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prehistoric creatures fill the bookshelves at an almost alarming rate, it is certainly good to see a new publication devoted entirely to fossils of invertebrates, which far outnumber those of vertebrates anyway! The present book sets out to ‘highlight the appreciation of fossils as the remains of once living

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D.H. Spaargaren, Jaap Dorgelo and H.P. Wagner

), hydrology, geomorphology and interactions between physical and biological factors became better understood. To bring structure and function in a unifying framework is a hard but challenging aim. In the increasingly vast mass of scientists motivated to write a book, I welcome any ecological contribution in

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), hydrology, geomorphology and interactions between physical and biological factors became better undcrstood. To bring structure and function in a unifying framework is a hard but challenging aim. In the increasingly vast mass of scientists motivated to write a book, I welcome any ecological contribution in

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Dan L. Danielopol, M. Cristina Cabral and Pierre Carbonel

. Remembering him is not only a way to honour his qualities as a scientist and as a simple human being, but also to transmit to readers an idea of how important it is for a scientist to have incorporated in his every-day life the common-sense of friendly communication with his colleagues and/or with his

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Mark E. Laidre and Rebecca Trinh

process of niche construction, thus handing down a substantially different shell as an ecological inheritance (Laidre, 2012a; see also Odling-Smee et al., 2003 for a general review of niche construction). These remodeled shells appear to be better suited for crabs’ life on land, strongly raising a crab

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H.H. Hobbs, Joan P. Jass and Jay V. Huner

TABLE I (continued) Specific examples of crayfish introductions: Procambarus (Scapulicambarus) clarkii (Girard) Procambarus clarkii, native to the southcentral United States and northeastern Mexico (Hobbs, 1972) and a large, prolific, aggressive species, is a tertiary burrower and well adapted to life

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Eduardo Suárez-Morales, Nancy F. Mercado-Salas and Rachel Barlow

, thus motivating a deeper analysis. Specimens were prepared, dissected and examined following Reid & Williamson (2001) and Reid ( 2003 ). Dissected specimens/appendages were mounted in semi-permanent slides with glycerine sealed with Entellan ® , a commercial, fast-drying mounting medium and sealant

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Ernesto Chávez

yield recorded during the year y; a = 3 years and k = 3/K or longevity, which in this case equals 13 years; this value is found by considering that a reasonable life expectancy is when 95% of the population reaches 95% of L, the asymptotic length; thus, by making L = 0.95L in the Von Bertalanffy growth