Algal and protistan biodiversity in the area around Guam: http://university.uog.edu/botany/474/
A team of scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students have developed
a dynamic web flora, "Antarctic Freshwater Diatoms", that combines
taxonomic, location, and ecological data collected over more than a decade
in the McMurdo Dry Valleys region of Antarctica.
The database takes a technologically novel approach by linking microscope
images, scanning electron micrographs, original taxonomic descriptions, species
geographic distributions, species assemblage data, maps, and permanent archives.
The database is designed to link published taxonomic information and microscopic observations in such a way that establishes regionaltaxonomic consistency, compiles published regional taxonomic data, and allows easy access to different forms of information (images, text, etc.). We are interested in using the site as a model for
regional taxonomic databases, as an effective way to recognize and communicate species endemism and biodiversity.
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Inst. of Arctic & Alpine Research
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ANTARCTIC MARINE PROTISTS
Fiona J. Scott & Harvey J. Marchant (eds)
Published by Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and Australian Antarctic Division, Hobart
viii + 563 pages; ISBN 0 642 56835 9 (hardcover)
Price AU $95.00 (includes surface postage for overseas orders, and GST and postage within Australia). At the moment, this is equivalent to about US$72 and Euro 56.
This work is a comprehensive guide to the protists that live in the surface waters and sea-ice south of .the Antarctic Polar Front. More than 550 species are described and superbly illustrated with over 1300 light and electron micrographs and drawings. A bibliography of more than 1100 entries and a thorough glossary will make Antarctic Marine Protists an indispensible resource for marine biologists.
Introduction, Harvey J. Marchant & Fiona J. Scott 1
Systematic Arrangement of Taxa 5
Diatoms, Fiona J. Scott & David P. Thomas 13
Dinoflagellates, Andrew McMinn & Fiona J. Scott 202
Silicoflagellates, Gustaaf M. Hallegraeff 251
Haptophytes: Order Prymnesiales, Harvey J. Marchant & Fiona J. Scott & Andrew T. Davidson 255
Haptophytes: Order Coccolithophorales, Claire S. Findlay, Jeremy R. Young & Fiona J. Scott 276
Chrysophytes, Harvey J. Marchant & Fiona J. Scott 295
Prasinophytes, Harvey J. Marchant 308
Chlorophytes, Fiona J. Scott 316
Cryptophytes, Fiona J. Scott & John van den Hoff 317
Euglenoids, Fiona J. Scott 319
Cyanophytes, Harvey J. Marchant 324
Choanoflagellates, Harvey J. Marchant 326
Ciliates, Wolfgang Petz 347
Protista Incertae Sedis, Fiona J. Scott & Harvey J. Marchant 449
Copyright Permission 542
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