Physiological Ecology of Selected Talitrid Amphipods

Spicer, John Inglis (1986) Physiological Ecology of Selected Talitrid Amphipods. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The aims of this thesis are two-fold. 1) To contribute a little to our knowledge and understanding of talitrid biology and especially the little-studied, respiratory physiology of these animals. In particular, the oxygen transporting properties of the blood of two semi-terrestrial species, have received special attention. 2) To assess the validity of Edney's (Edney, 1960) statement that "amphipods have evolved onto land by mainly behavioural rather than specifically morphological or physiological adaptations", by employing a synthesis of both the experimental work reported herein and other pertinent (though often overlooked) data drawn from the literature.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Zoology, Physiology
Date of Award: 1986
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1986-77429
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/77429

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