The product of nearly thirty years of research, ""The Seaweeds of Florida"" offers an invaluable, illustrated reference to all known seaweed taxa found in Florida coastal waters. This volume will provide a helpful aid for researchers in Florida as well as the Caribbean and the southeastern United States.The authors Clinton Dawes and Arthur Mathieson detail the taxonomy, morphology, and cytology, plus the ecology and distribution patterns, of 674 species. In addition, they provide keys to the genera and keys to species within the genera, a glossary of difficult terms, an explanation or derivations of the scientific names, an impressive literature compilation including sources for further information, and excellent line drawings for each species.
Clinton J. Dawes, Distinguished Research Professor of Biology at the University of South Florida, is an internationally recognized expert on the ecology of seaweed taxa and the author of eight books, including Marine Botany, as well as over 200 research articles. Arthur C. Mathieson is professor of plant biology at the University of New Hampshire, the coeditor of Ecosystems of the World, Vol. 14: Intertidal and Littoral Ecosystems, and author of over 200 refereed journal articles.