Publications for 2006/2007
Algae of Australia
This introductory volume includes essays on the history of research on Australian algae, their classification, fossil record, systematic relationships, ecology, biogeography and economic significance. Keys to the identification of the orders of algae are accompanied by an extensive bibliography, and 29 synoptic chapters provide an overview of the biology of the algal classes. The volume concludes with a glossary of more than 1,500 technical terms.
Batrachospermales, Thoreales, Oedogoniales and ZygnemaceaeThis volume documents 5 families, 14 genera and 210 species and infraspecific taxa of red and green freshwater algae. These include the red algal genus Batrachospermum, common in pristine streams, as well as in some lakes and swamps, while the filamentous green genera Oedogonium, Bulbochaete, Spirogyra and Zygnema are common and diverse across a broad range of aquatic habitats. All groups are richly illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Descriptions of orders, families and genera are accompanied by bibliographic lists, identification keys, and descriptions and distribution maps for each species.
Marine Benthic Algae of Lord Howe Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef, 1. Green Algae This volume includes 7 orders, 18 families, 41 genera and 135 species and infraspecific taxa of benthic green algae. Richly illustrated with photographs, many of them in colour, the volume includes an introduction to the islands, identification keys to genera and species and a comprehensive description and discussion of each taxon. The genus Botryodesmis (Udoteaceae) is newly described, as are species of Boergesenia, Botryodesmis, Bryopsis, Cladophoropsis, Codium, Halimeda, Pseudochlorodesmis, Ulva and Ulvella.
NemalialesThis volume documents the 3 families, 20 genera and 55 species of Australian Nemaliales, and it is richly illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings. A detailed introduction to the history, structure, reproduction and relationships of the order is followed by advice on the microscopical examination of specimens, identification keys to families, genera and species and comprehensive descriptions of each taxon. Appendices include the description of the new genus Titanophycus and DNA sequence analyses of the evolutionary relationships of the order.
Flora of Australia
Volume 2, Winteraceae to Platanaceae
This volume represents some of the most ancient flowering plants known. Most of them are largely tropical, with the exception of Ranunculaceae and the wholly introduced families Berberidaceae, Papaveraceae, Fumariaceae and Platanaceae. The Lauraceae include many important timber trees in Queensland and New South Wales, as well as the invasive introduced tree species Cinnamomum camphora, the Camphor Laurel. Aristolochiaceae, Austrobaileyaceae and Piperaceae are often spectacular flowering vines in more northern areas, while in southern Australia Cassytha in the Lauraceae and Clematis in the Ranunculaceae are the most common climbing genera. Ranunculus is one of the larger genera described, with 51 species mostly in the south-east and Tasmania, and an important component of the alpine flora.
Flora of Australia Supplementary Series
No. 24 Freshwater Cyanoprokaryota of North-Eastern Australia 1: OscillatorialesThis volume provides the first detailed account of the freshwater Oscillatoriales of north-eastern Australia. It includes keys, morphological and ecological data for 6 families, 27 genera and 122 species, and photomicrographs and original illustrations to enable the accurate identification of natural populations based on stable and recognisable characters observable with the aid of light microscopy. Distributional data are based on the extensive surveys carried out by the author at 253 localities near lakes, reservoirs, streams and rivers in Queensland and the Northern Territory as well as a review of the Australian phycological literature. Three species are newly described from the genera Leptolyngbya and Trichocoleus.
Zoological Catalogue of Australia
Volume 35 1–3 Fishes
Authored by leading national and international ichthyologists, this landmark work documents around 4,500 fish species for Australian waters, providing a vital reference on fish names, distributions, ecology and significant references.
ABRS Identification series (CD ROMs)
What wasp is that? An interactive identification guide to the Australasian families of Hymenoptera
These richly illustrated keys and notes on Australasian wasp families, authored by many of Australia’s leading wasp workers, is an invaluable resource for students, teachers, researchers, ecologists and naturalists.
Australian Ladybird Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Their biology and classification
This splendidly illustrated review by Adam Slipinski of all 57 currently recognised genera of Australian Ladybird beetles, with lists of valid species, is a must for people interested in Australia’s beetle fauna.
Pictorial Atlas of Australasian Culicoides Wings (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)
This handbook by Alan Dyce, Glenn Bellis and Michael Muller illustrates wings of some 265 described and as yet undescribed biting midge and will aid identification of this group of flies that can be a serious problem to human health and livestock.
Carl Linnaeus Father of Taxonomy 23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778
On the 300th anniversary of his birth, Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus is remembered for his gift to science of standardising the naming of plants and animals.