Advances in Phytoplankton Ecology

This book is an invaluable guide for marine and freshwater ecology researchers to how new technologies can enhance our understanding of ecology.

Author: Lesley Clementson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012822861X

Category: Science

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Phytoplankton ecology has developed from an understanding of taxonomy, species dynamics and functional roles, and species interactions with the surrounding environment. New and emerging technologies enable a paradigm shift in the ways we monitor and understand phytoplankton in a range of environments. Advances in Phytoplankton Ecology: Applications of Emerging Technologies is a practical guide to these new technologies and explores their application with case studies to show how recent advances have changed our understanding of phytoplankton ecology. Part one of this book explores how traditional taxonomy and species identification has changed, moving from morphological to molecular techniques. Part two explores the new technologies for remote and automatic monitoring and sensor technology and applications for management. Part three explores the explosion of omics techniques and their application in species identification, functional populations, trait characterization, interspecific interactions, and interaction with their environment. This book is an invaluable guide for marine and freshwater ecology researchers to how new technologies can enhance our understanding of ecology. Combines traditional techniques with new technologies and methods Explores the influence of new technology on our understanding of phytoplankton ecology Provides practical applications of each technique through case studies in each chapter
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Phytoplankton Ecology

Author: Graham P. Harris

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400931657

Category: Science

Page: 394

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The Ecology of Phytoplankton

This important new book by Colin Reynolds covers the adaptations, physiology and population dynamics of phytoplankton communities in lakes and rivers and oceans.

Author: C. S. Reynolds

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521605199

Category: Science

Page: 552

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Communities of microscopic plant life, or phytoplankton, dominate the Earth's aquatic ecosystems. This important new book by Colin Reynolds covers the adaptations, physiology and population dynamics of phytoplankton communities in lakes and rivers and oceans. It provides basic information on composition, morphology and physiology of the main phyletic groups represented in marine and freshwater systems and in addition reviews recent advances in community ecology, developing an appreciation of assembly processes, co-existence and competition, disturbance and diversity. Although focussed on one group of organisms, the book develops many concepts relevant to ecology in the broadest sense, and as such will appeal to graduate students and researchers in ecology, limnology and oceanography.
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Algal Cultures and Phytoplankton Ecology

This book reviews the information gained from culture studies in the laboratory on the growth kinetics and metabolism of algae and considers to what extent this information is applicable to phytoplankton populations in nature.

Author: Gordon Elliott Fogg

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299105601

Category: Science

Page: 269

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Phytoplankton--the passively floating or weakly swimming plant life found in bodies of water--is generally inconspicuous. It is of basic importance in lakes and seas, however, as the primary producer of the organic material on which other forms of aquatic life depend; and it is probable that its total photosynthetic output exceeds that of land vegetation. This book reviews the information gained from culture studies in the laboratory on the growth kinetics and metabolism of algae and considers to what extent this information is applicable to phytoplankton populations in nature. Dr. Fogg has laid a solid foundation for such future investigations in this precise, clear, and factual review, which admirably integrates laboratory and field data. His book will be valuable not only to limnologists and marine biologists but to many botanists and zoologists who do not consider themselves primarily limnologists. Judiciously chosen illustrations, including three full-color plates, add to the usefulness of the text.
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Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis in Phytoplankton Ecology

The role of competition for resources in phytoplankton succession. In U. Sommer (ed.), Plankton ecology, succession in plankton communities. Springer Verlag, Berlin. pp. 57–106. Sommer, U., J. Padisák, C. S. Reynolds & P. Juhász-Nagy, ...

Author: Judit Padisák

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401719193

Category: Science

Page: 200

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This volume gives an insight into what a group of contemporary plankton biologists think about the utility, virtues, strengths and theoretical and practical weaknesses of J.H. Connell's Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis within the context of phytoplankton ecology. The sequence of papers in this volume moves from particular case studies to more general and finally theoretical approaches.
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Phytoplankton Ecology

(1981) Physiological bases of phytoplankton ecology, Can. Bull. Fish. Aq. Sci., 210. Platt, T., and Denman, K.L. (1975a) Spectral analysis in ecology, Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst., 6, 189–210. Platt, T. and Denman, K.L. (1975b) A general ...

Author: Graham Harris

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400940819

Category: Science

Page: 384

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The Ecology of Freshwater Phytoplankton

This describes the lifestyles of planktons and their adaptation for living independently of solid surfaces.

Author: C. S. Reynolds

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521282225

Category: Science

Page: 384

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This describes the lifestyles of planktons and their adaptation for living independently of solid surfaces.
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Phytoplankton and Equilibrium Concept The Ecology of Steady State Assemblages

Proceedings of the 13th Workshop of the International Association of Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology (IAP), held in Castelbuono, Italy, 1–8 September 2002 Luigi Naselli-Flores, Judit Padisák, Martin F. Bach.

Author: Luigi Naselli-Flores

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401726665

Category: Science

Page: 403

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This volume summarises the outcome of the 13th Workshop of the International Association of Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology (IAP) on if, and if so under what conditions phytoplankton assemblages reach equilibrium in natural environments. Quite a number of ecological concepts use terms such as: ecological equilibrium, stability, steady-state, climax, stable state, etc. However, these ecological concepts often have been "translations" of scientific theories developed in physics or chemistry but they almost always lack scientific corroboration, the problem being that often these concepts remain vague and they are not formally defined. Here an attempt to formally recognize what "equilibrium" is in phytoplankton ecology is traced. The book also contains papers by leading scientists on the taxonomy of two selected key groups: cryptomonads and filamentous cyanoprokaryotes. This volume is addressed to all those involved in phytoplankton taxonomy and ecology and in ecology itself.
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Plankton Ecology

Ecology 60: 1132–1140. Currie, D.J. 1984. Microscale nutrient patches: Do they matter to phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography 29: 211—214. Dillon, P.J. and Rigler, F.H. 1974. The phosphorus:chlorophyll relationships in lakes.

Author: Ulrich Sommer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642748905

Category: Science

Page: 369

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All relevant ecological aspects of plankton, especially seasonal changes in the species composition, the role of competition for limiting resources in species replacements, the role of parasitism, predation and competition in seasonal succession are treated in detail considering phytoplankton, zooplankton and bacteroplankton. In addition to its use as a valid reference book for plankton ecology, this monograph may well be used as a model for other kinds of ecological communities.
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The Ecology of Phytoplankton

Finally (and perhaps crucially), most locations preserve an ecological memory in the information banks represented ... Though strongly apparent in the phytoplankton, the dynamic nature of ecological diversity with respect to habitats or ...

Author: C. S. Reynolds

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139454896

Category: Science

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Communities of microscopic plant life, or phytoplankton, dominate the Earth's aquatic ecosystems. This important new book by Colin Reynolds covers the adaptations, physiology and population dynamics of phytoplankton communities in lakes and rivers and oceans. It provides basic information on composition, morphology and physiology of the main phyletic groups represented in marine and freshwater systems and in addition reviews recent advances in community ecology, developing an appreciation of assembly processes, co-existence and competition, disturbance and diversity. Although focussed on one group of organisms, the book develops many concepts relevant to ecology in the broadest sense, and as such will appeal to graduate students and researchers in ecology, limnology and oceanography.
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Protozoan Plankton Ecology

The patterns of primary production in the plankton are the crucial force which controls secondary productivity in the system . ... an understanding of protozooplantkon processes requires a basic knowledge of phytoplankton ecology .

Author: J.A. Laybourn-Parry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0412344408

Category: Science

Page: 231

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This book provides aquatic biologists with a concise text on the biology, temporal and spatial distribution patterns, and the functional role of planktonic protozoa in fresh, brackish and marine waters.
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Phytoplankton Ecology

Phytoplankton communities of freshwater lakes and marine waters provide significant information on the ecological state of these areas.

Author: Olrik, Kirsten

Publisher:

ISBN: 8778101557

Category: Algae

Page: 183

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Phytoplankton communities of freshwater lakes and marine waters provide significant information on the ecological state of these areas. This report contributes to the interpretation of results of phytoplankton investigations. Among the subjects described are the physico-chemical factors of the surroundings whicha are essential to our understanding of whether and to which extent human activities affefct the aquatic environment.
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A Mechanistic Approach to Plankton Ecology

"This book offers a mechanistic approach to the study of ocean ecology by exploring biological interactions in plankton at the individual level.

Author: Thomas Kiørboe

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691134222

Category: Nature

Page: 209

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"This book offers a mechanistic approach to the study of ocean ecology by exploring biological interactions in plankton at the individual level. The book focuses on encounter mechanisms, since the pace of life in the ocean intimately relates to the rate at which encounters happen." "Most of the book's chapters consist of a theoretical introduction followed by examples of how the theory might be applied to real-world problems. In the final chapters, mechanistic insights of individual-level processes help to describe broader population dynamics and pelagic food web structure and function."--BOOK JACKET.
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Phytoplankton Ecology of Arctic Lakes

The objective of this research is to determine how phytoplankton photosynthesis in aquatic ecosystems is controlled.

Author: Mary Anne Evans

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069227836

Category: Freshwater phytoplankton

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The objective of this research is to determine how phytoplankton photosynthesis in aquatic ecosystems is controlled.
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Plankton Ecology of the Southwestern Atlantic

... biodiversity, productivity, trophic interactions, environment variability, resilience, and resistance to natural and anthropogenic perturbations. Attempts to provide general trends in phytoplankton chlorophyll and primary production ...

Author: Mónica S. Hoffmeyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319778693

Category: Science

Page: 586

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This book integrates a variety of issues such as regional settings of productivity and nutrient cycling; plankton of coastal and shelf systems; plankton, climate change and human-induced changes; harmful algae and their impacts; and gelatinous zooplankton. This book explores the intriguing marine plankton communities of the SWA region of South America encompassing low to high latitude environments, framed by a complex hydrographic background and global climate change. This vast and iconic region has been largely under-recognized and under-studied. However, in recent years a strong interest has emerged along with the acknowledgment of its high biological productivity. The book concludes by discussing conservation in the region, highlighting regional biodiversity hotspots where the challenges of climate change, habitat loss, and other threats to biodiversity may be particularly acute. Plankton Ecology of the Southwestern Atlantic is a timely synthesis of the field, setting a new baseline for future research. It will be important reading for both researchers and graduate students, and will also be of interest and use to a professional audience of oceanographers, conservation biologists, stake holders and educated science enthusiasts
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Plankton

A comprehensive introduction to the biology and ecology of plankton.

Author: Iain M. Suthers

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643090583

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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A comprehensive introduction to the biology and ecology of plankton.
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Phytoplankton responses to human impacts at different scales

The volume also includes two wide reviews on planktonic coccoid green algae and planktic heterocytous cyanobacteria. This book is addressed to ecologists and scientists involved in phytoplankton ecology and taxonomy.

Author: Nico Salmaso

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789400757905

Category: Science

Page: 386

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Phytoplankton responses to human impact at different scales provides a state-of-the-art review of changes in the phytoplankton assemblages determined by human alterations of lakes and rivers. A wide spectrum of case studies describe the effects due to eutrophication and climate change, as well as other impacts connected with watershed management, hydrological alterations and introduction of non-indigenous species. The volume also includes two wide reviews on planktonic coccoid green algae and planktic heterocytous cyanobacteria. This book is addressed to ecologists and scientists involved in phytoplankton ecology and taxonomy. Many case studies provide a sound scientific basis of knowledge for a wise management of water bodies. Previously published in Hydrobiologia, vol. 698, 2012
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An Introduction to Phytoplanktons Diversity and Ecology

The book , ‘An Introduction to Phytoplanktons - Diversity and Ecology’ is very useful as it covers wide aspects of phytoplankton study including the general idea about cyanobacteria and algal kingdom.

Author: Ruma Pal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9788132218388

Category: Science

Page: 167

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The book , ‘An Introduction to Phytoplanktons - Diversity and Ecology’ is very useful as it covers wide aspects of phytoplankton study including the general idea about cyanobacteria and algal kingdom. It contains different topics related to very basic idea of phytoplanktons such as, types ,taxonomic description and the key for identification etc. Together with it, very modern aspects of phytoplankton study including different methodologies needed for research students of botany, ecology, limnology and environmental biology are also included. The first chapter is very basic and informative and describes algal and phytoplankton classification, algal pigments, algal bloom and their control, algal toxins, wetlands algae, ecological significance of phytoplanktons etc. A general key for identification of common phytoplankton genera is also included for students who will be able to identify these genera based on the light microscopic characters. In Chapters 2-4, different aspects of phytoplankton research like primary productivity, community pattern analysis and their ecological parameter analysis have been discussed with detailed procedures. Statistical analysis is also discussed in detail. Chapter 5 includes case studies related to review, phytoplankton diversity and dynamics.
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