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Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification (Aquatic Ecology)

Freshwater algae are among the most diverse and ubiquitous organisms on earth. They occupy an enormous range of ecological conditions from lakes and rivers to acidic peat swamps, inland saline lakes, snow and ice, damp soils, wetlands, desert soils, wastewater treatment plants, and are symbionts in and on many plants, fungi, and animals. In North America, the variety of freshwater habitats colonized by algae is very rich, and offers an enormous and fascinating range of environments for their study. They form the base of most aquatic food webs and are critical to studies of ecosystem health. Algal ecologists and taxonomists play an important role in the understanding of aquatic ecosystems: their biodiversity, productivity, interactions with other organisms, and water quality. This book provides in one volume a practical and comprehensive guide to the genera of freshwater algae known from North America. The format combines the necessary ecological, taxonomic and methodological information for all scientists working in aquatic environments, whether their specialty is in environmental monitoring and water quality assessment, biological composition, ecology, evolution, or molecular biology. Key Features * The first complete accounting of North America's freshwater algal genera in more than 50 years * Includes a guide to the current literature on species identification in each group of algae * High-quality photographs and drawings of more than 770 genera * A clear, easy-to-use introductory key to the diagnostic chapters * Synthetic chapters on freshwater habitats, use of algae in environmental assessment, and control of nuisance algae * Contributions from 27 experts in all areas of freshwater algae * Extensive literature citations * Companion volume of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates 2nd edition, edited by Throp and Covich

 


Algae (2nd Edition)

The foremost textbook and reference for studying Phycology, Algae, Second Edition features hundreds of new illustrations, a new chapter on terrestrial algae, and thorough updates that reflect new classification structures. With an emphasis on algae ecology and molecular biology, the authors focus on what students really want to know about algae why they are so diverse; how they are related; how to distinguish the major types; their roles in food webs; global biogeochemical cycling; the formation of harmful algae blooms; and how we utilize them. The text also provides a broad coverage of freshwater, marine, and terrestrial algae. Introduction to the Algae Occurrence, Relationships, Nutrition, Definition, General Features, The Roles of Algae in Biochemistry, Algae in Biotic Associations, Technological Applications of Algae, Algal Diversity and Relationships Taxonomy, Systematics, and Phylogeny, Cyanobacteria (Chloroxybacteria), Endosymbiosis and the Origin of Eukaryotic Algae With a Focus on Glaucophytes, Chlorarachniophytes, and Apicomlexans, Euglenoids, Cryptomonads, Haptophytes, Dinoflagellates, Ochrophytes I Introduction to the Ochrophytes and a focus on Diatoms, Ochrophytes II Raphidophyceans, Chrysophyceans, Synurophyceans, and Eustigmatophyceans, Ochrophytes III Pelagophyceans, Silicoflagellates, Pedinellids, and Related Forms, Ochrophytes IV Chrysomeridaleans, Phaeothamniophyceans, Tribophyceans, and Phaeophyceans, Red Algae, Green Algae I Introduction and Prasinophyceans, Green Algae II Ulvophyceans, Green Algae III Trebouxiophyceans, Green Algae IV Chlorophyceans, Green Algae V Charophyceans, Phytoplankton Ecology, Macroalgal and Periphyton Ecology. Intended for those interested in learning the basics of algae

 


Killer Algae

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 that no one thought could survive the waters of the Mediterranean 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. When Alexandre Meinesz, a professor of biology at the University of Nice, discovered a square-yard patch of it in 1984, he warned biologists and oceanographers of the potential species invasion. His calls went unheeded. At that point, one person could have pulled the small patch out and ended the problem. Now, however, the plant has defeated the French Navy, thwarted scientific efforts to halt its rampage, and continues its destructive journey into the Adriatic Sea. Killer Algae is the biological and political horror story of this invasion. For despite Meinesz's pleas to scientists and the French government, no agency was willing to take responsibility for the seaweed, and while the buck was passed, the killer algae grew. And through it all, the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco sought to exculpate itself. In short, Killer Algae? part detective story and part bureaucratic object lesson is a classic case of a devastating ecological invasion and how not to deal with it. "[U]tterly fascinating, not only because of the ecological battles [Meinesz] describes but also because of the wondrous natural phenomena involved." Richard Bernstein, New York Times "Akin to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Killer Algae shows the courage of a voice in the wilderness."? Choice "A textbook case of how not to manage an environmental disaster." Kirkus Reviews "Meinesz's story is a frightening one, reading more like a science fiction thriller than a scientific account." Publishers Weekly

 


Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Northeastern North America, Volume I: A Revised and Enlarged Edition of Norman C. Fassett's A Manual of Aquatic Plants, ... Gymnosperms, and Angiosperms: Dicotyledons

This is by far the best and most comprehensive manual and illustrated guide to native and naturalized vascular plants ferns, conifers, and flowering plants growing in aquatic and wetland habitats in northeastern North America, from Newfoundland west to Minnesota and south to Virginia and Missouri. Published in two volumes, this long-awaited work completely revises and greatly expands Norman Fassett s 1940 classic A Manual of Aquatic Plants, yet retains the features that made Fassett s book so useful. Features include: * coverage of 1139 plant species, 1186 taxa, 295 genera, 109 families * more than 600 pages of illustrations, and illustrations for more than 90% of the taxa * keys for each species include references to corresponding illustrations * habitat information, geographical ranges, and synonomy * a chapter on nuisance aquatic weeds * glossaries of botanical and habitat terms * a full index for each volume Wetland ecologists, botanists, resource managers, public naturalists, and environmentalists concerned with the preservation of wetland areas, which are increasingly threatened, will welcome this clear, workable, and comprehensive guide.

 


Aquatic and Wetland Plants of the Western Gulf Coast

"When the first Spanish and French explorers encountered the western Gulf Coast, they were confronted by an immense and continuous wetland zone that ranged from shallow brackish bays, densely vegetated marshes, and wooded swamps to wet and poorly drained prairies. Early land value assessments were often negative . . . . Today, the original, boundless, and nearly impenetrable wetlands are found in smaller patches, punctuated by levees, ditches, and roadways. There have been major changes in plant distribution and species composition and abundance across the western Gulf Coast." This book, originally published by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department but unavailable for years, fills a longstanding need for a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to the aquatic and wetland plants of the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Brownsville (including all of the Texas coast). Charles D. Stutzenbaker, a retired wildlife biologist, describes the habitat requirements, wildlife values, propagation, and management possibilities for more than 200 plants, which are illustrated by pen-and-ink drawings that accompany habitat and scale photographs for field identification. The plants are arranged by growth characteristics,

 


A Manual of Aquatic Plants

A Manual of Aquatic Plants can be said to be a classic; it made the identification of aquatic plants in sterile as well as in flowering or fruiting condition as simple as possible, and covers a region from Minnesota to Missouri and eastward to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Virgina.

 


Riparia: Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Streamside Communities (Aquatic Ecology)

This book describes the underlying water conditions and geologies that support viable riparia, illustrates the ecological characteristics of riparia, and discusses how riparia are used by human cultures as well as how riparia can be used to sustain environmental quality. In recent years riparian management has been widely implemented as a means of improving fisheries, water quality, and habitat for endangered species. This book provides the basic knowledge necessary to implement successful, long-term management and rehabilitation programs. * Treats riparian patterns & processes in a holistic perspective, from ecological components to societal activities * Contains over 130 illustrations and photos that summarize this complex ecological system * Synthesizes the information from more than 6,000 professional articles * Sidebars provide a look into ongoing research that is at the frontiers of riparian ecology and management


Planting Wetlands and Dams: A Practical Guide to Wetland Design, Construction and Propagation

Since it was first published in 1998, Planting Wetlands and Dams has been used widely as a readable, plain-English guide which demystifies the processes and practices of wetland and dam planting and has also successfully exposed some of the more dubious myths which had been propagated in the 1980s and1990s. It has been widely accepted by professionals working in the field, and is also found in the libraries of many colleges and universities. After a decade in print, the book has been comprehensively rewritten. The introductory chapter on wetlands is expanded and includes photographs of each major type of wetland, including those in the Northern Territory. The planning chapter includes updated information on regulations and permits and also examines the pros and cons of establishing new wetlands in otherwise dry climates. The construction chapter includes information on new materials that have recently become available for lining wetlands and dams. The plant selection chapter elaborates on provenance issues to show the diverse spreading mechanisms found in wetland and saltmarsh plants, and has new information on the important habitat plant Cotula coronopifolia. It will also provide up-to-date information on declared aquatic weeds. Planting Wetlands and Dams will be a useful guide for professionals working in the field, and will also be useful for students and academics at tertiary level whose studies include wetlands, water treatment, habitat restoration, aquaculture and aquatic ecology intersects.

 


Pond Life: An Introduction to Familiar Plants and Animals Living in or Near Ponds, Lakes and Wetlands (North American Nature Guides)

Perfect for nature enthusiasts, this essential reference explores more than 140 species of flora and fauna found in pond ecosystems. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.

 


Pond Plants (Aquamaster)

Pages: 96, Edition: First Trade Paper Edition, Paperback, BowTie Press

 


A Practical Guide to Pond Plants and Their Cultivation: How to Use a Wide Range of Plants in and Around Your Garden Pond (Pondmaster)

The garden pond is at the heart of a new wave of interest in water gardening. Water is an essential part of garden design schemes and pond plants are enjoying a welcome surge in popularity. This book provides practical guidance to help gardeners choose the best plants, presenting a selection of more than 80 varieties, from submerged oxygenators to moisture-loving plants that thrive in the damp soil around the edges. All of the plants are featured in color photographs, with full details of their size, spread, care, and propagation.

 


Bottom Soils, Sediment, and Pond Aquaculture (Plant and Animal Series)

This book elucidates the vital but often neglected relationship between bottom soil and water quality. An understanding of this important connection is essential for maintaining water quality within optimum ranges for shrimp and fish. It is the first volume to provide information on topics from soil science essential to pond aquaculture. The impact of soil-water interactions on water quality is examined, and the volume provides important methods for enhancing the soil conditions in ponds. Detailed chapters include coverage of *soils in pond aquaculture *physical, chemical, and mineralogical properties of soil *soil nutrients *the exchange of dissolved substances between soil and water *soil organic matter, anaerobic respiration, and oxidation-reduction *sediment soil *relationships to aquatic animal production *pond bottom management and soil analyses. Bottom Soils, Sediment, and Pond Aquaculture gives students and professionals in aquaculture insight into the principles of soil science which most affect pond management and provides them with an essential and current reference.

 


Wetland Ecosystems

New focused text introduces readers to wetland ecosystems and systems approaches to studying wetlands With its comprehensive coverage of wetland science, management, and restoration, Mitsch and Gosselink's Wetlands has been the premier reference on wetlands for more than two decades. Now, the coverage of specific wetland ecosystem types from earlier editions of this acclaimed work has been updated, revised, and supplemented with additional content in order to create this new text focusing exclusively on wetland ecosystems. This book now complements Wetlands, Fourth Edition. Following an introduction to ecosystems in general and wetland ecosystems in particular, Wetland Ecosystems examines the major types of wetlands found throughout the world: coastal wetlands, freshwater marshes and forested swamps, and peatlands. The final chapter reviews three fundamental systems approaches to studying wetlands: mesocosms, full-scale experimental ecosystems, and mathematical modeling. This new text features: Updated descriptions of the hydrology, biogeochemistry, and biology of the main types of wetlands found in the world New content introducing general ecosystems, wetland ecosystems, whole ecosystem and mesocosm experiments with wetlands, and systems ecology and modeling A detailed description of the ecosystem services provided by wetlands A broad international scope, including many examples of wetlands located outside North America Two new coauthors offering new perspectives and additional insights into the latest ecosystem and modeling techniques An abundance of illustrations helps readers understand how different biological communities and the abiotic environment in wetland ecosystems interact and function. Tables and text boxes provide at-a-glance summaries of key information. Lastly, each chapter concludes with a list of recommended readings. This text has been designed as an introduction for students and professionals in wetland ecology and management, general ecology, environmental science, and natural resource management.

 


Wetland Habitats: A Practical Guide to Restoration and Management (Landlinks Press)

Wetland Habitats is a practical manual that puts developments in the field of wetland restoration and conservation of diverse animal species into plain English, placing much of the more recent work in this field into a single, coherent and user-friendly framework. As with Planting Wetlands and Dams, the text explains the various approaches to and aspects of each problem, so that readers will be able to make informed decisions about managing wetlands on their own properties. Although the examples are drawn from a wide range of wetland animals, including some which aren't necessarily found in wetlands on private properties, the primary emphasis will be on species and aspects of management that are likely to be of most use to landholders with wetlands to be restored, or species in need of conservation. The plants and planting aspects of created wetlands and dams are dealt with in detail in the second edition of Planting Wetlands and Dams. Key features: ? Reversing the effects of drainage, grazing, weirs, deteriorating water quality and associated algal problems, and allowing for global warming and sea level rises? Setting realistic targets for wetland restoration and longer-term goals for management? Understanding natural change in wetlands? seasonal, ecological and chemical

 


Threatened Wetlands (Protecting Our Planet)

Pages: 32, Paperback, Crabtree Pub Co

 


Lakes and Wetlands (Living Earth)

Library Binding: 235 pages Publisher: Rosen Educational Services (January 2011)

 

 

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