Marine Biofouling

Marine Biofouling
Author: Alexander I. Railkin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2020-01-29
ISBN: 9780367454418
Category: Marine fouling organisms
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Biofouling Book Excerpt:

Written by an eminent Russian scientist, "Marine Biofouling" provides a synthesis of current knowledge on the colonization process that determines the formation of communities on hard substrata, their recruitment, and development.

Marine Biofouling

Marine Biofouling
Author: Alexander I. Railkin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-12-29
ISBN: 0203503236
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Biofouling Book Excerpt:

Recent instances of bioinvasion, such as the emergence of the zebra mussel in the American Great Lakes, generated a demand among marine biologists and ecologists for groundbreaking new references that detail how organisms colonize hard substrates, and how to prevent damaging biomass concentrations. Marine Biofouling: Colonization Processes a

Global Change Mankind Marine Environment Interactions

Global Change  Mankind Marine Environment Interactions
Author: Hubert-Jean Ceccaldi,Ivan Dekeyser,Mathias Girault,Georges Stora
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2011-01-12
ISBN: 9048186307
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Change Mankind Marine Environment Interactions Book Excerpt:

Based on the material presented at a conference organized by the Centre d’Océanologie of Marseille, held in 2008, this text covers a wealth of hot topics related to the way mankind interacts with the marine environment. With the state of our oceans and seas becoming an increasing source of concern worldwide, this timely addition to the debate features the latest research in both France and Japan. The book’s chapters present work on many of the key areas of oceanographic study. The concept of marine biodiversity is treated, in particular how it is affected by human agency and invasive species, many of which have been introduced anthropogenically. Coastal zones are analyzed in detail, with a focus on the interaction between ports and natural environments, and the ecological and economical consequences of this relationship. A chapter on aquaculture looks at ecologically sound management as well as the preservation of resources. New and emerging technologies that aid our observation of the marine environment are covered, as is the physical, chemical, biological and biogeochemical functioning of natural and man-made environments. Featuring work by some of the leading researchers in the field from both France and Japan, this work demonstrates the strength of the links between the two scientific communities, and is an important contribution to the ongoing discussion on the effects of global warming as well as mankind’s impact on the marine environment we depend on for so much.

Advances in Marine Antifouling Coatings and Technologies

Advances in Marine Antifouling Coatings and Technologies
Author: Claire Hellio,Diego Yebra
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2009-05-22
ISBN: 184569631X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Marine Antifouling Coatings and Technologies Book Excerpt:

Marine biofouling can be defined as the undesirable accumulation of microorganisms, algae and animals on structures submerged in seawater. From the dawn of navigation, marine biofouling has been a major problem for shipping in such areas as reduced speed, higher fuel consumption and increased corrosion. It also affects industries using off-shore structures such as oil and gas production and aquaculture. Growing concerns about the environmental impact of antifouling coatings has led to major new research to develop more environmentally-friendly alternatives. Advances in marine antifouling coatings and technologies summaries this wealth of research and its practical implications. This book is divided into four sub-sections which discuss: marine fouling organisms and their impact, testing and development of antifouling coatings, developments in chemically-active marine antifouling technologies, and new surface approaches to the control of marine biofouling. It provides an authoritative overview of the recent advances in understanding the biology of fouling organisms, the latest developments on antifouling screening techniques both in the field and in the laboratory, research on safer active compounds and the progress on nontoxic coatings with tailor-made surface properties. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Advances in marine antifouling coatings and technologies is a standard reference for manufacturers of marine antifouling solutions, the shipping industry, oil and gas producers, aquaculture and other industries using offshore structures, and academics researching this important area. Assesses marine antifouling organisms and their impact, including a historical review and directions for future research Discusses developments in antifouling coatings examining chemically-active and new surface approaches Reviews the environmentally friendly alternative of safer active compounds and the progress of non-toxic compounds

Marine Hard Bottom Communities

Marine Hard Bottom Communities
Author: Martin Wahl
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2009-06-22
ISBN: 9783540927044
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Hard Bottom Communities Book Excerpt:

Marine hard bottoms feature some of the most spectacular and diverse biological communities on this planet. These not only contain a rich treasure of genetic, taxonomic and functional information but also deliver irreplaceable ecosystem services. At the same time, they are highly vulnerable and increasingly threatened by anthropogenic pressures. This volume has collected contributions by 50 scientists from numerous biogeographic regions, dealing with characteristics of hard bottom communities. Distributional patterns in space and time are described, followed by analyses of the intrinsic and extrinsic dynamics producing these patterns. A strong emphasis is placed on the ongoing changes occurring in the structure and diversity of these communities in response to spiralling environmental impacts, and on state-of-the-art countermeasures aiming to preserve these ecological treasures. Finally, various values of diversity are assessed, hopefully as an incentive for enhanced conservation efforts.

Sea Plants

Sea Plants
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2014-05-21
ISBN: 012408107X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Plants Book Excerpt:

Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. The series features several reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology. This thematic volume, number 71, features reviews on sea plants. Its chapters cover topics such as the role of algae in sustainability; the status of kelp exploitation and marine agronomy; potential applications for enzymatic recovery of metabolites from seaweeds; and many more. Publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences Features a wide range of reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology, and ecology Volume features reviews on sea plants

Seaweeds Around the World

Seaweeds Around the World
Author: Nathalie Bourgougnon
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-04
ISBN: 0081027109
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seaweeds Around the World Book Excerpt:

Seaweeds around the World: State of Art and Perspectives, Volume 95, includes discussions on current research conducted in the field of algae. Specific chapters cover Isotopic Labeling of Cultured Macroalgae and Isolation of 13C-labeled Cell Wall Polysaccharides for Trophic Investigations, Selected Red Seaweeds from the Philippines with Emerging High-Value Applications, Challenges to the Future Domestication of Seaweed Cultivated Species: Understanding Individual Needs and Physiological Processes for Large-Scale Production, The Importance of Mucilage in Dispersion and Efficiency of Fertilization of Male Gametes, The Application of Seaweeds in Environmental Biotechnology, Indonesian Sargassum Species Prospecting: Potential Applications of Bioactive Compounds, and much more.

Antifouling Compounds

Antifouling Compounds
Author: Nobuhiro Fusetani,Anthony S. Clare
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2006-10-11
ISBN: 3540300163
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antifouling Compounds Book Excerpt:

Awareness of the dangers of toxic components in antifouling coatings has raised interest in the potential for nontoxic alternatives. Marine organisms from bacteria to invertebrates and plants use chemicals to communicate and defend themselves. This book explores natural based antifoulants, their ecological functions, methods of characterisation and possible uses in antifouling. The text takes on the challenge of identifying such compounds, designing sustainable production and incorporating them into antifouling coatings.

Selected Papers from XVI MaNaPro and XI ECMNP

Selected Papers from XVI MaNaPro and XI ECMNP
Author: Susana P. Gaudêncio,Rui Pedrosa,Vitor Vasconcelos
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2021-09-03
ISBN: 303650642X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Papers from XVI MaNaPro and XI ECMNP Book Excerpt:

The oceans harbor the majority of the Earth´s biodiversity. Marine organisms/microorganisms provide a diverse array of natural products, which are important sources of biologically active agents with unique chemical structures and a broad range of medical and biotechnological applications. The XVI MaNaPro and XI ECMNP conferences aim to present advances and future perspectives on marine natural product research to the scientific community by gathering scientists who work in marine chemistry and related scientific fields from all over the world and at different seniority levels. This Special Issue was organized on the occasion of the 2nd joint XVI MaNaPro and XI ECMNP meeting (http://wmnp2019.ipleiria.pt/) held in Peniche, Portugal, in 2019. It comprises 12 original research articles that exemplify research performed in the scope of the conference topics.

Algal Chemical Ecology

Algal Chemical Ecology
Author: Charles D. Amsler
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2007-11-03
ISBN: 354074181X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algal Chemical Ecology Book Excerpt:

Yet another Springer world-beater, this is the first ever book devoted to the chemical ecology of algae. It covers both marine and freshwater habitats and all types of algae, from seaweeds to phytoplankton. While the book emphasizes the ecological rather than chemical aspects of the field, it does include a unique introductory chapter that serves as a primer on algal natural products chemistry.

Microbiological Research In Agroecosystem Management

Microbiological Research In Agroecosystem Management
Author: Rajesh Kannan Velu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2013-03-15
ISBN: 8132210875
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbiological Research In Agroecosystem Management Book Excerpt:

Agroecosystem is an ideal dynamic functional system with a set of chemical and biological interaction taking place in plant surface either below or above the ground levels. These levels of interaction activities fundamentally with microorganism-plant-soil systems are extended upto the level of entire agricultural economy. Greatly simplified, the agroecosystems control the various range of energy flux, resources exchange, organic and inorganic nutrient budgets and population dynamics. The main aim of this edited volume is to provide a broad spectrum of agroecosystems structure, function and maintenance involved in microbial research. This book consists of 20 full length research articles focusing on the emerging problems in the field and the positive findings are identified on key areas of research such as biodiversity, ecosystem service, environmental cleaning in agroecology, etc. These articles are arranged progressively linking themselves thematically with photographs, figures and tables. Focused field articles are included which prove a valuable contribution to the field of agroecosystem management by microbial facilitations. The editor hopes that these articles would prompt the budding scholars to further their research which in turn would certainly help the agriculturists.

Fouling Organisms of the Indian Ocean

Fouling Organisms of the Indian Ocean
Author: Rachakonda Nagabhushanam
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN: 1000123790
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fouling Organisms of the Indian Ocean Book Excerpt:

Marine fouling organisms attach permanently to ship hulls and underwater parts of offshore structures. All maritime nations spend millions, even billions of dollars to get rid of them. Believing that a pooling of knowledge of all aspects of the basic biology of fouling organisms and a re-examination of control technology methods are steps needed for the solution of this problem, the aim of the book is to highlight recent advances in fouling control technology and, at the same time, provide basic information on the biology of fouling organisms found in the Indian Ocean. The book begins by presenting an overview of research done in India on the marine fouling organisms and wood-borers of the Indian Ocean. It them moves through chapters dealing with the seccession of fouling communities, chemical cues in larval settlement, epibiosis, methods of fouling prevention, functional morphology, and distribution of foulers in Indian waters.

Impact and Management of Marine Biofouling

Impact and Management of Marine Biofouling
Author: Yigit Kemal Demirel,Eugene Georgiades,Marlene Lejars,Kelli Zargiel Hunsucker
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2022-08-04
ISBN: 2889767043
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impact and Management of Marine Biofouling Book Excerpt:

Molecular and functional ecology of aquatic microbial symbionts

Molecular and functional ecology of aquatic microbial symbionts
Author: Hans-Peter Grossart,Lasse Riemann,Kam W. Tang
Publsiher: Frontiers E-books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 2889191230
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular and functional ecology of aquatic microbial symbionts Book Excerpt:

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State of the Art in Biosensors

State of the Art in Biosensors
Author: Toonika Rinken
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2013-03-13
ISBN: 9535110357
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of the Art in Biosensors Book Excerpt:

The main challenge in biosensor development is their application for various practical tasks to provide a continuous and reliable flow of information about the indicators of natural and industrial processes and the surroundings, so enabling adequate feedback and control. Biosensors can provide essential information, as the quality of life depends mainly on our knowledge about what we breathe, what we eat and how our bodies are able to metabolize the material, which we contact. This book includes 14 chapters, written by 52 authors and is focused on the applications of biosensors for monitoring the parameters of environment, the quality of food and biomarkers of health.

Manual of Environmental Microbiology

Manual of Environmental Microbiology
Author: Christon J. Hurst,Ronald L. Crawford,Jay L. Garland,David A. Lipson
Publsiher: American Society for Microbiology Press
Total Pages: 1293
Release: 2007-05-14
ISBN: 1555813798
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Environmental Microbiology Book Excerpt:

The most definitive manual of microbes in air, water, and soil and their impact on human health and welfare. • Incorporates a summary of the latest methodology used to study the activity and fate of microorganisms in various environments. • Synthesizes the latest information on the assessment of microbial presence and microbial activity in natural and artificial environments. • Features a section on biotransformation and biodegradation. • Serves as an indispensable reference for environmental microbiologists, microbial ecologists, and environmental engineers, as well as those interested in human diseases, water and wastewater treatment, and biotechnology.

Marine and Industrial Biofouling

Marine and Industrial Biofouling
Author: Hans-Curt Flemming,P. Sriyutha Murthy,R. Venkatesan,Keith E. Cooksey
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2008-12-11
ISBN: 3540697969
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine and Industrial Biofouling Book Excerpt:

Biofouling is a costly problem, and it is encountered in a wide spectrum of technical systems, ranging from the shipping industry, power industry, water purification, automobile industry, paint and pharmaceuticals, to the microelectronics and food industries. Micro- and macroorganisms attach to surfaces and accumulate there, forming biofilms that cause interferences – a fundamentally natural process. Usually, a medical paradigm is applied: kill biofilms and the problem is solved. This leads to excessive biocide use. However, the success of this strategy is very limited; furthermore it leads to equipment damage and environmental pollution. Simply trying to kill the fouling organisms is clearly not seen as a successful strategy while cleaning is put forward as much more important. In this book, strategies to prevent adhesion, to mitigate the extent and effects of biofouling, and to detect and remove fouling layers are presented. Holistic approaches to the fouling process are elaborated, taking into account options such as nutrient limitation, repellent and easy-to-clean surfaces for fouling layer limitation, and replacing biocides with more environmentally friendly methods – in other words: learning how to live with fouling biofilms without suffering the damage they can do.

Mineral Scales and Deposits

Mineral Scales and Deposits
Author: Zahid Amjad,Konstantinos D. Demadis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN: 0444627529
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mineral Scales and Deposits Book Excerpt:

Mineral Scales and Deposits: Scientific and Technological Approaches presents, in an integrated way, the problem of scale deposits (precipitation/crystallization of sparingly-soluble salts) in aqueous systems, both industrial and biological. It covers several fundamental aspects, also offering an applications’ perspective, with the ultimate goal of helping the reader better understand the underlying mechanisms of scale formation, while also assisting the user/reader to solve scale-related challenges. It is ideal for scientists/experts working in academia, offering a number of crystal growth topics with an emphasis on mechanistic details, prediction modules, and inhibition/dispersion chemistry, amongst others. In addition, technologists, consultants, plant managers, engineers, and designers working in industry will find a field-friendly overview of scale-related challenges and technological options for their mitigation. Provides a unique, detailed focus on scale deposits, includes the basic science and mechanisms of scale formation Present a field-friendly overview of scale-related challenges and technological options for their mitigation Correlates chemical structure to performance Provides guidelines for easy assessment of a particular case, also including solutions Includes an extensive list of industrial case studies for reference

Marine Microbiology

Marine Microbiology
Author: Colin B. Munn
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 0429590423
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Microbiology Book Excerpt:

The third edition of this bestselling text has been rigorously updated to reflect major new discoveries and concepts since 2011, especially progress due to extensive application of high-throughput sequencing, single cell genomics and analysis of large datasets. Significant advances in understanding the diversity and evolution of bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists, and viruses are discussed and their importance in marine processes is explored in detail. Now in full colour throughout, all chapters have been significantly expanded, with many new diagrams, illustrations and boxes to aid students’ interest and understanding. Novel pedagogy is designed to encourage students to explore current high-profile research topics. Examples include the impacts of rising CO2 levels on microbial community structure and ocean processes, interactions of microbes with plastic pollution, symbiotic interactions, and emerging diseases of marine life. This is the only textbook addressing such a broad range of topics in the specific area of marine microbiology, now a core topic within broader Marine Science degrees. A Companion Website provides additional online resources for instructors and students, including a summary of key concepts and terminology for each chapter, links to further resources, and flashcards to aid self-assessment.

Artificial Reefs in European Seas

Artificial Reefs in European Seas
Author: Antony Jensen,K. Collins,A.P. Lockwood
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401142157
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Reefs in European Seas Book Excerpt:

Artificial Reefs in European Seas focuses on artificial reef research in the Mediterranean and NE Atlantic. The book describes most of the long-term projects running in European seas, presents the legal and economic issues, and suggests future uses for artificial reefs in the European context. Readership: Professionals working on or interested in the uses of artificial reefs for fishery management, coastal zone management, aquaculture and nature conservation. The case studies of reef research programmes make the book ideal for degree students studying topics in ecology, and fisheries and coastal management.