Advances in Terrestrial Isopod Biology
ZooKeys No. 176
Edited by Jasna Strus, et al.
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
296 pages, Illustrated
$149.50 Paper original
Terrestrial isopods (woodlice) are the only group of crustacaeans fully adapted to life on land and with about 3,700 species known at present represent the largest suborder of Isopoda. They occur in almost any kind of terrestrial habitat, from littoral to high mountains, from forests to deserts, with some species adapted to live in subterranean enviornments and others secondarily having returned to water. Woodlice are particularly important from a biogeographical and an ecological point of view, since they have limited dispersal ability, are often endemic to small geographic areas, and are extremely diverse ecologically. They also represent an excellent model group of animals to study the physiological adaptations related to the transition from an aquatic to a terrestrial way of life. This special issue of ZooKeys includes a collection of 20 papers presented during the 8th International Symposium on Terrestrial Isopod Biology, which was held at Bled, Slovenia from 19th to 23rd June 2011.
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