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Algae of Australia: Marine Benthic Algae of North-Western Australia 2. Red AlgaeArtist/Author: Huisman, John
Describes the 158 genera and 351 species of marine benthic red algae of north-western Australia.
Marine plants, or seaweeds, are unjustly perceived as one of the least charismatic groups of marine organisms. In truth they include many spectacular and attractive species; moreover, they comprise a vital component of coastal ecosystems, providing food and shelter for marine animals as well as contributing significantly to regional biodiversity. For over a decade, Dr John Huisman, in collaboration with students and colleagues, has collected and studied the marine plants of Australia’s vast and remote north-west coast. These activities have uncovered numerous undescribed genera and species and resulted in a manyfold increase in the known flora. His accounts of the marine algae are presented in two volumes of the Algae of Australia series; this part, describing the red algae, follows an earlier volume (2015) describing the green and brown algae.
Although not as conspicuous as the larger brown algae, the red algae are typically more diverse, with the number of species in any location more than twice that of the green and brown algae combined. This volume is an authoritative floristic account of the marine red algae of north-western Australia and includes 158 genera and 351 species, with 7 genera and 88 species newly described.
Each taxonomic level, from division to species, is fully described, incorporating current nomenclature, morphology, keys, and numerous figures, many in colour. These two volumes represent the first detailed accounts of the marine plants of tropical Western Australia and document numerous taxa newly recorded for the region.
Marine Plants of TasmaniaArtist/Author: Scott, Fiona J.
This book provides an introduction to the marine seaweeds and seagrasses of Tasmania, the island state of Australia.
Readers will discover the beauty and diversity of marine plants through descriptions of over 160 species, each illustrated by means of colour photographs and provided with a summary of features helpful for species identification. High magnification images are also included for many species.
Biology of the Red AlgaeArtist/Author: Cole, Kathleen M. and Robert G. Sheath, editors.
When Biology of the Red Algae was first published in 1990, it was the first comprehensive monograph to be written on the Rhodophyta in over fifteen years. This book presents an authoritative review on the state of knowledge on the biology of the red algae. Written by a group of 26 internationally renowned experts, the eighteen chapters of Biology of the Red Algae range from molecular and cellular to biochemical, physiological, organismal, and ecological aspects of this important group of algae. This book is of interest particularly to students of oceanography and plant evolution.
Algae of Australia: Marine Benthic Algae of North-western Australia 1: Green and Brown AlgaeArtist/Author: Huisman, John M.
Sparsely populated, incredibly beautiful but often inhospitable, Australia’s vast north-west coast contains a rich but largely undocumented biodiversity. For over a decade, Dr John Huisman, has collaborated with students and colleagues, collecting and studying the marine plants of the region, uncovering numerous undescribed genera and species, resulting in a manyfold increase in the known flora. His accounts of the marine algae will be presented in two volumes of the Algae of Australia series; this part describing the green and brown algae, to be followed by a second describing the red algae. This volume is an authoritative floristic account of the marine green and brown algae of northwestern Australia and includes 68 genera and 171 species. Each taxonomic level, from division to
species, is fully described, incorporating current nomenclature, morphology, keys and numerous illustrations, many in colour. It is the first detailed account of the marine plants of tropical Western Australia and documents numerous taxa recorded for the first time from the region, together with newly described species of Avrainvillea, Codium, Sargassum and Ulva.
New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated GuideArtist/Author: Nelson, Wendy.
This book is the first photographic identification guide to New Zealand’s unique marine algae, by the country’s pre-eminent seaweed expert Wendy Nelson. Across three main sections covering green, brown and red algae, approximately 150 genera and 250 key species are described. Each species entry includes up-to-date information on nomenclature, type locality, morphology, habitat, distribution and notes on identification and key characteristics. The guide contains around 500 photographs, with each entry illustrated by either underwater or coastal photographs and supplemented by herbarium scans, microscopic photographs or reproductions of celebrated botanical artist Nancy Adams’ paintings from the original “Seaweeds of New Zealand: an illustrated guide”. Informative introductory chapters and breakout boxes introduce New Zealand’s seaweeds, giving an overview of the country’s aquatic flora and its unique features, information about the coastal environment, macroalgal ecology, distribution and introduced/invasive species, plus material on the uses of macroalgae (particularly in New Zealand by Maori) and the widespread commercial applications of these diverse plants.
An essential, all-new reference for professional and recreational users.
Seaweeds: Edible, Available and SustainableArtist/Author: Mouritsen, Ole G.
OUT OF PRINT. REPRINT UNDER CONSIDERATION. PLEASE ADVISE IF YOU WISH TO BACKORDER. Until recently, seaweed for most people was nothing but a nuisance, clinging to us when we swim and stinking up the beach as it rots in the sun. With the ever-growing popularity of sushi restaurants across the world, however, seaweed is becoming a substantial part of our total food intake. And even as we dine with delight on maki, miso soup, and seaweed salads, very few of us have any idea of the nutritional value of seaweed. Here celebrated scientist Ole G. Mouritsen, drawing on his fascination with and enthusiasm for Japanese cuisine, champions seaweed as a staple food while explaining its biology, ecology, cultural history, and gastronomy. Mouritsen takes readers on a comprehensive tour of seaweed, describing what seaweeds actually are – algae, not plants – and how people of different cultures have utilised them since prehistoric times for a whole array of purposes – as food and fodder, for the production of salt, in medicine and cosmetics, as fertilizer, in construction, and for a number of industrial end uses, to name just a few.
He reveals the vast abundance of minerals, trace elements, proteins, vitamins, dietary fibre, and precious polyunsaturated fatty acids found in seaweeds, and provides instructions and recipes on how to prepare a variety of dishes that incorporate raw and processed seaweeds. Approaching the subject from not only a gastronomic but also a scientific point of view, Mouritsen sets out to examine the past and present uses of this sustainable resource, keeping in mind how it could be exploited for the future. Because seaweeds can be cultivated in large quantities in the ocean in highly sustainable ways, they are ideal for battling hunger and obesity alike. With hundreds of delectable illustrations depicting the wealth of species, colours, and shapes of seaweed.
Freshwater Cyanoprokaryota of North-Eastern Australia 1: Oscillatoriales.Artist/Author: McGregor, Glenn B.
Flora of Australia Supplementary Series No. 24. Cyanoprokaryotes (also known as cyanobacteria or blue-green algae) can form a significant component of benthic, periphytic and floating microphytic assemblages across a diverse range of habitats. They contribute to the productivity of aquatic ecosystems and, in some cases, provide the major carbon source that sustains aquatic food webs. Various members of the Oscillatoriales are known to have caused animal deaths and adversely affected human health. They are also recognised as being an important contributor to and consequence of ecosystem degradation. Their ubiquity in lakes, streams and rivers throughout much of the world, and their ability to form blooms or nuisance growths rapidly are of particular interest to scientists and water managers. Despite their importance, there are very few comprehensive regional accounts of cyanoprokaryote biodiversity in the scientific literature.
This volume provides the first detailed account of the freshwater Oscillatoriales of north-eastern Australia. It includes keys, morphological and ecological data for 6 families, 27 genera and 122 species, and photomicrographs and original illustrations to enable the accurate identification of natural populations based on stable and recognisable characters observable with the aid of light microscopy. Distributional data are based on the extensive surveys carried out by the author at 253 localities near lakes, reservoirs, streams and rivers in Queensland and the Northern Territory as well as a review of the Australian phycological literature. Three species are newly described from the genera Leptolyngbya and Trichocoleus.
Algae of Australia: IntroductionArtist/Author: Australia Biological Resources Study.
Algae are essential components of marine and freshwater habitats in and around Australia. They play a critical role in nutrient cycling, as food and shelter for invertebrates and fish, and some have considerable potential as biological indicators of the health of aquatic habitats. At least 12,000 marine, freshwater and terrestrial species are thought to occur in Australia, but many are yet to be described or fully documented. It is hoped that the series Algae of Australia will stimulate research, especially on the many poorly known groups and their habitats.
This introductory volume includes essays on the history of research on Australian algae, their classification, fossil record, systematic relationships, ecology, biogeography and economic significance. Keys to the identification of the orders of algae are accompanied by an extensive bibliography, and 29 synoptic chapters provide an overview of the biology of the algal classes. The volume concludes with a glossary of more than 1500 technical terms.
The marine benthic flora of southern Australia, Rhodophyta – Part IIID: Ceramailes – Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae.Artist/Author: Womersley, H. B. S.
Flora of Australia Supplementary Series No. 18. (Parts 1, 2 and 3C are now out of print.) This volume completes the account of the marine algae of this region. Descriptions are supplemented with copious line drawings of detailed cellular arrangements and lineages, and many excellent images of complete plants and sections of reproductive structures.
Killer Algae: The True Tale of a Biological InvasionArtist/Author: Meinesz, Alexandre.
Two decades ago, a Stuttgart zoo imported a lush, bright green seaweed for its aquarium. Caulerpa taxifolia was captively bred by the zoo and exposed, for years, to chemicals and ultraviolet light. Eventually a sample of it found its way to the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco, then headed by Jacques Cousteau. Fifteen years ago, while cleaning its tanks, that museum dumped the pretty green plant into the Mediterranean. This supposedly benign little plant has now become a pernicious force. Caulerpa taxifolia now covers 10,000 acres of the coasts of France, Spain, Italy, and Croatia, and has devastated the Mediterranean ecosystem. And it continues to grow, unstoppable and toxic.
Common seaweeds of New Zealand.Artist/Author: Adams, Nancy.
This guide has precise yet concise descriptions of 100 of New Zealand’s common seaweeds, each species illustrated in watercolour.
Freshwater Algae in Australia: A Guide to Conspicuous Genera (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Entwisle, T. et al.
A guide to the conspicuous algae found in the streams and lakes of Australia. Spectacular photographs and simple illustrated keys allow easy identification. Over 300 colour photographs, supplemented by hand-drawings, display the beauty and diversity of more than 120 genera of freshwater algae. The easy-to-read text and computer-generated identification icons cover 96 genera in detail. This is an essential reference for naturists, students, water-managers, scientists, in fact anyone interested in the extraordinary but until now hidden world of freshwater algae. Most algae genera occur throughout the world, so the guide will find application in almost every country country.