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by David R. Schiel,Michael S. Foster

The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests download ebook
ISBN:
0520278860
ISBN13:
978-0520278868
Author:
David R. Schiel,Michael S. Foster
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University of California Press; First edition (May 1, 2015)
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416 pages
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1674 kb
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4.9

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The authors furnish a comprehensive discussion of kelp species and forest ecology worldwide, with considerations of human uses and abuses, management and conservation, and the current and likely future impacts of global change.

and Michael S. Foster. ultimate ecological engineer in coastal seas. Giant kelp is not. only a keystone species but also, where it occurs, much of the. 395 pp. University of. California Press, Oakland, California. This remarkable book is the biography of a single species, the. arch. Unlike most biographies, this is largely a scientific. It is nonetheless extremely. readable and never reads like a textbook.

This is the largest seaweed, giant kelp (Macrocystis) is the fastest growing and most prolific of all plants found on earth. Growing from the seafloor and extending along the ocean surface in lush canopies, giant kelp provides an extensive vertical habitat in a largely two-dimensional seascape. It is the foundation for one of the most species-rich, productive, and widely distributed ecological communities in the world

Giant kelp forests have achieved an iconic status among the world’s marine ecosystems and within the scientific literature.

Book Description: The largest seaweed, giant kelp (Macrocystis) is the fastest growing and most prolific of all plants found on earth. Giant kelp forests have achieved an iconic status among the world’s marine ecosystems and within the scientific literature.

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John Pearse, Professor Emeritus, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz. The broad and deep treatment of the subject makes this book an important contribution to kelp forest ecology and marine ecology in general.

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David R. Schiel, Michael S. This is the largest seaweed, giant kelp (Macrocystis) is the fastest growing and most prolific of all plants found on earth. It is the foundation for one of the most species-rich, productive, and widely distributed ecological communities in the world.

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The largest seaweed, giant kelp (Macrocystis) is the fastest growing and most prolific of all plants found on earth. Growing from the seafloor and extending along the ocean surface in lush canopies, giant kelp provides an extensive vertical habitat in a largely two-dimensional seascape. It is the foundation for one of the most species-rich, productive, and widely distributed ecological communities in the world. Schiel and Foster’s scholarly review and synthesis take the reader from Darwin’s early observations to contemporary research, providing a historical perspective for the modern understanding of giant kelp evolution, biogeography, biology, and physiology. The authors furnish a comprehensive discussion of kelp species and forest ecology worldwide, with considerations of human uses and abuses, management and conservation, and the current and likely future impacts of global change. This volume promises to be the definitive treatise and reference on giant kelp and its forests for many years, and it will appeal to marine scientists and others who want a better appreciation and understanding of these wondrous forests of the sea.
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  • Alsath
This book is an authoritative work on the biology and ecosystem services provided by Kelp forests, and is also applicable to similar seaweed forest communities in other parts of the world. Quite a large section at the end of the book is devoted to the effects of climate change on seaweed forests as well as their role to mitigate it, and provides valuable information in this age of atmospheric carbon crisis. Highly recommended as an essential reference book for anyone working on seaweed ecology.
  • Tehn
Review by Louis Druehl, author of Pacific Seaweeds and the novel Cedar, Salmon and Weed

This long awaited compendium reviews studies on the giant kelp, Macrocystis, from Darwin's 1839, The Voyage of the Beagle to contemporary studies on kelp welfare in a climatically challenged environment. The basic biology, ecology and human interaction are well documented and, more importantly, synthesized (based on over 1000 references). Schiel and Foster declare iconic status on giant kelp beds, the ocean’s equivalent to the rain forest. In a reassuring way but with caution, they declare the beds are thriving in spite of having experienced centuries of stressors. The book is attractive, well illustrated and quotes, leading many chapters, establish focus. Schiel (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) and Foster (San Jose State University) have, with their students, advanced our understanding of kelp forests for decades. This highly recommended tome reflects their dedication and expertise.