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Zooplankton of the South Atlantic Ocean, Boltovskoy, Demetrio (editor)
1 Boltovskoy, Demetrio (editor) Zooplankton of the South Atlantic Ocean
9075000766 / 9789075000764 New
2005. Biodiversity DVD.

Zooplankton of the South Atlantic Ocean is a unique taxonomic reference work covering almost 2,600 plankton species occurring in the South Atlantic Ocean.

These are classified under 1,300 higher taxa, such as the Medusae, Siphonophorae, Ctenophora, Chaetognatha, planktonic Tunicata and Polychaeta, pelagic Gastropoda and Cephalopoda, and a vast group of planktonic Crustacea. Fifteen of the 28 higher-level groups treated have new interactive, illustrated keys to family, genus or species level. Also, four different Identifylt keys are provided on this DVD-ROM: one for the Foraminifera, one for the Siphonophorae, and two for the Hydromedusae.

IdentifyIt is a multiple-entry identification key that allows you to define multiple characters for a specimen and then calculates which species is the closest match. For most groups, geographical and vertical distribution patterns are given, from equatorial waters to the Antarctic circumpolar belt. General introductory information on morphology, reproduction, development, feeding, production rates, etc. is included, and the 3345 literature references provided will help to guide the user towards the relevant papers on each subject. A section on methodology is part of this information system as well. Common biological, morphological and geographical terms are captured in an illustrated glossary defining 1375 terms. All text is ‘hyperlinked’, enabling quick navigation through the massive amount of information.

This authoritative work, compiled and edited by Prof. Demetrio Boltovskoy, provides contributions from 41 oceanographers and marine biologists. It is a remarkable and fundamental source of information for marine biologists, oceanographers, environmentalists and students and deserves to be widely available in both personal and scientific libraries.

Windows XP and Macintosh OSX DVD-ROM.
Price: 119.95 GBP
Desmids of the Lowlands, Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands, Coesèl, P.F.M. & K.J. Meesters
2 Coesèl, P.F.M. & K.J. Meesters Desmids of the Lowlands, Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
905011265X / 9789050112659 New
2007. 25cm. Pp.352. Photo-micrographs and figures. Hardbound with CD-ROM.

Desmids of the Lowlands aims to represent all desmid taxa known from the Netherlands and adjacent lowland areas. Over 500 species and more than 150 additional varieties are dealt with. Because of the predominantly cosmopolitan nature of most species the flora may also be of use outside the above-mentioned geographical region. The enclosed CD-rom offers general information on desmid biology as well as a selection of species that are discussed in more detail. Ecological data, both on separate species and desmid communities, enable a characterization of the habitat sampled. A digital calculation method for the assessment of desmid-related conservation value is included.
Price: 99.95 GBP
The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates: Models for Marine Plankton, Dolan, John R; David J. S. Montagnes, Sabine Agatha, D. Wayne Coats & Diane K. Stoecker (editors)
3 Dolan, John R; David J. S. Montagnes, Sabine Agatha, D. Wayne Coats & Diane K. Stoecker (editors) The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates: Models for Marine Plankton
0470671513 / 9780470671511 New
2012. 26cm. Pp.344. Hardbound

Planktonic protists both produce and consume most of the primary production in the world ocean. They not only play key roles in the oceans but also represent an astounding amount of diversity: ecological morphological and genetic. However, for most taxa their ecology, morphology, phylogeny and biogeography are either poorly known or appear to be largely unrelated to one another; this hinders our understanding of their biology as well as interpretation of emerging genetic data.

Tintinnid ciliates represent a singular exception. Compared to nearly all other groups of planktonic protists, there is a very substantial and relatively detailed literature (both modern and historical) on tintinnids.

The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates synthesizes knowledge concerning a wide variety of topics ranging from anatomy and systematics, physiology, behavior, ecology (including ecological roles, predators, parasites, biogeography, and cysts) to fossil history.
Price: 75.00 GBP
ICES Zooplankton Methodology Manual, Harris,R., P.Wiebe, J.Lenz, H-R.Skjoldal & M.Huntley (editors)
4 Harris,R., P.Wiebe, J.Lenz, H-R.Skjoldal & M.Huntley (editors) ICES Zooplankton Methodology Manual
0123276454 / 9780123276452 New
2000. 26cm. Pp.712. Hardbound.

The term "zooplankton" describes the community of floating, often microscopic, animals that inhabit aquatic environments. Being near the base of the food chain, they serve as food for larger animals, such as fish.

The ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Zooplankton Methodology Manual provides comprehensive coverage of modern techniques in zooplankton ecology written by a group of international experts. Chapters include sampling, acoustic and optical methods, estimation of feeding, growth, reproduction and metabolism, and up-to-date treatment of population genetics and modeling. This book will be a key reference work for marine scientists throughout the world.
Price: 85.00 GBP
Marine Phytoplankton, Hoppenrath, Mona ; Malte Elbrächter & Gerhard Drebes
5 Hoppenrath, Mona ; Malte Elbrächter & Gerhard Drebes Marine Phytoplankton
3510613929 / 9783510613922 New
2009. 24cm. Pp.264. 85 plates. Paperback.

Marine Phytoplankton provides a key to determine almost 300 phytoplankton species from the North Sea around Helgoland and Sylt, documenting them with close to 1100 images and 70 line drawings on 85 plates. An important contribution to our understanding of the marine phytoplankton of North Sea ecosystems.
Price: 44.50 GBP
Marine Benthic Dinoflagellates - Unveiling their worldwide biodiversity, Hoppenrath, Mona ; Shauna A. Murray, Nicolas Chomérat & Takeo Horiguchi
6 Hoppenrath, Mona ; Shauna A. Murray, Nicolas Chomérat & Takeo Horiguchi Marine Benthic Dinoflagellates - Unveiling their worldwide biodiversity
351061402X / 9783510614028 New
2014. 23cm. Pp.276. 93 plates, 8 tables. Softbound.

The first comprehensive identification guide for benthic dinoflagellates. About 190 species in 45 genera are presented in detail, illustrated with more than 200 colour photos, approximately 150 scanning electron micrographs, and more than 250 drawings.

Price: 39.95 GBP
Diatoms of the United States, Volume 1 - Taxonomy, Ultrastructure and Descriptions of New Species, Kociolek, Patrick J ; Berengere Laslandes, Danuta Bennett, Evan Thomas, Mariska Brady & Carrie Graeff
7 Kociolek, Patrick J ; Berengere Laslandes, Danuta Bennett, Evan Thomas, Mariska Brady & Carrie Graeff Diatoms of the United States, Volume 1 - Taxonomy, Ultrastructure and Descriptions of New Species
3443570526 / 9783443570521 New
2014. 24cm. Pp.188. 80 plates, 1 table. Softbound.

Nearly 50 species of diatoms new to science, collected from lake sediments across the western USA, are presented for the first time. A total of thirty-eight raphid species are described (across eighteen genera), while one non-raphid pennate and nine non-pennate species are also described from these collections. Observations with light and scanning electron microscopy are offered for each taxon.

Nomenclatural and morphological details for previously known species encountered in the author's examination of these sediments are provided and indicate their distribution across the western USA.

80 plates, a taxon index and a comprehensive reference list round up this volume and make it a valuable source of information for biologists and palaeontologists working not only on American but also on diatoms worldwide.

Price: 78.99 GBP
Coastal Phytoplankton, Photo Guide for Northern European Seas, Kraberg, Alexandra, Marcus Baumann & Claus-Dieter Durselen
8 Kraberg, Alexandra, Marcus Baumann & Claus-Dieter Durselen Coastal Phytoplankton, Photo Guide for Northern European Seas
3899371135 / 9783899371130 New
2010. 25cm. Pp.204. 388 colour & 88 BW photos and drawings, 4 tables. Paperback.

Coastal phytoplankton boasts an incredible diversity of life forms. It is not rare to find 40 or 50 different species in just a few drops of water. This book describes the major phytoplankton groups, diatoms and dinoflagellates with additional information on ciliates and smaller flagellates. Taxonomic, ecological and biogeographic information is provided for on more than 130 taxa. As the majority of students and professional plankton analysts will mainly work with the light microscope, the species in the book are documented with light micrographs, giving the reader a realistic view of species as seen in a water sample.
Price: 34.95 GBP
Coastal Plankton, Photo Guide for European Seas, Second edition, Larink, Otto & Wilfried Westheide
9 Larink, Otto & Wilfried Westheide Coastal Plankton, Photo Guide for European Seas, Second edition
3899371275 / 9783899371277 New
2011. 24cm. Pp.191. 83 colour plates (with 861 coloured and 68 black-and-white figures), 3 coloured & 4 BW figures, 1 table. Paperback.

Coastal Plankton, Second edition, with more than 900 micro- and 40 macrophotographs on 83 colour plates, is an introduction to the most important and most common taxa present in the plankton, and it allows the identification even of numerous common species.

The comprehensively annotated pictures are taken from living organisms, during marine excursions, mainly from the North Sea coastal area but also from other European coastlines, including the western Mediterranean. The book, therefore, is excellently suited to be used in such university courses for students of zoology and marine biology as well as for their teachers, but it is certainly also a comprehensible guide for any amateur microscopist and interested layperson.

Second edition : with a considerable increase in the number of photographs, from 660 to now 930. In particular, numerous Mediterranean species have been added, leading, among others, to the inclusion of entirely new plates on trematodes, sipunculids, pelagic gastropods, several crustacean taxa, enteropneusts, and holothurians.

Price: 33.50 GBP
Imaging Marine Life: Macrophotography and Microscopy Approaches for Marine Biology, Reynaud, Emmanuel G
10 Reynaud, Emmanuel G Imaging Marine Life: Macrophotography and Microscopy Approaches for Marine Biology
3527327444 / 9783527327447 New
2013. 24cm. Pp.280. Colour photos & figures. Hardbound.

Written by an international team of experts from the Tara Oceans Marine Biology Imaging Platform (TAOMI), this is the first and only compendium on marine imaging technologies, and includes all known underwater as well as on-land techniques.

TAOMI is imaging the largest collection of marine organisms in recent history, ranging from viruses to corals, and is duplicated on land to perform high throughput confocal analysis of plankton, X-ray tomography as well as cryo-electron microscopy. This unique platform combines underwater imaging with cytometry, stereomicroscopy, fluorescence microscopy and 3D microscopy, all of which are covered in this practical book, along with remote sensing, MRI, and optical projection tomography.

The definitive resource for every marine biologist who is planning to image marine species, whether underwater or on land.

Price: 70.00 GBP
Diel Vertical Migration of Zooplankton in Lakes and Oceans, Ringelberg, Joop
11 Ringelberg, Joop Diel Vertical Migration of Zooplankton in Lakes and Oceans
9048130921 / 9789048130924 New
2009. 26cm. Pp.xiv,356. Hardbound.

Deals with Diel Vertical Migration (DVM) of zooplankton in oceans and lakes ; Diel Vertical Migration of Zooplankton in Lakes and Oceans is the first critical discussion of the literature in 100 years of research.

The accent is on photo-response experiments that revealed the physiological fundamental unifying migration behaviour in both biotopes. Accelerations in relative changes in light intensity of dawn and dusk are the stimuli that trigger a PhotoBehaviour Mechanisms (PBM) evolved to realise predator evasion and starvation prevention.
Price: 117.00 GBP
Plankton. Wonders of the Drifting World, Sardet, Christian
12 Sardet, Christian Plankton. Wonders of the Drifting World
022618871X / 9780226188713 New
2015. 32cm. Pp.224. 550 colour photos. Hardbound.

Filled with more than 500 colour close-ups of jewel-like diatoms and gelatinous comb jellies, each accompanied by a condensed history and biography, the book is a long overdue introduction to the oceans’ 98%.

Brings alive the history of plankton — both the recent history of the last few hundred years of science, and the deep history of the evolutionary relationships between the incredibly diverse beings that we collectively refer to as plankton.


Price: 31.50 GBP
Plankton, A Guide to their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality, Suthers, Iain M & David Rissik
13 Suthers, Iain M & David Rissik Plankton, A Guide to their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality
0643090584 / 9780643090583 New
2009. 26cm. Pp.272. Paperback.

Plankton, A Guide to their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality gives an introduction to the biology and ecology of plankton and its use as a tool for monitoring water quality.

It explores the ecology of plankton, its associated environmental and water quality issues, and its importance as an environmental indicator. A chapter on best practice in sampling and monitoring details how to design, implement and conduct meaningful phytoplankton and zooplankton monitoring programs in marine and freshwater habitats. It gives overviews of the major freshwater and coastal phytoplankton and zooplankton groups and outlines their associated environmental issues and the management implications.
Price: 51.50 GBP


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