This book presents the phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of freshwater red algae. Its content is divided into five chapters. The first chapter provides a brief history of freshwater red algal research, habits and collecting methods, general biogeographic trends and an overview of the taxonomic/phylogenetic placement of freshwater taxa. The other four chapters are taxonomic treatments of non-marine red algae based on taxonomic levels, i.e. classes within the phylum Rhodophyta, orders within each class, families within each order, and genera within each family. Descriptions, phylogenetic data (including numerous trees), geographic range (maps for most species) and dichotomous keys for identification are presented. Comprehensive data are provided for more than 220 species.
Morgan L. Vis is a Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University (US) since 1996, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Phycological Society of America (2018-2022) and President of the International Phycological Society (2020-2021).
Orlando Necchi, Jr. is a Professor of Botany at São Paulo State University (Brazil) since 1986, the author of the book River Algae (2016) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Botany (2015-2020), both published by Springer.