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Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Tyler Carrier, Adam Reitzel, and Andreas Heyland


For more than a century, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, and oceanographers alike have been intellectually stimulated by marine invertebrate larval forms. In 1995, Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae, edited by the late Dr. Larry McEdward, captured the fundamental phenomenon and tremendous diversity of reproductive, biological, and oceanographic aspects of larval ecology. Now, more than twenty years later, this current edited volume provides an update to many of the original 13 chapters, while also reviewing several braches of larval ecology and evolution that have developed since. In E ... More

Keywords: marine invertebrate larvae, ecology, evolution, oceanography, life history

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198786962
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198786962.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tyler Carrier, editor
Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Adam Reitzel, editor
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Andreas Heyland, editor
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Canada

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Section 1 Evolutionary Origins and Transitions in Developmental Mode

Chapter 3 Evolutionary Ecology of Parental Investment and Larval Diversity

Dustin Marshall, Justin S. McAlister, and Adam M. Reitzel

Chapter 5 Asexual Reproduction of Marine Invertebrate Embryos and Larvae

Jonathan D. Allen, Adam M. Reitzel, and William Jaeckle

Section 2 Functional Morphology and Ecology of Larval Forms

Section 3 Larval Transport, Settlement, and Metamorphosis

Chapter 12 Genetic Analysis of Larval Dispersal, Gene Flow, and Connectivity

Peter B. Marko* and Michael W. Hart* *These authors contributed equally to this chapter

Chapter 13 I Feel That! Fluid Dynamics and Sensory Aspects of Larval Settlement across Scales

Jason Hodin, Matthew C. Ferner, Andreas Heyland, and Brian Gaylord

Section 4 Larval Ecology at the Extremes

Chapter 16 Ecology and Evolution of Larval Dispersal in the Deep Sea

Craig M. Young, Shawn M. Arellano, Jean-François Hamel, and Annie Mercier

Chapter 19 An -omics Perspective on Marine Invertebrate Larvae

Elizabeth A. Williams and Tyler J. Carrier

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