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Terrestrial Hermit Crab Populations in the Maldives

Ecology, Distribution and Anthropogenic Impact

Authors: Steibl, Sebastian

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  • New insights in decapod biology and conservation

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Terrestrial hermit crabs are among the most widespread beach-dwelling organisms with key ecological functions but receive only very limited research attention. Sebastian Steibl demonstrates how physical parameters shape their overall distribution, presents a possible mechanism for their speciation and coexistence and shows for the first time how different human activities can have a major impact on their populations. The author points out that terrestrial hermit crabs, due to their conspicuous behavior to utilize shells, are a good model to study mechanisms of competition and coexistence in natural populations. Furthermore, they are suitable indicator organisms to assess human impact, as they respond differently depending on the type of anthropogenic disturbance.

About the Author:

Sebastian Steibl is a PhD student at the Institute of Animal Ecology at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. In his actual PhD research, he builds up on the presented work to investigate the architecture as well as functionality of small insular ecosystems and to analyze how different anthropogenic disturbances impact those ecosystem processes.

About the authors

Sebastian Steibl is a PhD student at the Institute of Animal Ecology at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. In his actual PhD research, he builds up on the presented work to investigate the architecture as well as functionality of small insular ecosystems and to analyze how different anthropogenic disturbances impact those ecosystem processes.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • General Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Steibl, Sebastian

  • Shell Resource Partitioning as a Mechanism of Coexistence in two Co-occurring Terrestrial Hermit Crab Species

    Pages 5-17

    Steibl, Sebastian

  • Daytime Activity and Habitat Preferences of two Sympatric Hermit Crab Species (Decapoda: Anomura: Coenobita)

    Pages 19-27

    Steibl, Sebastian

  • Disentangling the Environmental Impact of Different Human Disturbances: a Case Study on Islands

    Pages 29-42

    Steibl, Sebastian

  • Synopsis

    Pages 43-44

    Steibl, Sebastian

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Softcover $89.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Terrestrial Hermit Crab Populations in the Maldives
Book Subtitle
Ecology, Distribution and Anthropogenic Impact
Authors
Series Title
BestMasters
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Spektrum
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-29541-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-29541-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-29540-0
Series ISSN
2625-3577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 53
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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