Marine plants of Australia
By John M. Huisman
Published in 2000 by University of Western Australia Press in association with Australian Biological Resources Study, colour, hard cover, 300 pages
Price $A82.50 plus $A12 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote
ISBN 1876268336 or ISBN 9781876268336
Marine Plants of Australia illustrates over 300 species of Australia's underwater plant life, mostly using underwater photographs that reveal the amazing colours and intricate patterns found in this largely unknown realm of life. The book is fully referenced and will be an invaluable identification guide for scientists, teachers and anyone interested in the natural world.
About the author
John Huisman graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne in 1985 and has spent many years since then photographing and studying the marine plants of his adopted home, Western Australia. He has published numerous scientific papers and has served for several years as President of the Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany. At present he is a research fellow at Murdoch University. Marine plants of Australia has been his labour of love for many years, combining his enthusiasm for phycology (the study of algae) and for underwater photography.
Table of contents
How to use this book
History of marine botany in Western Australia
Uses of marine plants
Collecting and displaying
Synopsis of divisions, classes, orders, families and genera
Systematic section (pages 23-283)
Appendix: descriptions of new species