Algae of Australia: Phytoplankton of Temperate Coastal Waters
The first guide for the identification of these fundamentally important microscopic algae in the temperate Australasian region.
Phytoplankton account for more than 90 per cent of the biomass of living organisms in the world’s seas and produce 50 per cent of the atmospheric oxygen we breathe. They form the base of all marine food webs and play a critical role in shaping global climate. There is an increasing appreciation of their value as key biological indicators of ocean health and the impact of climate change on marine life, fisheries and humans.
Phytoplankton of Temperate Coastal Waters, the product of decades of research by Professor Gustaaf Hallegraeff and 11 collaborators, provides descriptions and illustrations of 541 species known from the estuarine, coastal and offshore waters of southern Australia. It includes more than 1100 photographs and drawings, and represents the first guide for the identification of these fundamentally important microscopic algae in the temperate Australasian region. The book, incorporating comprehensive bibliographies and a glossary of technical terms, will become an indispensable resource for oceanographers, fisheries biologists, aquaculture managers, as well as enquiring non-specialists.
"This is a long-awaited contribution to the Australian Biological Resources Study and forms the most comprehensive summary to date of temperate Australian phytoplankton… this book should be on the bookshelf of phytoplankton researchers and educators globally."
Martina Doblin, AMSA Bulletin 184 - Issue 1, 2011
- The first comprehensive account of the phytoplankton of temperate Australian coastal waters
- These organisms form the base of all marine food webs and they are a key indicator of changing ocean temperatures
- Full descriptions provided for 541 species
- Habitat and distributional information included
- More than 1100 photographs to aid identification
- This book will become an important resource for phycologists, oceanographers, fisheries biologists and aquaculture managers
History of Phytoplankton Research in Australia
Impact of Climate Change on Phytoplankton
Collecting and Processing Specimens
List of Species
2. Planktonic Diatoms
3. Benthic Diatoms
4. Planktonic Dinoflagellates
5. Benthic Dinoflagellates
6. Recent Dinoflagellate Cysts
7. Scale-bearing Nanoflagellates: Chrysophytes, Haptophytes (excluding Coccolithophorids) and Prasinophytes
8. Coccolithophorids (Haptophyta)
9. Raphidophytes (Chrysophyta)
10. Dictyochophytes (Chrysophyta)
Appendix: New Taxon and Combination
Abbreviations and Contractions
Publication Dates of Previous Volumes