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Diatoms: Ecology and Life Cycle
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Editors: James C. Compton
Book Description:
Diatoms are a major group of algae, and are one of the most common types of phytoplankton. Diatom communities are a popular tool for monitoring environmental conditions, past and present, and are commonly used in studies of water quality. This book presents topical research data in the study of diatoms, including the role of environmental factors in shaping diatom frustule; marine diatom communities; diatom classification methods; an analysis of the diatom flora of lakes, ponds and streams of the Kuril Islands; the ecological information of diatoms provides information on the reconstruction of palaeo-environments; and the regulatory influences of diatoms on benthic invertebrates. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:

The Role of Environmental Factors in Shaping Diatom Frustule: Morphological Plasticity and Teratological Forms;(pp. 1-36)
(Elisa Falasco, Guido Badino, DBAU, University of Turin, Turin, Italy)

Marine Diatom Communities: Taxonomical Variability, Physiological Plasticity and Role in the Carbon Cycling at Coastal Upwelling Areas;(pp. 37-62)
(Jesús M. Mercado, Soluna Salles, Dolores Cortés, Centro Oceanográfico de Málaga, Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain)

A Novel Diatom Classification Method Based on Pattern Trees by Using Different Membership Functions;(pp. 63-92)
(Andreja Naumoski, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Skopje, Macedonia)

Diatom Flora of Lakes, Ponds and Streams of Kuril Islands;(pp. 93-124)
(T.A. Grebennikova, Pacific Institute of Geography FEB RAS, Vladivostok, Russia)

Reconstruction of Palaeo-Environmental Changes Based on Ecological Information of Diatoms in Shallow Marine Sediments: Example of a Holocene Delta Sequence on the Nobi Plain, Central Japan; (pp. 125-147)
(Yuichi Niwa, Yoshie Saegusa, Toshihiko Sugai, Department of Natural Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Science, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan)

Ecological Role of Benthic Diatoms as Regulators of Invertebrate Physiology and Behaviour;(pp. 149-167)
(Valerio Zupo, Chingoileima Maibam, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Functional and Evolutionary Ecology Laboratory, Punta San Pietro, Ischia, Naples, Italy)

Living Marine Benthic Diatoms as Indicators of Nutrient Enrichment: A Case Study in the Gulf of Trieste;(pp. 169-184)
(Tamara Cibic, Oriana Blasutto, Dipartimento di Oceanografia Biologica, Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale, Trieste, Italy, and others)

Problems and Potentialities of Using Diatoms as Paleoclimatic indicators in Central Argentina;(pp. 185-216)
(Gabriela S. Hassan, Eleonor Tietze, Claudio G. De Francesco and Paula A. Cristini, CONICET - Instituto de Geología de Costas y del Cuaternario, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, CC722 (7600), Argentina)

Paleoecological Significance of Diatoms in Argentinean Estuaries: What Do They Tell us About the Environment?;(pp. 217-264)
(Gabriela S. Hassan, CONICET - Instituto de Geología de Costas y del Cuaternario, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina)*

Bacilli, Green Algae, Diatoms and Red Blood Cells – How Nanobiotechnological Research Inspires Architecture;(pp. 265-300)
(I.C. Gebeshuber, M. Aumayr, O. Hekele, R. Sommer, C.G. Goesselsberger, C. Gruenberger, P. Gruber, E. Borowan, A. Rosic, F. Aumayr, Institut fuer Allgemeine Physik, Technische Universitaet Wien, Wien, Austria, and others)*

Index pp.301-317

      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 1st quarter
   Pages: 317.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-979-3
   Status: AV
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