Recent Advances in Freshwater Crustacean Biodiversity and Conservation focuses on minor crustacean groups and regionally endemic groups, all from freshwaters. Chapters in this book cover crustaceans such as Maxillopods, Mysids, Cumaceans, Isopods, Amphipods, Branchiopods, Copepods, and Decapods. Each looks at global or regional fauna and discusses conservation issues for that group. The majority of the chapters are based on papers presented at symposia organized by the editors at two international scientific meetings held in Barcelona and Washington DC. The contributors are world-renowned experts on their groups, as well as on freshwater crustacean conservation and biodiversity at global levels.
It has previously been difficult for conservation managers, NGOs, and university professors and students who may not have access to comprehensive journal subscriptions to find relevant information on diversity and conservation of freshwater crustaceans. This book meets that need, addressing crustacean groups not previously treated and providing additional information beyond any presented in existing books. As the editors write in their introduction: we cannot conserve and we cannot protect what we do not know exists.
This is a reliable, cutting-edge reference for anybody involved in crustacean research: students, researchers, agencies, and NGOs, as well as science educators, conservationists, and government conservation policymakers. The book will also be useful for those working in aquaculture and fisheries, given that many of the taxa discussed are economically important.
Conservation Biology of Freshwater Crustaceans: Introduction by D. Christopher Rogers and Tadashi Kawai Phylogenetic Analyses Suggest a Single Origin of Freshwater Barnacles by Henrik Glenner, Jens T. Hoeg, David J. Rees and Christoph D. Schubart Malacostraca (Arthropoda: Crustacea) of Fresh and Brackish Waters of Sakhalin Island: The Interaction of Faunas of Different Origins by Vjacheslav S. Labay Notes on Australian Marsh-hoppers (Talitridae: Amphipoda: Crustacea) by Lauren E. Hughes New and known species of Bellorchestia Serejo and Lowry, 2008 from Australia (Talitridae: Amphipoda: Crustacea) by Lauren E. Hughes and Sue Lindsay Freshwater Malacostraca of the Mediterranean Islands: Diversity, Origin and Conservation Perspectives by Kamil Hupalo, Fabio Stoch, Ioannis Karaouzas, Anna Wysocka, Tomasz Rewicz, Tomasz Mamos and Michal Grabowski Conservation Status of the Large Branchiopods (Branchiopoda: Anostraca, Notostraca, Laevicaudata, Spinicaudata, Cyclestherida) by D. Christopher Rogers Faunal Patterns in the Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) on the Indian Subcontinent with Special Emphasis on their Body Size Distribution by Sameer M. Padhye and Henri J. Dumont Freshwater and Brackish-water Planktonic Copepods (Crustacea: Copepoda) of Sakhalin Island (Far East Asia): Diversity, Ecology and Zoogeography by Denis S. Zavarzin Conservation of Continental Mysida and Stygiomysida by Mikhail E. Daneliya and Karl J. Wittmann Reassessing the Current Conservation Status of the Freshwater Aeglid by Sergio L. S. Bueno, Milena R. Wolf and Roberto M. Shimizu New Insights on Biodiversity and Conservation of Amphidromous Shrimps of the Indo-Pacific Islands (Decapoda: Atyidae: Caridina) by V. de Mazancourt, W. Klotz, G. Marquet, B. Mos, D. Christoper Rogers and P. Keith Updated Extinction Risk Assessment of the Colombian Freshwater Crabs (Brachyura: Pseudothelphusidae, Trichodactylidae) Reveals an Increased Number of Threatened Species by Ada Acevedo and Neil Cumberlidge Threats to Endemic Colombian Freshwater Crabs (Decapoda: Pseudothelphusidae, Trichodactylidae) Associated with Climate Change and Human-Mediated Activities by David M. Hudson, Gillian Phillips, Carlos A. Lasso and Martha R. Campos A New Morphotype of the Crayfish Cambarus hubrichti (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from a Karst Spring Cave System, with Comments on its Ecology by Teresa M. Carroll, D. Christopher Rogers, David B. Stern and Keith A. Crandall Historic Cultural Value of the Japanese Endangered Freshwater Crayfish, Cambaroides Japonicus (De Haan, 1841) (Decapoda: Cambaroididae) by Tadashi Kawai and Jason Coughran Conservation of the Endangered Japanese Crayfish, Cambaroides japonicus (De Haan, 1841) (Decapoda; Cambaroididae) by Tadashi Kawai, Brooke Grubb and Frederic Grandjean General Discussion by Tadashi Kawai and D. Christopher Rogers
Tadashi Kawai is Chief researcher at the Hokkaido Research Organization, Central Fisheries Research Institution (Japan). His main research program is Environmental monitoring for the conservation of native ecosystems . He received his PhD from the Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Tadashi cover biology and systematic of freshwater decapod crustacean (particularly freshwater crayfish) and conservation of wetlands on a global scale. D. Christopher Rogers is a research zoologist at the University of Kansas with the Kansas Biological Survey and is affiliated with the Biodiversity Institute, with various research projects all over the world. He received his PhD from the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, Australia. Christopher specializes in freshwater and terrestrial crustaceans (particularly Branchiopoda and Malacostraca) and the invertebrate fauna of seasonally astatic wetlands on a global scale.