Coastal Research Library

Rhodolith/Maërl Beds: A Global Perspective

Editors: Riosmena-Rodríguez, Rafael, Nelson, Wendy, Aguirre, Julio (Eds.)

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  • This engaging book synthesizes the current state of knowledge on a globally significant ecosystem
  • It is of great assistance to research workers, resource managers, policymakers and all those interested in the marine ecosystem, coastal ecology or global and geological processes 
  • This book provides the first comprehensive compilation of what is known about these unique marine ecosystems combines knowledge from biology, physiology, geology, taxonomy, and phylogeny, in an interdisciplinary approach discusses how global warming or acidification of the ocean might influence the future distribution of rhodolith and maerl beds
  • It includes the discussion how global warming or acidification of the ocean might influence the future distribution of Rhodolith/maerl beds
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Rhodolith beds are recognized internationally as a unique ecosystem, and they are the focus of this interdisciplinary book. These marine beds occur worldwide, from the tropics to the poles, ranging in depth from intertidal to deep subtidal habitats and they are also represented in extensive fossil deposits. In the light of international interest in rhodoliths and maerl concerning their role in coastal ecosystems and with respect to biodiversity, fisheries, and the production of sediment, this book provides the most comprehensive view possible. As readers will discover, rhodoliths/maerl are fundamental to a range of ecological processes, acting as ecosystem engineers including playing key roles in recruitment and providing nursery habitats. Rhodoliths/maerl have been used commercially in some parts of the world, and they are understood to be vulnerable to coastal modifications and human-induced change, and hence their status may serve as an indicator of ecosystem health. Rhodoliths/maerl contribute to global carbon budgets although the extent remains to be evaluated, as do the potential impacts of changing global climates and ocean acidification.

Reviews

“The reader will find some relevant information about Magnesium, Strontium, Barium, Lithium, Uranium … .This book is warmly recommended to all persons working with recent and fossils coralline algae, for biologists, palaeontologists as well as for sedimentologists.” (Thomas Hofmann, Jahrbuch der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Vol. 158 (1 - 4), December, 2018)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Natural History of Rhodolith/Maërl Beds: Their Role in Near-Shore Biodiversity and Management

    Riosmena-Rodríguez, Rafael

    Pages 3-26

  • Coralline Algae as Recorders of Past Climatic and Environmental Conditions

    Kamenos, Nicholas A. (et al.)

    Pages 27-53

  • Effects of Ocean Warming and Acidification on Rhodolith/Maërl Beds

    Martin, Sophie (et al.)

    Pages 55-85

  • Economic Importance of Coralline Carbonates

    Coletti, Giovanni (et al.)

    Pages 87-101

  • Rhodoliths and Rhodolith Beds in the Rock Record

    Aguirre, Julio (et al.)

    Pages 105-138

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29315-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29313-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80539-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rhodolith/Maërl Beds: A Global Perspective
Editors
  • Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez
  • Wendy Nelson
  • Julio Aguirre
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29315-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29315-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29313-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80539-9
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 368
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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