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Haag, Wendell R
North American freshwater mussels : natural history, ecology, and conservation / Wendell R. Haag
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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 4th Floor  QL430.6 .H28 2012    DUE 08-15-14 OFF CAMPUS
Subject(s) Freshwater mussels -- North America
Freshwater mussels -- Conservation -- North America
Physical Description xvi, 505 p., [16] p of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm
Summary "Synthesizes ecology and natural history of North American freshwater mussels for scientists, natural resource professionals, students and natural history enthusiasts"-- Provided by publisher
"This well-illustrated book highlights freshwater mussels' fabulous diversity, amazing array of often bizarre ecological adaptations, and their dire conservation plight. It provides the first comprehensive review of a wide variety of topics in mussel ecology and conservation for scientists, natural resource professionals, students, and natural history enthusiasts"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-492) and index
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
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