9780198786962

Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

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    9780198786962

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    0198786964

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-02-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography


Tyler Carrier, Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA,Adam Reitzel, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA,Andreas Heyland, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Canada

Tyler Carrier is an NSF Gradate Research Fellow and Ph.D. student in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He received his B.S. from the University of Maine in 2015, was a visiting research scholar at Brown University that summer, and began his Ph.D. that fall. His research interests are in how oceanographic phenomena shape evolution in the sea with an emphasis on marine invertebrate larvae, as well as host-microbiota partnerships and how these relationships promote evolutionary innovation. He has been the recipient of a number of competitive nation grants, and has published four peer-reviewed papers in international journals.

Adam Reitzel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Reitzel's research combines comparative development, physiology, and gene expression to determine mechanisms mediating organism-environment interactions. He obtained his M.Sc. degree from the University of Florida in 2002, a Ph.D. from Boston University in 2008, and was a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Dr. Reitzel has published more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and organized various meetings and symposia. Dr. Reitzel has received funding from federal (NSF, NIH) and international (Human Frontiers) agencies in support of his research program.


Andreas Heyland is Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph. Dr. Heyland is interested in understanding the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying marine invertebrate life histories. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Zoology from the University of Zurich, a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Florida in 2004, and between 2004 and 2007 trained as a postdoctoral fellow with Leonid Moroz at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Biosciences. Dr. Heyland has published more than 44 peer reviewed scientific articles in international journals such as BioEssays, Evolution, Evolution & Development, Nature, and Cell. He co-edited the book: "Mechanisms of Life History Evolution" with Thomas Flatt. He is regularly invited to speak at Universities and conferences and to review journal articles and grant proposals.

Table of Contents


1. Origin and Diversity of Marine Larvae, Claus Nielsen
2. Evolutionary Development of Marine Larvae, Heather Marlow
3. Evolutionary ecology of parental investment and larval diversity, Dustin Marshall, Justin McAlister, and Adam Retizel
4. Evolutionary Transitions in Mode of Development, Rachel Collin and Amy Moran
5. Asexual Reproduction of Marine Invertebrate Embryos and Larvae, Jonathan D. Allen, Adam M. Reitzel, and William Jaeckle
6. Section 1 Summary - Evolutionary origins and transitions in developmental mode
7. Larval feeding: mechanisms, rates, and performance in nature, Bruno Pernet
8. Phenotypic plasticity of feeding structures in marine invertebrate larvae, Justin S. McAlister and Benjamin G. Miner
9. Physiology of larval feeding, William Jaeckle
10. Section 2 Summary - Functional morphology and ecology of larval forms
11. Larval transport in the coastal zone: biological and physical processes, Jesus Pineda and Nathalie Reyns
12. Genetic analysis of larval dispersal, gene flow, and connectivity, Peter B. Marko and Michael W. Hart
13. I feel that! Fluid dynamics and sensory aspects of larval settlement across scales, Jason Hodin, Matthew C. Ferner, Andreas Heyland, and Brian Gaylord
14. Latent effects: surprising consequences of embryonic and larval experience on life after metamorphosis, Jan A. Pechenik
15. Section 3 Summary - Larval Transport, Settlement, and Metamorphosis
16. Ecology and evolution of larval dispersal in the deep sea, Craig M. Young, Shawn M. Arellano, Jean-Francois Hamel, and Annie Mercier
17. Larval ecology in the face of changing climate - impacts of ocean warming and ocean acidification, Maria Byrne, Pauline M Ross, Symon A. Dworjanyn, and Laura Parker
18. Ecotoxicology in marine environments: the protective role of ABC transporters in sea urchin embryos and larvae, Ilaria Corsi and Luis Fernando Marques-Santos
19. An -omics perspective on marine invertebrate larvae, Elizabeth A. Williams and Tyler J. Carrier
20. Section 4 Summary - Larval Ecology at the Extremes
21. Marine Invertebrate Larvae: Model Life Histories for Development, Ecology, and Evolution, Alan C. Love and Richard R. Strathmann

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