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.

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CSIRO Publishing, 2015.  320 pages, hardcover, 14 plates with colour photos; 56 black and white photos and black and white illustrations

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Weight 970 g