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Reference Resources for Exploring the World Ocean by Chamberlin and Dickey, 2008

The following references were used in preparation of the text. They are provided here for students and instructors who wish to gain a broader knowledge and explore further the concepts and ideas presented in the textbook. References with an asterisk (*) are in Professor Sean’s collection. Feel free to ask about them. And if you know of a good reference that we have omitted, please let us know! (schamberlin@fullcoll.edu)
 
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Algae & Marine Plants

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*Abbott, Isabella A., and George J. Hollenberg. 1976. Marine Algae of California. Stanford University Press: CA

This outstanding reference was reprinted in paperback in 1993. It remains the best and most comprehensive volume on west coast seaweeds available.

*Druehl, Louis. 2000. Pacific Seaweeds: A Guide to Common Seaweeds of the West Coast. Harbour Publishing: Canada.

Druehl’s book is a summary of everything seaweed, from life cycles to identification to ecology to tasty seaweed recipes. Though focused on the common seaweeds (he includes about 80 species), this book will prove useful and engaging for a wide audience. It also make a great little reference for instructors who wish to brush up on their seaweeds.

*Graham, Linda E., and Lee W. Wilcox. 2000. Algae. Prentice-Hall: NJ

This outstanding textbook on “algae” provides a solid reference for learning more about the diverse photosynthetic forms that occur in aquatic habitats. Graham and Wilcox summarize a diverse range of topics for the major Divisions, including taxonomy, cell structure, biology, reproduction, life history, and ecology. It has an excellent section on coccolithophorids, including the steps in coccolith formation. It also includes practical uses of algae and chapters devoted to phytoplankton and seaweed ecology. The lack of color photographs may be attributed to the inclusion of numerous images taken with electron microscopes (the only way to “see” most microalgae) and probably to the fact that this book is not intended to be a field guide. However, it makes a perfect complement for learning more about and understanding phytoplankton and seaweeds that you may identify under a microscope or in the field using any of the widely available field guides.

*Dawes, Clinton J. Marine Botany, 2nd Edition. 1998. John Wiley and Sons: NY

*Fogg, G. E., and Brenda Thake. 1987. Algal Cultures and Phytoplankton Ecology, 3rd Edition. University of Wisconsin Press: WI

*Connor, Judith, and Charles Baxter. 1989. Kelp Forests. Monterey Bay Aquarium: CA.

Reference for: Chapter 15, Coastal Shelf Ecosystems

*Bold, Harold C., and Michael J. Wynne. 1997. Introduction to the Algae: Structure and Reproduction, 2nd Edition. Prentice-Hall: NJ

The 1978 hardback version is now available in paperback as an updated second edition.

*Scagel, Robert F. 1966. Marine Algae of British Columbia and Northern Washington, Part 1: Chlorophyceae (Green Algae). National Museum of Canada, Bulletin No. 207, Biological Series No. 74: Canada.

Professor Sean used this book while working on a study of the effects of sewage outfall on seaweeds in Puget Sound. It remains a useful reference for professionals or interested amateurs who wish to identify green algae in the Pacific Northwest.

*Waaland, J. Robert. 1977. Common Seaweeds of the Pacific Coast. Pacific Search Press: WA

While there are other more recent field guides to seaweeds available, Waaland’s has a simplicity and ease of use that is much appreciated. If you see it in a used bookstore, buy two copies and send one to Professor Sean, as his is falling apart after 30 years of use.
*Larkum, Anthony W. D., Susan E. Douglas, and John A. Raven, editors. 2003. Photosynthesis in Algae. Kluwer Academic Publishers: MA

 

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