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Title Seaweed biology : novel insights into ecophysiology, ecology and utilization / edited by Christian Wiencke, Kai Bischof
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 510 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Ecological studies, 0070-8356 ; vol. 219
Ecological studies ; v. 219.
Contents Part 1. Fundamental Processes and Acclimation to Abiotic Environmental Variables -- Physiological and Photomorphogenic Effects of Light on Marine Macrophytes / Dieter Hanelt and Félix López Figueroa -- Morpho-functionality of Carbon Metabolism in Seaweeds / Iván Gómez and Pirjo Huovinen -- Seaweed Responses to Temperature / Anja Eggert -- Environment and Algal Nutrition / Francisco J.L. Gordillo -- Seaweed Acclimation to Salinity and Desiccation Stress / Ulf Karsten -- Seaweed Responses to Environmental Stress : Reactive Oxygen and Antioxidative Strategies / Kai Bischof and Ralf Rautenberger -- Part 2. Biotic Interactions -- Competition, a Major Factor Structuring Seaweed Communities / Matthew S. Edwards and Sean D. Connell -- Grazers on Benthic Seaweeds / Katrin Iken -- Chemical Ecology of Seaweeds / Charles D. Amsler -- Bacterial Communities on Macroalgae / Michael W. Friedrich -- Intimate Associations Between Epiphytes, Endophytes, and Parasites of Seaweeds / Philippe Potin -- Invasive Marine Seaweeds : Pest or Prize? / Nikos Andreakis and Britta Schaffelke
Part 3. Structure and Function of the World's Main Seaweed Systems -- Seaweeds and Their Communities in Polar Regions / Christian Wiencke and Charles D. Amsler -- Cold-Temperate Seaweed Communities of the Southern Hemisphere / Pirjo Huovinen and Iván Gómez -- Warm Temperate Seaweed Communities : A Case Study of Deep Water Kelp Forests from the Alboran Sea (SW Mediterranean Sea) and the Strait of Gibraltar / Antonio Flores-Moya -- Macroalgae in Tropical Marine Coastal Systems / Astrid Y. Mejia, Gregory N. Puncher and Aschwin H. Engelen -- Floating Seaweeds and Their Communities / Eva Rothäusler, Lars Gutow and Martin Thiel -- Part 4. Effects of Global and Local Changes on the Performance of Seaweeds -- Global Seaweed Biogeography Under a Changing Climate : The Prospected Effects of Temperature / Inka Bartsch, Christian Wiencke and Thomas Laepple -- Seaweed Responses to Ocean Acidification / Michael Y. Roleda and Catriona L. Hurd -- Impacts of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Solar UVB Radiation on Seaweeds / Kai Bischof and Franciska S. Steinhoff -- Bottom-Up Versus Top-Down Control of Macroalgal Blooms / Mirta Teichberg, Paulina Martinetto and Sophia E. Fox -- Part 5. Aquaculture and Economical Importance of Seaweeds -- Seaweed and Man / Cornelia M. Buchholz, Gesche Krause and Bela H. Buck
Summary Seaweeds, also known as macroalgae, are among the most important primary producers and act as ecological engineers on rocky coasts of the world's oceans. In addition to their extreme ecological importance they are also of high economic relevance. Complementing available textbooks with its more research-oriented approach, this volume contains 22 chapters by renowned experts, grouped in five parts. In Part I fundamental processes and acclimation strategies of seaweeds towards the abiotic environment are covered. Part II focuses on the multitude of biotic interactions in seaweed communities, and in Part III the reader is introduced to the structure and function of the main seaweed systems of the world. The chapters of Part IV highlight and discuss the effects of global and local environmental changes on seaweeds and their communities. In the final Part V a comprehensive overview of developments in seaweed aquaculture, industrial applications and the overall economic importance of seaweeds is provided. Summarizing the advances in seaweed biology achieved within the last few decades, this book also identifies gaps in the present knowledge and needs for future research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Marine algae.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Marine algae
Form Electronic book
Author Wiencke, Christian, editor.
Bischof, Kai, editor.
ISBN 9783642284519