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Biofouling (the unwanted colonisation of a substrate in aquatic environments by a diverse array of organisms) is almost always a problem where it occurs, as it negatively affects structures, surfaces and materials and can even destroy them. Biofouling includes contributions from many international experts is an essential reference for all those working in the antifouling industry including those involved in formulation of antifouling products such as paints and other coatings. Aquatic biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists, marine engineers and chemists will all find much of interest within this book. All universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies of this important work on their shelves.
The book includes contributions from many international experts, and should be a useful reference for all those working in the antifouling industry. (World Surface Coatings Abstracts, February 2010)
Contributors. Preface. Chapter 1 Reproduction and Larvae/Spore Types (Jon N. Havenhand and Craig A. Styan). Chapter 2 Larval Supply and Dispersal (Christopher D. McQuaid and Karen Miller). Chapter 3 Settlement and Behaviour of Marine Fouling Organisms (Gabrielle S. Prendergast). Chapter 4 Succession on Hard Substrata (Stuart R. Jenkins and Gustavo M. Martins). Chapter 5 Patterns of Fouling on a Global Scale (Joao Canning-Clode and Martin Wahl). Chapter 6 Biofouling Patterns with Depth (Phillip R. Cowie). Chapter 7 Epibiosis (Martin Wahl). Chapter 8 Natural Control of Fouling (Rocky de Nys, Jana Guenther and Maria J. Uriz). Introduction to Microbial Fouling (Sergey Dobretsov, Anna M. Romani, Dave Spratt, Derren Ready and Jonathan Pratten). Chapter 9 Marine Biofilms (Sergey Dobretsov). Chapter 10 Freshwater Biofilms (Anna M. Romani). Chapter 11 Biofilms in Medicine (Dave A. Spratt, Derren Ready and Jonathan Pratten). Chapter 12 Fouling on Artificial Substrata (Antonio Terlizzi and Marco Faimali). Chapter 13 Paint and Coatings Technology for the Control of Marine Fouling (Alistair A. Finnie and David N. Williams). References. Chapter 14 Fouling on Shipping: Data-Mining the World's Largest Antifouling Archive (Jeremy C. Thomason). Chapter 15 Consequences of Fouling on Shipping (Robert Edyvean). Chapter 16 Consequences of Antifouling Coatings - The Chemist's Perspective (Dickon Howell and Brigitte Behrends). Chapter 17 Consequences of Antifouling Systems - An Environmental Perspective (Cato C. ten Hallers-Tjabbes and Simon Walmsley). Chapter 18 Fouling and Antifouling in Oil and Other Offshore Industries (Henry M. Page, Jenifer E. Dugan and Fred Piltz). Chapter 19 Biofouling and Antifouling in Aquaculture (Simone Durr and Douglas I. Watson). Chapter 20 Fouling and Antifouling in Other Industries - Power Stations, Desalination Plants - Drinking Water Supplies and Sensors (Peter Henderson). Chapter 21 Regulation of Marine Antifouling in International and EC Law (Ilona Cheyne). Chapter 22 Techniques for the Quantification of Biofouling (Alan J. Butler, Joao Canning-Clode, Ashley D. M. Coutts, Phillip R. Cowie, Sergey Dobretsov, Simone Durr, Marco Faimali, John A. Lewis, Henry M. Page, Jonathan Pratten, Derren Ready, Dan Rittschof, David A. Spratt, Antonio Terlizzi and Jeremy C. Thomason). Chapter 23 Biofouling and Climate Change (Elvira S. Poloczanska and Alan J. Butler ) Chapter 24 Biofouling Invasions (John A. Lewis and Ashley D. M. Coutts). Chapter 25 New Directions in Antifouling Technology (Dean C. Webster and Bret J. Chisholm). Chapter 26 Implications of International and European Regulatory Developments for Marine Antifouling (Ilona Cheyne). Chapter 27 Research on Practical Environmentally Benign Antifouling Coatings (Dan Rittschof). Index. Colour plates.
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Simone Durr is a Lecturer in Marine Biology at the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, U. K. Jeremy C Thomason was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology at the School of Biology, Newcastle University, U. K. and is now works from Paris, France, as a consultant on biofouling for the antifouling and aquaculture industries.