The Diatom World

  • Joseph Seckbach
  • Patrick Kociolek

Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Taxonomy, Systematics and Phylogeny

  3. Diatom Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. David G. Mann
      Pages 145-166
    3. Victor A. Chepurnov, Peter Chaerle, Luc Roef, Annemieke Van Meirhaeghe, Koen Vanhoutte
      Pages 167-194
    4. Mary Ann Tiffany
      Pages 195-209
    5. Yuji Tomaru, Keizo Nagasaki
      Pages 211-225
    6. Roberta Congestri, Patrizia Albertano
      Pages 227-243
    7. Richard Gordon, Mary Ann Tiffany
      Pages 245-271
  4. Freshwater Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Tatiana V. Nikulina, J. Patrick Kociolek
      Pages 333-363
    3. Andrzej Witkowski, Teresa Radziejewska, Brygida Wawrzyniak-Wydrowska, Horst Lange-Bertalot, Małgorzata Bąk, Jörg Gelbrecht
      Pages 365-384
    4. Yaron Yehoshua, Alla Alster
      Pages 385-400
    5. Antonio Dell’Uomo, Mariacristina Torrisi
      Pages 401-417
  5. Marine Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Carolin Schlie, Jana Woelfel, Franziska Rüdiger, Rhena Schumann, Ulf Karsten
      Pages 421-436
    3. John J. Lee
      Pages 437-464
    4. Maria Célia Villac, Irena Kaczmarska
      Pages 465-490
    5. Sibel Bargu, Emily Smith, Koray Ozhan
      Pages 491-512
  6. Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 513-513
    2. Joseph Seckbach, J. Patrick Kociolek
      Pages 515-517
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 519-534

About this book


Diatoms are fascinating algae, whose relevance today is greater than perhaps ever before. They are important players in a wide range of ecosystems, freshwater, brackish and marine.  They are also being investigated as a source of renewable biofuels.  Because the literature on diatoms is published in a diverse set of journals under many different disciplines, it is hard for people to track down the diverse array of cutting edge research results on the group.  The Diatom World brings together many of the experts in the world of diatom research, who summarize important topics on diatom classification, biology, genomics research, and a broad spectrum of ecological studies, and present new data in these areas.  The topics address age-old questions, and explore new and emerging areas of research.  In this combination of persistent questions, and new horizons, it is clear that the diatoms remain as fascinating and intriguing today as they were when Von Leeuwenhoek first spied them over 300 years ago.  We suspect interest in this group will grow in the years to come, as many new fields emerge around their biology, geological record, incredible morphologies and ecological breadth


Bioindicators Biotechnology/Nanotechnology Freshwater and Marine Biodiversity Freshwater and Marine Ecology Systematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Seckbach
    • 1
  • Patrick Kociolek
    • 2
  1. 1.JerusalemThe Hebrew University OfEfratIsrael
  2. 2., Dept. Ecology & Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of Colorado Museum of NaturalBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1326-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1327-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0400
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