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Diatoms: Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences. 2nd Edition.
Edited by John Smol and Eugene Stoermer. 2010. ISBN: 9780521509961. 696 pp., 175
b/w illustrations, 16 tables. Hardcover $225.00
This much revised and expanded edition provides a valuable and detailed summary of the many uses of diatoms in a wide range of applications in the environmental and earth sciences. Particular emphasis is placed on the use of diatoms in analysing ecological problems related to climate change, acidification, eutrophication, and other pollution issues. The chapters are divided into sections for easy reference, with separate sections covering indicators in different aquatic environments. A final section explores diatom use in other fields of study such as forensics, oil and gas exploration, nanotechnology, and archaeology. Sixteen new chapters have been added since the first edition including introductory chapters on diatom biology and the numerical approaches used by diatomists. The extensive glossary has also been expanded and now includes over 1,000 detailed entries, which will help non-specialists to use the book effectively.
Phytoplankton: Photo Guide for Northern European Seas.
Alexandra Kraberg, Marcus Baumann & Claus-Dieter Duerselen. 2010. ISBN:
978-3-89937-113-0. 190 colored and 24 black-and-white figures (c 388 colored and
88 black-and-white photos and drawings), 4 tables. Paperback. $65.00
In this “Photo Guide for Northern European Seas” we describe the major phytoplankton groups, diatoms and dinoflagellates with additional information on ciliates and smaller flagellates. In total we provide taxonomic, ecological and biogeographic information on more than 130 taxa. As the majority of students and professional plankton analysts will mainly work with the light microscope, the species in the book are documented with light micrographs, giving the reader a realistic view of species as seen in a water sample.
Symbiosis: A Continuum of Interaction Strategies.
Edited by Lynda J. Goff. 1984, Reprint 2010. ISBN: 9780521177429. 224 pp.
Acknowledgements; Introduction Lynda J. Goff; 1. Phycozoans, phycozoology, phycozoologists? R. L. Pardy; 2. The coral-algal symbiosis Dennis L. Taylor; 3. Symbiosis in foraminifera John J. Lee and Marie McEnery; 4. The radiolarian symbiosis O. Roger Anderson; 5. The Prochloron symbiosis R. L. Pardy, R. A. Lewin, and K. Lee; 6. Retention of algal chloroplasts by molluscs Rosalind Hinde; 7. The Azolla-Anabaena azollae symbiosis Gerald A. Peters and Harry E. Calvert; 8. Algal-fungal relationships in lichens: recognition, synthesis and development Vernon Ahmahjian and Jerome B. Jacobs; 9. Subaerial symbiotic green algae: interactions with vascular plant hosts Russell L. Chapman and Barry H. Good; Taxonomic index; Author index; Subject index.
1: Myxophyceae, Peridinieae, Bacillarieae, Chlorphyceae.
G. S. West. 1916, Reprint 2010. ISBN: 9781108013222. 490 pp., 271 b&w
illustrations. Paperback. $35.99
George Stephen West (1876–1919) was a prominent British biologist specialising in freshwater algae. West describes the habitat, biological conditions, distribution, internal and external structures of marine and freshwater algae in the Myxophyceae, Peridinieae, Bacillarieae and Chlorophyceae classes in this volume, first published in 1916.
Australia: Phytoplankton of Temperate Coastal Waters.
Gustaaf M Hallegraeff, et al. 2010. ISBN: 9780643100398. 432 pp. Hardcover.
Phytoplankton of Temperate Coastal Waters, the product of decades of research by Professor Gustaaf Hallegraeff and 11 collaborators, provides descriptions and illustrations of 541 species known from the estuarine, coastal and offshore waters of southern Australia. It includes more than 1100 photographs and drawings, and represents the first guide for the identification of these fundamentally important microscopic algae in the temperate Australasian region.
Red Algae in
the Genomic Age. Series: Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and
Astrobiology, Vol. 13.
Joseph Seckbach and David J. Chapman. 2010. ISBN: 978-90-481-3794-7. 498 pp.
This volume covers the modern biology and the speciation of the red algae (Rhodophyta) from unicellular Cyanidia up to macrocellular sea weeds. A team of peer reviewers has reviewed all chapters. The chapters describe a range of topics from cave algae from Atacama, Chile, to genomes of red algae. Some chapters deal with the carbohydrates, physiological mechanisms, and realtionship between red algae and neurodegenerative disease. Other chapters deal with organellar - nuclear genes and taxonomic revision. Emphasis is placed upon the rhodophytan chloroplast, its origin, evolution, division machinery and pigmentation.
Algae: Source To Treatment.
AWWA Committee. 2010. ISBN: 9781583217870. 480 pp., 400 illustrations and color
photographs. Free algae poster included ($12.95 retail value) with purchase of
Manual. Softbound. $265.00
With more than 450 photos and illustrations, Algae: Source to Treatment (M57) is a powerful reference work for identifying and treating algae from drinking water sources. AWWA's newest Manual of Water Supply Practices addresses the identification of algae species and genera, monitoring programs and treatment to manage such problems as taste and odor and toxins. Recognized experts on algae identification, control and treatment were recruited to write various sections of the manual.
The book is organized in three sections:
Methods, which covers online monitoring, sampling, detection of cyanotoxins and algal chlorophylls;
The Organisms, which details nine divisions of algae, from Euglenophyta to Rhodophyta; and
Management, which considers source water controls, treatment strategies and organism removal.
The ability to mitigate biofouling, tastes and odors, and toxin production depends on a clear understanding of these organisms, and M57 is a critical guide for water treatment professionals. A water treatment system will protect home drinking water against these potentially poisonous toxins.
Parasitic Protozoa: Genomics and Molecular Biology.
C. Graham Clark, Patricia J. Johnson, and Rodney D. Adam. 2010. ISBN:
978-1-904455-61-5. 222 pp. $320.00
In this book internationally acclaimed researchers critically review the most important aspects of research on anaerobic parasitic protozoa, providing the first coherent picture of their genomics and molecular biology since the publication of the genomes. Chapters are written from a molecular and genomic perspective and contain speculative models upon which future research efforts can be based. Topics include: the genomes of Entamoeba histolytica, Trichomonas vaginalis, Giardia and other diplomonads; the cytoskeletons of Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis; genomic analyses and manipulation of gene expression in Entamoeba histolytica; nuclear and chromosomal structure and replication in Giardia; and the mitochondrion-like organelles of a fourth anaerobe, Blastocystis.
Chrysophytes: from fossil perspectives to molecular characterizations. Proceedings of the Seventh International Chrysophythe Symposium, Conneticut College, New London, Conneticut, USA, June 22 -27, 2008. Ed.: James L. Wee; Peter A. Siver; Anne-Marie Lott. 2010. ISBN: 978-3-443-51058-9. 331 pp., 128 figures, 46 tables, 3 plates. Paperback. $223.50
The present volume contains 21 papers presented at the Seventh International Chrysophyte Symposium 2008 spanning a broad range of topics on chrysophytes and related heterokont organisms. Subjects covered include ecology, taxonomy, floristic works, phylogeny and evolution, molecular biology, physiology and paleolimnology. Of special interest are a group of papers that use geometric morphometric analyses to address taxonomic, biogeographic and phylogenetic questions related to chrysophytes and other microalgae. Ecological and floristic contributions include ones on lakes from the polar Ural Mountains, the Mesopotamia region of South America, the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey, and the Swiss Alps. Gene sequences are used to study hidden diversity in Synura and differences between two geographically distinct Heterosigma isolates, and production of polyunsaturated aldehydes is examined in Thalassiosira. Other contributions include ones on mixotrophy, biofilm dynamics, the recent invasion of Mallomonas pseudocoronata into lakes in Sweden, use of cysts in climate change research, paleolimnology of eastern North American lakes, an evaluation of the age of the Hueyatlaco early man site in Mexico, a comparison of the architecture of Mallomonas scale coverings between modern and 40 Ma specimens and bloom dynamics. Papers outlining the establishment of a Wiki for chrysophyte cysts, an on-line database for Eocene chrysophyte fossils, and ideas for preserving specimens in museums round out the volume.
their Role in Globally Changing Environments. Series: Cellular Origin, Life in
Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology, Vol. 15.
Alvaro Israel, Rachel Einav, Joseph Seckbach (Eds.). 2010. ISBN:
978-90-481-8568-9. 480 pp. Hardcover. $229.00
Global warming is accelerating faster than the ability for natural repair, and environmental stresses are damaging ecosystems, all affecting physical and biological systems on Earth. A new Nasa-led study shows that human activity has caused climate changes resulting in permafrost thawing, acid rain, and lower productivity in lakes as well as increased emissions of greenhouse gases, including CO2, N20, CH4, CF3, and CFC. Marine plants play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine environments, while serving as a source of food for humankind and important chemical compounds. Microalgae and seaweed have enormous potential for reducing global warming and climate change. During photosynthesis algae grow, draw CO2 from the atmosphere, release oxygen, and produce solar biofuel. Experts in the life of marine plant ecosystems in globally changing environments contributed chapters to this book.
Gene E. Likens. 2010. ISBN: 9780123819949. 412 pp. Hardcover. $89.95
This book covers protists, bacteria, fungi, algae and zooplankton as well as the functional and system interactions of planktonic and attached forms in aquatic ecosystems. It includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues and covers current environmental problems and management solutions.
Algae As a New Source of Biodiesel.
Ayhan Demirbas. 2010. ISBN: 9781849960496. Hardcover. $169.00
Algal oil can be an important source of biomass and algaes ability to grow almost anywhere has encouraged scientists to also investigate its potential as a source of biodiesel. Algae Energy covers the production of algae culture and the usage of algal biomass conversion products. It also reviews modern biomass-based transportation fuels, including biodiesel, bio-oil, biomethane and biohydrogen. Each chapter opens with fundamental explanations suitable for those with a general interest in algae energy and goes on to provide in-depth scientific details for more expert readers. Algae energy is discussed within the wider context of green energy, with chapters covering topics such as: green energy facilities, algae technology, energy from algae and biodiesel from algae.
Ecosystem Ecology: A Global Perspective.
Gene E. Likens. 2010. ISBN: 9780123819987. 424 pp. Hardcover. $89.95
A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, River Ecosystem Ecology reviews the function of rivers and streams as ecosystems as well as the varied activities and interactions that occur among their abiotic and biotic components.
Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change.
Michael J. Kennish, et al. 2010. ISBN: 9781420088304. 568 pp. Hardcover. $119.95
Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change examines the function and structure of coastal lagoonal ecosystems and the natural and anthropogenic drivers of change that affect them.
The contributors examine the susceptibility of coastal lagoons to eutrophication, the indicators of eutrophic conditions, the influences of natural factors such as major storms, droughts and other climate effects, and the resulting biotic and ecosystem impairments that have developed worldwide. They provide detailed descriptions of the physical-chemical and biotic characteristics of diverse coastal lagoonal ecosystems, and address the environmental factors, forcing features, and stressors affecting hydrologic, biogeochemical, and trophic properties of these important water bodies. They also discuss the innovative tools and approaches used for assessing ecological change in the context of anthropogenically- and climatically-mediated factors. The book investigates the biogeochemical and ecological responses to nutrient enrichment and other pollutants in lagoonal estuaries and compares them to those in other estuarine types. With editors among the most noted international scholars in coastal ecology and contributors who are world-class in their fields, the chapters in this volume represent a wide array of studies on natural and anthropogenic drivers of change in coastal lagoons located in different regions of the world. Although a significant number of journal articles on the subject can be found in the literature, this book provides a single-source reference for coastal lagoons within the arena of the global environment.
Migration of Zooplankton in Lakes and Oceans: Causal Explanations and Adaptive
Joop Ringelberg. 2010. ISBN: 978-90-481-3092-4. 356 pp. Hardcover. $169.00
The book deals with Diel Vertical Migration (DVM) of zooplankton in oceans and lakes and is the first critical discussion of the literature in 100 years of research. The accent is on photo-response experiments that revealed the physiological fundament unifying migration behaviour in both biotopes. Accelerations in relative changes in light intensity of dawn and dusk are the stimuli that trigger a PhotoBehaviour Mechanisms (PBM) evolved to realise predator evasion and starvation prevention. Physiology and behaviour are tuned to these adaptive goals. A "set of ecological factors" is necessary and an algorithm shows the operation of the "set". However, not only the kinetic component of behaviour is based on light, also orientation but now the angular light distribution is responsible. Contrast orientation as in Daphnia may also hold for other animals, for example, Euphausia.The application of the PBM in lakes and oceans is demonstrated amongst other for the vertical movements of Sound Scattering Layers. These layers move faster, slower or as fast as an isolume which was a problem for the decennia long explanation that migrating animals followed an optimal light intensity. The enigma was solved. Using time series of changes in population size, egg ratios, development times and death rates due to predation by juvenile fish, the influence of DVM on population dynamics was analysed. Finally, covering the flow of matter in the traditional food web by a network of information transitions illustrates the controlling function of infochemicals, such as fish kairomones.
Diatomologica, Band 55
Diatom assemblages from Sphagnum bogs of the World. I. Nur bog in northern Mongolia. Ed.: Maxim S. Kulikovskiy; Horst Lange-Bertalot; Andrzej Witkowski; Nadwzsda I. Dorofeyuk; Sergei I. Genkal. 2010. ISBN: 978-3-443-57046-0. 326 pp., 1 figure, 118 plates. Paperback. $187.20
Conservation in Europe. Series: Developments in Hydrobiology, Vol. 210.
B. Oertli. 2010. ISBN: 978-90-481-9087-4. 385 pp. Hardcover. $209.00
Ponds are an exceptional freshwater resource around the world and represent thirty percent of the global surface area of standing water. Furthermore, the millions of ponds which exist exhibit a particularly high biodiversity and have a high potential for ecosystem functions and services. Despite these impressive features, ponds face many threats from a variety of human activities and receive little or no protection under European and national legislation. Consequently, there is an urgent need to protect, consolidate and increase the pond resource in Europe. In order to achieve these objectives, the European Pond Conservation Network (EPCN) was launched 2004 in Geneva. Its aim is to promote the awareness, understanding and conservation of these small water bodies in the European landscape. This volume of “Developments in Hydrobiology” presents a selection of 31 papers presented during EPCN conferences held in 2006 in France (Toulouse) and in 2008 in Spain (Valencia). They represent a diverse collection of themes from across the continent and North Africa and present new and original insights into topics as wide ranging as pond biodiversity; human disturbance; landscape ecology; ecological assessment and monitoring; practical management measures; ecological restoration; hydrology and climate change; invasive species and threatened species.
Algae: Identification and Use as Bioindicators.
Dr. Edward Bellinger and Dr. David D. Sigee. 2010. ISBN: 978-0-470-05814-5. 284
pp. Hardcover. $130.00
Freshwater Algae: Identification and Use as Bioindicators provides a comprehensive guide to temperate freshwater algae, with additional information on key species in relation to environmental characteristics and implications for aquatic management. The book uniquely combines practical material on techniques and water quality management with basic algal taxonomy and the role of algae as bioindicators. Freshwater Algae: Identification and Use as Bioindicators is divided into two parts. Part I describes techniques for the sampling, measuring and observation of algae and then looks at the role of algae as bioindicators and the implications for aquatic management. Part II provides the identification of major genera and 250 important species.
Fresh Waters: A View for the Twenty-First Century, 4th Edition.
Brian Moss. 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4443-3474-6. 480 pp. Hardcover. $200.00
This new edition of an established textbook provides a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to rivers, lakes and wetlands, and was written as the basis for a complete course on freshwater ecology. Designed for undergraduate and early postgraduate students who wish to gain an overall view of this vast subject area, this accessible guide to freshwater ecosystems and man's activities will also be invaluable to anyone interested in the integrated management of freshwaters. The author maintains the tradition of clarity and conciseness set by previous editions, and the text is extensively illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Examples are drawn from the author's experience in many parts of the world, and the author continues to stress the human influence. The scientific content of the text has been fully revised and updated, making use of the wealth of data available since publication of the last edition.
Biofuels: Methods and
Protocols. Series: Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 581.
Mielenz. 2010. ISBN: 978-1-60761-213-1. 293 pp., 55 illustrations. Hardcover.
With the dwindling supplies of fossil fuels and growing concerns regarding climate changes due to green house gasses from these fuels, public opinion has swung dramatically towards favoring the development of renewable energy sources. In Biofuels: Methods and Protocols, career-long experts explore a full range of methods for bioenergy covering important topics such as biomass production and delivery to the biorefinery, detailed biochemical characterization, as well as biotechnological techniques for converting plant matter into fuels and chemicals. Time is of the essence in this field, and this volume aims to provide direction and assistance to the growing cadre of researchers endeavoring to develop new sources of bioenergy with a solid, easy-to-use collection of tried-and-true methods which will save time and effort in the field and the laboratory. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include brief introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary equipment, materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible field and laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding common pitfalls.
James Graham, Lee W. Wilcox, & Linda E. Graham. 2008. ISBN: 0321559657. 720
pp. Hardcover. $140.00
The foremost textbook and reference for studying Phycology, Algae, Second Edition, features hundreds of new illustrations, a new chapter on terrestrial algae, and thorough updates that reflect new classification structures. With an emphasis on algae ecology and molecular biology, the authors focus on what students really want to know about algae—why they are so diverse; how they are related; how to distinguish the major types; their roles in food webs; global biogeochemical cycling; the formation of harmful algae blooms; and how we utilize them. The text also provides a broad coverage of freshwater, marine, and terrestrial algae.
Algae: An Introduction to Phycology. Christiaan van den Hoek. 1996.
ISBN: 0521316871. 640 pp., 306 b/w illustrations, 26 half-tones, & 10 tables.
Algae are ubiquitous; a multitude of species ranging from microscopic unicells to gigantic kelps inhabit the world's oceans, freshwater bodies, soils, rocks, and trees, and are responsible for most of the global production of organic matter by photosynthesis. They thus play a fundamental role in the world's ecosystems and a reliable and modern introduction to their kaleidoscopic diversity, systematics, and phylogeny is indispensable. In this textbook, the main groups of algae (divisions or phyla) are considered in turn. Each chapter begins with a summary of the principal characteristics of the group and interesting aspects of ecology and evolution. The final chapter is a synthesis, in which the phylogeny of the algae is discussed in relation to the evolution of other living organisms, primarily on the basis of evidence from recent molecular studies. This book is the completely revised and updated edition of a highly acclaimed German work, which was heralded for its clarity as well as its breadth and depth of information. This new edition takes into account recent reevaluations in algal systematics and phylogeny provided by the powerful techniques of molecular genetics and electron microscopy, as well as more traditional life history studies.
Algae and Cyanobacteria in
Extreme Environments. Series: Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and
Astrobiology, Vol. 11. Joseph Seckbach.
2007. ISBN: 978-1-4020-6111-0. Approx. 450 pp. Hardcover. $349.00
Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments is a unique collection of essays, contributed by leading scientists from around the world, devoted to algae – and some related microbes – observed in unexpected harsh habits, which it seems are an oasis or Garden of Eden for these organisms. This timely book on Extremophilic alga, including its especially impressive micrographs, may provide clues about the edges of life on Earth and possibly elsewhere in the universe.
Defining locations from the anthropomorphic point of view, the environments explored ranges from severe and distant to "normal" places. The algae discussed, microbial oxygenic phototrophs, are classified into various categories according to their habitats. They thrive in various temperature ranges, at the limits of pH values, in salt solutions, under UV radiation, dryness, heavy metals, anaerobic niches, under various levels of illuminations, and under hydrostatic pressure. Authors discuss bio-diversely algal territories ecologically – the hot springs with the thermophiles or acido-thermophiles; Antarctica, the Artic, and permafrost zones with their cold lovers (Psychrophiles); soda lakes with the alkaliphiles, saltine areas with halophiles. In addition to general essays, Algal species discussed in detail include diatoms, Cyanidium, Galdieria, Dunaliella, and Chroococcidiopsis.
Algae and Human Affairs.
Edited by Carole A. Lembi and J. Robert Waaland. 1989, 2007 Paperback. ISBN:
9780521044400. 606 pp. $95.00
Algae and Human Affairs provides the only current comprehensive survey of the major roles of algae in present and future human life. This detailed, up-to-date synthesis is divided into four sections. The first reviews the natural roles of algae as sources of oxygen, organic carbon compounds, and as bases of food-chains for higher trophic levels. The second group of chapters deals with the commercial and economic value of algae to industry, energy, waste treatment, and agriculture (i.e. algae as an important source of food and food additives, such as the carageenan used in dairy products). The third section discusses the detrimental, sometimes disastrous, effects of algae in the form of red-tide organisms, weeds, producers of freshwater toxins, and marine biofouling. The final section considers current applications and future potential of algae to industry, in general, and, in particular, to space exploration and genetic engineering.
Algae of Australia:
Marine Benthic Algae of Lord Howe Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef. 2:
Australia Series. Gerald T. Kraft. 2009. ISBN: 9780643097377. 370 pp., color
illustrations, b&w plates. Hardcover. $160.00 approx.
Lord Howe Island, an oceanic outcrop of volcanic origin situated between Australia and New Zealand, is fringed by the world's southernmost consolidated coral reef. The Capricorn Group of the southern Great Barrier Reef is a series of patch reefs and low coral cays. For more than 30 years Dr Gerry Kraft, along with his students and colleagues, has studied the species-rich marine algal communities of these reefs, paying special attention to subtidal habitats. This authoritative account, documenting the brown algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, follows a highly commended volume on the green algae (2007) and will, in due course, be followed by treatments of the red algae.
This volume includes 7 orders, 12 families, 38 genera and 92 species of benthic brown algae. Richly illustrated with photographs, many of them in colour, it includes an introduction to the islands, identification keys to genera and species and a comprehensive description and discussion of each taxon. The genera Lucasia (Sporochnales) and Herringtonia (Dictyotales) are newly described, as are 29 species of the genera Discosporangium, Feldmannia, Hincksia, Hecatonema, Myrionema, Streblonema, Compsonema, Myriactula, Lucasia, Sphacelaria, Dictyota, Distromium, Lobophora, Padina, Spatoglossum and Sargassum.
Algal Adaptation to Environmental Stresses: Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms. L.C. Rai. 2001. Algae, generally held as the principal primary producers of aquatic systems, inhabit all conceivable habitats. They have great ability to cope with a harsh environment, e.g. extremely high and low temperatures, suboptimal and supraoptimal light intensities, low availability of essential nutrients and other resources, and high concentrations of toxic chemicals, etc. A multitude of physiological, biochemical, and molecular strategies enable them to survive and grow in stressful habitats. This book presents a critical account of various mechanisms of stress tolerance in algae, many of which may occur in microbes and plants as well. ISBN: 3-540-41938-1. 421 pp., 67 figures, 23 tabs. Hardcover. $230.00
Algal Chemical Ecology.
Charles D. Amsler. Due December 2007. ISBN: 978-3-540-74180-0. 314 pp., 26
illustrations. Hardcover. $199.00
This is the first ever book devoted to the chemical ecology of algae. It covers both marine and freshwater habitats and all types of algae, from seaweeds to phytoplankton. While the book emphasizes the ecological rather than chemical aspects of the field, it does include a unique introductory chapter that serves as a primer on algal natural products chemistry. The book elucidates the roles of chemical defenses in various regions and habitats, DMSP, oxidative burst responses, and herbivore offense. Topics such as algal sensory chemical ecology and defenses against ultraviolet radiation are also treated.
Algal Culturing Techniques. Robert Andersen.
2005. ISBN: 0-12-088426-1. 596 pp. Hardcover. $102.00
Algal Culturing Techniques is a comprehensive reference on all aspects of the isolation and cultivation of marine and freshwater algae, including seaweeds. It is divided into seven parts that cover history, media preparation, isolation and purification techniques, mass culturing techniques, cell counting and growth measurement techniques, and reviews on topics and applications of algal culture techniques for environmental investigations.
Toxins: Nature, Occurrence, Effect and Detection Proceedings of the NATO
Advanced Study Institute on Sensor Systems for Biological Threats: The Algal
Toxins Case, Pisa, Italy, 30 September - 11 October 2007.
Series: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology. V.
Evangelista, et al. 2008. 400 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-4020-8478-2. Hardcover. $259.00
ISBN: 978-1-4020-8479-9. Softcover. $109.00
The first part deals with a general overview of the toxins and toxicity related to the algal world. The first part includes an introduction on the main algal features written by our group; then, the diversity of the cyanobacteria, the algal division that possesses more toxic species, in relation to the environment is described; an overview on the fresh water and marine algal toxins follows; and the allelophaty phenomenon, i.e. any influence on the growth and development of natural systems produced by the algae metabolites is described. The first part ends with the description of toxic algal blooms in several European geographical areas. The second part deals with the review of sensor organisms, the use of biochemical methods and laser Doppler techniques for toxin determination; the use of nucleic acid sensor sensors for identification of toxic species; the use of immunological ELISA analyses combined with various electrochemical detection systems to quantify algal toxins; a review on sensors based on electrochemical methods, and a gene-engineered yeast usable as biochemical instrument for toxin assessment.
Aquatic Ecosystems: Trends
and Global Prospects. Edited by Nicholas V. C. Polunin.
2008. ISBN: 9780521833271. 512 pp., 78 line figures, 11 halftones, 39 tables.
Concern about future supplies of fresh water to society, to meet the full range of human needs, now comes very high on the priority list of global societal issues. An overarching issue, which this book addresses, is whether global climate change is a dominant driver of change in the structure and function of all natural water-based ecosystems, or whether direct human population growth and accelerated consumption are playing an equal or greater role. This book divides the whole aquatic realm into 21 ecosystems, from those on land (both saline and fresh water) to those of the open and deep oceans. It draws on the understanding of leading ecologists to summarize the state and likely condition by the year 2025 of each of the ecosystems. Written for academic researchers and environmental professionals, the aim is to put the climate change debate into a broader context as a basis for conservation science and planning.
Asian Pacific Phycology in the 21st Century: Prospects and Challenges:
Proceedings of the Second Asian Pacific Phycological Forum, held in Hong Kong,
China, 21–25 June 1999. Developments in Hydrobiology Volume 173. Put O. Ang
Jr. Due April 2004. ISBN: 1-4020-1724-3. 296 pp. Hardcover. $104.00 approx.
People from the Asian Pacific region were among the first in the world to utilize algae for various purposes. References to algae have been found in Chinese classic writings dating back some 2500 years ago. It is perhaps no surprise that the traditional focus on algae in the region has been on their potential as a resource. The Asian Pacific is now the world's largest algal production region. From freshwater to marine environments, from microalgae to macroalgae (seaweeds), through natural harvest or through farming or polyculture, in indoor tanks or outdoor ponds, algal biomass is being produced by the millions of tons annually. Not to mention all the other associated industries, from food manufacturing and chemical extraction to pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and industrial product development, the entire algae related industry is certainly one of the most vital in the region. There is a continued and sustained interest in the expanded use of algae and the application of algae as a tool in biotechnology. Not withstanding the focus on the economic potential of algae, there is also a greater focus on the role of algae in the environment, not simply as primary producers, but also as structuring forces in the community. There is the question of algae as sources of various toxins during algal blooms, as well as the potential of algae as scavengers of excess nutrients under eutrophication. More and more researchers have also turned to algae as a tool in experimental biology and as a model to understand biological phenomena. All this diversity in interests and focuses could only be linked together simply because they are all related to algae. Collected in this special volume are 36 invited and contributed papers first presented at the Second Asian Pacific Phycological Forum held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong at the turn of the century. These papers were subsequently updated to bring to fore the latest development in algal research in the Asian Pacific Region. This volume thus provides one of the most comprehensive pictures of advances in algal research in this part of the world.
Atlas of the Diatom Types of Friedrich Hustedt. Simonsen, R. 3 vols. (1 volume text & 2 volumes of plates). 1987. This publication illustrates and documents the type material by means of modern microscopical techniques. Volume 2 & 3: Plates. 772 plates. X, 526 p. gr8vo. Bound. - In English. $600.00
and Jeremy Thomason. 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4051-6926-4. 456 pp.
This comprehensive book covers in detail in its first section the processes involved in marine , freshwater and medical biofouling including coverage of settlement by larvae and spores, biofouling community processes, epibiosis (biofouling on living organisms) and microbial fouling, including biofilms deleterious to human health. The book's second section, encompassing biofouling processes with industrial implications, includes coverage of biofouling on artificial substrata, paints and coatings technology for the control of marine biofouling, biofouling and antifouling in the maritime industries, such as shipping, offshore oil , and aquaculture, and in power stations and other industries. The impacts of both biofouling and biofouling control and details of current legislation of relevance to biofouling issues are fully covered. The book's final section looks at methods for the measurement of biofouling, and future prospects for biofouling, including in-depth coverage of the changes anticipated in biofouling worldwide due to global climate change, and likely future directions in antifouling research, technology and legislation.
Wim Soetaert. 2009. ISBN: 978-0-470-02674-8. 256 pp. Hardcover. $130.00.
This book gives a broad overview of the key topics in this field of study, approaching them from a technical and economic angle giving the reader a comprehensive insight into biofuels as a whole. Dealing specifically with liquid and gaseous biofuels that can be produced from renewable resources this text also gives a summary of the past, present and future production technologies and applications of biofuels. This book is particularly relevant as it highlights the extensive debate of the on-going global needs to find alternative fuels, making it not only a necessary text for working professionals and researchers in the field, but for anyone with an interest in sustaining the earth.
Biofuels: Securing the
Planet’s Future Energy Needs. Demirbas, Ayhan. 2009. ISBN:
978-1-84882-010-4. 336 pp., 71 illustrations. Hardcover. $139.00.
Biofuel is a renewable energy source produced from natural (biobased) materials, which can be used as a substitute for petroleum fuels. The benefits of biofuels over traditional fuels include greater energy security, reduced environmental impact, foreign exchange savings, and socioeconomic issues related to the rural sector. Furthermore, biofuel technology is relevant to both developing and industrialized countries. For these reasons, the share of biofuels in the automotive fuel market is expected to grow rapidly over the next decade. The most common biofuels, such as ethanol from corn, wheat or sugar beet and biodiesel from oil seeds, are produced from classic food crops that require high-quality agricultural land for growth. However, bioethanol is a petrol additive/substitute that can be produced from plentiful, domestic, cellulosic biomass resources such as herbaceous and woody plants, agricultural and forestry residues, and a large portion of municipal and industrial solid waste streams. Production of bioethanol from biomass is one way to reduce both the consumption of crude oil and environmental pollution. There is also a growing interest in the use of vegetable oils for making biodiesel, which is less polluting than conventional petroleum diesel fuel. Biofuels: Securing the Planet’s Future Energy Needs discusses the production of transportation fuels from biomass (such as wood, straw and even household waste) by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.
Biogeography of Freshwater Algae. Proceedings of the Workshop on Biogeography of Freshwater Algae, held during the Fifth International Phycological Congress, Qingdao, China, July 1994. Dev. Hydrobiology. Volume 118. Reprinted from HYDROBIOLOGIA, 336:1-3. J. Kristiansen. 1997. ISBN: 978-0-7923-4253-3. 168 pp. Hardcover. $179.00
Invasions in Marine Ecosystems: Ecological, Management, and Geographic
Perspectives. Series: Ecological Studies, Vol. 204. Gil Rilov & Jeffrey A.
Crooks. 2008. ISBN: 978-3-540-79235-2. 642 pp., 71 illustrations, 6
in color, Hardcover. $279.00
Biological invasions are considered to be one of the greatest threats to the integrity of most ecosystems on earth. This volume explores the current state of marine bioinvasions, which have been growing at an exponential rate over recent decades. Focusing on the ecological aspects of biological invasions, it elucidates the different stages of an invasion process, starting with uptake and transport, through inoculation, establishment and finally integration into new ecosystems. Basic ecological concepts - all in the context of bioinvasions - are covered, such as propagule pressure, species interactions, phenotypic plasticity, and the importance of biodiversity. The authors approach bioinvasions as hazards to the integrity of natural communities, but also as a tool for better understanding fundamental ecological processes. Important aspects of managing marine bioinvasions are also discussed, as are many informative case studies from around the world.
A Biology of The Algae. 3rd Edition.
Philip Sze. 1997. ISBN: 0-697-21910-0. 288 pp. Softcover. $67.00
Major Contents: Introduction to algal characteristics and diversity, Cyanobacteria, Green algae, Chromophyta, Haptophytes, Dinoflagellates, Cryptomonads, Euglenophytes, red algae, phytoplankton, freshwater benthic and terrestrial algae, benthic marine algae. useful references, glossary, index. many line figures, many B&W photos, 8 color plates (2-3 color photos each).
Biology of Cladocera. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Cladocera, Tatranska Lomnicá, Czechoslovakia, September 13-20, 1989. Series: Developments in Hydrobiology, Vol. 71. Reprinted from `HYDROBIOLOGIA', 225:1/5. V. Korínek & D.G. Frey. 1991. ISBN: 978-0-7923-1460-8. 340 pp. Hardcover. $289.00
The Biology of Mangroves. Biology of Habitats series. PETER J. HOGARTH, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology. due March 2000. This book provides an up-to-date, readable overview of the biology of mangrove systems. The text is clear and lively, well-illustrated, and supplemented with ample references for further reading. It provides an excellent introduction for anyone intending to work in research or management of mangrove systems, and it is ideal for students taking courses in marine sciences or environmental biology. 208 pp. 13 B&W illustrations, 64 line figures.paperback $35 (tentative), hardcover $95 (tentative)
The Biology of Soft Shores and Estuaries. Biology of Habitats series. COLIN LITTLE, University of Bristol. due May 2000. This book focuses on marine and estuarine soft sediments as complex and essential habitats for an astonishing variety of animals and plants whose lifestyles are intimately bound up with sediment structure. It discusses sediments as habitats first, then takes in turn the ecosystems found on sandy shores, mudflats and segrass beds, salt marshes and mangrove swamps, and life below the tidemarks. 288 pp.; 95 line illus. paperback $35.00 (tentative), hardcover $70.00 (tentative)
Biology of the Southern Ocean. 2nd Edition. George A. Knox. 2006. ISBN: 0849333946. 640 pp. Hardcover. $195.95
Catalogue of the Benthic Marine Algae of the Indian
Ocean. Paul C. Silva, Philip W. Basson, and Richard L. Moe. 1996.
ISBN: 9780520098107. 1259 pp. Hardcover. $150.00
This catalogue, which integrates nearly 35,000 records of benthic marine algae from the Indian Ocean into a taxonomic classification comprising 3,355 specific and infraspecific taxa in 629 genera, will greatly facilitate future work in this region. The bibliography of 4,000 references is the largest list of phycological literature ever published. The extensive taxonomic and nomenclatural notes are of paramount importance.
Chlamydomonas Sourcebook 3-Vol set, 2nd Edition, Volume 1-3.
Edited by Elizabeth H. Harris, David Stern, and George Witman. 2008. ISBN: 0123708737. 2000 pp. Hardcover. $199.95
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (C. reinhardtii) is a unicellular green alga whose simple life cycle and ease of growth and manipulation for genetic analysis have made it a popular organism for research in diverse areas of cell biology and genetics. C. reinhardtii is important to a variety o research from studies of flagellar biogenesis and function that are highly relevant to medical research on sperm motility and ciliary function to work on chloroplast biogenesis and photosynthesis with critical importance for agriculture. In recent years it has also proved to be an outstanding model for investigation of signal transduction, rhodopsin-based vision, and the evolution of sexual processes. The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook, published in 1989 by Academic Press, summarized the development of this alga as a laboratory system beginning in the 1940s, reviewed each major research area, as well as providing methods for growth, genetic analysis, and preparation of cellular fractions. Since the first edition published in 1989, Chlamydomonas research has grown significantly. This revised three-volume set which includes the Sourcebook, Chlamydomonas Metabolic Processes, and Chlamydomonas Motility and Taxis Responses provides the most comprehensive reference for this important research organism. The reference retains historical material, culture methods and some illustrations from the original book while adding molecular techniques, analysis of the recently sequenced genome, and reviews of the current status of the diverse fields in which Chlamydomonas is used as a model organism.
Chrysophyte Algae: Ecology, Phylogeny and Development. Craig D.
Sandgren. 1995. ISBN: 0521462606. 413 pp., 57 line diagrams, 94 half-tones, & 45
tables. Hardcover. $160.00
Chrysophytes are beautiful and delicate organisms living mostly in freshwater. They are pivotal for studies of protistan evolution, studies of food web dynamics in oligotrophic freshwater ecosystems, and for assessment of environmental degradation resulting from eutrophication and acid rain. They also represent excellent model cellular systems for studying processes inherent in basic metabolism, biomineralization, endo- and exocytosis and macro-assembly of cell surface layers. This book gives a broad overview of chrysophytes and contains chapters by leading experts organized under the themes of phylogeny, systematics and evolution; development, physiology, and nutrition; and ecology, paleoecology, and reproduction. The book contains major contributions towards a reorganization of chrysophyte systematics, plus comprehensive reviews of chrysophyte basic metabolism, biomineralization and siliceous scale deposition, ecology, paleoecology, and a history of chrysophyte research. Contributors present reviews of the literature in their particular area and also present ideas for future research.
Coastal Marine Zooplankton. A Practical Manual
for Students. 2nd Edition. Christopher D. Todd. 1996.
ISBN: 0521555337. 116 pp., 217 b/w illustrations. Paperback. $62.00
The marine zooplankton is one of the most fascinating and diverse assemblages of animals known to biologists. This student manual provides a photographic guide to representative forms of the major groups from medusae and comb jellies to larval fish and squid. In it, only photographs of live and active organisms appear, giving a unique visual perspective. In this new edition, the authors have revised and updated the taxonomy and morphology so that combined with information on behavior and development, this book creates a vivid and essential reference.
Common Freshwater algae of the United States. An illustrated key to the genera (excluding diatoms). Gary E. Dillard. 11/1999.This manual has been prepared to provide freshwater biologists a means to identify some to the more commonly encountered freshwater algal genera of the United States. Keys, representative illustrations, and general ecological notes are provided for some 300 genera, excluding the diatoms. Although there are many excellent taxonomic treatments of freshwater algae, most require detailed familiarity with algal morphology in order to use the identification keys successfully. To the extent possible, formal terminology common to most taxonomic treatments has been avoided in the preparation of the keys included in this manual. An extensive bibliography provides references to more detailed taxonomic treatments for those who wish to proceed to species identification. Our concepts of the algal classes, orders and families, due to new information largely provided by electron microscopy and molecular biology, are presently in a state of change. The manual therefore does not include placement of the genera into supra-generic taxa, however, the bibliography includes references providing such information. Audience: students, professional aquatic biologists, ecologists and others interested in the phycology of the freshwaters of North America. 173 p, 298 figs, 21x16cm, spiral bound. ISBN 3-443-50026-9. $45.00
Coral Reefs of the USA.
Series: Coral Reefs of the World , Vol. 1. Berhard Riegl.
2008. ISBN: 978-1-4020-6846-1. 806 pp., 470 illustrations, 450 in color.
Coral Reefs of the USA provides a complete overview of the present status of knowledge regarding all coral reef areas within the USA and its territories. It is written by the most experienced authorities in their fields and geographic areas. Stretching from the Caribbean to the western Pacific, the coral reefs of the USA span extensive geographic and biotic diversity, occur in a wide variety of geomorphological settings, and provide a representative cross-section of Holocene reef-building. This book will therefore be of broad general interest. For the first time, complete scholarly reviews are given for the geology, geomorphology and the biology of reefs encompassing a vast area stretching from the Mariana Islands in the west, Samoa in the south, Hawaii in the north and the Virgin Islands in the east. This book is not a status report, but will provide up-to-date information about stressors and the biotic responses of the reefs, as well as the geological explanations why these reefs exist in the first place.
Molecular Biology, Genomics and Evolution. A Herrero.
2008. ISBN: 9781904455158. 484 pp. Hardcover. $395.00
This volume brings together the expertise and enthusiasm of an international panel of leading cyanobacterial researchers to provide a state-of-the art overview of the field. Topics covered include: evolution, comparative genomics, gene transfer, molecular ecology and environmental genomics, stress responses, bioactive compounds, circadian clock, structure of the photosynthetic apparatus, membrane systems, carbon acquisition, nitrogen assimilation and C/N balance sensing and much more. Essential for anyone with an interest in cyanobacteria, bacterial photosynthesis, bacterial nitrogen fixation, and symbiosis.
Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: State of the Science and Research.
H. Hudnell. 2008. ISBN: 978-0-387-75864-0. 950 pp., 80 illustrations, 17 in
color. Hardcover. $206.00
With the ever-increasing incidence of harmful cyanobacterial algal blooms, this monograph has added urgency and will be essential reading for all sorts of researchers. The volume contains the proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms, and has been edited by H. Kenneth Hudnell, of the US Environmental Protection Agency. It contains much of the most recent research into the subject, and includes six workgroup reports that identify and prioritize research needs, as well as 25 invited speaker papers that describe the state of the science.
Freshwater CyanoHABs can use up the oxygen and block the sunlight that other organisms need to live. They also can produce powerful toxins that affect the brain and liver of animals and humans. Reports of poisonings associated with CyanoHABs date back to the late 1800s. Anecdotal evidence and data from laboratory animal research suggest that cyanobacterial toxins can cause a range of adverse human health effects, yet few studies have explored the links between CyanoHABs and human health.
Desmids of the Lowlands:
Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands. Peter
Coesèl and Koos Meesters. 2007. ISBN: 9789050112659. 352 pp., plates with b/w
drawings, includes CD-ROM. Hardcover. $200.00
Desmids are an ecologically diverse group of green microalgae. Their cells show a beautiful symmetry, which distinguishes them from all other algal groups. Like many other algal species, desmids are important indicators of water quality. Their occurrence provides information on environmental conditions such as pH, conductivity and trophic state of a water body.
Desmids of the Lowlands – Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands. This helpful and detailed guide aims to represent all desmid taxa known from the Netherlands and adjacent lowland areas. Practical identification keys and illustrations are complemented with useful information on classification, morphology and reproduction, and ecology and distribution. The guide covers over 500 species and more than 150 additional varieties. Since most species are cosmopolitan, it may also be of use outside of this geographical region. Desmids of the Lowlands includes a CD-rom, which offers general information on desmid biology as well as a selection of species that are discussed in more detail. Ecological data, both on separate species and desmid communities, enable a characterisation of sampled habitats. A digital calculation method for the assessment of desmid-related conservation value is also included.
Diatom Taxonomy, Ultrastructure and Ecology: Modern Methods and Timeless Questions. A tribute to Eugene F. Stoermer. Ed.: Kociolek, J.P.; Theriot, E.C.; Stevenson, R.J. 2009. 323 pages, 369 figures, 28 tables, 47 plates, 24x17cm. (Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft, Beiheft 135). ISBN 978-3-443-51057-2 paperback, $320.00
The Diatoms: Biology & Morphology of the Genera.
F.E. Round, R.M. Crawford, & D.G. Mann. 1990. ISBN: 0521363187. 758 pp., approx. 2500 scanning electron micrographs.
Hardcover. $335.99 Paperback Edition $95.00
Illustrated descriptions of over 250 genera of diatoms are presented for the first time in this wide-ranging volume. The introduction describes the diatom cell in detail, the structure of the wall (often extremely beautiful designs), the cell contents and aspects of life cycle and cell division. The generic atlas section is the first account of diatom systematics since 1928, and each generic description is accompanied by scanning electron micrographs to show the characteristic structure.
The Diatoms: Applications for the Environmental and
Earth Sciences. E. F. Stoermer & John P. Smol. 1999, 2001 Paperback
edition. ISBN: 0521004128. 482 pp., 87 b/w illustrations, 12 tables. Paperback.
Diatoms are microscopic algae which are found in virtually every habitat where water is present. This volume is an up-to-date summary of the expanding field of their uses in environmental and earth sciences. Their abundance and wide distribution, and their well-preserved glass-like walls make them ideal tools for a wide range of applications as both fossils and living organisms. Examples of their wide range of applications include environmental indicators, oil exploration, and forensic examination. The major emphasis is on their use in analyzing ecological problems such as climate change, acidification, and eutrophication. The contributors to the volume are leading researchers in their fields and are brought together for the first time to give a timely synopsis of a dynamic and important area.
Diatoms and Lake Acidity. Developments in Hydrobiology,
Vol. 29. J.P. Smol, R.W. Battarbee, R.B. Davis, & J. Merilainen.
1986. 308 pp. Hardcover. $309.00
Reconstructing pH from siliceous algal remains in lake sediments.
Diatoms of Low-Alkalinity Lakes in the
Northeastern United States. Keith E. Camburn & Donald F.
Charles. 2000. 0910006547. 152 pp. Hardcover. $70.00
Diatoms, in addition to being important components of aquatic ecosystems, are valuable ecological indicators. In lakes, diatoms accrue in sediments over time, providing a lasting record of response to changing environmental conditions. Data from analysis of this record can be used to address a variety of environmental issues, including lake acidification, eutrophication & climate change. Successful use of diatoms to assess ecological conditions requires that taxa be identified correctly & that their ecological characteristics be known. This pub. aims to provide information to help meet both objectives. It contains photomicrographs & ecological data for diatom taxa found in sediment samples collected from 116 lakes in the Adirondack Park, northern N.Y. Because many of these diatom taxa are relatively widespread, however, the taxonomic & ecological information is applicable to low-alkalinity lakes throughout the NE U.S. & SE Canada. This pub. documents the taxonomy used by diatomists in the PIRLA project (Paleoecological Investigation of Recent Lake Acidification), & also provides taxonomic guidance & ecological data for future studies of low-alkalinity lakes. 37 plates.
Diatoms of North America.
William C. Vinyard. 1979. ISBN: 0-916422-15-1. 119 pp. Paperback. $28.00
A key to the genera of diatoms of fresh, brackish, and marine waters of temperate North America. Includes a description of each genus, as well as a chapter on the biology of diatoms, collection techniques, Greek and Latin derivations of generic names, glossary, and references. Illustrated. A valuable source book for use by environmental biologists and others interested in aquatic biology.
Diatoms of the United States: Exclusive
of Alaska & Hawaii: Volume 1: Fragilariaceae, Eunotiaceae, Achnanthaceae,
Naviculaceae. Ruth Patrick & Charles W. Reimer. 1966.
1422317803. 688 pp. , 64 plates. Hardcover. $140.00
This systematic treatment of the diatoms of the U.S. is written for the use of all those concerned with the multitude of kinds & the fascinating diversity of this very large & important group of algae of our fresh waters. This vol. represents the first part of a two part systematic treatment of the fresh-water diatom flora of continental U.S. exclusive of Alaska. Besides those taxa found in fresh water, a few taxa found in estuaries of rivers & belonging to genera that commonly occur in fresh water are included. No strictly fossil species are included; however, many of the species embraced are found in recent fossil material. Although this book is concerned with the U.S., it should be helpful to the students of diatom floras in Mexico, Canada, & other areas.
Volume 2, Part 1. 1975. Contents:Preface/Systematic section(Bacillariophyta)Order Naviculales (Continued) Family Entomoneidaceae Genus Entomoneis, Plagiotropis; Family Cymbellaceae Genus Cymbella, Amphora; Family Gomphonemaceae Genus Gompho-mena, Didymosphenia, Gomphoneis; Order Epithemiales Family Epithe-miaceae Genus Denticula, Epithemia Rhopalodia. Register of taxa. 28 pls. IX, 213 p. Cloth. volume 2,1 is now out of print...
Ecological Geography of the Sea. 2nd Edition.
Alan Longhurst. 2006. ISBN: 0-12-455521-1. 560 pp. Paperback. $54.95
This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world. Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary compartments.
Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates. 3rd Edition.
James Thorp. Due October 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0-12-374855-3.
Contents: 1 Introduction to Invertebrates of Inland Waters, 2 An Overview of Inland Water Habitats, 3 Protozoa, 4 Porifera, 5 Cnidaria, 6 Flatworms: Turbellarians and Nemertea, 7 Gastrotricha, 8 Rotifera, 9 Nematoda and Nematomorpha, 10 Mollusca: Gastropoda, 12 Annelida (Clitellata): Oligochaeta, Branchiobdellida, Hirudinida, and Acanthobdellida, 13 Bryozoans, 14 Tardigrada, 15 Water Mites (Hydrachnidiae) and Other Arachnids, 16 Diversity and Classification of Insects and Collembola, 17 Aquatic Insect Ecology, 18 Introduction to the Subphylum Crustacea, 19 Ostracoda, 20 Cladocera and Other Branchiopoda, 21 Copepoda, 22 Decapoda, Literature Cited IX. Selected References.
The Ecology of Algae. F.E. Round. 1984.
ISBN: 0521269067. 664 pp. Paperback. $47.95
This book looks at the actual habitats in which algae occur. The communities of the individual habitats such as open water, sediments, rocky shores, coral reefs, hot springs, sea ice, soil, etc., are then discussed with special phenomena highlighted, for example rhythmic activity, nitrogen fixation and buoyancy.
Ecology of Baltic Coastal Waters.
Ecological Studies Vol. 197. Ulrich Schiewer. 2008. ISBN: 9783540735236. 428
pp., 102 illustrations. Hardcover. $209.00
This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the enormous ecological diversity of Baltic coastal ecosystems. A short introduction into the Baltic Sea as a reference ecosystem is followed by detailed descriptions of the characteristics of coastal ecosystems. Ecological case studies from the following four regions illustrate the different reactions of these ecosystems to natural and anthropogenic influences: Southern Baltic coast: Fjörden, Boddens, Lagoons and nearshore zones, Eastern Baltic coast: Gulf of Gdansk, Gulf of Riga, Northeastern Baltic coast: Neva Estuary and Gulf of Finland, Western Baltic coast: Stockholm Archipelago, Askö area and Himmerfjärden, Odense Fjord and Kerteminde Fjord/Kertinge Nor.
This volume also presents a synthesis of the common and distinguishing characteristics and processes of the coastal waters compared with the Baltic Proper, as well as highlighting research deficits. An outlook on further developments in coastal research rounds off the volume.
The Ecology of Cyanobacteria: Their Diversity in
Time and Space. B.A. Whitton &
M. Potts. 2000. ISBN: 978-0-7923-4735-4 / 978-0-7923-4755-2. 704 pp. Hardcover
$469.00, Paperback $104.00.
Their diversity in time and space. paperback.. 22 chapters written by 30 authors include aspects of physiology, biochemistry, geochemistry, and molecular biology.. There are three chapters dealing specifically with molecular ecology. contents include: introduction, evolutionary record, cyanobacteria in geothermal habitats, Mats and stromatolites, marine plankton, freshwater blooms, picoplankton & other non-bloom forming cyanobacteria in lakes, soils and rice fields, limestones, salts and brines, oil pollution, cyanobacterial dominance in polar regions, cyanobacteria in desers, detecting the environment, molecular responses to environmental stress, metal- metabolism and metal-toxicity, repetitive DNA, Nostoc, Spirulina, symbiotic interactions, Cyanophage, cyanobacterial responses to UV- radiation, and toxins.. 32 pages of color photos which incorporate about 150 views and LM. number of pages has not been established. pages 667. $345.00 hardcover, $95.00 paperback.
Ecology of Harmful Algae. Series:
Ecological Studies, Vol. 189.
E. Granéli. 2008.
ISBN: 978-3-540-74009-4. 416 pp., 45 illustrations, 13 in
color. With Series add on (virtual) p. 415, 416. Softcover. $69.95
Harmful algal blooms are one of the consequences of the human impact on aquatic ecosystems, particularly the process of eutrophication. They can cause a variety of deleterious effects, including the poisoning of fish and shellfish, habitat disruptions for many organisms, water discolouration, beach fouling, and even toxic effects for humans. This volume is a comprehensive synthesis of the latest research achievements concerning harmful algae (HA) ecology. International experts provide an in-depth analysis of HA topics including: global distribution, ecology of major HA groups, ecology and physiology of HA, HA and the food web, studying and mitigating HA, the human impact on HA and HA impact on human activity.
Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium:
Developments in Applied Phycology, Vol. 1. R.J. Anderson., J.A.
Brodie, E. Onsoyen, & A.T. Critchley. 2007. ISBN: 978-1-4020-5669-7. 697 pp.
The Proceedings of the 18th International Seaweed Symposium provides an invaluable reference to a wide range of fields in applied phycology. Papers cover topics as diverse as systematics, ecology, commercial applications, carbohydrate chemistry and applications, harvesting biology, cultivation and more. Contributions from all parts of the world give the volume exceptional relevance in an increasingly global scientific and commercial climate. Like its predecessors, this volume provides a benchmark of progress in all fields of applied seaweed science and management, and will be referred to for many years to come.
The Eisenack Catalog of Fossil Dinoflagellates, New Series: Robert Fensome, Hans Gocht, L.E. Stover & Graham Williams. This set of looseleaf (Ring-Binder Cover) species treatments is a catalog of type specimens from the originally entitled Katalog der fossilen Dinoflagellatin, Hystrichosphaeren und verwandten Mikrofossilien (see listing below- also available). The emphasis in this series is on taxa not included in the original series, but is intended to eventually include all fossil dinoflagellate taxa. The language in this series is English. Each species has B&W photos showing the cell and its ornamentation, a basionym citation, current citation, emendation citation, nomenclatural synonyms, taxonomic junior synonym, holotype, paatype, original description in original language, English translation of original description, emended diagnosis with translation, size, type occurrence, etymology, editor's remarks. prices are estimates based on current exchange rates!
Endosymbionts in Paramecium. Series: Microbiology Monographs, Vol. 12. Masahiro Fujishima. 2009. ISBN: 978-3-540-92676-4. 252 pp., 69
illustrations, 22 in color. Hardcover. $179.00
Endosymbiosis is a primary force in eukaryotic cell evolution. In order to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in this mutualistic relationship, experiments to reproduce endosymbiosis are indispensable. The ciliate "Paramecium" is an ideal host for performing such studies. Topics presented in this volume are: the origins of algal and bacterial symbionts in "Paramecium", the diversity of endosymbiotic bacteria, such as "Holospora" bacteria and especially "Chlorella" species, as well as the infection and maintenance processes. The metabolic control, the regulation of circadian rhythms and photobiological aspects of the mutualistic association, as well as the killer effect of "Paramecium" and its causative agents are further points discussed.
Coastal Ecosystems: Towards better understanding and management strategies.
Developments in Hydrobiology, Vol. 207. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia, Vol. 629.
2009. Jesper H. Andersen; Daniel J. Conley (Eds.). 2009. ISBN:
978-90-481-3384-0. 264 pp. Hardcover. $179.00
Coastal eutrophication has been and still remains an important issue for the scientific community. Despite many efforts to mitigate coastal eutrophication, the problems associated with eutrophication are still far from being solved. This book focusses on the most recent scientific results in relation to specific eutrophication issues, e.g. definition(s) and causes; nutrient loads, cycling and limitation; reference conditions, primary effects and secondary effects; trend reversal (oligotrophication), as well as links to other pressures (climate change and top/down control). It also focusses on monitoring and modelling of coastal eutrophication, and adaptive and science-based nutrient management strategies. The book is based on selected papers from the Second International Symposium on Research and Management of Eutrophication in Coastal Ecosystems, held 20-23 June 2006 in Nyborg, Denmark.
A Field Key to the British
Brown Seaweeds. Sue Hiscock. 1979. Paperback. 44 pp.
Identifies the majority of British macroscopic brown seaweeds in the field, most of them to species level. Includes littoral, sublittoral and rare species. Introductory section describes ecology aid interpretation of patterns of distribution on the seashore.
Fifteenth International Seaweed Symposium: Developments
in Hydrobiology, Vol. 116. S.C. Lindstrom & D. J. Chapman. 1996.
ISBN: 978-0-7923-3977-9. 576 pp. Hardcover. $399.00
This volume provides a selection of the most significant papers presented at the 15th International Seaweed Symposium in Valdivia, Chile, in January 1995. Plenary lectures featured seaweed research and utilization in Chile by Bernabé Santelices, ethnobotany of seaweeds by Isabella Abbott, host-virus interactions in marine brown algae by Dieter Müller, DNA analysis methods for recognizing species invasion by Annette Coleman, and recent developments in manufacturing and marketing carrageenan by Harris Bixler.
Other highlights include sections on integrated aquaculture using seaweeds and marine invertebrates or fishes and on diseases in seaweeds. The remaining papers cover recent advances in floristics and systematics, population studies, pollution, cultivation, economics, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, and chemistry and chemical composition of seaweeds, particularly species of Gracilariales, Gigartinales, Gelidiales, Laminariales and Fucales.
Free-Living freshwater Protozoa.
D.J. Patterson. 1996, Reprint 2003. ISBN: 978-1-55581-275-1.
223 pp., 241 color photos, 431 b/w drawings. Paperback. $69.95
This is a systematic step-by-step identification guide emphasizing common and accessible organisms and communities; combines color photos and superb line drawings and is designed as a teaching and professional reference.
Freshwater Algae of North America. Ecology and Classification . John
D. Wehr & Robert G. Sheath. 2002. ISBN: 0-12-741550-5. 917 pp. Hardcover.
This book provides in one volume a practical and comprehensive guide to the genera of freshwater algae known from North America. The format combines the necessary ecological, taxonomic and methodological information for all scientists working in aquatic environments, whether their specialty is in environmental monitoring and water quality assessment, biological composition, ecology, evolution, or molecular biology. Key Features: The first complete accounting of North America's freshwater algal genera in more than 50 years; Includes a guide to the current literature on species identification in each group of algae; High-quality photographs and drawings of more than 770 genera; A clear, easy-to-use introductory key to the diagnostic chapters; Synthetic chapters on freshwater habitats, use of algae in environmental assessment, and control of nuisance algae; Contributions from 27 experts in all areas of freshwater algae; Extensive literature citations
The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles: An Identification Guide
to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. David M. John. 2002. ISBN: 0521770513.
714 pp., 2000 line diagrams & 11 half-tones. Hardcover with CD-ROM. $218.00
This Flora provides the first modern account and identification guide to more than 2200 species of freshwater algae found in the British Isles (excluding diatoms), the majority of which also have a world-wide distribution. Non-technical descriptions are supported by clear line illustrations or photographs and user-friendly keys enable the accurate identification of specimens to the level of genus or species. The accompanying CD-ROM photo catalog of more than 1000 spectacular color images of freshwater algae and their habitats provides a valuable additional reference source and identification tool.
Cyanoprokaryota of North-Eastern Australia. Volume 1: Oscillatoriales. Flora of
Australia, Supplementary Series 24.
Glenn B. McGregor. 2007. ISBN: 9780642568533. 124 pp., color photos, diagrams.
This volume provides the first detailed account of the freshwater Oscillatoriales of north-eastern Australia. It includes keys, morphological and ecological data for 6 families, 27 genera and 122 species, and photomicrographs and original illustrations to enable the accurate identification of natural populations based on stable and recognisable characters observable with the aid of light microscopy. Distributional data are based on the extensive surveys carried out by the author at 253 localities near lakes, reservoirs, streams and rivers in Queensland and the Northern Territory as well as a review of the Australian phycological literature.
The Great Barrier Reef:
Biology, Environment and Management. Series: Coral Reefs of the World, Vol. 2.
Pat Hutchings, Mike Kingsford, & Ove Hoegh-Guldberg. 2008. ISBN:
978-1-4020-8949-7. 392 pp. Hardcover. $119.00
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is 344 400 square kilometres in size and is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. This comprehensive guide describes the organisms and ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence them. Contemporary pressing issues such as climate change, coral bleaching, coral disease and the challenges of coral reef fisheries are also discussed. In addition, the book includes a field guide that will help people to identify the common animals and plants on the reef, then to delve into the book to learn more about the roles the biota play.
A Guide to
the Identification of Australian Freshwater Planktonic Chroococcales (Cyanoprokaryota/Cyanobacteria).
CRCFE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE 39. Glenn B McGregor and Larelle D Fabbro. 2001.
ISBN: 1876144416. 60 pp., color plates, line drawings. Paperbound. $85.00
Contains: keys to genera and species; glossary; general life history information; taxonomic and distribution information for genera and species; ecological information for species; drawings and color plates.
A Guide to
the Identification of Common Blue-Green Algae (Cyanoprokaryotes) in Australian
Freshwaters. 2nd Edition.
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE 25. Peter D Baker and Larelle D Fabbro. 2002. ISBN:
1876144483. 61 pp., color photos, b/w illustrations. Paperbound. $90.00
Contains: keys to orders and genera with drawings and colour plates; glossary; checklist of families; taxonomic information for orders and genera; general ecological information; distribution information for common species.
Handbook of Phycological Methods. Ecological
Methods: Macroalgae. Mark M. Littler. 1986, 2008 Paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780521066402. 632 pp. Paperback. $110.00
The first comprehensive treatment of recently developed methodologies in the rapidly advancing field of marine benthic algal ecology. Considers how the new procedures may be adapted to suit different habitats and systems. Stresses the advantages of natural macroalgal systems as opposed to innovative ecological experimentation.
Common Benthic Diatoms in Rivers.
2000. ISBN: 1851532080. 116 pp., illustrations, figures, tabs. Softcover. $31.00
This AIDGAP field guide includes illustrated identification keys to the genera of diatoms found in benthic habitats in rivers in the British Isles, along with guides to the identification of the most common species within larger genera. Diatom identification is challenging, but with practice it becomes easier to recognise the main characters. Notes on sampling and laboratory preparation are also provided, along with comments on the ecology and environmental preferences for many of the taxa described.
Illustrated Guide to Common Stream Diatom Species from Temperate Australia.
CRCFE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE 33. JA Sonneman, et al. 2000. ISBN: 1876144351. 166
pp., b/w plates & illustrations. Paperbound. $125.00
Contains: keys to species; glossary; taxonomic and ecological information for species; black & white plates
Illustrated Key to Common Diatom Genera from Southern Australia.
CRCFE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE 26. Peter Andrew Gell, et al. 1999. ISBN: 1876144270.
63 pp., b/w plates & illustrations. Paperbound. $90.00
Contains: keys to genera; morphological text and drawings; glossary; preparation techniques; checklist of common species; taxonomic information for genera; ecological information for genera.
of Climate Change on European Lakes. Series: Aquatic Ecology Series, Vol. 4.
Glen George. Due October
2009. ISBN: 978-90-481-2944-7. Approx. 450 pp. Hardcover. $179.00 approx.
In this book, scientists from eleven countries summarize the results of an EU project (CLIME) that explored the effects of observed and projected changes in the climate on the dynamics of lakes in Northern, Western and Central Europe. Historical measurements from eighteen sites were used to compare the seasonal dynamics of the lakes and to assess their sensitivity to local, regional and global-scale changes in the weather. Simulations using a common set of water quality models, perturbed by six climate-change scenarios, were then used to assess the uncertainties associated with the projected changes in the climate. The book includes chapters on the phenology and modelling of lake ice, the supply and recycling of nitrogen and phosphorus, the flux of dissolved organic carbon and the growth and the seasonal succession of phytoplankton. There are also chapters on the coherent responses of lakes to changes in the circulation of the atmosphere, the development of a web-based Decision Support System and the implications of climate change for the Water Framework Directive.
Introduction to Freshwater Algae. Allan Pentecost. 1984.
ISBN: 0-85546-143-8. 247 pp. Paperback. $50.00
At last a book which bridges the gap between the small handbook and the technical work on identification. It contains keys and drawings of nearly 500 species of algae, selected to include a wide range of the most common species in the British Isles.
Marine Biology. Function, Biodiversity, Ecology. 3rd Edition. Jeffrey S. Levinton. 2008. ISBN10: 0195326946. 640 pp., 419 illustrations. Hardcover. $99.00
Marine Green and Brown Algae of the Hawaiian Islands. Isabella Aiona
Abbott. 2004. ISBN: 1-58178-030-3. 260 pp. Hardcover. $60.00
The first comprehensive taxonomic treatment of these two groups of marine plants for the tropical and subtropical Pacific, "Marine Green and Brown Algae of the Hawaiian Islands" covers intertidal and deep subtidal habitats (to depths of 300 ft.) of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the main Hawaiian Islands. Many new species and records of distribution in the Hawaiian Islands are described, with 61 species of brown algae and 105 species of green algae, which join the previously published red algae, making a total of 514 marine algae for the Hawaiian Islands.
Marine Hard Bottom
Communities: Patterns, Dynamics, Diversity, and Change. Ecological Studies, Vol.
206. Wahl, Martin (Ed.). 2009. ISBN: 978-3-540-92703-7. 445 pp., 36
illustrations, 1 in color. Hardcover. $199.00.
Marine hard bottoms feature some of the most spectacular and diverse biological communities on this planet. These not only contain a rich treasure of genetic, taxonomic and functional information but also deliver irreplaceable ecosystem services. At the same time, they are highly vulnerable and increasingly threatened by anthropogenic pressures. This volume has collected contributions by 50 scientists from numerous biogeographic regions, dealing with characteristics of hard bottom communities. Distributional patterns in space and time are described, followed by analyses of the intrinsic and extrinsic dynamics producing these patterns. A strong emphasis is placed on the ongoing changes occurring in the structure and diversity of these communities in response to spiralling environmental impacts, and on state-of-the-art countermeasures aiming to preserve these ecological treasures. Finally, various values of diversity are assessed, hopefully as an incentive for enhanced conservation efforts.
Edited by Jon
D. Witman and Kaustuv Roy. 2009. ISBN: 9780226904115. 440 pp., 31 halftones, 55
line drawings. Hardcover. $95.00
Pioneered in the late 1980s, the concept of macroecology—a framework for studying ecological communities with a focus on patterns and processes—revolutionized the field. Although this approach has been applied mainly to terrestrial ecosystems, there is increasing interest in quantifying macroecological patterns in the sea and understanding the processes that generate them. Taking stock of the current work in the field and advocating a research agenda for the decades ahead, Marine Macroecology draws together insights and approaches from a diverse group of scientists to show how marine ecology can benefit from the adoption of macroecological approaches.
Divided into three parts, Marine Macroecology first provides an overview of marine diversity patterns and offers case studies of specific habitats and taxonomic groups. In the second part, contributors focus on process-based explanations for marine ecological patterns. The third part presents new approaches to understanding processes driving the macroecolgical patterns in the sea. Uniting unique insights from different perspectives with the common goal of identifying and understanding large-scale biodiversity patterns, Marine Macroecology will inspire the next wave of marine ecologists to approach their research from a macroecological perspective.
Marine Phytoplankton. Mona Hoppenrath; Malte Elbrächter; Gerhard Drebes: Selected microphytoplankton species from the North Sea around Helgoland and Sylt. 2009. 264 pages, 87 figures, 24x17cm. Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe, Band 49). This book provides a key to determine almost 300 phytoplankton species from the North Sea around Helgoland and Sylt, documenting them with close to 1100 images and 70 line drawings on 85 plates. This book is an important contribution to our unterstanding of marine phytoplankton of North Sea ecosystems. ISBN 978-3-510-61392-2 paperback, $49.00
Marine Red Algae of the Hawaiian Islands. Isabella Aiona
Abbott. 1999. ISBN: 1-58178-003-6. 465 pp. Hardcover. $60.00
The marine red algae of the Hawaiian Islands, and indeed of the islands and parts of the continents in the warm Pacific, are presented in this comprehensive volume. This book presents descriptions and illustrations of 343 species of Rhodophyta found in Hawaiian waters, along with keys and remarks about them. These species represent 85% of the warm-water red taxa in the Pacific.
Microscopic Motile Fauna of Aquatic Sediments. 2nd ed.
Olav Giere. 2008. ISBN: 978-3-540-68657-6. 528 pp., 125
illustrations. Hardcover. $159.00
Meiobenthology is the science of the tiny animals that live in huge numbers in all aquatic sediments. This fully revised and enlarged second edition emphasizes new discoveries and developments in this field. Major progress has been made in three general areas:
* Systematics, diversity and distribution
* Ecology, food webs, and energy flow
* Environmental aspects, including studies of anthropogenic impacts
The meiobenthos of polar and tropical regions, deep-sea bottoms and hydrothermal vents are now studied in more detail. The high number of species found to survive under such extreme conditions puts them at the forefront of biodiversity studies. Molecular screening methods enable large numbers to be analyzed upon applying reasonable effort. The aim of this book is to synthesize these modern scientific achievements such that meiobenthology can play a key role in aquatic research and in assessing the health of our environment.
Methods for the Study of Deep-Sea Sediments, Their Functioning and Biodiversity.
Roberto Danovaro. 2009. ISBN: 9781439811375. 458 pp. Hardcover. $139.95
For years scientists viewed the deep sea as calm, quiet, and undisturbed, with marine species existing in an ecologically stable and uniform environment. Recent discoveries have completely transformed that understanding and the deep sea is recognized as a complicated and dynamic environment with a rich diversity of marine species. Carefully designed to provide practical information in an easily accessible format, Methods for the Study of Deep-Sea Sediments, Their Functioning, and Biodiversity covers how to investigate the biological components through analysis of their biodiversity. It also provides the protocols and methodological details needed to investigate some aspects of the functional biodiversity of variables commonly utilized to describe and understand the drivers of deep-sea ecosystem functioning. This volume contains detailed protocols for analyzing all benthic components from benthic viruses, prokaryotes, protozoa, foraminifera, to meio-, macro-, and megafauna. It includes step-by-step procedures, with additional notes on the crucial steps or possible difficulties arising from the analysis. Each chapter provides a brief introduction, a description of the sampling procedures and/or the sample treatment, and then the laboratory protocols, providing information on instrument setting and/or the solutions utilized. Each chapter also contains a visual scheme of the protocol for use during laboratory activities and for tracking each laboratory step. Linking information on biodiversity with the functioning of the marine ecosystems, the book covers all living components of the benthos. It provides practical information for anyone studying deep-sea habitats, their characteristics, functioning, and biodiversity.
Microbial Ecology of the
Oceans, 2nd Edition. David L. Kirchman. 2008. ISBN:
978-0-470-04344-8. 594 pp. Hardcover. $99.95
Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, 2nd Edition reviews the basics of marine microbiology, provides a foundation for researchers and students new to the field, and examines the important issues in modern ocean microbial ecology. Explore the latest advances in biological and chemical oceanography and limnology and understand the role of marine microbes and viruses in the oceans. Like the successful first edition, this updated and revised text combines concepts from autoecological studies of individual bacterial groups and from ecological studies of microbial assemblages in the oceans.
Monitoring and Modeling Lakes and
Coastal Environments. Pratap K. Mohanty. 2008. ISBN:
9781402066450. 248 pp. Hardcover. $149.00
Lakes and coastal wetlands are transitional areas between dry terrestrial and permanent aquatic ecosystems and are recognized as highly productive, playing a vital role in the global ecosystems. Their importance has been recognized in the maintenance of biodiversity, ecology, hydrology and recreation. However, rapid development and population growth in coastal areas as well as environmental degradation and over exploitation erode the biodiversity and undermine the productivity of these unique ecosystems.
Over 200 rivers and lakes in the world are shared by two or more countries, a testament of their international importance. Various efforts are currently underway to develop technologies and systems for successful management of lakes and coastal wetlands both at national and international levels. However, conflicting interests in the use of their resources have led to further worsening of the problems facing lakes and coastal wetlands. Therefore, an earnest attempt has been made in this book to find ways for restoration, conservation and management of lakes and coastal wetlands.
The Naturalist's Guide to
the Atlantic Seashore: Beach Ecology from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras.
Scott W. Shumway. 2008. ISBN: 0-7627-4237-2. 240 pp. Paperback. $29.95
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Atlantic Seashore is the ultimate guide to the diverse eco-systems of the Atlantic Coast from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras. From the tiniest diatom found in coastal tide pools to the giant baleen whales cruising the vast ocean, the species and habitats that make up the character of the seashore are described in detail for the enjoyment and enlightenment of beachgoers of all stripes. For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuides® have set the standard for outdoor guide-books. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the oudoors.
Technologies in Aquaculture: Improving Production Efficiency, Quality and
Environmental Image. G.
Burnell & G. Allan. Due September 2009. ISBN: 9781439801093. 800 pp. Hardcover.
With well-known editors and an international team of contributors, New Technologies in Aquaculture begins by focusing on the genetic improvement of farmed species and control of reproduction then reviews key issues in health, diet and husbandry, such as the control of viral and parasitic diseases, diet and husbandry techniques to improve disease resistance, advances in diets for particular fish species and the impact of harmful algal bloom on shellfisheries aquaculture. It examines the design of different aquaculture production systems, including offshore technologies, tank-based recirculating systems and ponds, and key environmental issues and concludes with coverage of farming new species.
Oceanographic Processes of Coral
Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef. Eric
Wolanski. 2000. ISBN: 084930833X. 376 pp. Hardcover. $139.95
Demonstrating the relevance and need of science in planning the future of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide, Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef emphasizes multi-disciplinary processes - physical and biological links - that have emerged as the dominant forces shaping and controlling the ecosystem. The book draws heavily on data from coral reefs in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Origins of Algae and their
Plastids. D. Bhattacharya.
1997. ISBN: 9783211830352. 287 pp.,
55 figures. Hardcover. $138.00
Algae are of central importance in marine and freshwater ecosystems. Recent molecular sequence analyses show that the algae are of polyphyletic origin and that their evolution is best explained by tracing the endosymbiotic events that have resulted in the origins of their plastids. This volume provides a highly readable, thorough, and up-to-date account of the major findings in algal, cyanobacterial and plastid phylogeny. All major algal groups (e.g. green, red, heterokont, and dinoflagellate algae) are treated in separate chapters by leading experts on these groups.
A Photographic Guide to
Seashore Life in the North Atlantic: Canada to Cape Cod.
J. Duane Sept. 2008. ISBN: 978-0-691-13319-5. 224 pp., 300 color illustrations.
The tides of the North Atlantic are the world's highest, and they reveal a world of amazing seashore life--from jellies and sea anemones, to clams and crabs, to seaweeds and lichens. With some 300 crisp, vibrant color photographs and brief, precise descriptions, this field guide makes it easier than ever to identify Atlantic seashore life from Canada to Cape Cod. Duane Sept covers more than 225 common intertidal species found on rocky shores, sandy shores, mud beaches, and floating docks, and explains the natural history of these specialized organisms. He also describes tidal habitats, tells how to explore the seashore in a safe and environmentally responsible way, and provides extensive information on some of the best places in the North Atlantic to view seashore life.
4th Edition. Robert Edward Lee. 2008. 568
pp., 374 line diagrams, 144 half-tones, 3 tables.
ISBN-13: 9780521682770. Paperback. $70.00
ISBN-13: 9780521864084. Hardcover. $160.00
This revised edition maintains the format of previous editions, whilst incorporating the latest information from nucleic acid sequencing studies. Detailed life-history drawings of algae are presented alongside information on the cytology, ecology, biochemistry, and economic importance of selected genera. Phycology is suitable for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students following courses in phycology, limnology or biological oceanography. Emphasis is placed on those algae that are commonly covered in phycology courses, and encountered by students in marine and freshwater habitats.
Phytoplankton of Norwegian Coastal Waters. Jahn Throndsen. 2007. ISBN: 9788278580868. 341 pp., b&w illustrations, photos, color plates. Softcover. $205.00
The book covers phytoplankton and some planktonic colourless forms like choanoflagellates and tintinnids found in north European coastal and adjacent oceanic waters (North Sea, Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea). The species descriptions are based on criteria observed in the light microscope, but for some critical species with reference to electron microscopical details.
Pictured Key Nature Series:
A Guide to their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality. David Rissik. Edited by Iain M. Suthers. 2009. ISBN: 9780643
090583. 274 pp., color illustrations. Paperback. $42.95
Plankton serves as a wonderful tool for measuring water quality. Many local councils and water quality managers collect phytoplankton and zooplankton in response to the increasing incidence of algal (phytoplankton) blooms in rivers and estuaries; however, a lack of consistency and scientific rigor in the methodologies used often results in unresolved outcomes. While some guidelines have been developed for the collection and monitoring of freshwater algae (Algal Watch), there are differences between the methods and protocols used to sample estuaries and freshwater systems as well as those used to sample zooplankton. This practical book gives an introduction to the biology and ecology of plankton and its use as a tool for monitoring water quality. It explores the ecology of plankton, its associated environmental and water quality issues, and its importance as an environmental indicator. A chapter on best practice in sampling and monitoring details how to design, implement and conduct meaningful phytoplankton and zooplankton monitoring programs in marine and freshwater habitats. It gives overviews of the major freshwater and coastal phytoplankton and zooplankton groups and outlines their associated environmental issues and the management implications. A select number of real-life case studies demonstrate the use of plankton for identifying and monitoring water quality issues. This useful resource: explains the role of plankton in aquatic ecosystems and its usefulness as a water quality indicator; updates and details best practice in methodology for plankton sampling and monitoring programs; demonstrates how to analyze and interpret the results of sampling programs in terms of management strategies; and brings together widely-scattered information on freshwater and coastal phytoplankton and zooplankton and provides a list of up-to-date references.
Polar Lakes and
Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems.
Warwick F. Vincent and Johanna Laybourn-Parry. 2008. ISBN: 9780199213894. 320
pp. Paperback. $75.00
This is the first book to describe the ecology of high latitude lakes, rivers and glacial environments in both the North and South polar regions. From the lake-rich floodplains of the Arctic to the deep, enigmatic waters of Lake Vostok, Antarctica, these regions contain some of the most extraordinary aquatic ecosystems on Earth. They provide a fascinating diversity of habitats for plant, animal and microbial communities, and are proving to be valuable model systems for exploring many ecological themes including landscape-lake interactions, adaptation of life to environmental extremes, and controls on the structure and functioning of aquatic ecosystems. Some of these waters also have direct global implications, including permafrost thaw lakes as sources of greenhouse gases, subglacial aquatic environments as a storehouse of ancient microbes, and Arctic rivers as major inputs of freshwater and organic carbon to the World Ocean. Given that many polar areas are experiencing greater climate warming than at lower latitudes, these ecosystems can also be viewed as sentinels of global change. This timely volume brings together many of the world's leading researchers in polar limnology to describe these diverse aquatic environments and their ecology. It introduces each major ecosystem type, examines the similarities and differences between Arctic and Antarctic systems as well as their responses to environmental change, and describes new frontiers for future research. A glossary of terms is provided for non-specialists, and a set of colour plates introduces the ecosystems and their biota.
Microbiology: The Ecology, Biodiversity and Bioremediation Potential of
Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments.
Asim K. Bej. 2009. ISBN: 9781420083842. 424 pp. Hardcover. $159.95
The only book to cover the breadth of microbial ecology and diversity in polar regions with an emphasis on bioremediation, Polar Microbiology: The Ecology, Biodiversity, and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments examines the diversity of polar microorganisms and their ability to degrade petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants in polar terrestrial and aquatic environments. Providing a unique perspective of these microorganisms in extremely cold temperatures, the book focuses on their taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, population structure, bioremediation potential, and potential for biotechnology applications. Leading investigators in the field provide complete coverage of the microbiology relevant to the study of biodiversity and biodegradation of pollutants in the Arctic and Antarctic, including:
*Microbial extremophiles living in cold and subzero temperature environments *Genetics and physiology of cold adaptation of microorganisms *Biodegradative microbial consortia in a defined closed environment *Molecular characterization of biodegradative microbial populations *Molecular approaches to assess biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons *Environmental impact of hydrocarbon contamination *Microbial biodiversity across Antarctic deserts
Pollution of Lakes and
Rivers: A Paleoenvironmental Perspective, 2nd Edition.
John P. Smol. 2008. ISBN: 978-1-4051-5913-5. 396 pp. Paperback. $59.95
Now in its second edition, Pollution of Lakes and Rivers addresses many of our present-day water quality problems from an international perspective, covering critical issues such as acidification, eutrophication, land-use changes, pollution by metals and other contaminants, climatic change, and biodiversity losses. It demonstrates how paleolimnological approaches can be used to interpret the physical, chemical, and biological information stored in lake and river sediments, and how this information is integral to identifying key environmental stressors and setting targets for mitigation purposes. The expanded second edition includes over 250 additional references and a new chapter on recent climatic change and its effects on water quality and quantity. This comprehensive, up-to-date volume provides essential insights into a multi-disciplinary science aimed at tackling some of the most urgent environmental problems of modern times.
Practical Handbook of Estuarine and Marine Pollution. Michael J. Kennish. 1996. ISBN: 0849384249. 544 pp. Hardcover. $175.95
Practical Handbook of Marine Science. Third Edition. Michael J. Kennish. 2000. ISBN: 0849323916. 896 pp. Hardcover. $175.95
Protist Diversity and
Geographical Distribution. Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation, Vol. 8.
Foissner, W.; Hawksworth, David Leslie (Eds.). Due September 2009. ISBN:
978-90-481-2800-6. 212 pp. Hardcover. $179.00.
There is still a widespread belief that microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, protists, and small multicellulars, have a cosmopolitan distribution due to a presumed easy dispersal by wind and water. However, the contributions collected in this book – ranging from protists to rotifers and mosses – show that microorganisms have community structures and biogeographies similar to those found in animals and vascular plants, although the ranges of many can be wider and local endemism is rarer. Accordingly, the cosmopolitan distribution model of Finlay & Fenchel is to be replaced by the moderate endemicity model of Foissner, which assumes that one third of microscopic organisms are morphological and/or genetic endemics. This has far-reaching consequences for estimates of the number of species and their conservation. There is convincing evidence that we know only about 20% of the actual diversity in many protist groups, especially saprotrophs and heterotrophs such as amoebae, flagellates, and ciliates. It is probable that this great diversity of microscopic organisms is caused by low extinction rates over geological time, and short generation times which foster dispersal of genetic variants. That the great diversity of microorganisms has remained unrecognized for such a long time has several reasons, of which the most serious is a shortage of taxonomists. Considering the dramatic losses of habitats occurring, especially in the tropics, a large portion of the Earth’s protist biodiversity will disappear before it has been discovered. Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 17:2 (2008)
Rachel Wood. 1999. ISBN:
0198577842. 432 pp., 162 halftones,
and 122 line cuts.
Using more than 250 illustrations and specially drawn ecological recontructions of reef communities, Rachel Wood provides a unique evolutionary approach to the understanding of ancient coral reef ecosystems. She documents the fundamental biological processes and innovations which have molded the evolution of reef ecosystems and given rise to the highly complex communities found today. The appearance of clonality, the acquisition of photosymbiosis, and the radiation of predator groups are all discussed in depth.
The Riverine Ecosystem
Synthesis: Toward Conceptual Cohesiveness in River Science.
James H. Thorp. 2008. ISBN: 9780123706126.
232 pp. Hardcover. $89.95
This book presents the most comprehensive model yet for describing the structure and functioning of running freshwater ecosystems. This "riverine ecosystem synthesis" (RES) is a result of combining several theories published in recent decades, dealing with aquatic and terrestrial systems. New analyses are fused with a variety of new perspectives on how river network ecosystems are structured and function, and how they change along longitudinal, lateral, and temporal dimensions. Among these novel perspectives is a dramatically new view of the role of hydrogeomorphic forces in forming functional process zones from headwaters to the mouths of great rivers. Designed as a useful tool for aquatic scientists worldwide whether they work on small streams or great rivers and in forested or semi-arid regions, this book will provide a means for scientists to understand the fundamental and applied aspects of rivers in general and includes a practical guide and protocols for analyzing individual rivers. This combination of theoretical and applied analysis is quite unique in running freshwater ecology. Specific examples of rivers in at least four continents (Africa, Australia, Europe and North America) serve to illustrate the power and utility of the RES concept.
Seaweed Ecology and Physiology.
Christopher S. Lobban. 1994, 1996 Paperback edition. ISBN: 0521408970. 384 pp.,
200 b/w illustrations, 38 tables. Paperback. $65.00
A rewritten and reorganized edition of The Physiological Ecology of Seaweeds (1985), this book contains a new introductory chapter reviewing seaweed morphology, cytology, life histories and an expanded treatment of tropical seaweeds. The final chapter on mariculture is much larger, and includes a case study on how principles of physiological ecology were applied in developing the carrageenan industry. Also contains an appendix summarizing the taxonomic position and nomenclature of the species mentioned in the book.
The Seaweeds of Florida.
Clinton J. Dawes and Arthur C. Mathieson. 2008. ISBN-13: 9780813031484. 656 pp.
The product of nearly thirty years of research, The Seaweeds of Florida offers an invaluable, illustrated reference to all known seaweed taxa found in Florida coastal waters. This volume will provide a helpful aid for researchers in Florida as well as the Caribbean and the southeastern United States.
Authors Clinton Dawes and Arthur Mathieson detail the taxonomy, morphology, and cytology, plus the ecology and distribution patterns, of 674 species. In addition, they provide keys to the genera and keys to species within the genera, a glossary of difficult terms, an explanation or derivations of the scientific names, an impressive literature compilation including sources for further information, and excellent line drawings for each species.
Seaweeds of India: The
Diversity and Distribution of Seaweeds of Gujarat Coast. Developments
in Applied Phycology , Vol. 3. Jha, B., Reddy, C.R.K., Thakur, M.C., Rao, M.U.
2009. ISBN: 978-90-481-2487-9. 216 pp. Hardcover. $129.00.
This book is first of its kind from India and describes a total of 198 species of marine macroalgae representing all three major groups of Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta collected from the Gujarat coast which is well known for its algal abundance and diversity. All species described in this book are based on primary collections exclusively made for this purpose and truly reflect the current status of seaweed biodiversity of Gujarat coast. For easy identification, high resolution colour pictures of each species in its natural habitat together with well spread habit of thallus with cross sections showing characteristic features of respective specimens have been provided. Further, the taxonomical descriptions along with distribution and GPS data, abundance, ecology, economic importance etc. have also been included. The contents of this book are user friendly and provide most reliable baseline data on seaweed biodiversity for monitoring and evaluating the impact of any coastal developmental activities aimed at long term economic gains or environmental changes as a result of global warming and climate change.
Toxic Blue-Green Algae.
Water Quality Series No 2. National Rivers
Authority. 1990. ISBN: 0118858041. 128
pp. Paperback. $30.00
In September 1989, dogs and sheep died at Rutland Water following the ingestion of a scum of toxic blue-green algae. The NRA therefore undertook the first major national appraisal of blue-green algae throughout England and Wales. Their report describes the results of the 1989 survey and looks at how events were managed. Recommendations are made for future management, monitoring, research and development. It also reviews blue-green algal toxins, the factors which affect blue-green algal bloom production, and approaches to controlling algal populations.
Wastewater Organisms. A Color Atlas.
Sharon Berk & JH Gunderson. 1993. ISBN: 087371623X. 48 pp., 210 color photos. hardcover.
The organisms covered in this atlas are key players in an effective wastewater treatment process. This book is intended as a guide to the common wastewater organisms found in wastewater treatment plants.Contents: Treatment processes and organisms: bacteria, algae, protozoa, parasites, invertebrates, references; Observation & enumeration of organisms: bacteria, algae, protozoa, invertebrates, parasites; photographs and captions for organisms; glossary, index of 90 genera.
Wetlands Handbook. Edward
Maltby & Tom Barker. Due October 2009. ISBN: 978-0-632-05255-4. 800 pp.
Forty-two chapters by international experts from a wide range of disciplines make The Wetlands Handbook the essential tool for those seeking comprehensive understanding of the subject. A departure from more traditional treatises, this text examines freshwater wetland ecosystem science from the fundamentals to issues of management and policy. Introductory chapters address the scope and significance of wetlands globally for communities, culture and biodiversity. Subsequent sections deal with processes underpinning wetland functioning, how wetlands work, their uses and values for humans and nature, their sensitivity to external impacts, and how they may be restored. The text is illustrated by numerous examples, emphasising functional and holistic approaches to wetland management, including case studies on the wise use and rehabilitation of wetlands in farmed, urban, industrial and other damaged environments, highlighting the long-term benefits of multiple use.
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