Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification, Second Edition is an authoritative and practical treatise on the classification, biodiversity, and ecology of all known genera of freshwater algae from North America. The book provides essential taxonomic and ecological information about one of the most diverse and ubiquitous groups of organisms on earth. This single volume brings together experts on all the groups of algae that occur in fresh waters (also soils, snow, and extreme inland environments). In the decade since the first edition, there has been an explosion of new information on the classification, ecology, and biogeography of many groups of algae, with the use of molecular techniques and renewed interest in biological diversity. Accordingly, this new edition covers updated classification information of most algal groups and the reassignment of many genera and species, as well as new research on harmful algal blooms.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 1066
Weight: 2720 g
Dimensions: 276 x 216 x 53 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
"The Editors and their Contributors have done an outstanding job in synthesizing this mass of data..."
-MODERN MICROSCOPY JOURNAL (2005)
"an excellent book that provides extensive taxonomic information that has previously been difficult to access by any but taxonomic specialists. "
-Walter Doods, Kansas State University (August 2002)
"This will be a welcome addition to the shelf of phycological researchers and teachers."
-Richard M. McCourt, Associate Curator of Botany, The Academy of Natural Sciences (2002)
"a single, comprehensive volume. It is truly an impressive work..."
-James Wee, Loyola University (2002)