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Life Histories: Volume 5

Martin Thiel and Gary A. Wellborn


Crustaceans are increasingly being used as model organisms in all fields of biology, including neurobiology, developmental biology, animal physiology, evolutionary ecology, biogeography, and resource management. Crustaceans have a very wide range of phenotypes and inhabit a diverse array of environments, ranging from the deep sea to high mountain lakes and even deserts. The evolution of their life histories has permitted crustaceans to successfully colonize this variety of habitats. Few other taxa exhibit such a variety of life histories and behavior. A comprehensive overview of their life his ... More

Keywords: Crustacea, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, invertebrates, animal biology, crustacean, defense behavior, territorial behavior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190620271
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190620271.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Thiel, editor
Professor of Marine Biology, Universidad Catolica del Norte

Gary A. Wellborn, editor
Professor of Biology, The University of Oklahoma

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