Algal Book Notice

Ian Price Ian.Price at
Tue Apr 23 03:21:54 EDT 1996

Assoc. Prof. Ian R. Price 
Department of Botany and Tropical Agriculture 
James Cook University 
Townsville, Qld 4811 

Phone: National (077) 81 4133/4427 
       International 61 77 81 4133 
Fax:   (077) 25 1570 


                     BOOK NOTICE 

Ian R. Price and Fiona J. Scott, 1992, The Turf Algal Flora of the Great  
Barrier Reef, Part I, Rhodophyta, James Cook University, Townsville, xii  
+ 266 pp. (incl. 81 figs). Softcover. 

This volume deals with the turf-forming species of red algae recorded from 
the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Detailed descriptions and 
illustrations of 75 species and subspecies are provided, with emphasis on 
vegetative characters. In addition, data on nomenclature, type material, 
voucher specimens, habitat, seasonality and geographical distribution are 
given. Genus descriptions, keys to genera and species, a glossary of terms 
and taxonomic index are also included. This is the first detailed 
taxonomic treatment of the turf algae which occur on coral reefs, where 
they are of major importance in trophodynamics. Although written for 
Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the work should prove useful throughout the 
tropical Indo-West Pacific region.  

Available from the Bookshop, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, 
Australia [phone (077) 814 812, fax. (077) 251 209]. Price Aust$58.45 
(incl. packaging and postage in Australia or overseas). Cheques should be 
made payable to "James Cook University Bookshop". For credit card payment 
please specify whether Bankcard, Visa or MasterCard, give card number, 
expiry date and name of card-holder, and include your signature. E-mail 
orders (addressed to Carina at will be accepted if  
full credit card details are provided.  


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