Editor's Preface; Preface to Part I, Rhodophyta; - Preface to Part II, Phaeophyceae; -
Part I Rhodophyta; Introduction - Studies on freshwater red algae, particularly in Europe - Origin and diversity - Classification - Cytological characteristics - Molecular studies - Reproduction and life cycles - Growth forms - Structure of thallus in the families Batrachospermaceae and Lemaneaceae - Ecology and habitats of freshwater taxa - Rhodophytes versus trophy and saprobity - Sampling and preservation - Glossary - Systematic part - Phylum Rhodophyta - Class Rhodophyceae Ruprecht - 1. Order Porphyridiales Kylin 1937 - 2. Order Goniotrichales Skuja 1939 - 3. Order Compsopogonales Skuja 1939 - 4. Order Bangiales Schmitz in Engler 1892 - 5. Order Acrochaetiales Feldmann 1953 - 6. Order Balbianiales Sheath et Müller 1999 - 7. Order Batrachospermales Pueschel et Cole 1982 - 8. Order Thoreales Müller, Sherwood, Pueschel, Gutell et Sheath 2002 - 9. Order Hildenbrandiales Pueschel et Cole 1982 - Literature to Rhodophyta; -
Part II Phaeophyceae; Introduction - Classification and systematics - Reproduction - Sampling and Culturing - Distribution and Ecology - Glossary - Systematic part - Class Phaeophyceae Kjellman 1891 - References to Phaeophyceae; -
Über den Autor
Pertti Eloranta (born 1943) - emeritus professor in limnology, University of Helsinki, Finland (1989-2006). PhD-degree in University of Turku 1970 (major in botany), assistant, senior assistant and docent in botany and hydrobiology at the University of Jyväskylä 1970-1989.
Janina Kwandrans (born 1952) Associate Professor at Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland (2007-present)
Assistant, senior assistant, adjunct in The Karol Starmach Institute of Freshwater Biology PAS, Krakow, Poland (1983 - 2004), in Institute of Nature Conservation, PAS (2004-2007); PhD-degree (Botanical Sciences) at Wladyslaw Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS, Krakow, Poland, (1987); Habilitation (Biological Sciences) at Wladyslaw Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS, Krakow, Poland (2007)
Elsa Kusel-Fetzmann (born 1932).studied biology, geology, palaeontology, mineralogy at the University of Vienna from 1950 - 1956. The interests in mires, lakes and rivers resulted in a PhD on algae. Assistant at the Viennese Institute of plant physiology between 1956 and 1977. In 1963, habilitation in plant physiology, ecology and hydrobotany. Lecturer for more than 30 years in the fields of plant anatomy, systematics and ecology of marine and freshwater algae, sewage treatment and limnology. Appointed as associate professor and head of the newly established department of hydrobotany in 1977. Founder of the Viennese culture collection of algae (about 800 strains). Retired since 1998.
Volume 7 of the series "Süßwasserflora/Freshwater Flora of Central Europe" covers the freshwater red algae and brown algae of this region. These organisms can be found in running waters, in lakes and ponds, on wet soils and sometimes also in hot sulphuric springs. This book is intended to aid both the algologists and applied researchers to correctly identify European freshwater algae using updated nomenclature. Detailed descriptions of all taxa and high-quality drawings and photographs of the species facilitate their identification are provided.
Indentification keys for the red and brown algae from the freshwater of Central Europe
Compiled by three international specialists