From Molecular Processes to Global Impact

  • Hans R. Thierstein
  • Jeremy R. Young

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Cell Biology and Biochemistry

    1. Chantal Billard, Isao Inouye
      Pages 1-29
    2. Colin Brownlee, Alison Taylor
      Pages 31-49
    3. Kees Van Lenning, Ian Probert, Mikel Latasa, Marta Estrada, Jeremy R. Young
      Pages 51-73
  3. Physiology and bloom studies

  4. Molecular phylogeny and evolutionary biodiversity

    1. Alberto G. Sáez, Ian Probert, Jeremy R. Young, Bente Edvardsen, Wenche Eikrem, Linda K. Medlin
      Pages 251-269
    2. Colomban de Vargas, Alberto G. Sáez, Linda K. Medlin, Hans R. Thierstein
      Pages 271-298
    3. Patrick S. Quinn, Alberto G. Sáez, Karl-Heinz Baumann, Blair A. Steel, Claudia Sprengel, Linda K. Medlin
      Pages 299-326
    4. Markus Geisen, Jeremy R. Young, Ian Probert, Alberto G. Sáez, Karl-Heinz Baumann, Claudia Sprengel et al.
      Pages 327-366
    5. Karl-Heinz Baumann, Babette Böckel, Michael Frenz
      Pages 367-402
    6. Patrizia Ziveri, Karl-Heinz Baumann, Babette Böckel, Jörg Bollmann, Jeremy R. Young
      Pages 403-428
  5. Evolutionary development, fluxes and paleoproxies

    1. Paul G. Falkowski, Oscar Schofield, Miriam E. Katz, Bas Van de Schootbrugge, Andrew H. Knoll
      Pages 429-453
    2. Paul R. Bown, Jackie A. Lees, Jeremy R. Young
      Pages 481-508
    3. William W. Hay
      Pages 509-528

About this book


In the past few years rapid progress has been made regarding our understanding of one of the dominant phytoplankton groups of the world's oceans: the coccolithophores. Among other initiatives, the EU-funded TMR network CODENET (Coccolithophores Evolutionary Biodiversity and Ecology Network) has provided new results and insights. These and many other findings are reviewed and synthesized in a number of individual chapters which focus on coccolithophore biology (molecular to cellular), ecology (experimental and in the ocean), evolutionary phylogeny and its impact on current and past global changes. Coccolithophores are emerging as a prime model for interdisciplinary global change research due to their great abundance, wide distribution and exemplary geological record. The results presented in this book address the fundamental question of the interaction between the biota and the environment at various temporal and spatial scales.


Ocean Oceanography biochemistry biodiversity biology cell cell biology chemistry development ecology environment evolution physiology phytoplankton plankton

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans R. Thierstein
    • 1
  • Jeremy R. Young
    • 2
  1. 1.Geological InstituteZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of PalaeontologyThe Natural History MuseumLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-06016-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-06278-4
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