Algae of Australia: Marine Benthic Algae of North-western Australia

Hardback - July 2015 - AU $150.00

An authoritative floristic account of the marine green and brown algae of north-western Australia including 68 genera and 171 species.

Australia's vast north-west coast can justifiably be described as a frontier wilderness: sparsely populated, incredibly beautiful but often inhospitable, with a rich but largely undocumented biodiversity. For over a decade, Dr John Huisman, in collaboration with students and colleagues, has collected and studied the marine plants of the region, these activities uncovering numerous undescribed genera and species and resulting in a manyfold increase in the known flora. His accounts of the marine algae will be presented in two volumes of the Algae of Australia series; this part describing the green and brown algae, to be followed by a second describing the red algae. + Full description

This volume is an authoritative floristic account of the marine green and brown algae of north-western Australia and includes 68 genera and 171 species. Each taxonomic level, from division to species, is fully described, incorporating current nomenclature, morphology, keys and numerous illustrations, many in colour. It is the first detailed account of the marine plants of tropical Western Australia and documents numerous taxa recorded for the first time from the region, together with newly described species of Avrainvillea, Codium, Sargassum and Ulva.

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Hardback | July 2015 | $150.00
ISBN: 9781486304493 | 328 pages | 250 x 176 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Illustrations, Maps, Photographs


  • Written by a leading expert in the field, plus several national and international collaborators of similar standing
  • Comprehensive account of a previously unknown flora
  • Detailed descriptions and diagnostic keys
  • Numerous high quality figures




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John Huisman works at the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, and Western Australian Herbarium, Science Division, Department of Parks and Wildlife.