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Author Bellinger, Edward G.

Title Freshwater algae : identification and use as bioindicators / Edward G. Bellinger and David C. Sigee
Published Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010


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Description viii, 271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction to Freshwater Algae -- 1.1.General introduction -- 1.1.1.Algae-an overview -- 1.1.2.Algae as primary producers -- 1.1.3.Freshwater environments -- 1.1.4.Planktonic and benthic algae -- 1.1.5.Size and shape -- 1.2.Taxonomic variation - the major groups of algae -- 1.2.1.Microscopical appearance -- 1.2.2.Biochemistry and cell structure -- 1.2.3.Molecular characterization and identification -- 1.3.Blue-green algae -- 1.3.1.Cytology -- 1.3.2.Morphological and taxonomic diversity -- 1.3.3.Ecology -- 1.3.4.Blue-green algae as bio-indicators -- 1.4.Green algae -- 1.4.1.Cytology -- 1.4.2.Morphological diversity -- 1.4.3.Ecology -- 1.4.4.Green algae as bioindicators -- 1.5.Euglenoids -- 1.5.1.Cytology -- 1.5.2.Morphological diversity -- 1.5.3.Ecology -- 1.5.4.Euglenoids as bioindicators -- 1.6.Yellow-green algae -- 1.6.1.Cytology -- 1.6.2.Morphological diversity -- 1.6.3.Ecology -- 1.6.4.Yellow-green algae as bioindicators --
Contents note continued: 1.7.Dinoflagellates -- 1.7.1.Cytology -- 1.7.2.Morphological diversity -- 1.7.3.Ecology -- 1.8.Cryptomonads -- 1.8.1.Cytology -- 1.8.2.Comparison with euglenoid algae -- 1.8.3.Biodiversity -- 1.8.4.Ecology -- 1.8.5.Cryptomonads as bioindicators -- 1.9.Chrysophytes -- 1.9.1.Cytology -- 1.9.2.Morphological diversity -- 1.9.3.Ecology -- 1.9.4.Chrysophytes as bioindicators -- 1.10.Diatoms -- 1.10.1.Cytology -- 1.10.2.Morphological diversity -- 1.10.3.Ecology -- 1.10.4.Diatoms as bioindicators -- 1.11.Red algae -- 1.12.Brown algae -- 2.Sampling, Biomass Estimation and Counts of Freshwater Algae -- A.Planktonic Algae -- 2.1.Protocol for collection -- 2.1.2.Standing water phytoplankton -- 2.1.2.River phytoplankton -- 2.2.Mode of collection -- 2.2.1.Phytoplankton trawl net -- 2.2.2.Volume samplers -- 2.2.3.Integrated sampling -- 2.2.4.Sediment traps -- 2.3.Phytoplankton biomass -- 2.3.1.Turbidity -- 2.3.2.Dry weight and ash-free dry weight --
Contents note continued: 2.3.3.Pigment concentrations -- 2.4.Flow cytometry: automated analysis of phytoplankton populations -- 2.5.Microscope counts of species populations -- 2.5.1.Sample preservation and processing -- 2.5.2.Species counts -- 2.5.3.Conversion of species counts to biovolumes -- 2.5.4.Chemical cleaning of diatoms -- 2.6.Diversity within single-species populations -- 2.6.1.Molecular analysis -- 2.6.2.Analytical microscopical techniques -- B.Non-Planktonic Algae -- 2.7.Deep water benthic algae -- 2.7.1.Benthic---pelagic coupling -- 2.7.2.Benthic algae and sediment stability -- 2.7.3.Invertebrate grazing of benthic algae -- 2.8.Shallow water communities -- 2.8.1.Substrate -- 2.8.2.Algal communities -- 2.9.Algal biofilms -- 2.9.1.Mucilaginous biofilms -- 2.9.2.Biomass -- 2.9.3.Taxonomic composition -- 2.9.4.Matrix structure -- 2.10.Periphyton --- algal mats -- 2.10.1.Inorganic substratum -- 2.10.2.Plant surfaces -- 3.Algae as Bioindicators --
Contents note continued: 3.1.Bioindicators and water quality -- 3.1.1.Biomarkers and bioindicators -- 3.1.2.Characteristics of bioindicators -- 3.1.3.Biological monitoring versus chemical measurements -- 3.1.4.Monitoring water quality: objectives -- 3.2.Lakes -- 3.2.1.Contemporary planktonic and attached algae as bioindicators -- 3.2.2.Fossil algae as bioindicators: lake sediment analysis -- 3.2.3.Water quality parameters: inorganic and organic nutrients, acidity and heavy metals -- 3.3.Wetlands -- 3.4.Rivers -- 3.4.1.The periphyton community -- 3.4.2.River diatoms -- 3.4.3.Evaluation of the diatom community -- 3.4.4.Human impacts and diatom indices -- 3.4.5.Calculation of diatom indices -- 3.4.6.Practical applications of diatom indices -- 3.5.Estuaries -- 3.5.1.Ecosystem complexity -- 3.5.2.Algae as estuarine bioindicators -- 4.A Key to the More Frequently Occurring Freshwater Algae -- 4.1.Introduction to the key -- 4.1.1.Using the key -- 4.1.2.Morphological groupings --
Contents note continued: 4.2.Key to the main genera and species -- 4.3.List of algae included and their occurrence in the key -- 4.4.Algal identification: bibliography
Summary Freshwater Algae provides an accessible and highly practical guide to a range of techniques used in the identification and enumeration of these important microorganisms. The first three chapters explore how to sample, measure and observe algae, before examining their role as bioindicators and application within water quality management, whilst the last chapter provides a key for identifying the principal algal genera with related environmental information on over 250 major species. This book will appeal to practitioners and researchers in addition to providing an invaluable resource for graduate and postgraduate students who are new to the field. --Book Jacket
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online version of the print title
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Print version record
Subject Freshwater algae.
Indicators (Biology)
Environmental monitoring.
Genre/Form Field guides.
Author Sigee, David C.
ebrary, Inc.
LC no. 2009052145
ISBN 9780470058145 cloth
0470058145 cloth