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Marine Biofouling Colonization Processes and Defenses

By: AI Railkin
303 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: CRC Press
Marine Biofouling
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Recent instances of bioinvasion, such as the emergence of the zebra mussel in the American Great Lakes, generated a demand among marine biologists and ecologists for groundbreaking new references that detail how organisms colonize hard substrates, and how to prevent damaging biomass concentrations.

Marine Biofouling: Colonization Processes and Defenses is the English language version of a comprehensive work by eminent Russian scientist Alexander I. Railkin, who details the causes of vast biomass concentrations on submerged hard substrates. He also delivers a quantitative description of colonization processes and provides detailed models for preventing biofouling.

This volume expounds on many topics rarely discussed in the frame of one book: types of hard substrate communities; comparison of hard and soft substrate communities; harm caused by micro- and macrofoulers; larval taxes and drift; mechanisms of settlement and attachment of microorganisms, invertebrates, ascidians and macroalgae; the impact of currents; protection from epibionts; industrial biofouling protection; successions on hard substrates; and the recovery of disturbed communities or the self-assembly of communities. The text includes much Russian-language research translated for the first time.

Through a thorough examination of substrate organisms and an exploration of preventive methods, this monograph prepares those concerned with marine biology to help protect the self-purifying organisms that keep marine ecosystems healthy and productive.

Contents

Biofouling Concentration; Main Colonization Processes; Biological and Physical Mechanisms; Settlement of Larvae; Classification of Hard Surfaces; Features of adhesion, attachment, and growth of foulers; Fundamentals of Colonization Theory; Evolution of Interrelations Between Biofouling and Benthos; Physical and Chemical Methods of the Defense Against Biofouling; The Concept of Chemo-Biological Defense; The General Equation of Accumulation.

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By: AI Railkin
303 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: CRC Press
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