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Backhuys Publishers announces the publication of a two volume reference work of major importance:

South Atlantic Zooplankton
( Edited by Demetrio Boltovskoy )

The vademecum for marine plankton taxonomists in the next century.
A comprehensive tool for the specific identification of 27 zooplankton groups

Edited by Demetrio Boltovskoy, 1999, xvi and 1706 pages, with 705 pages depicting 228 figs., and 138 pages listing 63 tables (large format 19,5 x 26 cm, text double column). Hardbound set in 2 volumes. ISBN 90-5782-035-8 (NLG 950.00/US$ 500.00)

a.jpg (200289 bytes)South Atlantic Zooplankton is a general reference volume and guide to the identification and geographic distribution of the zooplanktonic organisms of the South Atlantic Ocean (0 to 60 S, coast to coast). Even though the region does not extend to the Antarctic coasts, since this also encompasses water south of the Polar Front, most Antarctic zooplankton is also included. South Atlantic Zooplankton represents a comprehensive tool for the specific identification of 27 zooplanktonic groups, offering detailed reviews of both the geographic and vertical distribution patterns of the species present in the area. This edition covers all formal literature, as well as the very abudant "grey literature" produced in the last decades, much of which is in the form of unpublished dissertations, internal reports, and articles in local journals of restricted distribution.

This is the most complete guide to the marine
zooplankton ever produced in a single major work.

b.jpg (223276 bytes)Coverage is not restricted to species actually recorded in the South Atlantic, but also includes taxa whose presence in the area is likely, but has not been confirmed yet. This, combined with coverage including equatorial to antarctic waters, resulted in a volume that includes very significant proportions (up to 100% in some cases) of the known species within each group. The usefulness of the volume is not restricted to South Atlantic waters. Because no comparable recent works exist for other major oceanic areas of the world, the value of this book extends beyond the South Atlantic, serving a s a world-wide zooplanktonic guide. In all cases data presented are not merely compilations of previous reports, but represent critical reviews of the knowledge of each group, often with substantial original information by highly qualified specialists.

c.jpg (194349 bytes)Enhancing the scientific
understanding of
marine zooplankton.

South Atlantic Zooplankton Each chapter is structured along the following guidelines:

(a) A brief introduction with general remarks on biological traits of the group (reproduction and life-histories, salient cytological and anatomical features, trophic relationships, etc.).
(b) Group-specific methodological recommendations on collection, preservation, preparation and observation of the specimens.
(c) Horizontal and vertical distribution patterns in the South Atlantic, with remarks on world-wide distribution in appropriate cases. Distributional data for each of the species treated are provided in tables or maps. Where the information available is adequate, overall geographic ranges are illustrated; otherwise no extrapolations are attempted but the isolated confirmed records are provided.
(d) Taxonomy and identification. This includes profusely illustrated and detailed reviews of diagnostic characters, including an illustrated glossary of specific terms. Discussions of the current status of classification systems, a general outline classification of the group, and diagnoses and/or keys for species and suprageneric categories.

d.jpg (254002 bytes)Written by an outstanding team
of 41 scholars from 16 countries.

 

All authors are senior, experienced scientists, selected individually, and not merely because they form a working community. In total 41 contributors from 16 countries around the globe have been enlisted for this undertaking.

e.jpg (779211 bytes)The contributors to this volume are:
Bernardo Abiahy (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Viviana A. Alder (Instituto Antártico Argentino, Argentina)
Martin V. Angel (Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK)
Renate Bernstein (University of South Florida, USA)
Denis Binet (ORSTOM - IFREMER, France)
Demetrio Boltovskoy, (Universidad de Buenos Aires - CONICET, Argentina)
Jean Bouillon (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Janet Bradford-Grieve (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand)
Jean-Paul Casanova (Université de Provence, France)
Paul Cornelius (The Natural History Museum, UK)
José R. Dadon (Universidad de Buenos Aires - CONICET, Argentina)
Cristina Daponte (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Graciela B. Esnal (Universidad de Buenos Aires - CONICET, Argentina)
María Ana Fernández Álamo (Universidad Nacional Autónoma, México)
Adilson Fransozo (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil)
Mark Gibbons (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
Ray Gibson (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
Christoph Hemleben (Universität Tübingen, Germany)
Lawrence Hutchings (Sea Fisheries Research Institute, South Africa)
Sylvia Kemple- von Mücke (Universität Bremen, Germany)
Stanley A. Kling (Leucadia, California, USA)
Lena Markhaseva (Zoological Institute RAS, Russia)
Yasunobu Matsuura (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Fernando L. Medina Mantelatto (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Hermes W. Mianzan (INIDEP - CONICET, Argentina)
Masaaki Murano (Institute of Environmental Ecology, METOCEAN Co. Ltd., Japan)
María L. Negreiros-Fransozo (Univerdidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil)
Kir Nesis (P.P. Shirhnov Institute of Oceanology RAS, Russia)
María Pilar Olivar (Instituto de Ciencias del Mar, CSIC, Spain)
Takashi Onbé (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Wolfgang Petz (Universität Salzburg, Austria)
Gerhard Pohle (Huntsman Marine Science Centre, Canada)
Phil Pugh (Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK)
Gotthard Richter (Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Germany)
Carlos E.F. Rocha (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Roger Seapy (California State University, USA)
Vassily Spiridonov (University of Moscow, Russia)
Geraint Tarling (Scottish Marine Biological Association, UK)
Erik Thuesen (The Evergreen State College, USA)
Siebrecht van der Spoel (Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Georgy Vinogradov (A.N. Severtzov Institute of the Problems of Evolution RAS, Russia)

This beautifully produced book is worth every investment.

fc.jpg (966661 bytes)For all the species included, diagnoses and/or keys for identification are provided. All species are illustrated with line-drawings and/or photographs (macro, light microscope and scanning electron microscope) of superb quality. In many instances more than one illustration is given for each taxon, stressing diagnostic features.

Two introductory chapters: "Currents and water masses in the South Atlantic" and "General biological features of the South Atlantic Ocean" provide the necessary framework and an in-depth overview of pelagic biological patterns (seasonality, nutrients, primary production, biomass, diversity, etc.) in the area covered.

An indispensable reference work
for all marine biologists and scientists
concerned with biodiversity.

With increasing global awareness of the need for more data on biodiversity, this volume will certainly be a most valuable contribution to current knowledge on the biota of a large area of the earth's surface. Furthermore, taxonomic information needs to be dispersed as widely as possible, not the least because the number of new taxonomists being trained world-wide has been declining consistently over the past many years. A treatise which covers a defined geographic area and contains up-to-date systematic and nomenclatural information on such a large number of taxa is a major contribution and often has far wider impact than originally intended, In this context, the volume establishes a useful updated baseline of current knowledge of the diversity, distribution and abundance of zooplankton in the South Atlantic, highlighting gaps in available information, increasing awareness of the need for taxonomics, and hopefully stimulating work in these areas.

h.jpg (154035 bytes)This fascinating work consists of 1700 pages (with 700 pages of illustrations) and is bound in two volumes.

It includes a taxonomic index and ca. 3500 bibliographic references.

 

The groups covered in South Atlantic Zooplankton are:
Foraminifera
Acantharia
Radiolaria Polycystina
Radiolaria Phaeodaria
Ciliophora ("naked" ciliates)
Tintinnoinea
Hydromedusae
Siphonophorae
i.jpg (85901 bytes)Cubomedusae and Scyphomedusae
Ctenophora
Nemertina
Polychaeta
Heteropoda
Pteropoda
Cephalopoda
Ctenopoda and Onychopoda
Ostracoda
Copepoda
Mysidacea
Amphipoda
Euphausiacea
Larval Decapoda (Brachyura)
Chaetognatha
Appendicularia
Pyrosomatida
Doliolida
Salpida
Fish larvae

A must for every Marine Biologist...

South Atlantic Zooplankton
Edited by Demetrio Boltovskoy
1999, xvi and 1706 pages, with 705 pages depicting 228 figs., and 138 pages listing 63 tables.
(large format 19,5 x 26 cm, text double column)
Hardbound set in 2 volumes.
ISBN 90-5782-035-8. Dutch Guilders 950.00 / US $ 500.00.

Table of Contents
General biological features of the South Atlantic
Zooplankton groups
Foraminifera
Acantharia
Radiolaria Polycystina
Radiolaria Phaeodaria
Ciliophora
Tintinnoinea
Hydromedusae
Siphonophorae
Cubomedusae and Scyphomedusae
Ctenophora
Nemertina
Polychaeta
Heteropoda
Pteropoda
Cephalopoda
Ctenopoda and Onychopoda
Ostracoda
Copepoda
Mysidacea
Amphipoda
Euphausiacea
Larval Decapoda (Brachyura)
Chaetognatha
Appendicularia
Pyrosomatida
Doliolida
Salpida
Fish larvae
Bibliography
Taxonomic index

Highly recommended for your library

Edited by Demetrio Boltovskoy, 1999, xvi and 1706 pages, with 705 pages depicting 228 figs., and 138 pages listing 63 tables (large format 19,5 x 26 cm, text double column). Hardbound set in 2 volumes. ISBN 90-5782-035-8 (NLG 950.00/US$ 500.00)

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