Showing all 6 results
Seaweed ecology and physiology.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.
An ocean garden: the secret life of seaweed.Artist/Author: Iselin, Josie.
Josie Iselin celebrates the unexpected beauty of seaweed, an often overlooked but fundamental aspect of ocean life. Produced on a flatbed scanner, Iselin’s vibrant portraits of ocean flora reveal the exquisite colour and extraordinary forms of more than two hundred specimens gathered from tidal pools along the California and Maine coasts. Her engaging text, which accompanies the images, blends personal observation and philosophical musings with scientific fact. A poetic and compelling tribute to the natural world and the wonder it evokes.
A guide to southern temperate seagrasses.Artist/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.
The biology of mangroves and seagrasses.Artist/Author: Hogarth, Peter J.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. Mangroves and seagrasses form extensive and highly productive ecosystems that are both biologically diverse and economically valuable. This book, now in its third edition and fully updated throughout, continues to provide a current and comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the biology and ecology of mangroves and seagrasses. Using a global range of examples and case studies, it describes the unique adaptations of these plants to their exacting environments; the rich and diverse communities of organisms that depend on mangrove forests and seagrass meadows (including tree-climbing shrimps, synchronously flashing fireflies, and ‘gardening’ seacows); the links between mangrove, seagrass, and other habitats; and the evolution, biodiversity, and biogeography of mangroves and seagrasses. The economic value of mangroves and seagrasses is also discussed, including approaches to rational management of these vital resources and techniques for the restoration of degraded habitats. A final chapter, new to this edition, examines the potential effects of global climate change including sea level rise.
As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, particular emphasis is placed on the organisms that dominate these fascinating aquatic ecosystems although pollution, conservation, and experimental aspects are also considered. This accessible textbook assumes no previous knowledge of mangrove or seagrass ecology and is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional ecologists, conservation practitioners, and resource managers. Also available in paperback, Stock ID .
Seagrass ecology.Artist/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.