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Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference

Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference

Sandra E. Shumway, JoAnn M. Burkholder, Steven L. Morton

ISBN: 978-1-118-99465-8

Jul 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

704 pages




Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference provides basic information on harmful algal blooms (HAB) and references for individuals in need of technical information when faced with unexpected or unknown harmful algal events. Chapters in this volume will provide readers with information on causes of HAB, successful management and monitoring programs, control, prevention, and mitigation strategies, economic consequences of HAB, associated risks to human health, impacts of HAB on food webs and ecosystems, and detailed information on the most common HAB species.   

Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference will be an invaluable resource to managers, newcomers to the field, those who do not have easy or affordable access to scientific literature, and individuals who simply do not know where to begin searching for the information needed, especially when faced with novel and unexpected HAB events. 

Edited by three of the world's leading harmful algal bloom researchers and with contributions from leading experts, Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference will be a key source of information for this increasingly important topic.

List of Contributors



Chapter 1 Causes of Harmful Algal Blooms
Patricia M. Glibert and JoAnn M. Burkholder

Chapter 2 Detection and Surveillance of Harmful Algal Bloom Species and Toxins
Greg Doucette, Linda Medlin, Pearse McCarron, and Philip Hess

Chapter 3 Modeling marine harmful algal blooms; current status and future prospects
Kevin J. Flynn and Dennis J. McGillicuddy, Jr.

Chapter 4 Interactions of Harmful Algal Blooms, Molluscs, Crustaceans, and Other Invertebrates
Leila Basti, Helene Hegaret, and Sandra E. Shumway

Chapter 5 Vulnerabilities of Marine Mammals to Harmful Algal Blooms
Margaret H. Broadwater, Frances M. Van Dolah, and Spencer E. Fire

Chapter 6 Interactions between Seabirds and Harmful Algal Blooms
Corinne M. Gibble and Brian A. Hoover

Chapter 7 Food Web and Ecosystem Impacts of Harmful Algae
JoAnn M. Burkholder, Sandra E. Shumway, and Patricia M. Glibert

Chapter 8 Assessing the Economic Consequences of Harmful Algal Blooms: A Sum-mary of Existing Literature, Research Methods, Data, and Information Gaps
Charles M. Adams, Sherry L. Larkin, Porter Hoagland, and Brian Sancewich

Chapter 9 Public Health and Epidemiology
Lynn M. Grattan, Joseph Schumacker, Andrew Reich, and Sailor Holobaugh

Chapter 10 Marine Biotoxin and Harmful Algae Monitoring and Management
Gregg W. Langlois and Steven L. Morton

Chapter 11 Harmful Algal Bloom Education and Outreach
Mare Timmons, Mary Sweeney-Reeves, and Steve L. Morton

Chapter 12 Prevention, Control, and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Bloom Impacts on Fish, Shellfish, and Human Consumers
Kevin G. Sellner and J.E. (Jack) Rensel

Chapter 13 Harmful Algae Introductions: Vectors of Transfer, Mitigation and Management
Shauna Murray and Gustaaf Hallegraeff

Chapter 14 Culture and Culture Collections
Gary H. Wikfors and Steve L. Morton

Chapter 15 Harmful Macroalgal Blooms in a Changing World: Causes, Impacts, and Management
Brian E. LaPointe, Kathryn L. Van Alstyne, and JoAnn M. Burkholder

Chapter 16 Harmful Algal Species Fact Sheets

Aureococcus anophagefferens & Aureoumbra lagunensis
Christopher J. Gobler

Allan D. Cembella

Urban Tillmann

Ceratium furca
Steve L. Morton

Chattonella marina
Carmelo R. Tomas

Christopher J. Gobler

JoAnn Burkholder, Chris Gobler, and Judith O’Neil

Dinophysis spp.
 Steve Morton

Fibrocapsa japonica
Carmelo R. Tomas

Gambierdiscus  spp.
Michael L. Parsons, Mindy L. Richlen and Alison Robertson

Gymnodinium catenatum
Allan D. Cembella, Christine J. Band-Schmidt

Heterosigma akashiwo
Carmelo R. Tomas

Karenia brevis
Larry E. Brand

Ostreopsis spp.
Michael L. Parsons, Mindy L. Richlen and Alison Robertson

Prymnesium parvum
Daniel L. Roelke and Schonna R. Manning

Pfiesteria piscicida & Pfiesteria shumwayae
JoAnn M. Burkholder and Harold G. Marshall

Prorocentrum spp.
Patricia M. Glibert and JoAnn M. Burkholder

Pseudo-nitzschia spp.
Rafe Kudela

Takayama spp.
Larry E. Brand


Appendix I: Websites that routinely distribute bulletins on the presence of harmful algal blooms for public health

Appendix II: Stage agencies providing information and updates on toxic and harmful algal blooms and water quality.

Appendix III: List of general web resources Index