The Science of Light and Life

  • Lars Olof Björn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Lars Olof Björn
    Pages 27-35
  3. Lars Olof Björn
    Pages 37-49
  4. Lars Olof Björn
    Pages 71-75
  5. Curtis D. Mobley
    Pages 77-84
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    Pages 85-96
  7. Lars Olof Björn, Helen Ghiradella
    Pages 97-117
  8. Shuichi Kinoshita, Helen Ghiradella, Lars Olof Björn
    Pages 119-137
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    Pages 139-150
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    Pages 169-176
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  12. Lars Olof Björn, Govindjee
    Pages 207-230
  13. Tihana Mirkovic, Gregory D. Scholes
    Pages 231-241
  14. Anders Johnsson, Charlotte Helfrich-Förster, Wolfgang Engelmann
    Pages 243-297
  15. James L. Weller, Richard E. Kendrick
    Pages 299-321
  16. Rachel Muheim, Miriam Liedvogel
    Pages 323-334
  17. Lars Olof Björn, Pirjo Huovinen
    Pages 335-345
  18. Lars Olof Björn, Richard L. McKenzie
    Pages 347-364
  19. Mary Norval, Lars Olof Björn
    Pages 365-379
  20. Mary Norval
    Pages 381-394
  21. Lars Olof Björn
    Pages 395-398
  22. Lars Olof Björn, Helen Ghiradella
    Pages 399-413
  23. Lars Olof Björn, Shaoshan Li, Qiu Qiu, Yutao Wang
    Pages 415-420
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  25. Lars Olof Björn
    Pages 437-444
  26. Back Matter
    Pages 445-455

About this book


The new edition of this authoritative text provides an interdisciplinary treatise of all aspects of the interactions between light and the living world. It starts with a description of the physics of light, and how to deal with it in experiments and observations. The phenomena described in the rest of the book covers all organisms: how light is used by organisms for obtaining energy for life processes, for gathering information about the environment, and for communicating with others of the same or other species. The book also describes "bad" effects of light in causing disease or contributing to formation of environmental toxins. New techniques used by scientists to investigate life processes using light are also explored in the volume.

Written by experts in the field, Photobiology: The Science of Life and Light, 3e is a valuable and accessible resource for both advanced undergraduates and established researchers.​

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars Olof Björn
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life Science, Department of BiologySouth China Normal University, Guangzhou, China & Lund UniversityLundSweden

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