Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

Seaweeds and their Role in Globally Changing Environments

Editors: Israel, Alvaro, Einav, Rachel, Seckbach, Joseph (Eds.)

  • Covers global change and seaweeds
  • Offers interdisciplinary approaches to seaweeds and global change
  • Accessible coverage
  • Features updated information of current and future global changes in the marine environment
  • Integrates decades of research and experience of top scientists in the field of marine biology
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Global warming is accelerating faster than the ability for natural repair, and environmental stresses are damaging ecosystems, all affecting physical and biological systems on Earth. A new Nasa-led study shows that human activity has caused climate changes resulting in permafrost thawing, acid rain, and lower productivity in lakes as well as increased emissions of greenhouse gases, including CO2, N20, CH4, CF3, and CFC. Marine plants play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine environments, while serving as a source of food for humankind and important chemical compounds. Microalgae and seaweed have enormous potential for reducing global warming and climate change. During photosynthesis algae grow, draw CO2 from the atmosphere, release oxygen, and produce solar biofuel. Experts in the life of marine plant ecosystems in globally changing environments contributed chapters to this book. The target readers are phycologists, ecologists, atmospheric scholars, conservationists, environmentalists, and ecologically aware laymen.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Sea-Level Changes in the Mediterranean: Past, Present, and Future – A Review

    Lichter, Michal (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Global Climate Change and Marine Conservation

    Olsvig-Whittaker, Linda

    Pages 19-28

  • Is Global Warming Involved in the Success of Seaweed Introductions in the Mediterranean Sea?

    Boudouresque, Charles F. (et al.)

    Pages 31-50

  • Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecological Communities

    Rilov, Gil (et al.)

    Pages 51-68

  • Fucoid Flora of the Rocky Intertidal of the Canadian Maritimes: Implications for the Future with Rapid Climate Change

    Ugarte, Raul A. (et al.)

    Pages 69-90

Buy this book

eBook $289.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8569-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $369.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8568-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $369.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3260-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seaweeds and their Role in Globally Changing Environments
Editors
  • Alvaro Israel
  • Rachel Einav
  • Joseph Seckbach
Series Title
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8569-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8569-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8568-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3260-5
Series ISSN
1566-0400
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 480
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