Summary and Info
"Advances in Phycological Studies: Festshrift in honour of Prof. Dobrina Temniskova-Topalova" includes articles by some of her current and former students, colleagues, collaborators, and friends over the years. This volume, in celebration of her 70th birthday, is a collection of 25 peer-reviewed research articles on different aspects of phycology and is intended to reflect her diverse academic interests and areas of expertise. The topics covered in this volume include: taxonomy, paleoecology, physiology, and ecology of different algal groups. Much of the work focuses on diatom research including new taxonomic descriptions (a new genus Hyalosigma, fourteen new diatom species, and one new combination), discussion of evolutionary patterns, ecology of freshwater species and the use of diatoms in bioassessment. However, the systematics and physiology of some other algal groups are also presented. This collection, a representation of the many ways algae contribute to our understanding of nature, will be of value to any true "phycologist" in the field as well as to any biological library.