Thierry Chopin, University of New Brunswick
"If there were a list of must-read books for student and researcher, then this book makes it for seaweed ecology and physiology. Knowledge of the connection between ecology and physiology is critical to well prepared graduates and research. From molecular to cellular biology, individuals to life-histories, population to community ecology through to ecosystem dynamics and human use and abuse, this book synthesizes our field's key advances and thinking around the founding principles of seaweed biology. The final chapters show that none of these levels of biological organization and interactions with humans operate independently from the physical and chemical environment. Whether seaweeds are a source for humanity's increasing need for food or a sink for pollution, they represent some of the most profoundly beautiful life-forms of our planet. This book does a superb job of bringing a comprehensive set of ideas, approaches, concerns and opportunity within easier reach of our imagination."
Sean D. Connell, University of Adelaide
"I am enthusiastic about this exciting book! Congratulations to the authors! It is an excellent and highly needed update of the first edition! More than sixty per cent of the citations are new, i.e. from the period 1995-2013. So, the book perfectly summarizes the present state of the art. New chapters focus on recent developments, e.g. in molecular biology and genetics, chemical ecology, invasive seaweeds, stress physiology, physiological ecology and responses to local and global environmental changes. Polar, temperate, tropical and deep water as well as floating seaweed communities are now described in detail. Additionally, renowned experts in seaweed biology dig deeper into science and also give interesting insights into their motivation to work with seaweeds in enclosed essays. Overall the book is easy to read and motivates to read on. It is well suited for senior undergraduates and an excellent source for Ph.D. students, lecturers and even senior scientists."
Christian Wiencke, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany
"... [I am] delighted to see this new, updated version which was long overdue and urgently needed. The, hopefully, many new readers and new generations of students and researchers will have an excellent rounded book which, even in times of exponential increases in our knowledge, is a worthwhile investment for the next few years ... My own copy will be heavily used. So the advice is: get your copy, and keep it handy and not too high up on the shelves ... you will refer to it frequently."
German Botanical Society