Algal Ecology


Algal ecology is the study of the distribution and abundance of algae, of the environment in which they exist, and of the interactions between the algae and with other organisms.

Keywords: marine ecology; algae; carrageenan; agar; zonation; algal blooms


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DeWreede, Robert E(Apr 2001) Algal Ecology. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0000317]