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Biology of seagrasses : a treatise on the biology of seagrasses with special reference to the Australian region

Larkum, A.W.D., McComb, A.J. and Shephard, S.A. (eds) (1989) Biology of seagrasses : a treatise on the biology of seagrasses with special reference to the Australian region. Elsevier Science Pub., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 105-112.

Abstract

Hardbound. Seagrasses are a common feature of inshore coastal waters of all continents except Antarctica. This book, the first to attempt a comprehensive coverage of seagrasses, will attract a wide audience including botanists, zoologists, geologists, and experts in fisheries and coastal management. There are individual chapters on all aspects of the plants themselves, from questions of taxonomy, reproduction and evolution, through ecology and biogeography, to the physiological aspects of photosynthesis, nutrition and salt balance.The fauna associated with seagrass beds are also dealt with extensively, including meiofauna, large grazers (including dugongs and turtles), and fish. The book examines the role of seagrass beds as nursery grounds for commercially important fish, and addresses the problems of human impact on seagrass communities, the conservation of seagrass beds, and their restoration.

Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Elsevier Science Pub.
Copyright: © Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. 1989
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/23985
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