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The content is focused on benthic communities showing how they play an in important role in the river ecosystems. Provides also information on taxonomy of river-inhabiting algal groups, including phylogeny, distribution, collection, preservation and description of the most representative genera of algae in river benthic algal communities.
River Algae also approaches the ecology of river algae not to mention the ecological factors influencing abundance, distribution and diversity of river benthic algal communities and their use as bio-indicators, providing an up-to-date information on taxonomy, ecology, methodology and uses, and a great source of research to everyone interested in freshwater algae, limnology, water quality assessment and biodiversity in river ecosystems.
Chapter 1 An Overview of River Algae
Chapter 2 Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) in Rivers
Chapter 3 Green Algae (Chlorophyta and Streptophyta) in Rivers
Chapter 4 Red Algae (Rhodophyta) in Rivers
Chapter 5 Diatoms (Bacillariophyta) in Rivers
Chapter 6 Brown Algae (Phaeophyceae) in Rivers
Chapter 7 Heterokonts (Xanthophyceae and Chrysophyceae) in Rivers
Chapter 8 The Spatio-Temporal Development of Macroalgae in Rivers
Chapter 9 Ecophysiology of River Algae
Chapter 10 Biogeography of River Algae
Chapter 11 Diatoms as Bioindicators in Rivers
"This book will be valuable for limnologists. It is also recommended for water quality assessment workers and all academic institutions with an aquatic component to their programs. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through researchers and faculty; professionals."
– C. W. Schneider, Choice, Vol. 54 (4), December, 2016