"Despite the ubiquity and critical importance of this topic to the study of aquatic ecology, there are very few books dedicated primarily to aquatic photosynthesis, and none cover the subject matter with comparable elegance or continuity from the molecule to the ecosystem as does this one, authored by two of the leading researchers in the subject... [I]t is a pleasure to have this important volume back in print after a hiatus of several years. No other text covers the subject as lucidly or completely as this one, and that makes it an extremely valuable pedagogical reference. It will be a welcome addition to any library or personal collection."--Richard C. Zimmerman, Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin "Indeed a magnificent book that will, perhaps, be welcomed as one of the best and the most useful ones for all biologists and oceanographers... No other text covers the subject as lucidly or completely as this one, and that makes it an extremely valuable pedagogical reference. It will be a welcome addition to any library or personal collection."--Richard C. Zimmerman, Current Engineering Practice
Paul G. Falkowski is Board of Governors Professor in Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and the Department of Geological Sciences at Rutgers University. He has published numerous articles in "Science, Nature", and "Scientific American". John A. Raven is Boyd Baxter Professor of Biology at the University of Dundee, Scotland. His books include "Energetics and Transport in Aquatic Plants".
Preface to the Second Edition ix Preface to the First Edition xi Chapter 1: An Introduction to Photosynthesis in Aquatic Systems 1 Chapter 2: Light Absorption and Energy Transfer in the Photosynthetic Apparatus 44 Chapter 3: The Photosynthetic Light Reactions 81 Chapter 4: Photosynthetic Electron Transport and Photophosphorylation 118 Chapter 5: Carbon Acquisition and Assimilation 156 Chapter 6: The Molecular Structure of the Photosynthetic Apparatus 201 Chapter 7: Photosynthesis in Continuous Light 237 Chapter 8: Making Cells 278 Chapter 9: Photosynthesis and Primary Production in Nature 319 Chapter 10: Aquatic Photosynthesis in Biogeochemical Cycles 364 References 411 Index 465