Sea Urchins: Biology and Ecology, Fourth Edition, Volume 43 expands its coverage to include the entire class of Echinoidea, making this new edition an authoritative reference of the entire class of species. This is a valuable resource that will help readers gain a deep understanding of the basic characteristics of sea urchins, the basis of the great variation that exists in sea urchins, and how sea urchins are important components of marine ecosystems. Updated coverage includes sections on reproduction, metabolism, endocrinology, larval ecology, growth, digestion, carotenoids and disease.
- Includes pertinent tables and graphs within chapters to visually summarize information
- Provides case studies with research applications to provide potential solutions
- Includes the entire class of Echinoidea and the effect of climate change on the biology and ecology of the species
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Structural, Functional and Molecular/Genomic Biology Charles W. Walker 4. Biochemical and Energy Requirements of Gonad Development in Regular Sea Urchins Adam G. Marsh and Mickie Lynn Powell 5. Endocrine Regulation of Regular Echinoid Reproduction Stephen A. Watts 6. Larval Ecology of Echinoids Anna Metaxas 7. Growth and Survival of Postsettlement Sea Urchins Thomas A. Ebert 8. Digestive System of Regular Sea Urchins Nicholas D. Holland 9. Ingestion, Digestion and Digestibility of Regular John M. Lawrence 10. Nutrition Stephen A. Watts 11. Carotenoids Coleen Suckling 12. Disease: Effects from Individuals to Ecosystems Michael Sweet 13. Immunology in Sea Urchins José Roberto Machado Cunha da Silva 14. Deep-Sea Sea Urchins Angela Stevenson 15. Regular Sea Urchins as Drivers of Shallow Benthic Marine Community Structure Robert S. Steneck 16. Effect of climate change on sea urchins Maria Byrne and Maria Byrne 17. Stock Enhancement of Regular Sea Urchins Yukio Agatsuma 18. Clyypeasteroidea James H. Nebelsick 19. Peronella John K. Keesing 20. Echinocardium cordatum Chantal De Ridder 21. Cidaroida John M. Lawrence 22. Centrostephanus rodgersii and Centrostephanus tenusipinus Maria Byrne and Maria Byrne 23. Diadema Nyawira A. Muthiga 24. Arbacia Paola Gianguzza 25. Loxechinus albus Julio Alberto Vásquez Sr. 26. Paracentrotus lividus Charles F. Boudouresque 27. Psammechinus miliaris Coleen Suckling 28. Echinometra Timothy R. McClanahan 29. Evechinus chhloroticus Mike Francis Barker 30. Heliocidaris erythrogramma John K. Keesing 31. Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis Robert E. Scheibling 32. Strongylocentrotus pururatus and Mesothuria franciscanus Laura Rogers-Bennett 33. Strongylocentrotus intermedius Yukio Agatsuma 34. Mesocentrotus nudus Yukio Agatsuma 35. Hemicentrotuos pulcherimus, Pesudocentrotus depressus, and Heliocidais crassispina Yukio Agatsuma 36. Lytechinus Stephen A. Watts 37. Tripneustes John M. Lawrence
Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. John has several awards including Medalist, Florida Academy of Sciences and Distinguished Scientist Award, Marine Biological Association of Western Universities; He has over 40 years of teaching and research experience. He has authored three books, and published over ~300 scientific papers.