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Title Seaweeds and their role in globally changing environments / edited by Alvaro Israel, Rachel Einav, Joseph Seckbach
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 480 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Series Cellular origin, life in extreme habitats and astrobiology ; 15
Cellular origin and life in extreme habitats and astrobiology ; v. 15.
Contents pt. 1. Changes in the marine environment -- pt. 2. Biodiversity in marine ecosystems in the globally changing era -- pt. 3. Ecophysiological responses of seaweeds -- pt. 4. The effects of UV radiation on seaweeds -- pt. 5. Biofuel -- seaweeds as a source of future energy -- pt. 6. Cultivation of seaweeds in globally changing environments -- pt. 7. Biotechnological potential of seaweeds -- pt. 8. Other views to global change
Summary "Global warming is accelerating faster than the ability for natural repair, and environmental stresses are damaging ecosystems, all affecting physical and biological systems on Earth. A new Nasa-led study shows that human activity has caused climate changes resulting in permafrost thawing, acid rain, and lower productivity in lakes as well as increased emissions of greenhouse gases, including CO2, N20, CH4, CF3, and CFC. Marine plants play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine environments, while serving as a source of food for humankind and important chemical compounds. Microalgae and seaweed have enormous potential for reducing global warming and climate change. During photosynthesis algae grow, draw CO2 from the atmosphere, release oxygen, and produce solar biofuel. Experts in the life of marine plant ecosystems in globally changing environments contributed chapters to this book. The target readers are phycologists, ecologists, atmospheric scholars, conservationists, environmentalists, and ecologically aware laymen."--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Marine algae -- Environmental aspects
Marine algae -- Climatic factors
Global warming -- Prevention
Climatic changes -- Prevention
Marine algae.
Climatic changes.
Ecological and Environmental Phenomena
Climatic Processes
Climate Change
Global Warming -- prevention & control
climate change.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Sciences de la vie.
Marine algae
Climatic changes
Global warming -- Prevention
Form Electronic book
Author Israel, Alvaro.
Einav, Rachel.
Seckbach, J. (Joseph)
ISBN 9789048185696