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Seaweed Ecology and Physiology

By: Christopher S Lobban(Author), Paul J Harrison(Author)
366 pages, 28 b/w photos, 172 b/w illustrations, 38 tables
Seaweed Ecology and Physiology
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  • Seaweed Ecology and Physiology ISBN: 9780521403344 Edition: 1 Hardback Aug 1994 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
  • Seaweed Ecology and Physiology ISBN: 9780521408974 Edition: 1 Paperback Mar 1997 Out of Print #59685
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About this book

Thoroughly rewritten textbook version of the authors' and Mary Jo Duncan's The Physiological Ecology of Seaweeds (1985). Guest essays by noted ecologists give a personal perspective on field studies. Tropical seaweeds and their habitats are included as well as the better known temperate communities. The mariculture chapter now includes a case study of the Irish carrageen industry, and there is a taxonomic and nomenclatural appendix.


Part I. Morphology, Life Histories and Morphogenesis:
1. Introduction: the plants and their environments
2. Seaweed morphology and anatomy
3. Seaweed cells
4. Seaweed genetics and molecular biology
5. Seaweed life histories
6. Settlement and germination
7. Thallus morphogenesis
8. Synopsis

Part II. Seaweed Communities:
1. Seaweed communities T. A. Norton et al.
2. Intertidal zonation patterns
3. Submerged zonation patterns
4. Some other seaweed habitats and communities P. H. Nienhuis et al.
5. Community analysis
6. Synopsis

Part III. Biotic Interactions:
1. Competition
2. Grazing
3. Symbiosis
4. Synopsis

Part IV. Light and Photosynthesis:
1. An overview of photosynthesis
2. Irradiance
3. Light harvesting
4. Carbon fixation: the 'dark reactions' of photosynthesis
5. Seaweed polysaccharides
6. Carbon translocation
7. Photosynthetic rates and primary productivity
8. Synopsis

Part V. Nutrients:
1 Nutrient requirements
2. Nutrient availability in seawater
3. Pathways and barriers to ion entry
4. Nutrient uptake kinetics
5. Uptake, assimilation and metabolic role of essential nutrients
6. Long distance transport translocation
7. Growth kinetics
8. Effects of nutrient supply
9. Synopsis

Part VI. Temperature and Salinity:
1. Natural ranges of temperature and salinity
2. Temperature effects
3. Biochemical and physiological effects of salinity
4. Dessication
5. Salinity-temperature interactions and estuarine distribution
6. Synopsis

Part VII. Water Motion:
1. Water flow over surfaces
2. Wave action
3. Synopsis

Part VIII. Pollution:
1. Introduction
2. Thermal pollution
3. Heavy metals
4. Oil
5. Synthetic organic chemicals
6. Complex wastes and eutrophication
7. Synopsis

Part IX. Seaweed Mariculture:
1. Introduction
2. Porphyra mariculture
3. Lamineria mariculture
4. Undaria mariculture
5. Eucheuma and Kappaphycus mariculture
6. Other seaweeds
7. Domestication of seaweeds - application of ecology and physiology
8. Seaweed biotechnology
9. Synopsis

Appendix: Taxonomic classification of algae mentioned in the text P. C. Silva and R. L. Moe

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By: Christopher S Lobban(Author), Paul J Harrison(Author)
366 pages, 28 b/w photos, 172 b/w illustrations, 38 tables
Media reviews

"[...] this greatly expanded version will become a valuable text and resource book for graduate and undergraduate students and professionals, just as its predecessor was [...] Highly recommended for libraries with an aquatic component in their college's curriculum, and definitely worth the price in replacing the earlier version."
- C. W. Schneider, Choice

"The book covers all imaginable aspects os seaweed ecology and physiology, hardly any of the keywords I tried out was treated too brief, let alone missing [...] with this reasonly priced paperback edition at hand I highly recommend the book for every student or researcher concerned with or interested in marine phycology."
- Max Seyfried, Journal of Plant Physiology

"The rapid growth of knowledge in this field is at once exciting and daunting. This book provides an entry to the literature."
- Coast

"The successful textbook of ecology and physiology of macroscopic muticellular marine red, green and brown algae appeard after three years as a reprinted paperback edition. Students will certainly welcome unchanged content at a much lower price."
- Z. Sesták (Praha) Biologia Platarum

"[...] a valuable text, useful for a braod audience [...] The sections on marine pollution are of special interest."
- Isabel Esteve, Hydrobiologia

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