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Seaweed Ecology and Physiology - Christopher S. Lobban

Hardcover Published: 26th August 1994
ISBN: 9780521403344
Number Of Pages: 384

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A rewritten and re-organised edition of The Physiological Ecology of Seaweeds (1985). Seaweed Ecology and Physiology surveys the broad literature, but it is not merely an update of the earlier book. This new book contains a new introductory chapter reviewing seaweed morphology, cytology, and life histories. The chapter on community level ecology now includes six guest essays by senior algal ecologists which conveys the excitement of phycological research. The treatment of tropical seaweeds had been expanded, reflecting the growing literature from tropical regions, and the authors' recent experiences in the tropics. 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. Finally there is an appendix summarising the taxonomic position and nomenclature of the species mentioned in the book.

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'... this greatly expanded version will become a valuable text and resource book for graduate and undergraduate students and professionals, just as its predecessor was ... Highly recommended for libraries with an aquatic component in their college's curriculum, and definitely worth the price in replacing the earlier version.' C. W. Schneider, Choice 'The book covers all imaginable aspects os seaweed ecology and physiology, hardly any of the keywords I tried out was treated too brief, let alone missing ... with this reasonly priced paperback edition at hand I highly recommend the book for every student or researcher concerned with or interested in marine phycology.' Max Seyfried, Journal of Plant Physiology 'The rapid growth of knowledge in this field is at once exciting and daunting. This book provides an entry to the literature.' Coast 'The successful textbook of ecology and physiology of macroscopic muticellular marine red, green and brown algae appeard after three years as a reprinted paperback edition. Students will certainly welcome unchanged content at a much lower price.' Z. Sestak (Praha) Biologia Platarum '... a valuable text, useful for a braod audience ... The sections on marine pollution are of special interest.' Isabel Esteve, Hydrobiologia 'This book is suitable for students and their teachers as well as for marine biology scientists.' Z. Sestak, Biologica Plantarum

Morphology, life histories and morphogenesis
Introduction: the plants and their environments
Seaweed morphology and anatomy
Seaweed cells
Seaweed genetics and molecular biology
Seaweed life histories
Settlement and germination
Thallus morphogenesis
Seaweed communities
Seaweed communities
Intertidal zonation patterns
Submerged zonation patterns
Some other seaweed habitats and communities
Community analysis
Biotic interactions
Light and photosynthesis
An overview of photosynthesis
Light harvesting
Carbon fixation: the 'dark reactions' of photosynthesis
Seaweed polysaccharides
Carbon translocation
Photosynthetic rates and primary productivity
Nutrien requirements
Nutrient availability in seawater
Pathways and barriers to ion entry
Nutrient uptake kinetics
Uptake, assimilation and metabolic role of essential nutrients
Long distance transport translocation
Growth kinetics
Effects of nutrient supply
Temperature and Salinity
Natural ranges of temperature and salinity
Temperature effects
Biochemical and physiological effects of salinity
Salinity-temperature interactions and estuarine distribution
Water motion
Water flow over surfaces
Wave action
Thermal pollution
Heavy metals
Synthetic organic chemicals
Complex wastes and eutrophication
Seaweed mariculture
Porphyra mariculture
Lamineria mariculture
Undaria mariculture
Eucheuma and Kappaphycus mariculture
Other seaweeds
Domestication of seaweeds - application of ecology and physiology
Seaweed biotechnology
Taxonomic classification of algae mentioned in the text
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ISBN: 9780521403344
ISBN-10: 0521403340
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 26th August 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 2

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