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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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Plankton & Productivity

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*Falkowski, Paul G., and John A. Raven. 1997. Aquatic Photosynthesis. Blackwell Science: MA

Reference for: Chapter 13, Table 13.3, Major Types of Phytoplankton


*Kirk, John T. O. 2003. Light and Photosynthesis in Aquatic Ecosystems, 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press: UK.

Reference for: Chapter 12, Photoadaptation
Reference for: Chapter 13, A Generalized Scheme of Photosynthesis (see also first edition, 1994)


Lewis, M.R. 2002. Variability of plankton and plankton processes on the mesoscale. In: Phytoplankton Productivity. P.J. le B. Williams, D.N. Thomas, and C.S. Reynolds, eds. Blackwell Science: Oxford, UK. pp 141-155.

Reference for: Chapter 9, Western Boundary Currents


*Le B. Williams, P. J., D. N. Thomas, and C. S. Reynolds. 2002. Phytoplankton Productivity: Carbon Assimilation in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. Blackwell Science: UK

Reference for: Chapter 13, Controls on Primary Productivity, Global Primary Productivity.



*Williams, P.J. leB., D.N. Thomas and C.S. Reynolds, eds. 2002. Phytoplankton Productivity: Carbon assimilation in marine and freshwater ecosystems. Blackwell Science, 386 pp.

Reference for: Chapter 13, Major Types of Phytoplankton, Controls on Primary Productivity, Global Primary Productivity.


*Raghavendra, A. S., editor. 1998. Photosynthesis: A comprehensive Treatise. Cambridge University Press: UK


*Reynolds, C. S. 2006. The Ecology of Phytoplankton. Cambridge University Press: UK


*Seasonal Seas. 2001. DVD. Blue Planet Series.

Excellent account of global seasonal productivity and great video images of zooplankton scent trails.


What is Photosynthesis? DVD. 2004. Educational Video Networks. 14 minutes.



*Kujala, Norman F., and Ron Pittard. 1977. Ocean Plankton, 2nd Edition. Consolidated Printing and Stationary: OR

The excellent line drawings in this book cover the major organisms that you might see in a plankton tow. It’s not exhaustive but it does provide a great example of the kinds of detail in sketches that students should aspire to while viewing plankton.

*Larkum, Anthony W. D., Susan E. Douglas, and John A. Raven, editors. 2003. Photosynthesis in Algae. Kluwer Academic Publishers: MA

*Raymont, John E. G. 1980. Plankton and Productivity in the Oceans, 2nd Edition, Volume 1: Phytoplankton. Pergamon Press: NY


*Hardy, Sir Alister. 1965. The Open Sea: Its Natural History. Part I The World of Plankton and Part II, Fish and Fisheries. Houghton Mifflin: MA

Hardy’s book is a classic (though often overlooked) reference. The drawings alone are worth the price of the book. Part I remains one of the most comprehensive and readable treatments of macroplankton available.


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