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Book ID:  090913
Iconographia Diatomologica

Annotated Diatom Micrographs. Ed. by Horst Lange - Bertalot. Volume 17: Antoniades, Dermot, Paul B. Hamilton, Marianne S. V. Douglas and John P. Smol: Diatoms of North America: The freshwater floras of Prince Patrick, Ellef Ringnes and northern Ellesmere Islands from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. 2008. 1500 figs. on 133 plates. 649 p. gr8vo. Hardcover. (ISBN 978-3-906166-50-6)
Contents: Acknowledgements/ An Introduction to Ellef Ringnes Island, Prince Patrick Island and Northern Ellesmere Island: Freshwater Ponds and Lakes (Overview/ History of Diatom Research Across the Canadian Arctic)/ Ellef Ringnes, Price Patrick and Northern Ellesmere Islands: Study Area (Climate/ Limnology/ Site Description/ Methods)/ The Diatom Flora (General Information and Terminology/ The Taxa)/ Literature Cited/ Photographic Plates/ Appendices/ Index.- (From the preface:) This project was initiated in 1998 with the development of a surface diatom calibration set for selected regions from the Arctic islands as part of the PhD dissertation of D. Antoniades at the University of Toronto, Canada. Under this study, surface sediments, mosses, rock and other available habitats were studied from 91 ponds and lakes along with sediment cores from several sites. It quickly became clear that many of the diatoms observed from this study were either poorly documented or new and a taxonomic treatment of these diatoms from high latitudes in the Arctic was warranted. Detailed taxonomic studies continued at the Canadian Museum of Nature using addition SEM generated images and the extensive reference library.
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