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Author Bellinger, Edward G., author

Title Freshwater algae : identification, enumeration and use as bioindicators / Edward G. Bellinger and David C. Sigee
Edition Second edition
Published Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015
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Contents Freshwater Algae; Contents; Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgements; 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 characterisation 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 bioindicators1.4 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; 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 bioindicators1.9 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; 2.1.1 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 biomass2.3.1 Turbidity; 2.3.2 Dry weight and ash-free dry weight; 2.3.3 Pigment concentrations; 2.4 Flow cytometry: automated analysis of phytoplankton populations; 2.5 Biodiversity of mixed-species populations: microscope counts and biovolumes; 2.5.1 Sample preservation and processing; 2.5.2 Chemical cleaning of diatoms; 2.5.3 Species counts; 2.5.4 Conversion of species counts to biovolumes; 2.5.5 Indices of biodiversity; 2.6 Biodiversity within single-species populations; 2.6.1 Molecular analysis; 2.6.2 Analytical microscopical techniques; B. NON-PLANKTONIC ALGAE
2.7 Deep-water benthic algae2.7.1 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; 3.1 Bioindicators and water quality; 3.1.1 Biomarkers and bioindicators; 3.1.2 Characteristics of bioindicators
Summary "A fully revised edition of this popular guide combining practical material on techniques and water quality management with basic algal taxonomy and the role of algae as bioindicators"-- Provided by publisher
"Freshwater Algae provides a comprehensive guide to temperate freshwater algae, with additional information on key species in relation to environmental characteristics and implications for aquatic management. Existing books on freshwater algae fall into two categories: simple identification texts or highly specialised research volumes. There is currently nothing in between that practitioners and students can use on a regular basis. The authors filled this gap with the first edition which provided an accessible, visually appealing volume that is of immediate use to aquatic biologists for algal identification that includes key environmental information on major species. The book is divided into two parts: part I is a general introduction to algae and techniques for sampling, measuring and observation and then looks at the role of algae as bioindicators and the implications for aquatic management, part II provides the identification of major genera and 250 important species. The book is well illustrated in full colour with numerous original illustrations and photographs. This new revised edition will retain the same clear writing style and accessible format of the first edition with new coverage of species from North America, Asia and Australia in addition to expanded coverage of molecular and computational techniques in algal biology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record and CIP data
Subject Environmental monitoring.
Freshwater algae.
Indicators (Biology)
Form Electronic book
Author Sigee, David C., author
LC no. 2014036298
ISBN 1118917138 (Adobe PDF)
1118917146 (ePub)
9781118917138 (Adobe PDF)
9781118917145 (ePub)