make the most of Lovereading win prizes
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Phytoplankton Productivity by Peter J. le B. Williams
  

Synopsis

Phytoplankton Productivity by Peter J. le B. Williams

This landmark publication takes the 50th anniversary of the publication of the seminal paper by the Danish scientist, Einer Steemann Nielsen, as an occasion to assess the development, present state and future of the major aspects in freshwater and marine plankton productivity. Each chapter of this important work has been written by internationally--acknowledged experts in the subject, and the whole has been carefully drawn together and edited to provide a book that is an essential tool and reference for all aquatic scientists. The book takes ascending temporal and spatial size scale as its framework -- covering molecular to geological scales. Chapters include reviews of physiology and biochemistry, measurement of phytoplankton productivity, the supply and uptake of nutrients, variability in processes and production, the evolution of the carbon cycle, and ecosystems. The subject is set in context with a chapter covering the work of Steemann Nielsen, whose work inspired the last 50 years of aquatic productivity studies. Historical aspects are discussed together with thought--provoking assessments of modern technological approaches and where future research emphasis should be focussed. Phytoplankton Productivity provides, in one book, cutting edge reviews and key facts on the subject, making it a vital information source for marine and freshwater biologists, oceanographers, ecologists, environmental scientists and plant scientists. Copies should also be available in libraries of any research establishment and university as a reference for students, wherever these subjects are studied and taught. Also available from Blackwell Publishing Aquatic Photosynthesis P. Falkowski & J. Raven 0--86542--387--3 Fisheries Oceanography Edited by P. Harrison & T. Parsons 0--632--05566--9 Marine Ecology (Journal) Published quarterly ISSN 0173--9565 Fisheries Oceanography (Journal) Published 6 times per year ISSN 1054--6006 Freshwater Biology (Journal) Published monthly ISSN 0046--5070 * Internationally recognised editors and contributors. * A landmark publication in marine and freshwater biology. * All major aspects covered in a clear and consise reader--friendly manner. * Invaluable for all those working in aquatic sciences. * Book will be launched to coincide with major international conference. For details see www.plankton--productivity.org

Reviews

Plankton forms the cornerstone for all aquatic ecosystems... [this book] will be of particular value to those in aquaculture in which plankton plays a part in production . Aquaculture Magazine


About the Author

Peter Williams and David Thomas are at the School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, UK. Colin Reynolds is at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Windermere, UK.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

15th February 2002

Author

Peter J. le B. Williams

More books by Peter J. le B. Williams
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Blackwell Science Ltd an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Marine biology

ISBN

9780632057115

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools