Marine Biofouling

Colonization Processes and Defenses
CRC Press
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 29. Januar 2020
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 316 Seiten
978-0-367-45441-8 (ISBN)
Recent instances of bioinvasion, such as the emergence of the zebra mussel in the American Great Lakes, generated a demand among marine biologists and ecologists for groundbreaking new references that detail how organisms colonize hard substrates, and how to prevent damaging biomass concentrations.Marine Biofouling: Colonization Processes and Defenses is the English language version of a comprehensive work by eminent Russian scientist Alexander I. Railkin, who details the causes of vast biomass concentrations on submerged hard substrates. He also delivers a quantitative description of colonization processes and provides detailed models for preventing biofouling. This volume expounds on many topics rarely discussed in the frame of one book: types of hard substrate communities; comparison of hard and soft substrate communities; harm caused by micro- and macrofoulers; larval taxes and drift; mechanisms of settlement and attachment of microorganisms, invertebrates, ascidians and macroalgae; the impact of currents; protection from epibionts; industrial biofouling protection; successions on hard substrates; and the recovery of disturbed communities or the self-assembly of communities. The text includes much Russian-language research translated for the first time. Through a thorough examination of substrate organisms and an exploration of preventive methods, this monograph prepares those concerned with marine biology to help protect the self-purifying organisms that keep marine ecosystems healthy and productive.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • Oceanographers; marine biologists; marine microbiologists, marine chemists and geologists; environmental engineers; aquatic toxicologists
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  • 67 s/w Abbildungen, 21 s/w Tabellen, 5 s/w Photographien bzw. Rasterbilder
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  • 67 b/w images, 21 tables, 5 halftones and 43 equations
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
  • 581 gr
978-0-367-45441-8 (9780367454418)
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Railkin\, Alexander I.
COMMUNITIES ON SUBMERGED HARD BODIESOrganisms and Communities Inhabiting Surfaces of Hard BodiesThe Phenomenon of Organisms Concentration on Surfaces of Hard BodiesBiofouling as a Source of Technical Obstacles BIOFOULING AS A PROCESSColonizationPrimary SuccessionRecovery Successions. Self-Assembly of CommunitiesTEMPORARY PLANKTONIC EXISTENCERelease of Dispersal Forms into PlanktonBuoyancy and Locomotion of PropagulesTaxes and Vertical Distribution of LarvaeThe Offshore and Oceanic DriftSETTLEMENT OF LARVAEThe Reasons of Passing over to Periphytonic ExistenceTaxes and Distribution of Larvae During SettlementSensory Systems Participating in the Substrate SelectionSelectivity During SettlementINDUCTION AND STIMULATION OF SETTLEMENT BY A HARD SURFACETypes of Induction and Stimulation of SettlementDistant Chemical Induction Contact Heterospecific Chemical Induction Conspecific Chemical Induction and AggregationsStimulation of Settlement, Attachment, and Metamorphosis by MicrofoulingThe Influence of Physical Surface Factors on Settlement Combined Influence of Surface Factors on Settlement. The Hierarchy of FactorsSettlement on the Surface Technical ObjectsATTACHMENT, DEVELOPMENT, AND GROWTHAttachment of MicroorganismsMechanisms of Attachment of Larvae and Spores of MacroorganismsNatural Inductors of Settlement, Attachment, and MetamorphosisUniversal Mechanisms of AttachmentGrowth and Colonization of the Hard surfaceFUNDAMENTALS OF THE QUANTITATIVE THEORY OF COLONIZATIONMathematical Models of AccumulationMathematical Models of Feeding and GrowthGradient Distribution of Foulers over Surfaces in a FlowGENERAL REGULARITIES OF BIOFOULINGCauses, Mechanisms, and Limits of Biofouling Concentration on Hard SurfacesEvolution of Hard-Substrate CommunitiesPROTECTION OF MAN-MADE STRUCTURES AGAINST BIOFOULINGPhysical ProtectionCommercial Chemobiocidal Protection Ecological Consequences of Toxicant ApplicationECOLOGICALLY SAFE PROTECTION FROM BIOFOULINGDefense Against EpibiontsNatural and Industrial Anticolonization Protection Repellent ProtectionAntiadhesive ProtectionBiocidal Protection Prospects of Developing Ecologically Safe Anticolonization Protection THE GENERAL MODEL OF PROTECTION AGAINST BIOFOULINGConclusionReferencesIndex
"The organization of this book breaks down this complex problem into its fundamental biological and ecological components. ... This is an important reference resource for specialists of all kinds."
- Southeastern Naturalist, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2004

"The English translation of this monograph makes accessible for the first time a great number of Russian-language works on an important topic of marine ecology. ...the writing is scientific and technical, the information is of great value both to biologists and to those practicing marine trades."
-Northeastern Naturalist, Issue 12/4, 2005

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