Seaweed Biology

Novel Insights into Ecophysiology, Ecology and Utilization

  • Christian Wiencke
  • Kai Bischof

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 219)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Fundamental Processes and Acclimation to Abiotic Environmental Variables

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dieter Hanelt, Félix López Figueroa
      Pages 3-23
    3. Iván Gómez, Pirjo Huovinen
      Pages 25-46
    4. Anja Eggert
      Pages 47-66
    5. Francisco J. L. Gordillo
      Pages 67-86
  3. Biotic Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Matthew S. Edwards, Sean D. Connell
      Pages 135-156
    3. Katrin Iken
      Pages 157-175
    4. Charles D. Amsler
      Pages 177-188
    5. Michael W. Friedrich
      Pages 189-201
    6. Nikos Andreakis, Britta Schaffelke
      Pages 235-262
  4. Structure and Function of the World’s Main Seaweed Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Christian Wiencke, Charles D. Amsler
      Pages 265-291
    3. Pirjo Huovinen, Iván Gómez
      Pages 293-313
    4. Astrid Y. Mejia, Gregory N. Puncher, Aschwin H. Engelen
      Pages 329-357
    5. Eva Rothäusler, Lars Gutow, Martin Thiel
      Pages 359-380
  5. Effects of Global and Local Changes on the Performance of Seaweeds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Inka Bartsch, Christian Wiencke, Thomas Laepple
      Pages 383-406
    3. Michael Y. Roleda, Catriona L. Hurd
      Pages 407-431
    4. Kai Bischof, Franciska S. Steinhoff
      Pages 433-448
    5. Mirta Teichberg, Paulina Martinetto, Sophia E. Fox
      Pages 449-467
  6. Aquaculture and Economical Importance of Seaweeds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 469-469
    2. Cornelia M. Buchholz, Gesche Krause, Bela H. Buck
      Pages 471-493
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 495-510

About this book


Seaweeds, also known as macroalgae, are among the most important primary producers and act as ecological engineers on rocky coasts of the world’s oceans. In addition to their extreme ecological importance they are also of high economic relevance. Complementing available textbooks with its more research-oriented approach, this volume contains 22 chapters by renowned experts, grouped in five parts. In Part I fundamental processes and acclimation strategies of seaweeds towards the abiotic environment are covered. Part II focuses on the multitude of biotic interactions in seaweed communities, and in Part III the reader is introduced to the structure and function of the main seaweed systems of the world. The chapters of Part IV highlight and discuss the effects of global and local environmental changes on seaweeds and their communities. In the final Part V a comprehensive overview of developments in seaweed aquaculture, industrial applications and the overall economic importance of seaweeds is provided. Summarizing the advances in seaweed biology achieved within the last few decades, this book also identifies gaps in the present knowledge and needs for future research.


coastal ecology ecophysiology global change macroalgae seaweed uses

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Wiencke
    • 1
  • Kai Bischof
    • 2
  1. 1.Section Functional EcologyAlfred Wegener InstituteBremerhavenGermany
  2. 2.Marine BotanyUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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