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Global seagrass research methods

Author: Frederick T Short; Robert G Coles
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier, 2001.
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This thorough and informative volume presents a set of detailed, globally applicable techniques for seagrass research. The book provides methods for all aspects of seagrass science from basic plant collection to statistical approaches and investigations of plant-animal interaction. The emphasis is on methods that are applicable in both developing and developed countries. The importance of seagrasses in coastal and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick T Short; Robert G Coles
ISBN: 0444508910 9780444508911
OCLC Number: 48487290
Description: vii, 473 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Global seagrass distribution / Frederick T. Short, Robert G. Coles, Christine Pergent-Martini --
Seagrass taxonomy and identification key / John Kuo, C. den Hartog --
Reproduction and phenology in seagrasses / Diana I. Walker, Birgit Olesen, Ronald C. Phillips --
Standards for seagrass collection, identification and sample design / David M. Burdick, Gary A. Kendrick --
Methods for mapping seagrass distribution / Len J. McKenzie, Mark A. Finkbeiner, Hugh Kirkman --
Methods for assessing seagrass seed ecology and population genetics / Graeme J. Inglis, Michelle Waycott --
Methods for the measurement of seagrass abundance and depth distribution / Carlos M. Duarte, Hugh Kirkman --
Methods for the measurement of seagrass growth and production / Frederick T. Short, Carlos M. Duarte --
Measurements of photosynthetic rates in seagrasses / Sven Beer [and others] --
Assessing biomass, assemblage structure and productivity of algal epiphytes on seagrasses / Gary A. Kendrick, Paul S. Lavery --
Methods to measure macroalgal biomass and abundance in seagrass meadows / Bujang Japar Sidik, Salomão O. Bandeira, Nataliya A. Milchakova --
Techniques for quantitative sampling of infauna and small epifauna in seagrass / Andrea Raz-Guzman, Raymond E. Grizzle --
Fish, crabs, shrimps and other large mobile epibenthos : measurement methods for their biomass and abundance in seagrass / Graham J. Edgar, Hiroshi Mukai, Robert J. Orth --
Measuring invertebrate grazing on seagrasses and epiphytes / Valerio Zupo, Walter G. Nelson, M. Cristina Gambi --
Methods for assessing the grazing effects of large herbivores on seagrasses / Chatcharee Supanwanid, John O. Albertsen, Hiroshi Mukai --
Seagrass decomposition / Diana I. Walker, Gérard Pergent, Stefano Fazi --
Measurements of physical parameters in seagrass habitats / Evamaria W. Koch, Jennifer J. Verduin --
Sediment geology methods for seagrass habitat / Paul L.A. Erftemeijer, Evamaria W. Koch --
Measurement of light penetration in relation to seagrass / Timothy J.B. Carruthers [and others] --
Water quality measurement methods for seagrass habitat / Stephen Granger, Hitoshi Iizumi --
Improving seagrass habitat quality / Warren J. Lee Long, Ronald M. Thom --
Seagrass transplantation and other seagrass restoration methods / Hilconida P. Calumpong, Mark S. Fonseca --
Protecting seagrass : approaches and methods / Robert Coles, Miguel Fortes.
Responsibility: edited by Frederick T. Short, Robert G. Coles ; technical editor, Catherine A. Short.

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Seagrasses provide food for sea turtles. They also support complex food webs. This book presents a set of globally applicable techniques for seagrass research. It provides methods for various aspects  Read more...
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P.H. Nienhuis...The book is nevertheless the best we have on seagrass research methods, and therefore indispensable for everyone working with seagrasses.Aquaculture

 
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