Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska

Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska

Mandy R. Lindeberg and Sandra C. Lindstrom

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Updated in 2016, this book is the first and only field guide to more than 100 common seaweeds, seagrasses, and marine lichens of Alaska. Filled with color photos and clearly written descriptions, and printed on water-resistant paper, it is a must-have addition to the reference collections of any scientist, seaweed farmer, coastal monitor, naturalist, educator, student, or beachcomber interested in Alaska's coastal ecosystems. Author Mandy Lindeberg is a biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Juneau, Alaska. In 2006 she discovered a new genus of kelp, golden V (depicted on the cover), in the Aleutian Islands. Coauthor Sandra Lindstrom is a professor at the University of British Columbia and has published many journal articles and books on algae.

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"It’s one of the best field guides I’ve ever seen, and I do use a lot of them, since I’m sort of a jack of all trades when it comes to dealing with marine specimens. The organization is so complete and logical that I doubt it could be much improved on, particularly for the non-taxonomist or non-specialist. The photos are particularly good."—R.M., Aquarium Manager/Education Coordinator, Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, Juneau, Alaska

“With this guide, Lindeberg and Lindstrom have vividly captured the essence of the seaweeds of Alaska with stunning in situ images accompanied by user-friendly keys to make identifications. They provide understandable accounts of the green, brown, and red algae. This book will be of great usefulness for anyone with a desire to know about the marine algae of the Alaska coastline, from the serious scientist and conservation-minded observer to the more casual visitor and beachcomber. The authors have used their decades of field experience to share their knowledge and appreciation of Alaska seaweeds with the public at large.”—Dr. Michael Wynne, Professor Emeritus of Botany, Curator Emeritus of Algae, University of Michigan

"Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska, by Mandy R. Lindeberg and Sandra C. Lindstrom, is an outstanding contribution in the genre of field guides. The pictures are both beautiful and scientifically informative. The layout of the pages is aesthetically pleasing and uncluttered, but still provides the reader with a great deal of useful information.”—Dr. Paul Gabrielson, Retired Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Associate of the University of North Carolina Herbarium

“At last! The guide to Alaska’s seaweeds that beachcombers and marine educators have been waiting for—with excellent photos, quick guides to narrow down the identification, and the scientific detail to really figure out what we've found.”—Marilyn Sigman, Marine Education Specialist and Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks

“It is superb, quite the best handbook I've seen.”—Professor Michael Guiry of Galway, Ireland