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Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification

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Freshwater algae are among the most diverse and ubiquitous organisms on earth. They occupy an enormous range of ecological conditions from lakes and rivers to acidic peat swamps, inland saline lakes, snow and ice, damp soils, wetlands, desert soils, wastewater treatment plants, and are symbionts in and on many plants, fungi, and animals. In North America, the variety of freshwater habitats colonized by algae is very rich, and offers an enormous and fascinating range of environments for their study. They form the base of most aquatic food webs and are critical to studies of ecosystem health. Algal ecologists and taxonomists play an important role in the understanding of aquatic ecosystems: their biodiversity, productivity, interactions with other organisms, and water quality. This book provides in one volume a practical and comprehensive guide to the genera of freshwater algae known from North America. The format combines the necessary ecological, taxonomic and methodological information for all scientists working in aquatic environments, whether their specialty is in environmental monitoring and water quality assessment, biological composition, ecology, evolution, or molecular biology.

Key Features

* The first complete accounting of North America's freshwater algal genera in more than 50 years

* Includes a guide to the current literature on species identification in each group of algae

* High-quality photographs and drawings of more than 770 genera

* A clear, easy-to-use introductory key to the diagnostic chapters

* Synthetic chapters on freshwater habitats, use of algae in environmental assessment, and control of nuisance algae

* Contributions from 27 experts in all areas of freshwater algae

* Extensive literature citations

* Companion volume of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates 2nd edition, edited by Throp and Covich

Table of Contents

Introduction to Freshwater Algae.

Freshwater Habits of Algae.

Coccoid and Colonial Cyanobacteria.

Filamentous Cyanobacteria.

Red Algae.

Flagellated Green Algae.

Non-Motile Coccoid and Colonial Green Algae.

Filamentous and Plant-Like Green Algae.

Conjugating Green Algal Filaments and Desmids.

Photosynthetic Euglenoids.

Eustigmatophyte, Raphidophyte, and Tribophyte Algae.

Non-Scaled Golden Algae.

Haptophyte Algae.

Synurophyte Algae.

Centric Diatoms.

Araphid and Monoraphid Diatoms.

Symmetrical Naviculoid Diatoms.

Eunotioid and Aysmmetrical Naviculoid Diatoms.

Keeled Raphid Diatoms.

Dinoflagellates.

Cryptophyte Algae.

Brown Algae.

Use of Algae in Environmental Assessments.

Control of Nuisance Algae.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780080521886
Publisher:
Academic Press
Subject:
Science : Limnology
Editor:
Wehr, John D.
Editor:
Sheath, Robert G.
Edited by:
John D. Wehr
Author:
Robert G. Sheath
Author:
Wehr, John D.
Author:
Sheath, Robert G.
Author:
John D. Wehr
Author:
Kociolek, Patrick
Subject:
General
Subject:
Limnology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Marine Biology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Classification
Subject:
Freshwater algae.
Subject:
Freshwater algae - Ecology - North America
Subject:
Freshwater algae -- North America.
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Biology - Marine Biology
Subject:
Science : Earth Sciences - Limnology
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Marine Biology
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Science : Environmental Science
Publication Date:
December 2002
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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