Evolution of Primary Producers in the Sea
Edited by Paul Falkowski and Andrew Knoll
Hardback 456 pages ISBN 9780123705181
Discusses the evolution of phytoplankton in the world's oceans as the first living organisms and the first and
basic producers in the earths food chain
- Includes the latest developments in the evolution and ecology of marine phytoplankton specifically
with additional information on marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles
- The only book to consider of the evolution of phytoplankton and its role in molecular evolution,
biogeochemistry, paleontology, and oceanographic aspects
- Written at a level suitable for related reading use in courses on the Evolution of the Biosphere,
Ecological and Biological oceanography and marine biology, and Biodiversity
This text reference examines how photosynthesis evolved on Earth and how
phytoplankton evolved through time € ultimately to permit the evolution of complex life, including human beings.
The first of its kind, this book provides thorough coverage of key topics, with contributions by leading experts
in biophysics, evolutionary biology, micropaleontology, marine ecology, and biogeochemistry.
This book will be of interest to students and researchers in marine science, evolutionary biologists and
ecologists interested in understanding the origins and diversification of life.
Primary Producers of the Sea offers these students and researchers an understanding of the molecular
evolution, phylogeny, fossil record, and environmental processes that collectively permits us to
comprehend the rise of phytoplankton and their impact on Earth's ecology and biogeochemistry.
It is certain to become the first and best word on this topic.
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