Identifying Marine Phytoplankton

Identifying Marine Phytoplankton

1st Edition - June 25, 1997

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  • Editor: Carmelo Tomas
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080534428
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780126930184

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Identifying Marine Phytoplankton is an accurate and authoritative guide to the identification of marine diatoms and dinoflagellates, meant to be used with tools as simple as a light microscope. The book compiles the latest taxonomic names, an extensive bibliography (referencing historical as well as up-to-date literature), synthesis and criteria in one indispensable source. Techniques for preparing samples and containing are included as well as hundreds of detailed, helpful information. Identifying Marine Phytoplankton is a combined paperback edition made available by popular demand of two influential books published earlier--Marine Phytoplankton and Identifying Marine Diatoms and Dinoflagellates.

Key Features

  • Contains hundreds of illustrations showing critical characteristics necessary for proper identification, plus keys and other guides
  • Provides up-to-date taxonomic revisions
  • Includes species from around the world
  • Updates synthesis of modern and historical literature presented by active researchers in the field
  • Compiles literature from around the world into one handy source


Advanced graduate students, faculty and researchers in marine science, marine ecology, and oceanography, micropaleontology and related disciplines involved with the identification of marine phytoplankton. This group includesnon-specialists in government agencies assessing the health of marine ecosystems. Fisheries scientists, aquaculturists, and oil companies.

Table of Contents

  • G.R. Hasle and C.R. Tomas, Introduction and Historical Background.
    G.R. Hasle and E.E. Syvertson, Marine Diatoms.
    K.A. Steidinger and K. Tangen, Dinoflagellates.
    C.R. Tomas, Introduction.
    J. Throndsen, The Planktonic Marine Flagellates.
    B.R. Heimdal, Modern Coccolithophorids.
    General Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 874
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1997
  • Published: June 25, 1997
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080534428
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780126930184

About the Editor

Carmelo Tomas

Affiliations and Expertise

Florida Marine Research Institute, St. Petersburg, U.S.A.

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  • DianneGreenfield Sun Sep 01 2019

    excellent guide

    This is an outstanding and highly valuable guide for any freshwater or marine biologist. A few of the species' names need updating, but otherwise it's a 'must have'.