This text looks at the biology, temporal and spatial distribution patterns and the functional role of planktonic protozoa in fresh, brackish and marine waters. In recent years the importance of these organisms in ecological processes such as the flow of energy and the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in planktonic systems has become widely appreciated.
..this book serves its new recruit audience well. - Ecology; It is an excellent introduction to the ecology of planktonic protozoa for the advanced undergraduate, the beginning graduate student or nonspecialist because it is short, well organized, easy to read, and well referenced ... It will be more useful to beginning students in protozoan ecology than any other available textbook - The Quarterly Review of Biology; ...a collection of information which has previously not been available. - European Journal of Protistol.; ...a collection of information which has previously not been available. - European Journal of Protistology
Preface and acknowledgements. The planktonic environment. The planktonic protozoa and their biology. Important aspects of protozoan physiology. The distribution and occurrence of lacustrine protozooplankton. Distribution and occurrence of marine and estuarine protozooplankton. The functional role of the protozooplankton. Appendix I. Appendix II. Further reading. Bibliography. Index.