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Geographic   Back to the Top
Coralline Algae   Back to the Top
  • An introduction to nongeniculate coralline algae. A very well organized guide to crustose coralline algae including information regarding generic descriptions, collection and preservation, as well as economic importance; an online bibliography and access to Coralline News, etc.University of the Western Cape, South Africa, by Derek Keats.
  • Fossil Coralline Algae. Following an introduction, different growth forms in fossil and present-day corallines are shown. One of the main topics is a comparison of fossil and present-day taxonomical features. Descriptions of corallines from Austria, Italy and the Northern Red Sea are presented along with a list of the described taxa . A list of References and a link-page are also provided. Institute for Paleontology, University of Vienna, by Michael Rasser.
Dinoflagellates   Back to the Top
  • Dinoflagellates. Images, information, references and dinoflagellate-related WWW links, including links to Red Tides and dinoflagellate toxins. University of Calgary, Canada.
  • Identifying Harmful Marine Dinoflagellates. A taxonomic identification and reference guide of 48 harmful marine dinoflagellate species present in the world's oceans. Smithsonian Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, volume 42: 1-144.

Organizations   Back to the Top

  • International Phycological Society. "Dedicated to the promotion of phycology and to the encouragement of international co-operation among phycologists. Membership of the International Phycological Society, which publishes the journal Phycologia, is open to all who are interested in any aspect of phycology. The Society, founded in 1961, has an International Executive Council and is dedicated to international phycological co-operation."
  • International Seaweed Association on of the International Seaweed Association (ISA) is to promote applied phycology on a global basis, and to stimulate interactions among research workers and industrialists in all relevant institutions and industries in all countries. Membership in the ISA is open to all persons engaged an activity listed above, or interested these objectives."
  • Phycological Society of America. "The Phycological Society of America (PSA) is a scientific organization that promotes phycology, the study of algae, and fosters phycological research and education. The Society has a worldwide membership of approximately 2,000 members and subscribers in 63 countries. Membership is open to any individual interested in phycology."
  • Phycological Society of Southern Africa. "The objectives of the Society are to promote interest in Phycology, and to establish and maintain communication between persons interested in algae in southern Africa. Membership in the Society shall be open to any person or organization interested in any aspect of the study of algae."

"Technical Research" Discussion Groups   Back to the Top

  • Algae-L   An unmoderated discussion group dealing with algae. University College of Ireland / Michael D. Guiry.
  • CALCALGA   The aim of the CALCALGA list is the diffusion and interchange of information and knowledge relating to any aspect of the biology and paleobiology of calcareous algae and bacteria. Subscribe via LISTSERV@LISTSERV.REDIRIS.ES using standard LISTSERVE commands.
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  • Dinoflagellate-L   The purpose of this list is to bring together dinoflagellate workers from the "biological" and "palaeontological" communities.
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  • Diatom-L   An unmoderated discussion group dealing with diatoms.
    -from: University of Indiana.
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