Algal Book Notice

Ian Price Ian.Price at JCU.EDU.AU
Mon Apr 1 17:01:23 CST 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,
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