By Roy L. Lehman

Written for biology scholars, lecturers, nature fanatics, beginner naturalists, conservation employees, and parks and natural world body of workers, this up to date, easy-to-use consultant describes the marine crops of the Gulf of Mexico coast. The author’s photos accompany the up-to-date identity keys, that are additionally visually orientated and straightforward to use.

Veteran botanist and educator Roy L. Lehman describes the vegetation in 4 significant sections, overlaying the typical coastline vegetation, seagrasses, mangroves, and marine algae (red, brown, and eco-friendly seaweeds). each one part starts with an advent that offers an summary of the plant workforce and comprises info at the very important qualities and terminology used for identity. an easy key to the relations or order directs the reader to the right part, the place the textual content is prepared alphabetically by way of kinfolk after which by way of genus and species. each one genus is illustrated by means of top of the range images that come with a close-up of every plant and pictures of its reproductive structures.

Marine crops of the Texas Coast collects those targeted species for the 1st time in one quantity. As coastal concerns, reminiscent of typhoon preparedness, seashore erosion, wetland mitigation, freshwater inflows, and extra, stay within the leading edge of public main issue, this botanical reference may still discover a everlasting position at the bookshelves of scientists, coverage makers, and voters alike.

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