Seagrasses are precise vegetation; the single workforce of flowering crops to recolonise the ocean. They happen on each continental margin, other than Antarctica, and shape ecosystems that have very important roles in fisheries, fish nursery grounds, prawn fisheries, habitat variety and sediment stabilisation. during the last 20 years there was an explosion of analysis and knowledge on all features of seagrass biology. but the compilation of all this paintings into one e-book has no longer been tried formerly. during this publication specialists in 26 parts of seagrass biology current their paintings in chapters that are state-of–the-art and designed to be important to scholars and researchers alike. The publication not just specializes in what has been came upon yet what intriguing components are left to find. The publication 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 know-how on the collage of Sudney, Australia. over the last forty five years his examine has focused 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 study papers. he's the recipient of many foreign awards and is at the editorial board of developments in Plant Science.

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

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

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Aust J Bot 25: 67–95 Dumortier BCJ (1829) Analyse des Familles des Plantes, avec l’indication des principaux genres qui s’y rattachent. Tournay Eckardt Th (1964) Monocotyledonae. 1 Reihe. Helobiae. In: Engler’s Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien, ed. 12, 2, 499–512. Borntr¨ager, Berlin Endlicher S (1841) Genera Plantarum Supplementum 1, pp 1368–1369 Green EP and Short FT (2003) World Atlas of Seagrasses. University of California Press, Berkeley, USA Harrison PG (1976) Zostera japonica Aschers. & Graebn.

Cymodocea angustata Ostenfeld Syringodium K¨utzing in Hohenacker 32. Syringodium filiforme K¨utzing in Hohenacker 33. Syringodium isoetifolium (Ascherson) Dandy Thalassodendron den Hartog 34. Thalassodendron ciliatum (Forssk˚al) den Hartog 35. Thalassodendron pachyrhizum den Hartog Amphibolis C. Agardh 36. Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardi`ere) Sonder et Ascherson 37. M. Black) den Hartog Chapter 1 Taxonomy of Seagrasses Posidoniaceae Posidonia K¨onig in K¨onig et Sims 38. Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile 39.

In: Engler’s Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien, ed. 12, 2, 499–512. Borntr¨ager, Berlin Endlicher S (1841) Genera Plantarum Supplementum 1, pp 1368–1369 Green EP and Short FT (2003) World Atlas of Seagrasses. University of California Press, Berkeley, USA Harrison PG (1976) Zostera japonica Aschers. & Graebn. in British Columbia, Canada. Syesis 9: 359–360 Harvey WH (1855) Characters of some New Genera of plants recently discovered by Mr James Drummond in Western Australia. J Botanical Kew Garden Miscellaneous (ed.

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