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Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Bivalve Molluscs

Ramasamy Santhanam
June 18, 2018

This comprehensive volume provides a plethora of first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of edible marine bivalve molluscs. It covers the biology of edible marine bivalves; profiles about 180 species, providing information on their habitat, distribution, morphology, food and...

Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Plants

Ramasamy Santhanam, Santhanam Ramesh, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria
June 12, 2018

Marine plants such as algae (blue-green algae and seaweeds), seagrasses, mangrove plants, salt-tolerant or salt-loving plants (halophytes) and coastal sand dune plants are known to generate approximately 70% of oxygen on earth, and help regulate oxygen in the atmosphere. These plants are potential...

Ecological Strategies of Aquatic Insects

Charles W. Heckman
June 11, 2018

This book recounts the habits of many interesting and unusual exceptions to the rule that insects are typically terrestrial forms of life. It examines the different ways that groups of species have developed modes of existence in or on the surface of water, and gives reasons why the gross...

CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Third Edition

Frances M.D. Gulland, Leslie A. Dierauf, Karyl L. Whitman
May 23, 2018

For three decades, this book has been acknowledged as the most respected scientific reference specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. Written by approximately 100 contributors who are recognized globally as leaders in their respective fields, the CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal...

Protocols for Macroalgae Research

Bénédicte Charrier, Thomas Wichard, C R K Reddy
April 26, 2018

Protocols for Macroalgae Research describes state-of-the-art approaches and applications in seaweed research. The book is comprised of 31 protocols in all and provides critical information regarding the cultivation and preservation of seaweeds, their chemical composition, as well as their cellular...

Reproduction and Development in Echinodermata and Prochordata

T. J. Pandian
April 05, 2018

Echinoderms and prochordates occupy a key position in vertebrate evolution. The genomes of sea urchin share 70% homology with humans. Researches on cell cycle in sea urchin and phagocytosis in asteroids have fetched Nobel Prizes. In this context, this book assumes immense importance. Echinoderms...

Healthcare Using Marine Organisms

Se-Kwon Kim
March 23, 2018

This book provides a broad range of applications and recent advances in the search for healthcare materials from the sea. A narrative description of fundamentals as well as technological acumen are interesting features of this new work. It discusses in detail various aspects of healthcare products...

Environmental Management of Marine Ecosystems

Md. Nazrul Islam, Sven Erik Jorgensen
March 15, 2018

This book will illustrate the current status, trends and effects of climate, natural disturbances and anthropogenic stressors on marine ecosystems. It shows how to integrate different management tools and models in an up-to-date, multidisciplinary approach to environmental management. Through...

Biology of Parrotfishes

Andrew S. Hoey, Roberta M. Bonaldo
March 07, 2018

Parrotfish are found on almost every coral reef in the world. This ubiquity and uniqueness of their feeding action make them one of the most important groups of fishes within coral reef ecosystems. But why, exactly, are parrotfish so important to reefs? Can the evolution of a particular jaw...

Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Management

Bertrum H. MacDonald, Suzuette S. Soomai, Elizabeth M. De Santo, Peter G. Wells
February 12, 2018

This book provides a timely analysis of the role that information—particularly scientific information—plays in the policy-making and decision-making processes in coastal and ocean management. It includes contributions from global experts in marine environmental science, marine policy, fisheries,...

Therapeutic and Nutritional Uses of Algae

Leonel Pereira
February 01, 2018

Algae have been used since ancient times as food, fodder, fertilizer and as source of medicine. Nowadays seaweeds represent an unlimited source of the raw materials used in pharmaceutical, food industries, medicine and cosmetics. They are nutritionally valuable as fresh or dried vegetables, or as...

Biology and Culture of Portunid Crabs of World Seas

Ramasamy Santhanam
January 31, 2018

This volume provides an abundance of valuable first-hand information about the diversity, biology, ecology culture of the portunid crabs of the word seas. Marine crabs play an important role directly or indirectly in the livelihood of millions of people around the world. They have been...