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Seaweeds and their Role in Globally Changing Environments

Springer  June 2010  



Hardcover  480 pp  ISBN 9789048185689      £153.00
Global warming is accelerating faster than the ability for natural repair, and environmental stresses are damaging ecosystems, all affecting physical and biological systems on Earth. A new Nasa-led study shows that human activity has caused climate changes resulting in permafrost thawing, acid rain, and lower productivity in lakes as well as increased emissions of greenhouse gases, including CO2, N20, CH4, CF3, and CFC.

Marine plants play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine environments, while serving as a source of food for humankind and important chemical compounds. Microalgae and seaweed have enormous potential for reducing global warming and climate change. During photosynthesis algae grow, draw CO2 from the atmosphere, release oxygen, and produce solar biofuel.

Experts in the life of marine plant ecosystems in globally changing environments contributed chapters to this book.

The target readers are phycologists, ecologists, atmospheric scholars, conservationists, environmentalists, and ecologically aware laymen.

Contents

Preface, Alvaro Israel, Rachel Einav.
Introduction: Introduction to globally changing environment, Joseph Seckbach. List of Authors.

PART 1: CHANGES IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Sea-level changes in the Mediterranean: past, present and future - a review, M. Lichter, D. Zviely, M. Klein and D. Sivan Global climate change and marine conservation, L. Olsvig-Whittaker

PART 2: BIODIVERSITY IN MARINE ECOSYSTEMS IN THE GLOBALLY CHANGING ERA
Is global warming involved in the success of seaweed introduction in the Mediterranean sea? C. Boudouresque and M. Verlaque Climate change effects on marine ecological communities, G. Rilov and C. Treves Fucoid flora of the rocky intertidal of the Canadian maritimes: implications for the future with rapid climate change, R.A. Ugarte, J.S. Craigie, and A.T. Critchley

PART 3: ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF SEAWEEDS
GIS-based environmental analysis, Remote Sensing and Niche modeling of seaweed communities, . Pauly and O. De Clerck Physiological responses of seaweeds to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations, D. Zou and K. Gao The role of rhodolith beds in the recruitment of invertebrate species from the southwestern Gulf of California, México, R. Riosmena-Rodriguez and M.A. Medina-López The potential impact of climate change on endophyte infections in kelp sporophytes, A. Eggert, A.F. Peters and C. Küpper

PART 4: THE EFFECTS OF UV RADIATION ON SEAWEEDS
Interactive effects of UV radiation and nutrients on ecophysiology: vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, F.L. Figueroa and N. Korbee Ecological and physiological responses of macroalgae to solar and UV radiation, K. Gao and J. Xu Ultraviolet radiation effects on macroalgae from Patagonia, Argentina, E.W. Helbling, E.W. Villafañe and D.P. Häder

PART 5: BIOFUEL - SEAWEEDS AS A SOURCE OF FUTURE ENERGY
Production of biofuel by macroalgae with preservation of marine resources and environment, M. Notoya Biofuel from algae - salvation from peak oil? C. Rhodes

PART 6: CULTIVATION OF SEAWEEDS IN GLOBALLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS
A review of Kappaphycus farming: prospects and constraints, L. Hayashi, A.Q. Hurtado, F.E. Msuya, G. Bleicher-Lhonneur and A.T. Critchley Recycling of the seaweed Wakame through degradation by halotolerant bacteria, J. Tang, H. Taniguchi, Q. Zhou and S. Nagata Progressive development of new marine environments - IMTA (Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture) production, A.S. Issar and A. Neori Reproductive processes in the red algal genus Gracilaria and impact of climate change, V.A. Mantri, C.R.K. Reddy and B. Jha The role of Porphyra in sustainable culture systems: physiology and applications, R. Pereira and C. Yarish

PART 7: BIOTECHNOLOGICAL POTENTIAL OF SEAWEED
Intensive Seaweed Aquaculture: A Potent Solution Against Global Warming, G. Turan. and A. Neori The future is green: on the biotechnological potential of green algae, W. Reisser The potential of Caulerpa spp. for biotechnological and pharmacological applications, L. Cavas and G. Pohnert

PART 8: OTHER VIEWS TO GLOBAL CHANGE
Ecology, science and religion, K.K. Klostermaier Nature and resource conservation as value assessment reflections on theology and ethics, H.J. Roth Global warming according to Jewish law: three circles of reference, S.E. Glicksberg Guarding the globe € A Jewish approach to global warming, Y. Rozenson

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