About this book
Marine plants play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine environments, while serving as a source of food for humankind and important chemical compounds. Microalgae and seaweed have enormous potential for reducing global warming and climate change. This book contains contributions from leading experts in the field.
Preface, Alvaro Israel, Rachel Einav. Introduction: Introduction to globally changing environment, Joseph Seckbach. List of Authors.PART 1: CHANGES IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENTSea-level changes in the Mediterranean: past, present and future - a review, M. Lichter, D. Zviely, M. Klein and D. SivanGlobal climate change and marine conservation, L. Olsvig-WhittakerPART 2: BIODIVERSITY IN MARINE ECOSYSTEMS IN THE GLOBALLY CHANGING ERAIs global warming involved in the success of seaweed introduction in the Mediterranean sea? C. Boudouresque and M. VerlaqueClimate change effects on marine ecological communities, G. Rilov and C. TrevesFucoid flora of the rocky intertidal of the Canadian maritimes: implications for the future with rapid climate change, R.A. Ugarte, J.S. Craigie, and A.T. CritchleyPART 3: ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF SEAWEEDSGIS-based environmental analysis, Remote Sensing and Niche modeling of seaweed communities, K. Pauly and O. De ClerckPhysiological responses of seaweeds to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations, D. Zou and K. GaoThe role of rhodolith beds in the recruitment of invertebrate species from the southwestern Gulf of California, Mexico, R. Riosmena-Rodriguez and M.A. Medina-LopezThe potential impact of climate change on endophyte infections in kelp sporophytes, A. Eggert, A.F. Peters and C. KupperPART 4: THE EFFECTS OF UV RADIATION ON SEAWEEDSInteractive effects of UV radiation and nutrients on ecophysiology: vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, F.L. Figueroa and N. KorbeeEcological and physiological responses of macroalgae to solar and UV radiation, K. Gao and J. XuUltraviolet radiation effects on macroalgae from Patagonia, Argentina, E.W. Helbling, E.W. Villafane and D.P. HaderPART 5: BIOFUEL - SEAWEEDS AS A SOURCE OF FUTURE ENERGYProduction of biofuel by macroalgae with preservation of marine resources and environment, M. NotoyaBiofuel from algae -- salvation from peak oil? C. RhodesPART 6: CULTIVATION OF SEAWEEDS IN GLOBALLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENTSA review of Kappaphycus farming: prospects and constraints, L. Hayashi, A.Q. Hurtado, F.E. Msuya, G. Bleicher-Lhonneur and A.T. CritchleyRecycling of the seaweed Wakame through degradation by halotolerant bacteria, J. Tang, H. Taniguchi, Q. Zhou and S. NagataProgressive development of new marine environments - IMTA (Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture) production, A.S. Issar and A. NeoriReproductive processes in the red algal genus Gracilaria and impact of climate change, V.A. Mantri, C.R.K. Reddy and B. JhaThe role of Porphyra in sustainable culture systems: physiology and applications, R. Pereira and C. YarishPART 7: BIOTECHNOLOGICAL POTENTIAL OF SEAWEEDIntensive Seaweed Aquaculture: A Potent Solution Against Global Warming, G. Turan. and A. NeoriThe future is green: on the biotechnological potential of green algae, W. ReisserThe potential of Caulerpa spp. for biotechnological and pharmacological applications, L. Cavas and G. PohnertPART 8: OTHER VIEWS TO GLOBAL CHANGEEcology, science and religion, K.K. KlostermaierNature and resource conservation as value assessment reflections on theology and ethics, H.J. RothGlobal warming according to Jewish law: three circles of reference, S.E. GlicksbergGuarding the globe -- A Jewish approach to global warming, Y. Rozenson