New Survey of Clare Island
Clare Island is one of the few known 'hotspots' of algal diversity in the world. As a result of this comprehensive survey by a team of specialists, the island is now one of the most intensively worked sites in Ireland and Britain. And, the island has an amazingly rich algal flora, encompassing well over 700 species. The algal flora surveyed in this study are described in detail, and many are beautifully illustrated. The changes observed since William West's first survey of non-marine algae are discussed, as are the factors accounting for these changes. While the interested amateur will enjoy the rich detail and illustrations, this publication will offer a unique and invaluable reference resource for professionals interested in water quality, as well as those in academia.
Publication Date: 12/18/2007