© 1993

Fourteenth International Seaweed Symposium

Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Seaweed Symposium held in Brest, France, August 16–21, 1992

  • Editors
  • A. R. O. Chapman
  • M. T. Brown
  • M. Lahaye
Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 85)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlviii
  2. Plenary lectures

  3. Taxonomy and general biology

    1. Serviere E. Zaragoza, D. Rodríguez Vargas, J. González González
      Pages 45-50
    2. Melvin A. Nyman, Murray T. Brown, Michael Neushul, Bruce W. W. Harger, Jonathan A. Keogh
      Pages 57-65
    3. C. D. Neefus, B. P. Allen, H. P. Baldwin, A. C. Mathieson, R. T. Eckert, C. Yarish et al.
      Pages 67-79
    4. Isabel Pérez-Ruzafa, Tomás Gallardo, Rosario Gómez-Cancio
      Pages 81-90
    5. Max H. Hommersand, Michael D. Guiry, Suzanne Fredericq, Geoffrey L. Leister
      Pages 105-120
    6. C. Perrone, G. P. Felicini
      Pages 145-150
    7. Sandra C. Lindstrom, Kathleen M. Cole
      Pages 151-157

About these proceedings


Industrial seaweed use started in Brittany in the XVII century. Today, 700 species have been identified along 1000 km of shoreline, producing 10 million tons of biomass. In the Fourteenth International Seaweed Sumposium the latest developments in the area are discussed. The blending of molecular biology with traditional taxonomy is improving our understanding of phylogeny and species relationships among many of the important algae. A new generation of biologically-based management models is gradually incorporating field testing, concepts from ecological theory and principles from population biology. Prediction is being improved, and an appropriate balance is being struck between commercial exploitation and the preservation of wild seaweed resources. Cell and tissue culture of seaweeds is entering the mass-production phase. Field farming is now entering the large-scale production area. New, biologically active compounds are being described, obtained from algae, and new tools for the characterisation of phytocolloids are described. Microalgal blooms and toxins are also experiencing a flourish of new results.


algae biology biomass cell development ecology molecular biology physiology taxonomy toxin

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fourteenth International Seaweed Symposium
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Seaweed Symposium held in Brest, France, August 16–21, 1992
  • Editors A.R.O. Chapman
    Murray T. Brown
    Marc Lahaye
  • Series Title Developments in Hydrobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2309-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4882-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-1998-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XLVIII, 726
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Freshwater & Marine Ecology
    Plant Physiology
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