Freshwater Algae

Identification and Use as Bioindicators

Author: Edward G. Bellinger,David C. Sigee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118917162

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Freshwater Algae provides a comprehensive guide to temperate freshwater algae, with additional information on key species in relation to environmental characteristics and implications for aquatic management. Existing books on freshwater algae fall into two categories: simple identification texts or highly specialised research volumes. There is currently nothing in between that practitioners and students can use on a regular basis. The authors filled this gap with the first edition which provided an accessible, visually appealing volume that is of immediate use to aquatic biologists for algal identification that includes key environmental information on major species. The book is divided into two parts: part I is a general introduction to algae and techniques for sampling, measuring and observation and then looks at the role of algae as bioindicators and the implications for aquatic management, part II provides the identification of major genera and 250 important species. The book is well illustrated in full colour with numerous original illustrations and photographs. This new revised edition will retain the same clear writing style and accessible format of the first edition with new coverage of species from North America, Asia and Australia in addition to expanded coverage of molecular and computational techniques in algal biology.

The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles

An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae

Author: David M. John

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521770514

Category: Nature

Page: 702

View: 2543

CD-ROM contains images of algae and algal habitats. Compiled by Peter V. York, David M. John and Leslie R. Johnson.

How to Know the Freshwater Algae

Author: Gerald Webber Prescott

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering


Category: Science

Page: 293

View: 5406

Explains basic laboratory procedure and identifies common species and genera of freshwater algae according to families and phyla.

Freshwater Algae of North America

Ecology and Classification

Author: John D. Wehr,Robert G. Sheath,J. Patrick Kociolek

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123858771

Category: Science

Page: 1066

View: 2492

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

Biogeography of Freshwater Algae

Author: Jørgen Kristiansen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401709084

Category: Science

Page: 161

View: 6351

This book is based on a workshop on biogeography of freshwater algae held during the Fifth International Phycological Congress in China 1994. A group of outstanding specialists covering widely different approaches to the subject have been brought together, and this collection of their contributions forms a unique volume: there is no other book on the subject. It thus fills an evident gap in the phycological literature, and will be of major interest to researchers and teachers within phycology, limnology, and evolutionary biology. However, it may also be useful in courses for advanced students.

Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa, Bd. 19/2: Cyanoprokaryota

Bd. 2 / Part 2: Oscillatoriales

Author: Jirí Komárek,Konstantinos Anagnostidis

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827419149

Category: Science

Page: 759

View: 5381

Cyanoprokaryotes are probably the oldest organisms with plant metabolism. However, their cell structure and type of asexual reproduction prove their eubacterial origin. In spite of their existence from Precambrian onwards they have not lost their vitality, and still are able to colonize all possible biotopes, including very extreme environments (thermal springs up to 80 °C, rocks in extremely hot or cold deserts in both the tropics and Antarctica, hypersaline lakes and marshes, biotopes in volcanic regions, and other harsh habitats). This book is a review of all the cyanoprokaryotic taxonomic units, registered and recognizable from European natural biotopes, including the marine coasts. Our determination keys and taxonomic descriptions should permit the identification of natural populations, and should be related to known culture material. Numerous strains were isolated, kept in strain collections and used as important model organisms for experiments of various kinds. In culture only a few cyanoprokaryotes show the typical growth form known from nature, most others can be made to display their typical forms and life cycles by special procedures only. The identification of strains without previous knowledge of natural material needs to be carried out with special care. The aim of this book is to make possible the identification and standardization of known, morphologically and ecologically distinguishable cyanoprokaryotes that have been described from natural populations in Europe. Therefore, in the introductory part only data important for identification are presented. At the end of this chapter we append a list of basic literature, where all the detailed information necessary can be found. We have selected accurate drawings of the species described in the text. We also present illustrations of some non-European species if necessary for understanding the generic diacritical features or infrageneric diversity.

Common Freshwater Algae of the United States

An Illustrated Key to the Genera (excluding the Diatoms)

Author: Gary E. Dillard

Publisher: N.A


Category: Freshwater algae

Page: 188

View: 9567

The second revised edition of this manual aims at providing students and less experienced professional aquatic biologists with a key to identify some to the more commonly encountered aquatic freshwater algal genera of the United States. In response to reviewers comments, a brief section on diatoms, a section providing a number of possible of dispositions of the genera into a taxonomic hierarchy and a brief glossary of technical terms have been added in this revised edition. A number of nomenclatural changes is reflected as well.Keys, representative illustrations and general ecological notes are provided for some 300 genera, excluding the diatoms (except for a brief section on them). The keys are based on features observable in freshly collected material.

Freshwater Algae

Their Microscopic World Explored

Author: Hilda Canter-Lund,John W. G. Lund

Publisher: Balogh Scientific Books


Category: Algae

Page: 360

View: 1190


A Treatise on the British Freshwater Algae

Author: G. S. West

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378236444

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 8659

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