An Introduction to Phytoplanktons: Diversity and Ecology

Authors: Pal, Ruma, Choudhury, Avik Kumar

  • The text is supported by illustrations, serving as guides for proper identification of the species
  • The book gives a comprehensive and detailed account of the phytoplankton species from across the world, thus having a global significance
  • The book combines historic outlook on the species with updated advances and research
  • The book compiles entire information on the phytoplankton species in one single book
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About this book

The  book , ‘An Introduction to Phytoplanktons - Diversity and Ecology’ is very useful as it covers wide aspects  of phytoplankton study including  the general idea about cyanobacteria and algal kingdom. It   contains different topics related to very basic idea of phytoplanktons such as, types ,taxonomic description and the key for identification etc. Together with it, very  modern aspects of phytoplankton study including different methodologies needed for research students of botany, ecology, limnology  and environmental biology are also included.

The first chapter is very basic and informative and describes algal and phytoplankton classification, algal pigments, algal bloom and their control, algal toxins, wetlands algae, ecological significance of phytoplanktons  etc. A general key for identification of common phytoplankton genera is also included for students who will be able to identify these genera based on the light microscopic characters.

In Chapters 2-4, different aspects of phytoplankton research  like primary productivity, community pattern analysis and their ecological parameter analysis have been discussed with detailed procedures. Statistical  analysis is also discussed in detail.

Chapter 5 includes case studies related to review, phytoplankton diversity and dynamics.

About the authors

Dr. Ruma Pal did her MSc and PhD from University of Calcutta. Presently, she is Associate Professor in Botany, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, India. She is the sole teacher of Phycology in this university. She has more than 25 years of research experience in Phycology. Her research interest is related to various fields of algal biotechnology, related to Phycoremediation, aquaculture, bio-fuel production and nanotechnology, etc. Algal diversity study, phytoplankton dynamics and ecological modeling are also the areas of her interest. She has already conducted more than 15 research projects in the field of algal application and has published more than 50 papers in refereed journals.

Dr. Avik Kumar Choudhury completed his post graduation from Banaras Hindu University in Botany in 2004. Subsequently, he worked as a UGC Project Fellow at Department of Botany, University of Calcutta. He completed his doctoral work from the same institute and received his Ph.D degree in 2011. Presently, he is working as a DBT (Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India) Postdoctoral Research Associate at Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • A Brief Introduction to Phytoplanktons

    Pal, Ruma (et al.)

    Pages 1-41

  • Physicochemical Environment of Aquatic Ecosystem

    Pal, Ruma (et al.)

    Pages 43-53

  • Phytoplanktons and Primary Productivity

    Pal, Ruma (et al.)

    Pages 55-57

  • Community Pattern Analysis

    Pal, Ruma (et al.)

    Pages 59-74

  • Case Study

    Pal, Ruma (et al.)

    Pages 75-161

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-81-322-2889-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Phytoplanktons: Diversity and Ecology
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1838-8
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1838-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1837-1
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2889-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 167
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
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