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Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance

David Strayer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255265
eISBN:
9780520942523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255265.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Pearly mussels (Unionoidea) live in lakes, rivers, and streams around the world. These bivalves play important roles in freshwater ecosystems and were once both culturally and economically valuable ... More


Trophic Interactions in Subtidal Rocky Reefs on the West Coast of South Africa

George M. Branch

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The chapter summarizes the ecology of the subtidal reefs of South Africa. Discussions include the role of wind, productivity, and oceanographic conditions, the important role of currents and the ... More


The Model as Monster

David L. Strayer

in Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255265
eISBN:
9780520942523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255265.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter considers what would be required to build a mechanistic understanding of one specific ecological problem: that of predicting the distribution and abundance of freshwater unionoid ... More


Implications for Conservation

David L. Strayer

in Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255265
eISBN:
9780520942523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255265.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter argues that human actions have changed the contexts in which mussel populations operate. Attempts to explain mussel distribution and abundance must include humans, and attempts to ... More


The Mussel Slough Affair

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the Mussel Slough Affair, which involved the Southern Pacific Company and the rival claimants to its lands. It studies the “Octopus” Myth, a fictional account of the Battle of ... More


Water Quality and Natural Resources in the Green River Basin

Brad D. Lee, Tanja N. Williamson, and Angela S. Crain

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the water quality and resources of the 370-mile-long Green River and the surrounding wetlands, reservoirs, and streams. This river demonstrates the interrelation between ... More


Is a Comprehensive Model Possible?

David L. Strayer

in Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255265
eISBN:
9780520942523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255265.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter contends that neither of the three popular approaches to integration, as currently practiced by ecologists, is likely to lead to a satisfactory predictive understanding of unionoid ... More


Hosts

David L. Strayer

in Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255265
eISBN:
9780520942523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255265.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The larvae of most unionoids are parasitic on fish, so it is reasonable to suspect that the distribution and abundance of host fish might be an important factor in limiting unionoid populations. This ... More


Food

David L. Strayer

in Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255265
eISBN:
9780520942523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255265.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter reviews the impact of food sources on the distribution and abundance of unionoids. Classically, freshwater mussels were thought of as suspension feeders, subsisting chiefly on ... More


Three Models for Mussel Ecology

David L. Strayer

in Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255265
eISBN:
9780520942523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255265.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Quantitative models are needed to integrate multiple controlling factors into a satisfactory understanding of mussel populations. Ecologists have either implicitly or explicitly adopted three general ... More


Pearl Thieves and Perfect Order

Jonathan Schlesinger

in A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799966
eISBN:
9781503600683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799966.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Something strange happened in Manchuria under Qing rule: its freshwater mussels disappeared. Stranger still, the Qing empire did everything in its power to preserve them: draft soldiers; fortify ... More


Phylum Mollusca

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Mollusca is comprised of approximately 200,000 described living species, making it one of the largest animal phyla, and consists of eight living classes that are predominantly marine, with gastropods ... More


Behavioral, Environmental, and Applied Aspects of Molluscan Assemblages from the Lower Tombigbee River, Alabama

Evan Peacock, Stuart W. McGregor, and Ashley A. Dumas

in Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049274
eISBN:
9780813050102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049274.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

In chapter 8, “Behavioral, Environmental, and Applied Aspects of Molluscan Assemblages from the Lower Tombigbee River, Alabama,” Evan Peacock, Stuart W. McGregor, and Ashley A. Dumas explore recent ... More


Great Lakes Ecosystems: Invasions, Food Web Dynamics, and the Challenge of Ecological Restoration

James F. Kitchell and Greg G. Sass

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on major changes in the food web dynamics of Lakes Superior and Michigan that arose due to fisheries management programs and nonnative species invasions. It emphasizes both ... More


Forecasting Species Invasions in Wisconsin Lakes and Streams

M. Jake Vander Zanden and Jeff T. Maxted

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter highlights the ecological change caused by the invasion of Wisconsin's aquatic ecosystems by a series of “emerging” exotic species. It focuses on five species: rusty crayfish, zebra ... More


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