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    Marine Plankton: A Practical Guide to Ecology, Methodology, and Taxonomy

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    AuthorsClaudia Castellani, Martin Edwards, Geoffrey Allan Boxshall
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Format22,5 x 28 cm
    Pictures16 plates with 47 colour photos; 60 b/w photos, 475 b/w line drawings
    Year of publication  2017


    A thorough understanding of planktonic organisms is the first step towards a real appreciation of the diversity, biology, and ecological importance of marine life. A detailed knowledge of their distribution and community composition is particularly important since these organisms are often very delicate and sensitive to change, and can be used as early indicators of environmental change. Natural and man-induced modification of the environment can affect both the distribution and composition of plankton, with important ecological and economic impacts.

    Marine Plankton provides a practical guide to plankton biology with a large geographic coverage spanning the North Sea to the north-eastern Atlantic coast of the USA and Canada. Marine Plankton is divided into three sections: an overview of plankton ecology, an assessment of methodology in plankton research covering sampling, preservation, and counting of samples, and a taxonomic guide richly illustrated with detailed line drawings to aid identification. This is an essential reference text suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in marine ecology (particularly useful for fieldwork) as well as for professional marine biologists. It will also be of relevance and use to environmental scientists, conservation biologists, marine resource managers, environmental consultants, and other specialised practitioners.


    General Introduction

    Section I - Ecology   1
    1: The marine environment, N. P. Holliday and S. Henson
    2: Plankton biodiversity and biogeography, G. Beaugrand
    3: Phytoplankton productivity, J. A. Raven
    4: Zooplankton productivity, A. G. Hirst
    5: Phytoplankton biogeochemical cycles, C. Robinson
    6: Zooplankton biogeochemical cycles, D. K. Steinberg
    7: Plankton and global change, M. Edwards
    8: Plankton and Fisheries, K. Brander

    Section II - Methodology   89
    9: Sampling, preservation, and counting of samples i) Phytoplankton, A. C. Kraberg, K. Metfies, and R. Stern
    10: Sampling, preservation, and counting of samples ii) Zooplankton, P. H. Wiebe, M. C. Benfield, and A. Bucklin

    Section III - Taxonomy   137
    Introduction to Taxonomy, R. Stern, M. Wootton, and C. Castellani
    Part 1 - Phytoplankton   149
    Phytoplankton: Diatoms, A. C. Kraberg and R. Stern
    Phytoplankton: Dinoflagellates, A. C. Kraberg and R. Stern
    Phytoplankton: Flagellates, R. Stern, H. Esson, and C. Balestreri
    Part 2 - Zooplankton   181
    Protozooplankton: Ciliates, A. Kraberg, J. Yang, R. Stern, and M. Strüder-Kypke
    Protozooplankton: Radiolaria and Achantharia, R. Stern, C. Taylor, S. Sadri, J. Decelle, and F. Not
    Protozooplankton: Foraminifera, R. Stern, C. Taylor, and S. Sadri
    Cnidaria: Schyphozoa and non-colonial Hydrozoa, P. Licandro, A. Fischer, and D. Lindsay
    Cnidaria: colonial Hydrozoa (Siphonophorae), P. Licandro, C. Carré, and D. Lindsay
    Ctenophora, P. Licandro and D. Lindsay
    Crustacea: Introduction, C. Castellani
    Crustacea: Copepoda, M. Wootton and C. Castellani
    Crustacea: Branchiopoda, C. Castellani
    Crustacea: Cirripedia and Facetotecta, E. Southward
    Crustacea: Ostracoda, M. V. Angel and A. W. John
    Crustacea: Decapoda, C. Buckland, C. Castellani, J. A. Lindley, and A. dos Santos
    Crustacea: Stomatopoda, C. Castellani, C. Buckland, J. A. Lindley, and D. Conway
    Crustacea: Lophogastrida and Mysida, C. Castellani, M. Lehtiniemi, and K. Meland
    Crustacea: Amphipoda, T. Jonas
    Crustacea: Euphausiacea, J. A. Lindley
    Anellida: holoplanktonic Polychaeta, C. Castellani and R. Camp
    Mollusca: holoplanktonic molluscs, S. Lischka and H. Ossenbrügger
    Chaetognatha, A. C. Pierrot-Bults
    Echinodermata, D.V.P. Conway, C. Castellani, and E. C. Southward
    Bryozoa, J. Fuchs and J. Bishop
    Brachiopoda, J. Fuchs
    Phoronida, J. Fuchs
    Rotifera, D. V. P. Conway and C. Castellani
    Chordata: Thaliacea, P. Licandro and M. Brunetta
    Chordata: Appendicularia, G. Gorsky and C. Castellani
    Chordata: Fish eggs and larvae, P. Munk and J. G. Nielsen


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