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North American freshwater mussels : natural history, ecology, and conservation

Author: Wendell R Haag
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Synthesizes ecology and natural history of North American freshwater mussels for scientists, natural resource professionals, students and natural history enthusiasts"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendell R Haag
ISBN: 9780521199384 0521199387
OCLC Number: 780161444
Notes: The Field Museum Library notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-492) and index.
Marie Louise Rosenthal Book Fund 3918 (2012-Q4).
Acc no.: 256320.
Description: xvi, 505 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to mussels and mussel ecology --
2. Catching the mussel bug : a history of the study of mussel ecology in North America --
3. Diversity and biogeography --
4. Aquatic habitats and mussel assemblages --
5. Host use and host infection strategies --
6. These are very different animals : life history variation in mussels --
7. Mussel population biology --
8. Putting it all together : explaining patterns of mussel assemblage structure --
9. Human exploitation of mussels --
10. The decline of the North American mussel fauna : chronology and causes --
11. Mussel conservation : the challenge of protecting a fragmented resource --
Appendix A. Values for life history traits of representative North American mussel species --
Appendix B. Sources for mussel assemblage data.
Responsibility: Wendell R. Haag.
Local System Bib Number:
35711000185828

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