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By ANTHONY W.D. LARKUM, ROBERT J. ORTH, CARLOS M. DUARTE (auth.)

Seagrasses are designated vegetation; the one staff of flowering crops to recolonise the ocean. They ensue on each continental margin, other than Antarctica, and shape ecosystems that have very important roles in fisheries, fish nursery grounds, prawn fisheries, habitat range and sediment stabilisation. over the past 20 years there was an explosion of analysis and data on all points of seagrass biology. but the compilation of all this paintings into one e-book has no longer been tried formerly. during this ebook specialists in 26 components of seagrass biology current their paintings in chapters that are state-of–the-art and designed to be priceless to scholars and researchers alike. The e-book not just makes a speciality of what has been found yet what interesting components are left to find. The e-book is split into sections on taxonomy, anatomy, replica, ecology, body structure, fisheries, administration, conservation and panorama ecology. it's destined to turn into the selected textual content on seagrasses for any marine biology course.

About the Editors:

Anthony Larkum is Emeritus Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for organic Informatics and expertise on the college of Sudney, Australia. during the last forty five years his examine has concentrated on photosynthesis and marine biology, specially of algae and seagrasses. he's the writer of six books, together with "SeagrassBiology: An Australasian standpoint" (Elsevier, 1989) and "Photosynthesis of Algae" (Kluwer, 2003) and has released over a hundred and seventy examine papers. he's the recipient of many foreign awards and is at the editorial board of tendencies in Plant Science.

Robert J. Orth is a Professor of Marine technology within the institution of Marine technological know-how and the Virginia Institute of Marine technology on the collage of William Mary, Gloucester Pt., Virginia. His examine during the last 35 years has addressed facets of faunal interactions inside of seagrass meadows, seed ecology, recovery, and elements influencing the distribution and abundance of meadows in Chesapeake Bay. His paintings has been heavily tied to seagrass administration during this zone. He has released greater than a hundred examine papers, and co-authored numerous unique problems with clinical journals facing seagrasses and one booklet (Changes in Fluxes in Estuaries). he's prior president of the Estuarine study Federation.

Carlos M. Duarte is a study professor with the Spanish Council for clinical learn at IMEDEA (Esporles, Majorca, Spain). His learn addresses all facets of seagrass biology and ecology, emphasising seagrass demography, colonisation and restoration tactics and their function within the environment. He has authored greater than 250 papers in overseas journals and an introductory e-book on Seagrass Ecology, is co-editor in leader of the magazine "Estuaries and Coasts" and has acquired numerous foreign awards.

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