New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide: 2020

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New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide: 2020 Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Te Papa Press Pages: 352 Illustrations and other contents: Fully illustrated with colour images Language: English ISBN: 9780995113602 Categories: , ,

A fully revised and completely redesigned edition of the first photographic identification guide to New Zealand’s unique marine algae, by the country’s pre-eminent seaweed expert Wendy Nelson. Across three main sections covering green, brown and red algae, over 150 genera and 250 key species are described. Each species entry includes up-to-date information on nomenclature, type locality, morphology, habitat, distribution and notes on identification and key characteristics.

New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide has over 500 illustrations, with each entry illustrated by either underwater or coastal photographs and supplemented by herbarium scans, microscopic photographs or reproductions of celebrated botanical artist Nancy Adams’ paintings.

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Author Biography

Dr Wendy Nelson MNZM is currently a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland and Principal Scientist - Marine Biology at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research. She specialises in marine phycology, particularly the biosystematics of macroalgae of New Zealand, with research on floristics, evolution and phylogeny, as well as ecology, and life history studies. In 2016, she won the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Aparangi Hutton Medal, awarded for outstanding work by a researcher in New Zealand in the Earth, plant and animal sciences.