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Freshwater algae of North America : ecology and classification

Author: John D Wehr; Robert G Sheath
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, ©2003.
Series: Aquatic ecology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Freshwater algae are among the most diverse and ubiquitous organisms on earth. They occupy an enormous range of ecological conditions from lakes and rivers to acidic peat swamps, inland saline lakes, snow and ice, damp soils, wetlands, desert soils, wastewater treatment plants, and are symbionts in and on many plants, fungi, and animals. In North America, the variety of freshwater habitats colonized by algae is  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John D Wehr; Robert G Sheath
ISBN: 0127415505 9780127415505
OCLC Number: 51245822
Description: xvi, 918 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction to freshwater algae / Robert G. Sheath and John D. Wehr --
Freshwater habitats of algae / John D. Wehr and Robert G. Sheath --
Coccoid and colonial cyanobacteria / Jiri Komarek --
Filamentous cyanobacteria / Jiri Komarek, Hedy King, and Jaroslava Komarkova --
Red Algae / Robert G. Sheath --
Flagellated green algae / Hisayoshi Nozaki --
Nonmotile coccoid and colonial green algae / L. Elliot Shubert --
Filamentous and plantlike green algae / David M. John --
Conjugating green algae and desmids / Joseph F. Gerrath --
Photosynthetic euglenoids / James R. Rosowski --
Eustigmatophyte, raphidophyte, and tribophyte algae / Donald W. Ott and Carla K. Oldham-Ott --
Chrysophycean algae / Kenneth H. Nicholls and Daniel E. Wujek --
Haptophyte algae / Kenneth H. Nicholls --
Synurophyte algae / Peter A. Siver --
Centric diatoms / Eugene F. Stoermer and Matthew L. Julius --
Araphid and monoraphid diatoms / John C. Kingston --
Symmetrical naviculoid diatoms / J.P. Kociolek and S.A. Spaulding --
Eunotioid and asymmetrical naviculoid diatoms / J.P. Kociolek and S.A. Spaulding --
Keeled and canalled raphid diatoms / Rex L. Lowe --
Dinoflagellates / Susan Carty --
Cryptomonads / Paul Kugrens and Brec L. Clay --
Brown algae / John D. Wehr --
Use of algae in environmental assessments / R. Jan Stevenson and John P. Smol --
Control of nuisance algae / Calvin A. Lembi.
Series Title: Aquatic ecology series.
Responsibility: edited by John D. Wehr and Robert G. Sheath.

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Algal ecologists and taxonomists play an important role in the understanding of aquatic ecosystems: their biodiversity, productivity, interactions with other organisms, and water quality. This book  Read more...
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