Freshwater Algae Of North America: Ecology And Classification

Hardcover | June 26, 2015

byJohn D. WehrEditorRobert G. Sheath, J. Patrick Kociolek

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Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification, Second Edition is an authoritative and practical treatise on the classification, biodiversity, and ecology of all known genera of freshwater algae from North America. The book provides essential taxonomic and ecological information about one of the most diverse and ubiquitous groups of organisms on earth. This single volume brings together experts on all the groups of algae that occur in fresh waters also soils, snow, and extreme inland environments . In the decade since the first edition, there has been an explosion of new information on the classification, ecology, and biogeography of many groups of algae, with the use of molecular techniques and renewed interest in biological diversity. Accordingly, this new edition covers updated classification information of most algal groups and the reassignment of many genera and species, as well as new research on harmful algal blooms. Extensive and complete Describes every genus of freshwater algae known from North America, with an analytical dichotomous key, descriptions of diagnostic features, and at least one image of every genus. Full-color images throughout provide superb visual examples of freshwater algae Updated Environmental Issues and Classifications, including new information on harmful algal blooms HAB Fully revised introductory chapters, including new topics on biodiversity, and taste and odor problems Updated to reflect the rapid advances in algal classification and taxonomy due to the widespread use of DNA technologies

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Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification, Second Edition is an authoritative and practical treatise on the classification, biodiversity, and ecology of all known genera of freshwater algae from North America. The book provides essential taxonomic and ecological information about one of the most diverse and ubiquito...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:1066 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 26, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123858763

ISBN - 13:9780123858764

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction to Freshwater Algae
2. Habitats of Freshwater Algae
3. Coccoid Cyanobacteria
4. Filamentous Cyanobacteria
5. Red Algae
6. Flagellate Green Algae
7. Nonmotile Coccoid and Colonial Green Algae
8. Filamentous (Nonconjugating) and Plantlike Green Algae
9. Conjugating Green Algae Including Desmids
10. Photosynthetic Euglenoids
11. Xanthophyte, Eustigmatophyte, and Raphidophyte Algae
12. Chrysophyceae and Phaeothamniophyceae
13. Haptophyte Algae
14. Synurophyte Algae
15. Centric and Araphid Diatoms
16. Bacillariophyceae: The Raphid Diatoms
17. Dinoflagellates
18. Cryptomonads
19. Brown Algae
20. Harmful Algal Blooms
21. Use of Algae in Ecological Assessments
Glossary
Author Index
Subject Index
Taxonomic Index

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"The Editors and their Contributors have done an outstanding job in synthesizing this mass of data..."-MODERN MICROSCOPY JOURNAL (2005)"an excellent book that provides extensive taxonomic information that has previously been difficult to access by any but taxonomic specialists. " -Walter Doods, Kansas State University (August 2002)"This will be a welcome addition to the shelf of phycological researchers and teachers." -Richard M. McCourt, Associate Curator of Botany, The Academy of Natural Sciences (2002)"a single, comprehensive volume. It is truly an impressive work..." -James Wee, Loyola University (2002)