Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy by Claudia Castellani

Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

EditorClaudia Castellani, Martin Edwards

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A thorough understanding of planktonic organisms is the first step towards a real appreciation of the diversity, biology, and ecological importance of marine life. A detailed knowledge of their distribution and community composition is particularly important since these organisms are oftenvery delicate and sensitive to change, and can be used as early indicators of environmental change. Natural and man-induced modification of the environment can affect both the distribution and composition of plankton, with important ecological and economic impacts.Marine Plankton provides a practical guide to plankton biology with a large geographic coverage spanning the North Sea to the north-eastern Atlantic coast of the USA and Canada. The book is divided into three sections: an overview of plankton ecology, an assessment of methodology in planktonresearch covering sampling, preservation, and counting of samples, and a taxonomic guide richly illustrated with detailed line drawings to aid identification. This is an essential reference text suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in marine ecology (particularlyuseful for fieldwork) as well as for professional marine biologists. It will also be of relevance and use to environmental scientists, conservation biologists, marine resource managers, environmental consultants, and other specialised practitioners.

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Claudia Castellani is a marine biologist, holding a BSc (Marine Biology), an MSc (Aquaculture and Fisheries) and a PhD (Zooplankton Ecology) degree from the University of Wales, Bangor. She has been working on main Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) thematic projects on plankton as a research assistant (PRIME, Plankton Reactiv...

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Title:Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:704 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.03 inPublished:March 18, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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General IntroductionSection I - Ecology1. N. P. Holliday and S. Henson: The marine environment2. G. Beaugrand: Plankton biodiversity and biogeography3. J. A. Raven: Phytoplankton productivity4. A. G. Hirst: Zooplankton productivity5. C. Robinson: Phytoplankton biogeochemical cycles6. D. K. Steinberg: Zooplankton biogeochemical cycles7. M. Edwards: Plankton and global change8. K. Brander: Plankton and FisheriesSection II - Methodology9. A. C. Kraberg, K. Metfies, and R. Stern: Sampling, preservation, and counting of samples i) Phytoplankton10. P. H. Wiebe, M. C. Benfield, and A. Bucklin: Sampling, preservation, and counting of samples ii) ZooplanktonSection III - TaxonomyPart 1 - PhytoplanktonA. C. Kraberg and R. Stern: Introduction: Taxonomy of planktonic microbial eukaryotesA. C. Kraberg and R. Stern: Phytoplankton: DiatomsA. C. Kraberg and R. Stern: Phytoplankton: DinoflagellatesR. Stern, H. Esson, and C. Balestreri: Phytoplankton: FlagellatesPart 2 - ZooplanktonA. Kraberg, J. Yang, R. Stern, and M. Struder-Kypke: Protozooplankton: CiliatesR. Stern, C. Taylor, S. Sadri, J. Decelle, and F. Not: Protozooplankton: Radiolaria and AchanthariaR. Stern, C. Taylor, and S. Sadri: Protozooplankton: ForaminiferaP. Licandro, A. Fischer, and D. Lindsay: Cnidaria: Schyphozoa and non-colonial HydrozoaP. Licandro, C. Carre, and D. Lindsay: Cnidaria: colonial Hydrozoa (Siphonophorae)P. Licandro and D. Lindsay: CtenophoraC. Castellani: Crustacea: IntroductionCrustacea: CopepodaC. Castellani: Crustacea: BranchiopodaE. Southward: Crustacea: Cirripedia and FacetotectaM. V. Angel and A. W. John: Crustacea: OstracodaC. Buckland, C. Castellani, J. A. Lindley, and A. dos Santos: Crustacea: DecapodaC. Castellani, C. Buckland, J. A. Lindley, and D. Conway: Crustacea: StomatopodaC. Castellani, M. Lehtiniemi, and K. Meland: Crustacea: Lophogastrida and MysidaT. Jonas: Crustacea: AmphipodaJ. A. Lindley: Crustacea: EuphausiaceaC. Castellani and R. Camp: Anellida: holoplanktonic PolychaetaS. Lischka and H. Ossenbrugger: Mollusca: holoplanktonic molluscsA. C. Pierrot-Bults: ChaetognathaD.V.P. Conway, C. Castellani, and E. C. Southward: EchinodermataJ. Fuchs and J. Bishop: BryozoaJ. Fuchs: BrachiopodaJ. Fuchs: PhoronidaD. V. P. Conway and C. Castellani: RotiferaP. Licandro and M. Brunetta: Chordata: ThaliaceaG. Gorsky and C. Castellani: Chordata: AppendiculariaP. Munk and J. G. Nielsen: Chordata: Fish eggs and larvae