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Algal Ecology: Freshwater Benthic Ecosystem (Aquatic Ecology)

Algal Ecology: Freshwater Benthic Ecosystem 

   

AUTHORS: 

  • R. Jan Stevenson
  • Max L. Bothwell
  • Rex L. Lowe
  • James H. Thorp

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Hardcover: 753 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press (May 24, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0126684502
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.77 pounds

EDITORIAL REVIEWS


Book Description

Algae are an important component of aquatic benthic ecosystems because they reflect the health of their environment through their density, abundance, and diversity. This comprehensive and authoritative text is divided into three sections to offer complete coverage of the discussion in this field. The first section introduces the locations of benthic algae in different ecosystems, like streams, large rivers, lakes, and other aquatic habitats. The second section is devoted to the various factors, both biotic and abiotic, that affect benthic freshwater algae. The final section of the book focuses on the role played by algae in a variety of complex freshwater ecosystems. As concern over environmental health escalates, the keystone and pivotal role played by algae is becoming more apparent. This volume in the Aquatic Ecology Series represents an important compilation of the latest research on the crucial niche occupied by algae in aquatic ecosystems.

Key Features
* Presents algae as the important player in relation to environmental health
* Prepared by leading authorities in the field
* Includes comprehensive treatment of the functions of benthic algae as well as the factors that affect these important aquatic organisms
* Acts as an important reference for anyone interested in understanding and managing freshwater ecosystems

From the Back Cover

 Algae are an important component of aquatic benthic eco-systems because they reflect the health of their environment through their density, abundance, and diversity. This comprehensive and authoritative text has been prepared by leading authorities in the field and includes comprehensive treatment of the functions of benthic algae as well as the factors that affect these important aquatic organisms. As concern over environmental health escalates, the keystone and pivotal role played by algae is becoming more apparent. This volume in the Aquatic Ecology Series represents an important compilation of the latest research on the crucial niche occupied by algae in aquatic ecosystems.

Algal Ecology is an essential reference for anyone interested in understanding and managing freshwater ecosystems.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

The Ecologist’s Bible of Periphyton, December 17, 1999

I have used this book so much during my MSc Project on Algal Communities, that it became my personal bible for all aspects of benthic algal ecology. It’s a very comprehensive book, that is both interesting and relevant right from the start till the very end. All topics are well designed and illustrated and all in all it is very nice to read – not only for Ecologists like me.