New PDF release: Bryozoan Studies 2010: 143 (Lecture Notes in Earth System

By Andrej Ernst,Priska Schäfer,Joachim Scholz

Bryozoa are a colonial animal phylum with an extended evolutionary historical past, having existed from the early Ordovician (480 My) onward and nonetheless flourishing this present day. a number of mass extinctions in earth historical past formed and brought on bryozoan evolution via drastic turnover of faunas and new evolutionary lineages. Bryozoa are common throughout all latitudes from Equator to Polar areas and ensue in marine and freshwater environments. they're shaping benthic ecosystems and recording ambient environmental stipulations of their skeletons. The ebook presents a synthesis of the present major issues of analysis within the box of Bryozoology together with mixed study on either extant, and extinct taxa. Fields or present learn span molecular genetics and phylogeny, existence background, copy and anatomy, biodiversity and evolutionary styles in time and area, taxonomy, zoogeography, ecology, sediment interactions, and weather response.

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