105 pages
color photos
7 x 9
Pub date March 2006


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Algas Communes del Golfo de California
by Mark D Readdie, Marla Randelletti and Richard M McCourt

The primary aim of this bilingual English/Spanish field guide is to help users identify the seaweeds they find and to help them use that identification as a means to learn more about the seaweeds and the marine environment. For those unfamiliar with the Gulf of California, or marine algae in general, sections are included covering the history of phycological research in the Gulf, the basics of marine algal biology and the physical environment in which the organisms live. Included are 78 of the most common species of marine algae in the Gulf of California. Photographs of these species are provided with the text, which lists key characteristics, seasonal growth patterns, comments on ecology and geographical range. There is also a glossary and a section of references for further information.

Dr. Mark D. Readdie received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz for research on intertidal algal zonation in central California. He is currently a researcher at the University of California conducting long term monitoring of California'a kelp forest communities.

Marla Ranelletti began working with algae as an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has worked at the Bermuda Biological Station for research. She received her M.S. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara for her work on algal competition.

Dr. Richard M. McCourt received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona for research on the ecology of Sargassum in the northern Gulf of California. He has taught at DePaul University in Chicago and is Associate Curator of Botany at the Academy of Natual Sciences in Philadelphia.