Seaweed Phylogeography

Adaptation and Evolution of Seaweeds under Environmental Change

  • Zi-Min Hu
  • Ceridwen Fraser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Field of Phylogeographic Research on Seaweeds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zi-Min Hu, De-Lin Duan, Juan Lopez-Bautista
      Pages 3-22
    3. Sandra C. Straub, Mads Solgaard Thomsen, Thomas Wernberg
      Pages 63-93
  3. Seaweed at Sea: Floating as a Dispersal Mechanism

  4. Invasive Seaweeds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Mads Solgaard Thomsen, Thomas Wernberg, Paul M. South, David R. Schiel
      Pages 147-185
  5. Comparative Phylogeography of Seaweeds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Alison R. Sherwood, Giuseppe C. Zuccarello
      Pages 211-226
    3. Hiroshi Kawai, Takeaki Hanyuda, Shinya Uwai
      Pages 227-249
    4. Marie-Laure Guillemin, Myriam Valero, Florence Tellier, Erasmo C. Macaya, Christophe Destombe, Sylvain Faugeron
      Pages 251-277
    5. João Neiva, Ester A. Serrão, Jorge Assis, Gareth A. Pearson, James A. Coyer, Jeanine L. Olsen et al.
      Pages 279-308
    6. Satoshi Shimada, Kensuke Ichihara, Yuka Masakiyo, Riko Kawaguchi, Norio Kikuchi
      Pages 345-360
  6. Troubleshooting New Genomic Approaches for Seaweeds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Laura J. Wilson, Xénia A. Weber, Tania M. King, Ceridwen I. Fraser
      Pages 363-386
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 387-395

About this book


The book provides an overview of research on the remarkable diversity, adaptive genetic differentiation, and evolutionary complexity of intertidal macroalgae species. Through incorporating molecular data, ecological niche and model-based phylogeographic inference, this book presents the latest findings and hypotheses on the spatial distribution and evolution of seaweeds in the context of historical climate change (e.g. the Quaternary ice ages), contemporary global warming, and increased anthropogenic influences. The chapters in this book highlight past and current research on seaweed phylogeography and predict the future trends and directions. This book frames a number of research cases to review how biogeographic processes and interactive eco-genetic dynamics shaped the demographic histories of seaweeds, which furthermore enhances our understanding of speciation and diversification in the sea.

Dr. Zi-Min Hu is an associate professor at Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China.

Dr. Ceridwen Fraser is a senior lecturer at Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.


Seaweed biogeography climate change environmental adaptation glacial refugia

Editors and affiliations

  • Zi-Min Hu
    • 1
  • Ceridwen Fraser
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Fenner School of Environment and SocietyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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