Plankton A Guide to Their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality. 2nd edition.


Plankton A Guide to Their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality. 2nd edition. Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: CRC Press
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Pages: 248 ISBN: 9780367030162 Categories: ,

This practical book provides a comprehensive introduction to the biology and ecology of plankton and describes its use as a tool for monitoring water quality. All the major freshwater and coastal phytoplankton and zooplankton groups are covered and their associated environmental issues are discussed. A chapter on best practice in sampling and monitoring explains how to design, implement and conduct meaningful phytoplankton and zooplankton monitoring programs in marine and freshwater habitats, as well as how to analyse and interpret the results for effective management decision-making. Real-life case studies demonstrate the use of plankton for identifying and monitoring water quality issues.

1. The importance of plankton
2. Plankton processes and the environment
3. Plankton-related environmental and water quality issues
4. Sampling methods for plankton
5. Freshwater phytoplankton: diversity and biology
6. Coastal and marine phytoplankton: diversity and ecology
7. Freshwater zooplankton: diversity and biology
8. Coastal and marine zooplankton diversity and biology
9. Plankton in the classroom

Weight0.6 kg



Author Biography

Iain M. Suthers is a marine scientist at the University of New South Wales and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, specialising in the ecology of plankton and larval fish. Over the past few decades he has led or participated in many research voyages focused on the East Australian Current. David Rissik works as a consultant for BMT and has an adjunct position with the Australian Rivers Institute and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility at Griffith University. He has worked in the areas of coastal zone management, monitoring and reporting on water quality and ecosystem health of estuarine and coastal systems, social-ecological systems, and climate change risk and climate adaptation. Anthony J. Richardson is a mathematical ecologist at the University of Queensland and CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. Anthony was captivated with plankton during his PhD and now runs an Australia-wide plankton monitoring survey. His research modelling marine ecosystems and analysing plankton datasets brings his passions for biology and mathematics together.