Algae publications

Algae. Photo by J.Huisman

Algae Project Area

Algae are a traditional grouping of organisms, linked for convenience and for their similarities in habit, habitat and environmental response. They are known to be descended from diverse ancestral taxa, and the boundaries of the group are indistinct, with some algae closely allied to true plants, others more closely related to simple animals and others that are kin to the bacteria and fungi. The group is estimated to contain about 12 000 species in Australia, but detailed study should increase this number substantially.

Algae of Australia series

Algae are essential components of marine and freshwater habitats in and around Australia. The play a critical role in nutrient cycling, as food and shelter for invertebrates and fish, and some have considerable potential as biological indicators of the health of aquatic habitats. At least 12 000 marine, freshwater and terrestrial species are thought to occur in Australia, but many are yet to be described or fully documented. This series will stimulate research on Australian algae, especially the many poorly known groups and their habitats.

The Algae of Australia series will provide the basic systematic data necessary for issues relating to conservation, biological diversity and the management of aquatic ecosystems. For the purposes of this series ‘Algae’ is interpreted in a very broad sense, to cover all organisms that have traditionally been studied by phycologists, including macroalgae, unicellular and multicellular microalgae and cyanobacteria.

Individual titles will range from the more traditional taxon-based accounts to regional or habitat-based treatments. Where appropriate, each volume will include an introductory essay detailing the history of research and systematic relationships of the particular group, as well information on structure and reproduction.

Keys to the identification of families, genera and species will be provided, as well as descriptions, illustrations, notes on ecology, distribution maps and bibliographic information. The series will be an essential resource for all who are interested in Australian phycology and aquatic habitats.

 
Algae of Australia - Introduction

Introduction

 
Algae of Australia - Batrachospermales, Thoreales, Oedogoniales and Zygnemaceae

Batrachospermales, Thoreales, Oedogoniales and Zygnemaceae

 
Algae of Australia - Marine Benthic Algae of Lord Howe Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef, 1. Green Algae

Marine Benthic Algae of Lord Howe Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef,
1. Green Algae

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Algae of Australia - Marine Benthic Algae of Lord Howe Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef, 2. Brown Algae

Marine Benthic Algae of Lord Howe Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef,
2. Brown Algae

 
Algae of Australia - Nemaliales

Nemaliales

 
Algae of Australia - Phytoplankton of Temperate Coastal Waters

Phytoplankton of Temperate Coastal Waters

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Freshwater Algae

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4 - Bibliographic Checklist of the Non-marine Algae of Australia

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4

Bibliographic Checklist of the Non-marine Algae of Australia

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Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 24 - Freshwater Cyanoprokaryota of North-Eastern Australia 1, Oscillatoriales

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 24

Freshwater Cyanoprokaryota of North-Eastern Australia
1: Oscillatoriales

 

Marine Algae

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 1 - The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part 3A - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales to Gigartinales)

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 1

The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia, Rhodophyta — Part IIIA – Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales to Gigartinales)

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Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 5 - The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part 3B - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 5

The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia, Rhodophyta — Part IIIB – Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales

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Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 18 - The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part 3D - Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae

Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 18

The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia, Rhodophyta — Part IIID – Ceramiales – Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae

 

General

Australian Marine Protists

Antarctic Marine Protists

 
Marine Plants of Australia

Marine Plants of Australia

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Online publications

ACIL report

Integrated research priorities for algae, protists and fungi with a focus on microorganisms

 
Numbers of Living Species in Australia and the World second edition report

Numbers of Living Species in Australia and the World 2nd edition