Seaweeds of the British Isles

Chlorophyta

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Author: Elsie M. Burrows

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907807725

Category: Science

Page: 254

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This volume covers the species attributed to the class Chlorophyta (the green seaweeds). Each species description incorporates notes on ecology and distribution and many are supported by line illustrations. This is a reprint edition of ISBN 1898298858 published in 1991.

A Student's Guide to the Seashore

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Author: J. D. Fish,S. Fish

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139494511

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This unique, concise and beautifully-illustrated guide allows students to identify over 650 of the common, widespread animals and seaweeds of the shore. User-friendly dichotomous keys are supported by details of diagnostic features and biology of each species. Now enhanced with 32 pages of colour, this much acclaimed guide is invaluable to students of marine biology at any level. Questions such as how does the species reproduce? What is its life-cycle? How does it feed? are answered in the notes accompanying each species to give a fascinating insight into the diversity and complexity of life on the shore. The text is supported by an extensive glossary of scientific terms and a comprehensive bibliography is included to aid further study. The third edition builds on the excellent reviews of earlier editions and will continue to appeal to a wide readership, including students, teachers and naturalists.

Global Seagrass Research Methods

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Author: F.T. Short,R.G. Coles

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080525617

Category: Science

Page: 482

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This thorough and informative volume presents a set of detailed, globally applicable techniques for seagrass research. The book provides methods for all aspects of seagrass science from basic plant collection to statistical approaches and investigations of plant-animal interaction. The emphasis is on methods that are applicable in both developing and developed countries. The importance of seagrasses in coastal and near shore environments, and ultimately their contribution to the productivity of the world's oceans, has become increasingly recognised over the last 40 years. Seagrasses provide food for sea turtles, nearly 100 fish species, waterfowl and for the marine mammals the manatee and dugong. Seagrasses also support complex food webs by virtue of their physical structure and primary production and are well known for their role as breeding grounds and nurseries for important crustacean, finfish and shell fish populations. Seagrasses are the basis of an important detrital food chain. The plants filter nutrients and contaminants from the water, stabilise sediments and act as dampeners to wave action. Seagrasses rank with coral reefs and mangroves as some of the world's most productive coastal habitat and strong linkages among these habitats make the loss of seagrasses a contributing factor in the degradation of the world's oceans. Contributors from around the world provide up-to-date methods for comparable collection of ecological information from both temperate and tropical seagrass ecosystems.

Current Developments in Bioerosion

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Author: Max Wisshak,Leif Tapanila

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540775986

Category: Science

Page: 499

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It has become apparent from the literature that bioerosional processes affect a wide range of biological and geological systems that cross many disciplines among the sciences. This book is dedicated to crossing those traditional disciplinary boundaries to present a united and current perspective on the pattern and process of bioerosion. The book opens with papers on the evolutionary significance of bioerosion. It concludes with a primer on the bioerosion bibliography website.

Coral Reef Marine Plants of Hainan Island

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Author: Antoninovich Eduard Titlyanov,Viktorovna Tamara Titlyanova,Xiubao Li,Hui Huang

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128119640

Category: Science

Page: 254

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Coral Reef Marine Plants of Hainan Island summarizes the literature on the role and use of marine plants in coral reef ecosystems, especially in China and countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. The first chapter of the book focuses on the description of coral reef ecosystems, their architecture, and status of Hainan coral reefs. The second chapter focuses on common knowledge surrounding marine plants, such as their classification, identifying characteristics of different phyla, morphology, reproduction, life forms, main algal communities on coral reefs, distribution of algae on coral reefs and their roles, and the use of seaweeds in cookery, medicine, industry, and agriculture. The third chapter on the seaweed flora of Hainan Island contains species composition of the marine benthic flora, the complete list of marine plants found by researchers from all studies, and historical changes in the flora and seasonal changes. The final chapter shows how to identify common species of marine plants on coral reefs of Hainan Island. This excellent work will help readers identify relevant plants, also teaching them how to use plant resources to assess endangered states and create conservation strategies. Presents the first publication devoted to the description of marine plants of Hainan Island Describes marine plants, including the role of their communities in ecosystems of coral reef Discusses seasonal and decadal changes in biodiversity and the composition of the marine flora of the island Combines fundamental morphology with utilization and related products

Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota

Biodiversity

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Author: Darryl L. Felder

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603442693

Category: NATURE

Page: 1312

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This landmark scientific reference for scientists, researchers, and students of marine biology tackles the monumental task of taking a complete biodiversity inventory of the Gulf of Mexico with full biotic and biogeographic information. Presenting a comprehensive summary of knowledge of Gulf biota through 2004, the book includes seventy-seven chapters, which list more than fifteen thousand species in thirty-eight phyla or divisions and were written by 138 authors from seventy-one institutions in fourteen countries.This first volume of Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota, a multivolumed set edited by John W. Tunnell Jr., Darryl L. Felder, and Sylvia A. Earle, provides information on each species' habitat, biology, and geographic range, along with full references and a narrative introduction to the group, which opens each chapter.

The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles

An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae

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Author: David M. John,Brian A. Whitton,Alan J. Brook,Natural History Museum (London, England)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521770514

Category: Nature

Page: 702

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The varied and often beautiful forms of freshwater algae have long held a fascination for naturalists and professional scientists alike, particularly those involved in monitoring and managing the freshwater environment. 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 that emphasise the features significant for identification, most of which can be seen with a simple light microscope. In addition, user-friendly keys enable the accurate identification of specimens to the level of genus or species. Notes are included on ecology, world distribution and any taxonomic problems or identification difficulties. The accompanying CD-ROM photo catalogue of more than 900 spectacular colour images of freshwater algae and their habitats provides a valuable additional reference source and identification tool.

A Biology of the Algae

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Author: Philip Sze

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 278

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This concise text provides an evolutionary, ecological and morpholgical introduction to the algae. It contains eight pages of colour photographs, more accurate coverage of phytoplankton, and a new section on the ecological cycle of algae. The taxonomy section is updated to take account of molecular phylogeny, origin of the chloroplast, and haptophytes.

A Marine Wildlife Sanctuary for the Arabian Gulf

Environmental Research and Conservation Following the 1991 Gulf War Oil Spill

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Author: Friedhelm Krupp,A. H. Abu-Zinada,Iyad A. Nader

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jubail Marine Wildlife Sanctuary

Page: 511

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Algae of Australia

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Author: Gerald Thompson Kraft,Australian Biological Resources Study

Publisher: Csiro

ISBN: 9780643094321

Category: Nature

Page: 347

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Lord Howe Island is fringed by the world's southernmost consolidated coral reef. The Capricorn Group is a series of patch reefs and low coral cays. For more than 30 years Dr Kraft has studied the species-rich marine algal communities of these reefs, paying special attention to subtidal habitats. This authoritative account, documenting thegreen algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, will, in due course, be followed by treatments of the brown and red algae.

Rhodora

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Author: Benjamin Lincoln Robinson,Merritt Lyndon Fernald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: N.A

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