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Marine Plants of Australia (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Huismann, John M
To most people, the mention of marine plants conjures up images of rotting seaweeds piled high on the beach, or slithering threateningly around bare ankles during a paddle in the shallows. Certainly, the seaweeds do not inspire the imagination or the romanticism that is usually associated with the sea. Marine Plants of Australia might well alter that perception. This second edition illustrates over 600 species of Australia’s underwater plant life, mostly using underwater photographs that reveal the amazing colours and intricate patterns found in this largely unknown realm of life. Imagine plants with blue foliage that turns red in the dark, or iridescent plants, or plants that look like rocks painted in shades of pink. There are seaweeds with the consistency of jelly, or with fronds that form an intricate mesh that rivals the best lace. These plants have evolved a startling myriad of shapes, colours and patterns that will impress everyone who views them — underwater, or through the pages of this book
The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp ForestsArtist/Author: Schiel, David R, Michael S Foster
Giant kelp (Macrocystis) is a remarkable plant, the largest seaweed and most rapidly growing and prolific of all plants found on earth. Growing from the sea floor and extending along the sea surface in lush canopies, giant kelp provides an extensive vertical habitat in a largely two-dimensional seascape. It is the foundation for one of the most species-rich, productive, and widely distributed ecological communities.
Schiel and Fosters scholarly review and synthesis take the reader from the early observations by Darwin to the present day, providing a historical perspective for the modern understanding of giant kelp evolution, biogeography, biology, and physiology.
This perspective is integrated into a thorough discussion of the species and forest ecology worldwide, with considerations of human uses and abuses, management and conservation, and the present effects of global change and likely future impacts.
This volume promises to be the definitive treatise and reference on giant kelp and its forests for many years, and it will appeal to marine scientists and others who want a better appreciation and understanding of these wondrous forests of the sea.
The Coral Triangle: Saving the Amazing Undersea World of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Solomon Islands & Timor LesteArtist/Author: Kassem, Ken
Published in association with WWF-Malaysia, this important book describes the uniqueness of the Coral Triangle region’s marine biodiversity, its conservation importance and the stories, successes and struggles of the drive to maintain its rich biodiversity. The book gives a big-picture overview of threats and solutions and up-close and personal experiences from the ground and the people affected by conservation. The stories come from the work that WWF-Malaysia and USAID Coral Triangle Support Partnership are carrying out in the region.
Chapters cover the rich habitats of the Coral Triangle and the endangered species, as well as an in-depth survey of each of the countries of the area. As the earth’s single greatest repository of marine life, the Coral Triangle is also a great draw for SCUBA divers. For each of the countries covered, top dive sites are listed.
Seaweed Ecology and Physiology (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Hurd, Catriona L. et al.
In coastal seas, from the tropics to the poles, seaweeds supply the energy required to support diverse coastal marine life and provide habitat for invertebrates and fish. Retaining the highly successful approach and structure of the first edition, this is a synthesis of the role of seaweeds in underpinning the functioning of coastal ecosystems worldwide. It has been fully updated to cover the major developments of the past twenty years, including current research on the endosymbiotic origin of algae, molecular biology including ‘omics’, chemical ecology, invasive seaweeds, photobiology and stress physiology. In addition to exploring the processes by which seaweeds, as individuals and communities, interact with their biotic and abiotic environment, the book presents exciting new research on how seaweeds respond to local and global environmental change. It remains an invaluable resource for students and provides an entry into the scientific literature of a wide range of topics.
A Guide to Southern Temperate SeagrassesArtist/Author: Waycott, Michelle, Kathryn McMahon, and Paul Lavery.
Describes the exceptionally diverse seagrasses in the temperate parts of the southern hemisphere. Introduces readers to the evolution, biology and ecology of the southern temperate seagrasses and presents a visual key to allow species identification using easily recognisable features. Detailed species accounts provide information on the distinctive features of each species or ‘complex’, with brief notes about their taxonomy, reproduction and ecology. With information provided in a highly concise format, the book allows readers to rapidly identify a particular seagrass as well as other species that it may easily be confused with, confirm that the species occurs in a certain area, and access general information on the biology and ecology of the species.
Guide to the seaweeds of Britain and Ireland.Artist/Author: Bunker, Francis StP. D., Juliet A. Brodie, Christine A.Maggs, and Anne R. Bunker.
British and Irish shallow seas contain an astonishing 7% of the world’s seaweed species, around 700 different seaweeds, and yet most divers, snorkellers and rockpoolers can put names to only a handful of them. This guide aims to de-mystify seaweed identification for the non-specialist. It includes over 200 seaweeds, all of which can be identified in the field.
Seagrass EcologyArtist/Author: Hemminga, Marten A. and Carlos M. Duarte.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. Seagrasses occur in coastal zones throughout the world, in the part of the marine habitat that is most heavily influenced by humans. Decisions about coastal management therefore often involve seagrasses, but despite a growing awareness of the importance of these plants, a full appreciation of their role in coastal ecosystems has yet to be reached. This book provides an entry point for those wishing to learn about their ecology, and gives a broad overview of the state of knowledge, including progress in research and research foci, complemented by extensive literature references to guide the reader to more detailed studies. It will be valuable to students of marine biology wishing to specialize in this area and also to established researchers wanting to enter the field. In addition, it will provide an excellent reference for those involved in the management and conservation of coastal areas that harbour seagrasses.