Bibliotheca Diatomologica, Band 56
Eunotia Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyta) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. Paula C. Furey, Rex L. Lowe, and Jeffrey R. Johansen. 2011. ISBN: 978-3-443-57047-7. 132 pp., 2 tables, 34 plates. Paperback. $107.00
This book provides an image rich documentation of the Eunotia flora of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. Over 50 sub-generic taxa of Eunotia are presented, including 14 proposed new species. Image plates include both light and scanning electron micrographs showing size ranges, morphological variability, and external and internal valve ultrastructure. The taxonomic section includes morphological measurements and some autecological information for each taxon. These data provide a useful resource guide that contributes to our understanding of the Eunotia flora of North America, and will facilitate biomonitoring efforts and taxonomic comparisons with past and recent Eunotia flora descriptions from around the world.
Biology of Polar Benthic Algae. Christian Wiencke. 2010. ISBN: 978-3-11-022970-7. 337 pp., 27 figures, 22 tables. Hardcover. $168.00
This work synthesizes the current state of knowledge on the biology of polar benthic marine algae and presents an outlook on their responses to changing environmental conditions in polar regions. Topics treated include environment, biodiversity and biogeography of micro- and macroalgae, including an update of the knowledge of the red algal flora of Antarctica. It treats the chemical ecology as well as the primary production and ecophysiology of polar benthic algae with new information on the important contribution of benthic microalgae to the productivity in costal areas.
Light and Photosynthesis in Aquatic Ecosystems. 3rd Edition. John T. O. Kirk. Due February 2011. ISBN: 9780521151757. 662 pp., 140 b/w illustrations, 4 color illustrations, 21 tables. Paperback. $90.00
Beginning systematically with the fundamentals, the fully-updated third edition of this popular graduate textbook provides an understanding of all the essential elements of marine optics. It explains the key role of light as a major factor in determining the operation and biological composition of aquatic ecosystems, and its scope ranges from the physics of light transmission within water, through the biochemistry and physiology of aquatic photosynthesis, to the ecological relationships that depend on the underwater light climate. This book also provides a valuable introduction to the remote sensing of the ocean from space, which is now recognized to be of great environmental significance due to its direct relevance to global warming.
Crustacean Zooplankton Communities in Chilean Inland Waters. Patricio R. De los Ríos-Escalante. 2010. ISBN: 97890 04174603. 109 pp. Hardcover. $139.00
The crustacean zooplankton of Chilean inland waters has been studied mainly in large Patagonian lakes, while that plankton in other Chilean water bodies has as yet been insufficiently investigated. The species actually reported upon herein require revision as regards their taxonomy and biogeography. On the basis of studies in the Patagonian lakes, oligotrophy has been determined as the main factor regulating zooplankton assemblages, whereas in southern shallow ponds the main regulating factors are oligotrophy and conductivity combined. No detailed studies for other Chilean water bodies are available to date.
This book provides a checklist with updated information of the species of crustacean zooplankton in Chilean inland waters, while the results of an ecological study offer data for understanding the distribution and abundance of those faunal elements in the area.
Lake Ecosystem Ecology: A Global Perspective. Gene E. Likens. 2010. ISBN: 9780123820020. 480 pp. Hardcover. $89.95
A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Lake Ecosystem Ecology examines the workings of the lake and reservoir ecosystems of our planet. Information and perspectives crucial to the understanding and management of current environmental problems are covered, such as eutrophication, acid rain and climate change. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers.
Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters. Gene E. Likens. 2010. ISBN: 9780123819963. 744 pp. Hardcover. $150.00
A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Biogeochemistry of Inland Waters examines the transformation, flux and cycling of chemical compounds in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, combining aspects of biology, ecology, geology, and chemistry. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, they are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers.
Survival Strategies of the Algae. Greta A. Fryxell. Due February 2011. ISBN: 9780521180085. 158 pp. Paperback. $34.99
This book was originally published in 1983, and it provides information regarding ecological conditions and population dynamics of both marine and freshwater algae form diverse habitats. Unfavourable environmental conditions induce the production of resting spores in certain organisms, which are investigated within this text.
Chrysophytes: Aspects and Problems. Jørgen Kristiansen and Robert A. Andersen. Due February 2011. ISBN: 9780521180078. 352 pp. Paperback. $49.99
This 1986 book presents an in-depth treatment of the biology of chrysophytes, providing a strong foundation towards understanding today's living forms of chrysophyte algae and illuminating the probable aquatic ecosystems of the past. The papers are from the 1953 First International Chrysophyte Symposium held at the University of North Dakota.
Biology of the Red Algae. Kathleen M. Cole and Robert G. Sheath. Due February 2011. ISBN: 9780521202466. 528 pp. Paperback. $75.00
Originally published in 1990. In the past fifteen years, research on the red algae has greatly advanced and diversified; new technologies have extended the range of questions being studied and have yielded findings that would have been previously unobtainable. The first comprehensive monograph concerning the rhodophyta in over fifteen years, this volume presents an authoritative review on the current state of knowledge on the biology of the red algae. The eighteen chapters range from molecular and cellular to biochemical, physiological, organismal and ecological aspects of this important group of algae.
Coral Reefs: An Ecosystem in Transition. Zvy Dubinsky and Noga Stambler. 2011. ISBN: 978-94-007-0113-7. 552 pp. Hardcover. $229.00
This book covers in one volume materials scattered in hundreds of research articles, in most cases focusing on specialized aspects of coral biology. In addition to the latest developments in coral evolution and physiology, it presents chapters devoted to novel frontiers in coral reef research. These include the molecular biology of corals and their symbiotic algae, remote sensing of reef systems, ecology of coral disease spread, effects of various scenarios of global climate change, ocean acidification effects of increasing CO2 levels on coral calcification, and damaged coral reef remediation. Beyond extensive coverage of the above aspects, key issues regarding the coral organism and the reef ecosystem such as calcification, reproduction, modeling, algae, reef invertebrates, competition and fish are re-evaluated in the light of new research and emerging insights. In all chapters novel theories as well as challenges to established paradigms are introduced, evaluated and discussed.
Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska. Mandy R. Lindeberg and Sandra C. Lindstrom. 2010. ISBN: 978-1-56612-156-9. 192 pp. Water-Resistant Paper. $30.00
This book is the first and only field guide to more than 100 common seaweeds, seagrasses, and marine lichens of Alaska. Filled with color photos and clearly written descriptions, and printed on water-resistant paper, it is a must-have addition to the reference collections of any scientist, coastal monitor, naturalist, educator, student, or beachcomber interested in Alaska's coastal ecosystems. Author Mandy Lindeberg is a biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Juneau, Alaska. In 2006 she discovered a new genus of kelp, golden V (depicted on the cover), in the Aleutian Islands. Coauthor Sandra Lindstrom is a professor at the University of British Columbia and has published many journal articles and books on algae.
Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems. Martin Kernan, et al. 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4051-7913-3. 328 pp. Hardcover. $99.95
This text examines the impact of climate change on freshwater ecosystems, past, present and future. It especially considers the interactions between climate change and other drivers of change including hydromorphological modification, nutrient loading, acid deposition and contamination by toxic substances using evidence from palaeolimnology, time-series analysis, space-for-time substitution, laboratory and field experiments and process modelling. The book evaluates these processes in relation to extreme events, seasonal changes in ecosystems, trends over decadal-scale time periods, mitigation strategies and ecosystem recovery.
The book is also concerned with how aspects of hydrophysical, hydrochemical and ecological change can be used as early indicators of climate change in aquatic ecosystems and it addresses the implications of future climate change for freshwater ecosystem management at the catchment scale.
Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology. 2nd Edition. Walter K. Dodds and Matt R. Whiles. 2010. ISBN: 9780123747242. 829 pp. Hardcover. $99.95
The Second Edition of Freshwater Ecology is broad, up-to-date textbook covering everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water to advanced unifying concepts of the community ecology and ecosystem relationships as found in continental waters. With 40% new and expanded coverage, this text covers applied and basic aspect of limnology, now with more emphasis on wetlands and reservoirs than in the previous edition.
Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America. James H. Thorp and D. Christopher Rogers. 2010. ISBN: 9780123814265. 304 pp. Hardcover. $39.95
The Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America focuses on freshwater invertebrates that can be identified using at most an inexpensive magnifying glass. This Guide will be useful for experienced nature enthusiasts, students doing aquatic field projects, and anglers looking for the best fish bait, lure, or fly. Color photographs and art, as well as the broad geographic coverage, set this guide apart.
An Illustrated Guide to Some Common Diatom Species from South Africa. J.C. Taylor, W.R. Harding and C.G.M. Archibald. 2007. ISBN: 9781770054844. 200 pp., color & b/w illustrations. Softcover and CD set. $115.00
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Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa, Bd. 02/5: Bacillariophyceae. English and French translations of the keys. Kurt Krammer, and Horst Lange-Bertalot. 2000. ISBN: 978-3-8274-1030-6. 311 pp. Hardcover. List $129.00, Sale $116.00
Most of the volumes of the series "Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa" are written in German language, the volumes 2/1 - 2/4 dealing with the Bacillariophyceae (diatoms) as well. They enable the user to identify all diatom-species and provide him with the taxonomic and ecological information. Since the number of the known diatoms-taxa has increased considerably it is extremely important to distinguish the different species. This was until now restricted to the limnologists, biologists and geographers capable of understanding the German language. This additional volume 2/5 presents all the diatom keys from the Bacillariophyceae-volumes 2/1 - 2/4 in English and French translation. The user can work through the key, identify the species and then - if necessary - gather the further information from the German volumes.