Please excuse the cross-postings, but an important new
book is scheduled for Spring (April-May, 1999) publication
The Diatoms. Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences
Edited by Eugene F. Stoermer and John P. Smol
Contributors: Eugene F. Stoermer, John P. Smol, R. Jan Stevenson, Yangdong
Pan, S. C. Fritz, B. F. Cumming, F. Gasse, K. R. Laird, Claire L. Schelske,
Richard W. Battarbee, Donald F. Charles, Sushil S. Dixit, Ingemar Renberg,
Roland I. Hall, J. Platt Bradbury, Julie A. Wolin, Hamish C. Duthie, André
F. Lotter, Reinhard Pienitz, Roland Schmidt, S. V. Douglas, S. A. Spaulding,
D. M. McKnight, Jeffery R. Johansen, Luc Denys, Hein de Wolf, Pauli Snoeijs,
Michael J. Sullivan, Sherri Rumer Cooper, Constance Sancetta, Steve Juggins,
Nigel Cameron, William N. Krebs, A. J. Peabody, Greta A. Fryxell, Maria
Célia Villac, Margaret A. Harper, David M. Harwood
Diatoms are microscopic algae which are found in virtually every habitat
where water is present. This volume is an up-to-date summary of the
expanding field of their uses in environmental and earth sciences. Their
abundance and wide distribution, and their well-preserved glass-like walls
make them ideal tools for a wide range of applications as both fossils and
living organisms. Examples of their wide range of applications include as
environmental indicators, for oil exploration, and for forensic examination.
The major emphasis is on their use in analysing ecological problems such as
climate change, acidification and eutrophication. The contributors to the
volume are leading researchers in their fields and are brought together for
the first time to give a timely synopsis of a dynamic and important area.
This book should be read by environmental scientists, phycologists,
limnologists, ecologists and palaeoecologists, oceanographers,
archaeologists and forensic scientists.
Preface; Dedication; Part I. Introduction: 1. Applications and uses of
diatoms: prologue Eugene F. Stoermer, and John P. Smol; Part II. Diatoms as
Indicators of Environmental Change in Flowing Waters and Lakes: 2. Assessing
environmental conditions in rivers and streams with diatoms R. Jan
Stevenson, and Yangdong Pan; 3. Diatoms as indicators of hydrologic and
climatic change in saline lakes S. C. Fritz, B. F. Cumming, F. Gasse, and K.
R. Laird; 4. Diatoms as mediators of biogeochemical silica depletion in the
Laurentian Great Lakes Claire L. Schelske; 5. Diatoms as indicators of
surface water acidity Richard W. Battarbee, Donald F. Charles, Sushil S.
Dixit, and Ingemar Renberg; 6. Diatoms as indicators of lake eutrophication
Roland I. Hall, and John P. Smol; 7. Continental diatoms as indicators of
long-term environmental change J. Platt Bradbury; 8. Diatoms as indicators
of water-level change in freshwater lakes Julie A. Wolin, and Hamish C.
Duthie; Part III. Diatoms as Indicators in Extreme Environments: 9. Diatoms
as indicators of environmental change near Arctic and alpine treeline André
F. Lotter, Reinhard Pienitz, and Roland Schmidt; 10. Freshwater diatoms as
indicators of environmental change in the high Arctic Marianne S. V.
Douglas, and John P. Smol; 11. Diatoms as indicators of environmental change
in Antarctic freshwaters S. A. Spaulding, and D. M. McKnight; 12. Diatoms of
aerial habitats Jeffery R. Johansen; Part IV. Diatoms as Indicators in
Marine and Estauarine Environments: 13. Diatoms as indicators of coastal
paleoenvironments and relative sea-level change Luc Denys, and Hein de Wolf;
14. Diatoms and environmental change in brackish waters Pauli Snoeijs; 15.
Applied diatom studies in estuaries and shallow coastal environments Michael
J. Sullivan; 16. Estuarine paleoenvironmental reconstructions using diatoms
Sherri Rumer Cooper; 17. Diatoms and marine paleoceanography Constance
Sancetta; Part V. Other Applications: 18. Diatoms and archaeology Steve
Juggins, and Nigel Cameron; 19. Diatoms in oil and gas exploration William
N. Krebs; 20. Forensic science and diatoms A. J. Peabody; 21. Toxic and
harmful marine diatoms Greta A. Fryxell, and Maria Célia Villac; 22. Diatoms
as markers of atmospheric transport Margaret A. Harper; 23. Diatomite David
M. Harwood; Part VI. Conclusions: Epilogue Eugene F. Stoermer, and John P.
Smol; Glossary; Index.
Hardback, 484pp, 84 line diagrams, 3 half-tones, 12 tables
Price: about $120.00 ( tentative!!)
if you would like me to reserve your copy,
just email me and i will email you when the book is ready to ship..
If the price changes, i will let you know.
Dr. Pamela Burns-Balogh
Balogh Scientific Books
1911 N. Duncan Rd., Champaign, Illinois 61822 USA
fax: +1 217 355 9413; phone: +1 217 355 9331
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