Techniques for collection and study of ostracoda

Dan L. Danielopol, Emi Ito, Guy Wansard, Takahiro Kamiya, Thomas M. Cronin, Angel Baltanás

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Abstract

The chapter introduces practical methods to sample and study living and fossil marine and non-marine ostracods. Special emphasis is given to sample processing and the analysis of ostracod data. Finally we deal with laboratory culturing methods. Both qualitative and quantitative sampling methods and sampling strategies are recommended and several effective techniques are described. Protocols for preservation of samples containing ostracods and further for extraction of the latter are presented. Special emphasis is given to sub-sampling techniques and to the preparation of ostracods for analysis of species assemblages and geochemical analysis of the valves. The data-analysis section reviews information on the distribution of species abundances, on the adult-juvenile ratios and their usefulness for ecological and palaeoecological interpretation, on adult sex ratios, on the seasonal variation in carapace size, on the preservation state of the ostracod valves and on the application of morphometric analysis to the ostracod carapace shape. The last part deals with laboratory culturing ostracods. It is shown why culturing ostracods is important and how one can start and maintain for long periods batches and/or single specimen cultures of both marine and non-marine ostracods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Ostracoda
Subtitle of host publicationApplications in Quaternary Research, 2002
EditorsAllan R. Chivas, Jonathan A. Holmes
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Pages65-97
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781118668689
ISBN (Print)9780875909905
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Publication series

NameGeophysical Monograph Series
Volume131
ISSN (Print)0065-8448
ISSN (Electronic)2328-8779

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgements. We acknowledge the contribution of Koen Martens to the MS and the editorial support of J. Holmes and D.J. Home. E. Ito thanks R. Forester and K. Conrad for discussions. She also acknowledges the support of US National Science Foundation, grant EAR 97250033. T. Kamiya acknowledges R. Smith (presently in Kanazawa) for his suggestions to improve the MS. G. Wansard is indebted to A Lannoye for technical support. The work of G.W. was financially supported by the Belgian government - Prime Minister's Office - Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs. D. L. Danielopol benefited from long-term co-operation with L. Casale(t), W. Geiger, R. Niederreiter, P. Pospisil and several other colleagues from the Limnological Institute in Mondsee. He is also indebted to the Austrian Funds for Scientific Research (FWF) who supported financially the long-term research on benthic and groundwater ostracods here mentioned. This chapter is also the Contribution No. 582 of the Limnological Research Center, University of Minnesota.

Funding Information:
We acknowledge the contribution of Koen Martens to the MS and the editorial support of J. Holmes and D.J. Home. E. Ito thanks R. Forester and K. Conrad for discussions. She also acknowledges the support of US National Science Foundation, grant EAR 97250033. T. Kamiya acknowledges R. Smith (presently in Kanazawa) for his suggestions to improve the MS. G. Wansard is indebted to A Lannoye for technical support. The work of G.W. was financially supported by the Belgian government - Prime Minister’s Office - Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs. D. L. Danielopol benefited from long-term co-oper ation with L. Casale(f), W. Geiger, R. Niederreiter, P. Pospisil and several other colleagues from the Limnological Institute in Mondsee. He is also indebted to the Austrian Funds for Scientific Research (FWF) who supported financially the long-term research on benthic and groundwater ostracods here mentioned. This chapter is also the Contribution No. 582 of the Limnological Research Center, University of Minnesota.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2002 by the American Geophysical Union.

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