Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification

Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification

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ISBN-13: 9780080521886
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 12/15/2002
Series: Aquatic Ecology
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 917
File size: 57 MB
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About the Author

Dr. James H. Thorp has been a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS, USA) and a Senior Scientist in the Kansas Biological Survey since 2001. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Prof. Thorp was a Distinguished Professor and Dean at Clarkson University, Department Chair and Professor at the University of Louisville, Associate Professor and Director of the Calder Ecology Center of Fordham University, Visiting Associate Professor at Cornell, and Research Ecologist at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. He received his Baccalaureate from the University of Kansas (KU) and both Masters and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State. Those degrees focused on zoology, ecology, and marine biology, with an emphasis on the ecology of freshwater and marine invertebrates. Dr. Thorp is currently on the editorial board of two journals (River Research and Applications and River Systems) and is a former President of the International Society for River Science. He teaches freshwater, marine, and general ecological courses at KU, and his Masters and doctoral graduate students work on various aspects of the ecology of organisms, communities, and ecosystems in rivers, reservoirs, and wetlands. Prof. Thorp’s research interests and background are highly diverse and span the gamut from organismal biology to community, ecosystem, and macrosystem ecology. He works on both fundamental and applied research topics using descriptive, experimental, and modeling approaches in the field and lab. While his research emphasizes aquatic invertebrates, he also studies fish ecology, especially as related to food webs. He has published more than one hundred refereed journal articles, books, and chapters, including three single-volume editions of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp and A.P. Covich) and the first volume (Ecology and General Biology) in the current fourth edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Freshwater Algae
Freshwater Habits of Algae
Coccoid and Colonial Cyanobacteria
Filamentous Cyanobacteria
Red Algae
Flagellated Green Algae
Non-Motile Coccoid and Colonial Green Algae
Filamentous and Plant-Like Green Algae
Conjugating Green Algal Filaments and Desmids
Photosynthetic Euglenoids
Eustigmatophyte, Raphidophyte, and Tribophyte Algae
Non-Scaled Golden Algae
Haptophyte Algae
Synurophyte Algae
Centric Diatoms
Araphid and Monoraphid Diatoms
Symmetrical Naviculoid Diatoms
Eunotioid and Aysmmetrical Naviculoid Diatoms
Keeled Raphid Diatoms
Dinoflagellates
Cryptophyte Algae
Brown Algae
Use of Algae in Environmental Assessments
Control of Nuisance Algae

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