Seaweeds and their Role in Globally Changing Environments

  • Joseph Seckbach
  • Rachel Einav
  • Alvaro Israel

Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Changes in the marine environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michal Lichter, Dov Zviely, Micha Klein, Dorit Sivan
      Pages 3-17
    3. Linda Olsvig-Whittaker
      Pages 19-28
  3. Biodiversity in marine ecosystems in the globally changing era

  4. Ecophysiological responses of seaweeds

  5. The effects of UV radiation on seaweeds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 156-156
    2. E. Walter Helbling, Virginia E. Villafañe, Donat-P. Häder
      Pages 199-214
  6. Biofuel - Seaweeds as a source of future energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 216-216
    2. Christopher J. Rhodes
      Pages 229-248
  7. Cultivation of seaweeds in globally changing environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 250-250
    2. Leila Hayashi, Anicia Q. Hurtado, Flower E. Msuya, Genevieve Bleicher-Lhonneur, Alan T. Critchley
      Pages 251-283
    3. Jing-Chun Tang, Hideji Taniguchi, Qixing Zhou, Shinichi Nagata
      Pages 285-304
    4. Vaibhav A. Mantri, C. R. K. Reddy, Bhavanath Jha
      Pages 319-338
  8. Biotechnological potential of seaweed

  9. Other views to global change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 400-400
    2. Klaus K. Klostermaier
      Pages 401-421
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 461-480

About this book


Global warming is accelerating faster than the ability for natural repair, and environmental stresses are damaging ecosystems, all affecting physical and biological systems on Earth. A new Nasa-led study shows that human activity has caused climate changes resulting in permafrost thawing, acid rain, and lower productivity in lakes as well as increased emissions of greenhouse gases, including CO2, N20, CH4, CF3, and CFC. Marine plants play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine environments, while serving as a source of food for humankind and important chemical compounds. Microalgae and seaweed have enormous potential for reducing global warming and climate change. During photosynthesis algae grow, draw CO2 from the atmosphere, release oxygen, and produce solar biofuel. Experts in the life of marine plant ecosystems in globally changing environments contributed chapters to this book. The target readers are phycologists, ecologists, atmospheric scholars, conservationists, environmentalists, and ecologically aware laymen.


Biodiversity Flora Global warming Permafrost algae aquaculture bacteria climate change ecology ecosystem ecosystems emissions environment physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Seckbach
    • 1
  • Rachel Einav
    • 2
  • Alvaro Israel
    • 3
  1. 1.University of JerusalemEfratIsrael
  2. 2.Blue EcosystemsZichron YaakovIsrael
  3. 3.Limnological ResearchIsrael Oceanographic &HaifaIsrael

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