‘Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of Ostracoda’ was one of the themes from the International Ostracod Symposium held at the University of Greenwich in 1997. Fifteen papers read at that meeting are included in this volume, with a preface by the editors that provides a good overview of its contents. Ostracods are small bivalved crustaceans that have invaded most aquatic environments and which have a fossil record extending back to the Ordovician and probably earlier. Subjects covered include cloning, parasitism, reproduction, ontogeny, enigmatic light-reflecting organs, the origins of modern non-marine ostracods, and Catastrophe Theory applied to carapace morphology. As suggested by...

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