of Knowledge / Francisco A. Solís-Marín, Magali B.I. Honey-Escandón, M.D. Herrero-Perezrul, Francisco Benitez-Villalobos and Julia P. Díaz-Martínez, et al. -- Central America Echinoderms: Diversity, Ecology and Future Perspectives / Juan José Alvarado, Enrique Barraza and Tito Isaac Sancho-Mejías -- Echinoderm Diversity in Panama: 144 Years of Research Across the Isthmus / Simon E. Coppard and Juan José Alvarado -- Echinoderms of Colombia / Milena Benavides-Serrato, Giomar Helena Borrero-Pérez, Jaime R. Cantera K, Mishal Cohen-Rengifo and Raúl Neira -- Echinoderms of Ecuador / Jorge Sonnenholzner, Margarita Brandt, Vanessa Francisco, Alex Hearn and María Luzuriaga, et al. -- Echinoderms from Venezuela: Scientific Recount, Diversity and Distribution / César Lodeiros, Alberto Martín, Vanessa Francisco, Nicida Noriega and Yusbelly Díaz, et al
Echinoderms of Peru / Yuri Hooker, Elba Prieto-Rios and Francisco A. Solís-Marín -- Echinoderm from Brazil: Historical Research and the Current State of Biodiversity Knowledge / Carlos R.R. Ventura, Michela Borges, Lúcia S. Campos, Leticia V. Costa-Lotufo and Carolina A. Freire, et al. -- Echinoderm Research in Uruguay / Sergio Martínez -- Echinoderms from Argentina: Biodiversity, Distribution and Current State of Knowledge / Martín I. Brogger, Damián G. Gil, Tamara Rubilar, Mariano I. Martinez and María Enriqueta Díaz de Vivar, et al. -- Echinoderms of the Cuban Archipelago / Rosa del Valle-García, Mercedes Abreu-Pérez, Francisco Alonso Solís-Marín and Alfredo Laguarda-Figueras -- Recent Echinoderms from Hispaniola / Alejandro Herrera-Moreno and Liliana Betancourt -- Review of Echinoderm Research in Puerto Rico, with the Focus on Biological and Ecological Aspects / Stacey M. Williams, Milena Benavides-Serrato, Jose E. García-Arrarás, Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado and Ruber Rodríguez-Barreras -- Echinoderms of the Canary Islands, Spain / José Carlos Hernández, Sabrina Clemente, Fernando Tuya, Angel Pérez-Ruzafa and Carlos Sangil, et al. -- Latin America Echinoderm Biodiversity and Biogeography: Patterns and Affinities / A. Pérez-Ruzafa, J.J. Alvarado, F.A. Solís-Marín, J.C. Hernández and A. Morata, et al
Summary For the first time, this unique book compiles the development of echinoderm research in Latin America. The book is comprised of 16 chapters: one introductory, 14 in depth country chapters and a final biogeographic analysis. It draws together the results of all investigations published in international and local journals, reports, theses and other gray literature. Each chapter is composed of 7 sections: an introduction describes the marine environments, and main oceanographic characteristics, followed by a history of research account divided into specific subjects areas. The next section addresses patterns of distribution and diversity. A distinct section explains fishery or aquaculture activities. Following these environmental and anthropogenic threats that affecting echinoderm are described as well as any conservation or management action. Finally, conclusions, needs and new lines of research are presented. The book includes two appendixes with species lists of all echinoderms with bathymetric data, habitat and distribution
Analysis Life sciences
Animal Systematics/Taxonomy/Biogeography
Coastal Sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
In Springer eBooks
Subject Echinodermata -- Latin America
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Latin America.
Latin America
Latin America
Form Electronic book
Author Alvarado, Juan José.
Solis-Marin, Francisco Alonso
ISBN 9783642200519