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New IMBER-relevant book with several chapters authored by IMBeR people!

Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology and taxonomy - Claudia Castellani and Martin Edwards (Eds.)

An In-depth knowledge of the ecology, distribution and community structure of planktonic organisms provides the basis for understanding the diversity and ecological importance of marine life. Because planktonic organisms are often very delicate specimens and are sensitive to change, they can be used as early indicators of environmental change. Natural and anthropogenic environmental impacts can affect both the distribution and composition of plankton, that can have significant ecological and economic impacts.

Marine Plankton is a practical guide to plankton biology, covering a wide geographic area from the North Sea to the north-eastern Atlantic coast of the USA and Canada. The book is divided into three sections: an overview of plankton ecology, an assessment of research methodologies including sampling, preservation, and counting samples, and a taxonomic identification guide accompanied by detailed line drawings. It also deals with plankton as indicators of environmental change including global warming and pollution, as well as planktonic invasive species.

Ecology section

1: The marine environment - N. P. Holliday and S. Henson
2: Plankton biodiversity and biogeography - G. Beaugrand
3: Phytoplankton productivity - J. A. Raven
4: Zooplankton productivity - A. G. Hirst
5: Phytoplankton biogeochemical cycles - C. Robinson
6: Zooplankton biogeochemical cycles - D. K. Steinberg
7: Plankton and global change - M. Edwards
8: Plankton and Fisheries - K. Brander