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Main Title Seaweeds and their Role in Globally Changing Environments [electronic resource] /
Author Seckbach, Joseph.
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Einav, Rachel.
Israel, Alvaro.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2010
Call Number QH301-705
ISBN 9789048185696
Subjects Life sciences ; Endangered ecosystems ; Aquatic biology ; Environmental sciences ; Climatic changes ; Pollution
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Collation XXVII, 480p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Changes in the marine environment -- Sea-Level Changes in the Mediterranean: Past, Present, and Future - A Review -- Global Climate Change and Marine Conservation -- Biodiversity in marine ecosystems in the globally changing era -- Is Global Warming Involved in the Success of Seaweed Introductions in the Mediterranean Sea? -- Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecological Communities -- Fucoid Flora of the Rocky Intertidal of the Canadian Maritimes: Implications for the Future with Rapid Climate Change -- Ecophysiological responses of seaweeds -- GIS-Based Environmental Analysis, Remote Sensing, and Niche Modeling of Seaweed Communities -- Physiological Responses of Seaweeds to Elevated Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations -- The Role of Rhodolith Beds in the Recruitment of Invertebrate Species from the Southwestern Gulf of California, México -- The Potential Impact of Climate Change on Endophyte Infections in Kelp Sporophytes -- The effects of UV radiation on seaweeds -- Interactive Effects of UV Radiation and Nutrients on Ecophysiology: Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change -- Ecological and Physiological Responses of Macroalgae to Solar and UV Radiation -- Ultraviolet Radiation Effects on Macroalgae from Patagonia, Argentina -- Biofuel - Seaweeds as a source of future energy -- Production of Biofuel by Macroalgae with Preservation of Marine Resources and Environment -- Biofuel from Algae: Salvation from Peak Oil? -- Cultivation of seaweeds in globally changing environments -- A Review of Kappaphycus Farming: Prospects and Constraints -- Recycling of the Seaweed Wakame Through Degradation by Halotolerant Bacteria -- Progressive Development of New Marine Environments - Imta (Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture) Production -- Reproductive Processes in Red Algal Genus Gracilaria and Impact of Climate Change -- The Role of Porphyra in Sustainable Culture Systems: Physiology and Applications -- Biotechnological potential of seaweed -- Intensive Sea Weed Aquaculture: A Potent Solution Against Global Warming -- The Future is Green: On the Biotechnological Potential of Green Algae -- The Potential of Caulerpa spp. for Biotechnological and Pharmacological Applications -- Other views to global change -- Ecology, Science, and Religion -- Nature and Resource Conservation as Value-Assessment Reflections on Theology and Ethics -- Global Warming According to Jewish Law: Three Circles of Reference -- Guarding the Globe: A Jewish Approach to Global Warming. Global warming is accelerating faster than the ability for natural repair, and environmental stresses are damaging ecosystems, all affecting physical and biological systems on Earth. A new Nasa-led study shows that human activity has caused climate changes resulting in permafrost thawing, acid rain, and lower productivity in lakes as well as increased emissions of greenhouse gases, including CO2, N20, CH4, CF3, and CFC. Marine plants play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine environments, while serving as a source of food for humankind and important chemical compounds. Microalgae and seaweed have enormous potential for reducing global warming and climate change. During photosynthesis algae grow, draw CO2 from the atmosphere, release oxygen, and produce solar biofuel. Experts in the life of marine plant ecosystems in globally changing environments contributed chapters to this book. The target readers are phycologists, ecologists, atmospheric scholars, conservationists, environmentalists, and ecologically aware laymen.