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Progress in understanding harmful algal blooms: paradigm shifts and new technologies for research, monitoring and management

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Anderson, DM and Cembella, AD and Hallegraeff, GM, Progress in understanding harmful algal blooms: paradigm shifts and new technologies for research, monitoring and management, Annual Review Marine Science 2012, 4 pp. 143-176. ISSN 1941-1405 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Annual Reviews.

DOI: doi:10.1146/annurev-marine-120308-081121

Abstract

The public health, tourism, fisheries, and ecosystem impacts from harmful algal blooms (HABs) have all increased over the past few decades. This has led to heightened scientific and regulatory attention, and the development of many new technologies and approaches for research and management. This, in turn, is leading to significant paradigm shifts with regard to, e.g., our interpretation of the phytoplankton species concept (strain variation), the dogma of their apparent cosmopolitanism, the role of bacteria and zooplankton grazing in HABs, and our approaches to investigating the ecological and genetic basis for the production of toxins and allelochemicals. Increasingly, eutrophication and climate change are viewed and managed as multifactorial environmental stressors that will further challenge managers of coastal resources and those responsible for protecting human health. Here we review HAB science with an eye toward new concepts and approaches, emphasizing, where possible, the unexpected yet promising new directions that research has taken in this diverse field.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:red tide, shellfish toxicity, fish kills, ecogenomics, climate change
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant Biology
Research Field:Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified
Author:Hallegraeff, GM (Professor Gustaaf Hallegraeff)
ID Code:75009
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:184
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2011-12-23
Last Modified:2013-05-03
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