Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Marine Algae of Hawai

Webpage for the Phycology Laboratory at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on the Island of Oahu.  Our website is new and growing, so please be patient and come back to see new additions and updates.

Includes: Web Publications; Research; Native Algae; Invasive Marine Species; Key, Methods, and Glossary.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Littler and Littler

Drs. Mark & Diane Littler are marine scientists who have developed a unique husband and wife collaborative relationship. Diane is a Adjunct Research Scientist, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution. Mark is a Senior Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution. Diane & Mark each have over 30 years of research experience on coral reefs, with more than 180 papers and books published in a wide range of disciplines/publications.

The Littlers' current research focuses on relative dominance theory, functional morphology, and complex top-down vs. bottom-up interactions in coral-reef systems. Other active research includes: monographic, floristic, and phylogenetic systematics; seaweed experimental taxonomy; biodiversity, ecology, and conservation of tropical marine ecosystems.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds, are the most complete. For convenience, we have included the sea-grasses, even though they are flowering plants.

This is include 131,281 species and infraspecific names are in the database, 14,954 images, 48,310 bibliographic items, 213,331 distributional records.