Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms

  • Patricia M. Glibert
  • Elisa Berdalet
  • Michele A. Burford
  • Grant C. Pitcher
  • Mingjiang Zhou

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 232)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction to Harmful Algal Blooms and the GEOHAB Programme

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia M. Glibert, Elisa Berdalet, Michele A. Burford, Grant C. Pitcher, Mingjiang Zhou
      Pages 3-7
    3. Patricia M. Glibert, Elisa Berdalet, Michele A. Burford, Grant C. Pitcher, Mingjiang Zhou
      Pages 9-25
    4. Raphael M. Kudela, Robin Raine, Grant C. Pitcher, Patrick Gentien, Elisa Berdalet, Henrik Enevoldsen et al.
      Pages 27-49
  3. Global Changes and Harmful Algal Blooms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Patricia M. Glibert, Arthur H. W. Beusen, John A. Harrison, Hans H. Dürr, Alexander F. Bouwman, Goulven G. Laruelle
      Pages 53-76
    3. Mark L. Wells, Bengt Karlson
      Pages 77-90
  4. Adaptive Strategies and Harmful Algal Blooms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Patricia M. Glibert, Cynthia A. Heil, Frances P. Wilkerson, Richard C. Dugdale
      Pages 93-112
    3. Kevin J. Flynn, Aditee Mitra, Patricia M. Glibert, JoAnn M. Burkholder
      Pages 113-132
    4. Rhodora V. Azanza, Michael L. Brosnahan, Donald M. Anderson, Inga Hense, Marina Montresor
      Pages 133-161
  5. Harmful Algal Blooms in Specific Habitats and Biomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Robin Raine, Elisa Berdalet, Hidekatsu Yamazaki, Ian Jenkinson, Beatriz Reguera
      Pages 165-186
    3. Grant C. Pitcher, Francisco G. Figueiras, Raphael M. Kudela, Teresa Moita, Beatriz Reguera, Manuel Ruiz-Villareal
      Pages 205-227
    4. Patricia M. Glibert, Adnan Al-Azri, J. Icarus Allen, Alexander F. Bouwman, Arthur H. W. Beusen, Michele A. Burford et al.
      Pages 229-259
  6. Spotlight on Harmful Algal Blooms in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Ken Furuya, Mitsunori Iwataki, Po Teen Lim, Songhui Lu, Chui-Pin Leaw, Rhodora V. Azanza et al.
      Pages 289-308
    3. Ren-Cheng Yu, Song-Hui Lü, Yu-Bo Liang
      Pages 309-316
    4. Joaquim I. Goes, Helga do R. Gomes, Khalid Al-Hashimi, Anukul Buranapratheprat
      Pages 327-336
  7. Observing and Predicting Harmful Algal Blooms: Tools and Predictive Approaches

  8. Moving Forward: Emerging Issues and a New Global Programme

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Michele A. Burford, David P. Hamilton, Susanna A. Wood
      Pages 381-402
    3. Zhiming Yu, Xiuxian Song, Xihua Cao, Yang Liu
      Pages 403-423
    4. Elisa Berdalet, Raphael M. Kudela, Neil S. Banas, Eileen Bresnan, Michele A. Burford, Keith Davidson et al.
      Pages 425-447
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 449-461

About this book


Harmful algal blooms (HABs) - blooms that cause fish kills, contaminate seafood with toxins, or cause human or ecological health impacts and harm to local economies - are occurring more often, in more places and lasting longer than in past decades. This expansion is primarily the result of human activities, through increased nutrient inputs and various aspects of climate change.

The Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (GEOHAB) programme promoted international collaboration to understand HAB population dynamics in various oceanographic regimes and to improve the prediction of HABs.

This volume introduces readers to the overarching framework of the GEOHAB programme, factors contributing to the global expansion of harmful algal blooms, the complexities of HABs in different habitats, and the forward-looking issues to be tackled by the next generation of GEOHAB, GlobalHAB.

The programme brought together an international team of contributing scientists and ecosystem managers, and its outcomes will greatly benefit the international research community.


Aquatic ecology Biogeochemistry Harmful algae Ecosystem dynamics HAB HAB monitoring HAB prediction GEOHAB

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia M. Glibert
    • 1
  • Elisa Berdalet
    • 2
  • Michele A. Burford
    • 3
  • Grant C. Pitcher
    • 4
  • Mingjiang Zhou
    • 5
  1. 1.Horn Point LaboratoryUniversity of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Marine Sciences (CSIC)Barcelona, CataloniaSpain
  3. 3.Australian Rivers InstituteGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  4. 4.Fisheries Research and DevelopmentCape TownSouth Africa
  5. 5.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina

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