By Roger K. Butlin, Paolo Menozzi (auth.), David J. Horne, Koen Martens (eds.)
Ostracoda (Crustacea) are in all probability very good version organisms for evolutionary experiences, simply because they mix an in depth fossil checklist with a large contemporary distribution and consequently enable experiences on either styles and procedures resulting in extant range. the most medical domain names contributing theories, innovations, and information to evolutionary biology are morphology (including ontogeny), palaeontology, genetics, and ecology, and to all of those facets ostracods can give a contribution. this is often in actual fact illustrated by means of the fifteen papers awarded less than subject matter three of the thirteenth foreign Symposium on Ostracoda (Chatham, united kingdom) in 1997 that are grouped within the current complaints, certainly one of 3 volumes caused by this assembly. The contributions care for the evolution of either extant and fossil kinds (including lots of the Phanaerozoic), ecology of either marine and freshwater taxa, and (developmental) morphology of either tender elements and valves. even though the canvas is large, each one paper truly indicates how stories on Ostracoda will be appropriate to normal thought on evolutionary biology and ecology.
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