Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification
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 very rich, and offers an enormous and fascinating range of environments for their study. They form the base of most aquatic food webs and are critical to studies of ecosystem health. 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 provides in one volume a practical and comprehensive guide to the genera of freshwater algae known from North America. The format combines the necessary ecological, taxonomic and methodological information for all scientists working in aquatic environments, whether their specialty is in environmental monitoring and water quality assessment, biological composition, ecology, evolution, or molecular biology.
* The first complete accounting of North America's freshwater algal genera in more than 50 years
* Includes a guide to the current literature on species identification in each group of algae
* High-quality photographs and drawings of more than 770 genera
* A clear, easy-to-use introductory key to the diagnostic chapters
* Synthetic chapters on freshwater habitats, use of algae in environmental assessment, and control of nuisance algae
* Contributions from 27 experts in all areas of freshwater algae
* Extensive literature citations
* Companion volume of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates 2nd edition, edited by Throp and Covich
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CHAPTER 4 FILAMENTOUS CYANOBACTERIA
CHAPTER 5 RED ALGAE
CHAPTER 6 FLAGELLATED GREEN ALGAE
CHAPTER 7 NONMOTILE COCCOID AND COLONIAL GREEN ALGAE
CHAPTER 8 FILAMENTOUS AND PLANTLIKE GREEN ALGAE
CHAPTER 16 ARAPHID AND MONORAPHID DIATOMS
CHAPTER 17 SYMMETRICAL NAVICULOID DIATOMS
CHAPTER 18 EUNOTIOID AND ASYMMETRICAL NAVICULOID DIATOMS
CHAPTER 19 KEELED AND CANALLED RAPHID DIATOMS
CHAPTER 20 DINOFLAGELLATES
CHAPTER 21 CRYPTOMONADS
CHAPTER 22 BROWN ALGAE
CHAPTER 23 USE OF ALGAE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
CHAPTER 9 CONJUGATING GREEN ALGAE AND DESMIDS
CHAPTER 10 PHOTOSYNTHETIC EUGLENOIDS
CHAPTER 11 EUSTIGMATOPHYTE RAPHIDOPHYTE AND TRIBOPHYTE ALGAE
CHAPTER 12 CHRYSOPHYCEAN ALGAE
CHAPTER 13 HAPTOPHYTE ALGAE
CHAPTER 14 SYNUROPHYTE ALGAE
CHAPTER 15 CENTRIC DIATOMS
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