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Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Life: Echinoderms

1st Edition

Ramasamy Santhanam, Santhanam Ramesh, Sheba Rani Nakka David
June 04, 2019

The first comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of pharmaceutical echinoderms. Contributed by scientists of both marine biology and pharmacy disciplines. All reported echinoderm species producing secondary metabolites are dealt with. Previously known only as nutritional invertebrates,&...

The Biology of Sole

1st Edition

José A. Munoz-Cueto, Evaristo Mañanós-Sánchez, F. Javier Sánchez-Vázquez
May 09, 2019

This book reviews up-to-date knowledge on the biology of sole (Solea senegalensis and S. solea). These flatfish species are increasingly important in Europe both from the ecological and production point of view. This book is divided into two sections: A. general fisheries, aquaculture and...

Stewarding the Sound: The Challenge of Managing Sensitive Coastal Ecosystems

1st Edition

Leah Bendell, Patricia Gallaugher, Shelley McKeachie, Laurie Wood
May 09, 2019

Stewarding the Sound uses different perspectives to build awareness of the wealth and fragility of this ecosystem by balancing economic and social needs with conservation. This book, the first ever compilation of the ecological importance of the Sound, demonstrates the cumulative stresses that are...

Enzymatic Technologies for Marine Polysaccharides

1st Edition

Antonio Trincone
April 29, 2019

The bioactivity potential of marine polysaccharides has long been considered an underexploited aspect. These molecules found in seaweed, microalgae, bacteria, and animal fish (shellfish, mollusks, etc.) and the derived oligosaccharides need to be explored thoroughly with an interdisciplinary...

Plankton: Guide to Their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality, Second Edition

1st Edition

Iain Suthers, David Rissik, Anthony Richardson
March 19, 2019

Key features: Contains a new chapter on Plankton in the Classroom Greatly expanded coverage of coastal and marine phytoplankton Explains the role of plankton in aquatic ecosystems and its usefulness as a water quality indicator Updates and details best practice in methodology for plankton sampling...

The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Pat Hutchings, Michael Kingsford, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
February 12, 2019

The iconic and beautiful Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. With contributions from international experts, this timely and fully updated second edition of The Great Barrier Reef describes the animals, plants and other organisms of the...

Reproduction and Development in Annelida

1st Edition

T. J. Pandian
February 04, 2019

This book is a concise informative elucidation of all aspects of reproduction and development in annelids covering from arenicola to tubifex. Annelids flourish between 4,900 m depth to 2,000 m altitude; some of them occur in unusual habitats like hydrothermal vents and subterranean aquatic system (...

Type Specimens of Fossil Fishes: Catalogue of the University of Alberta Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology

1st Edition

John Clay Bruner
January 24, 2019

The Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Allberta houses type specimens of fossil fishes. This book is a catalogue of these specimens. Included for each entry is taxonomy, detailed collection locality information, the citation wherein the species was originally described, and...

Fish Defenses Vol. 2: Pathogens, Parasites and Predators

1st Edition

Giacomo Zaccone
January 16, 2019

Dramatic changes in the environment, including habitat degradation and climate change, have focused attention on how individuals and populations respond to a shifting biotic and abiotic landscape. A critical step toward meeting this goal is a clear understanding of the capacity of individuals to...

Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Mollusks

1st Edition

Ramasamy Santhanam, Manavalan Gobinath, Santhanam Ramesh
January 14, 2019

Key features: Serves as a standard reference for researchers, teachers and students of various disciplines such as Fisheries Science, Marine Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Natural Products, Biochemistry, and Pharmacy, their libraries, and as a valuable guide for pharmaceutical companies...

Marine Polysaccharides: Advances and Multifaceted Applications

1st Edition

Shakeel Ahmed, Aisverya Soundararajan
December 19, 2018

In the past few decades, marine organisms, including macroalgae and microalgae, have been extensively explored as potential sources of bioactive compounds with applications in various fields such as pharmaceuticals, biomedicine, cosmetics and foodstuffs. Marine polysaccharides, such as chitin/...

Aquatic Ecosystems in a Changing Climate

1st Edition

Donat-P Häder, Kunshan Gao
December 17, 2018

Global climate change affects productivity and species composition of freshwater and marine aquatic ecosystems by raising temperatures, ocean acidification, excessive solar UV and visible radiation. Effects on bacterioplankton and viruses, phytoplankton and macroalgae have farreaching consequences...

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