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Edited and written by the widely acknowledged global experts in the field, this comprehensive volume summarizes the state of knowledge of squat lobsters, facilitates accurate identifications, and provides entry into the diverse literature on the subject. Copiously illustrated in color, the book contains an historical introduction to squat lobster classification, an illustrated key to families and genera, and chapters authored by invited specialists covering phylogeny, biogeography and all aspects of squat lobster biology.

About Gary C. B. Poore

Gary C. B. Poore is Principal Curator Emeritus (Marine Biology) at Museum Victoria. He investigates the diversity and systematics of marine crustaceans and promotes the importance of taxonomic understanding in ecology, biogeography and management. He is a past-President of The Crustacean Society, member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Census of Marine Life, Continental Margins and Ecosystems (COMARGE) project and member of the Steering Committee, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). He is the author of Marine Decapod Crustacea of Southern Australia: A Guide to Identification (CSIRO Publishing, 2004) and numerous taxonomic and ecological papers on Crustacea. He received The Crustacean Society Excellence in Research Award in 2010. He is Coordinator to the Census of Marine Life (COMARGE) squat lobster project. Shane T. Ahyong is a Research Scientist at the Australian Museum. Prior to joining the Australian Museum in 2010, he was manager of the Marine Biodiversity and Biosecurity Group and the Marine Invasives Taxonomic Service at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand (NIWA). He has published widely on the systematics and phylogeny of marine crustaceans worldwide, with a particular focus on Decapoda and Stomatopoda. He has served on the Board of The Crustacean Society and is a contributing editor to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Ongoing research interests include invertebrate systematics, phylogenetic methods integrating morphological and molecular data, comparative morphology and biological invasions. Joanne Taylor is the Comarge Research Fellow at Museum Victoria. In this role she has developed online interactive identification guides to the worlda (TM)s species of squat lobsters and published on the Family Munidopsidae in the Australian region. Prior to this appointment, she has managed the Marine Invertebrate Collections at Museum Victoria since 2001 thus supporting the research activities of a wide network of local and international colleagues. She has published on the Australian fauna of the amphipod family Phoxocephalidae, and caridean family Crangonidae. She is the current Indo-Pacific Governor of The Crustacean Society.

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Author : Gary C. B. Poore
Publisher : CRC Press
Data Published : 01 December 2011
ISBN : 1439866147
EAN : 9781439866146
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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