Proceedings of the 17th International Seaweed Symposium

Hardcover | December 15, 2002

EditorAnthony R.O. Chapman, Robert J. Anderson, Valerie J. Vreeland

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Seaweeds are members of intertidal and subtidal marine communities of organisms that have been subjects of intensive academic investigation over several decades. This work has contributed greatly to our understanding of community ecology, physiology, phylogeny and taxonomy. In addition totheir academic significance, seaweeds and their products have enormous economic importance, generating in excess of US$3 billion per year in revenues. The International Seaweed Symposia are unique gatherings of industrialists and academics who are interested in sharing the findings of their research on marine macroalgae. The papers in these Proceedings represent the majority of communications presented at the 17th symposium held in Cape Town in2001. The selection of articles covers technical aspects of the seaweed industry including extraction, processing, utilization and marketing of products. Of particular importance is the wide range of papers on seaweed farming. The Proceedings also includes several papers that deal with management ofwild resources. In addition to industrial utilization of seaweeds and their products, current studies within the academic fields of taxonomy, ecology, phylogeny and physiology are included. Some of these papers seem remote from any industrial perspective, but, in fact, utilization of livingorganisms must depend on an adequate knowledge of biology. Among living organisms, seaweeds are a very under-studied group and this almost certainly acts as barrier to further industrial production.

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Seaweeds are members of intertidal and subtidal marine communities of organisms that have been subjects of intensive academic investigation over several decades. This work has contributed greatly to our understanding of community ecology, physiology, phylogeny and taxonomy. In addition totheir academic significance, seaweeds and their ...

Professor Antony R.O. Chapman Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. Canada B3H 4JI Tel: ++1 902 494 2349 email: achapman@is.dal.ca Editor in Chief, International Seaweed Association since 1998, Editor in Chief for Botanica Marina from January 2003, Previously Associate Editor of Canadian Journal of Botany and J...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:506 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.27 inPublished:December 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Plenary presentations2. Marine Agronomy3. Utilization and management of wild resources4. Pharmacological and pharmaceutical properties5. Chemical composition, properties, products6. Pollution, remediation and nusiance factors7. Human nutrition8. Floristics, systematics, phylogenies, biogeography9. Population/Community attributes/Interactions10. Growth, physiology, stressors, pathology