By M. L. Hamer, L. Brendonck (auth.), Marie A. Simovich, Clay Sassaman, Denton Belk (eds.)

This quantity is a suite of papers in regards to the biology of enormous branchiopod crustaceans: Anostraca, Conchostraca, and Notostraca. some of the person papers have been first provided on the 3rd overseas huge Branchiopod Symposium (ILBS-3) held on the college of San Diego, CA, united states, July 15-18, 1996. Contributions on extra subject matters from contributors on the symposium, and from colleagues unable to hitch us in San Diego, also are incorporated. furthermore, there's a complement to the 1995 `Checklist of the Anostraca'.
The subject of the ILBS-3 was once `understanding and keeping huge branchiopod diversity'. Researchers from world wide provided papers on quite a few issues concerning conservation of enormous branchiopods, with contributions starting from alpha-taxonomy and zoogeography to neighborhood constitution and experiences of ecology and evolution. One very important factor constructed in lots of of the papers during this quantity is the necessity to enhance our knowing of easy facets of branchiopod biology in the course of the international in an effort to improve our efforts to preserve them. even supposing now we have made vital strides in realizing the biology of enormous branchiopods, we have now, with few remarkable exceptions, made little growth in assuring the conservation in their variety. we are hoping this quantity will offer the reader with new rules, and generate enthusiasm for learn and public schooling efforts on behalf of branchiopod conservation.

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