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Seaweed Ecology and Physiology


Hurd, CL and Harrison, PJ and Bischof, K and Lobban, CS, Seaweed Ecology and Physiology, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 566. ISBN 978-0-521-14595-4 (2014) [Revision/New Edition]


There have been very significant advances in many areas of phycology since the last edition nearly 20 years ago. In particular, the advances in our understanding of the endosymbiotic origin of algal plastids, and molecular aspects and genetics, stand out. The wealth of new literature alone in all the areas has warranted adding two new co-authors, Catriona Hurd, who focuses on water motion and seaweed physiological ecology, especially in the southern hemisphere, and Kai Bischof, who is well known for his research on photobiology and stress physiology. Hence, the previous edition’s chapter on "Temperature and salinity" has been expanded to include other environmental stressors such as UV radiation, ocean acidification, oxidative stress responses and the interactions between stressors. Seaweed Ecology and Physiology is a textbook for senior undergraduates and a reference book for researchers. The rapid growth of knowledge in this field is both exciting and daunting. Our goal was to select papers that help put together a coherent story on a wide variety of ecological and physiological aspects. This book provides an entry to the literature, not a systematic literature review. With two of our coauthors having experience in the tropics and the temperate southern hemisphere, we have tried to avoid the typical temperate northern hemisphere bias. The previous large introductory chapter on morphology, life histories, and morphogenesis has been divided into two chapters because of the many advances in these areas. We have included an encapsulation of algal structure and life histories, but we still expect that students using this book will have learned xiii Comp. by: PUSHPARAJ Stage: Revises1 Chapter No.: FrontMatter Title Name: HURDetal Date:11/4/14 Time:21:21:34 Page Number: 14 these subjects in more detail or will be learning about them concurrently in a general phycology course. The chapter on mariculture has been expanded because of the continuing increased interest in aquaculture, multi-trophic aquaculture and biomitigation, and algal biotechnology. Finally, we have invited six renowned phycologists to give their personal perspectives on currently active areas of research. These essays are included as six boxes in the most appropriate chapters. We hope that this book has been greatly enhanced by the personal stories of how these essayists became interested in their research topics and how their career path sometimes took unexpected/unplanned turns. Many colleagues contributed to this book in a variety of ways. Various chapters of the book have been critically read by Ricardo Scrosati, Mike Hawkes, Richard Taylor, Dave Schiel, Christine Maggs, Svenja Heesch, Christopher Hepburn, Giselle Walker, Patrick Martone, Chuck Amsler, Ivan Gómez, Dieter Hanelt, Christian Wiencke, Alwyn Rees, Morten Pedersen, Matt Bracken, John Berges, Britta Eklund, Murray Brown, Charles Yarish, Wendy Nelson and Thierry Chopin. We thank Mike Guiry for checking the taxonomy using AlgaeBase. CLH especially thanks Rochelle Dewdney for her invaluable help in compiling references, checking species names, and acquiring copyrights.

Item Details

Item Type:Revision/New Edition
Keywords:seaweed ecology, seaweed physiology
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Hurd, CL (Professor Catriona Hurd)
ID Code:91437
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-05-20
Last Modified:2015-05-06

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