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Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983
Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) (1984). Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26. Dr. W. Junk Publishers: Dordrecht. ISBN 978-9061935131. 144 pp.
Part of: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more

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  • VLIZ: Proceedings D34 [212210]
  • VLIZ: Non-open access 213757
Document type: Conference

Keywords
    Benthos; Ecology; Meiobenthos; Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Heip, C.H.R., editor, more

Content
  • Coull, B.C.; Palmer, M.A. (1984). Field experimentation in meiofaunal ecology, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 1-19, more
  • Herman, P.M.J.; Vranken, G.; Heip, C.H.R. (1984). Problems in meiofauna energy-flow studies, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 21-28, more
  • Gee, J.M.; Warwick, R.M. (1984). Preliminary observations on the metabolic and reproductive strategies of harpacticoid copepods from an intertidal sandflat, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 29-37, more
  • Boaden, P.J.S.; Abu Gabr Elhag, E. (1984). Meiobenthos and the oxygen budget of an intertidal sand beach, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 39-47, more
  • Decker, C.J.; Fleeger, J.W. (1984). The effect of crude oil on the colonization of meiofauna into salt marsh sediments, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 49-58, more
  • Platt, H.M.; Shaw, K.M.; Lambshead, P.J.D. (1984). Nematode species abundance patterns and their use in the detection of environmental perturbations, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 59-66, more
  • Vidakovic, J. (1984). Meiofauna of silty sediments in the coastal area of the North Adriatic, with special reference to sampling methods, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 67-72, more
  • Reise, K. (1984). Experimental sediment disturbances on a tidal flat: Responses of free-living Platyhelminthes and small Polychaeta, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 73-81, more
  • Poizat, C. (1984). Seasonal variations of Mediterranean interstitial opisthobranch assemblages, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 83-94, more
  • Renaud-Mornant, J.; Gourbault, N. (1984). Premières prospections meiofaunistiques en Guadeloupe. 2: Communautés des sables littoraux, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 113-118, more
  • Feller, R.J. (1984). Serological tracers of meiofaunal food webs, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 119-125, more
  • Thielemans, L.K.H.; Heip, C.H.R. (1984). The response of a harpacticoid copepod community to sediment disturbance in a semi-enclosed lagoon, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 127-133, more

Abstract
    Marine and freshwater meiofauna has been a fascinating subject of study since the previous century, mainly by students of morphology and systematics in an evolutionary context. Almost all animal phyla have representatives in the meiofauna and some phyla are exclusively composed of animals of small size; e.g. Gastrotricha, Kinorhyncha and the newly described Loricifera whose existence was announced for the first time at the Gent symposium on which this volume is based. In the last decades much ecological information has been gathered as well and more and more the picture emerges that these small creatures are important in marine sediments, indirectly by processes such as bioturbation and the stimulation of bacterial metabolism but also directly as food sources for higher trophic levels such as shrimp and juvenile fish. They also begin to play an important role in pollution research. This volume contains 13 papers presented at the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Gent Belgium, from 16 to 20 August 1983. As a logical consequence of the philosophy of these conferences, where highly speculative papers are ofter presented, only 13 of the 35 paper given at the conference are included. They may provide a good representation of current research in meiofauna biology.

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