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Growth and Reproductive Strategies of Freshwater Phytoplankton - Craig D. Sandgren

Growth and Reproductive Strategies of Freshwater Phytoplankton

By: Craig D. Sandgren (Editor)

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Published: 25th May 1992
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Growth and Reproductive Strategies of Freshwater Phytoplankton brings both the phycological (i.e. botanical) and limnological (i.e. ecological) literature into focus to reveal the morphological, reproductive and physiological characteristics of these microscopic organisms. Emphasis is on adaptive strategies for survival in stressful and seasonally changing aquatic habitats. The synthesis of this literature from an organismal and evolutionary perspective is unique. The following important groups of planktonic algae are considered: cyanobacteria, green algae, diatoms, dinoflagellates, cryptomonads, and chrysophyte flagellates. For each algal group, the importance of both growth and loss processes influencing biogeography and seasonality is emphasised. Where appropriate, the importance of sexual reproduction and benthic resting stages is considered. The final three chapters bring together data on three major ecological processes relevant to phytoplankton, i.e. resource competition, grazing by herbivorous zooplankton, and morphological and physiological 'packaging plans' of algal cells.

'Even with 25 years experience in phytoplankton ecology, I have learnt a lot from this book; I strongly recommend it to both 'old stagers' and young students of phytoplankton ecology ...' A. E. Bailey-Watts, Trends in Ecology and Evolution 'The book will provide researchers and postgraduate students alike with an excellent introduction to the ecological implications of the growth and life histories of the algae.' European Journal of Protistology 'A must for phycologists as well as limnologists!' Hydrobologia

General introduction
The ecology of chrysophyte flagellates: their growth and perennation strategies as freshwater phytoplankton
Ecology of the cryptomonadida - a first review
Freshwater peridinoid dinoflagellates: growth, reproduction strategies and population dynamics
Ecology of freshwater planktonic green algae
Growth and survival strategies of plankton diatoms
Growth and reproductive strategies of freshwater blue-green algae (cyanobacteria)
Physiological mechanisms in phytoplankton resource competition
Selective herbivory and its role in the evolution of phytoplankton growth strategies
Functional morphology and the adaptive strategies of freshwater phytoplankton
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ISBN: 9780521429108
ISBN-10: 0521429102
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 25th May 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.66