Atlas of benthic diatoms in the upper Han River
by Xu Chen |
Two Chinese colleague of mine, Dr. Xiang Tan and Dr. Yan Liu presented an atlas of epiphytic diatoms collected from the upper reaches of the Han River (central China) which is a largest tributary of the Yangtze River and the water source area of the Middle Route of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project. This book describes 26 families, 51 genera and 152 species, and their twenty-six families include Aulacoseiraceae, Melosiraceae, Skeletonemataceae, Thalassiosiracea, Fragilariaceae, Tabellariaceae, Ulnariacae, Cymbellaceae, Gomphonemaceae, Rhoicospheniaceae, Achnanthidiaceae, Cocconeidaceae, Mastogloiaceae, Amphipleuraceae, Diadesmidiaceae, Brachysiraceae, Neidiaceae, Pinnularaiceae, Sellaphoraceae, Diploneidaceae, Naviculaceae, Stauroneidaceae, Catenulaceae, Bacillariaceae, Entomoneidaceae, Surirellaceae. The following information of taxonomy is given: the Chinese and Latin names of each species, authorities, and dates of fixation of all generic names; morphological, autecological characteristics and distribution of each species. Light microscope and scanning electron microscope images are attached. A list of diatom species is also provided in an appendix.
Dr. Xiang Tan has engaged in diatom ecology including diatom autecology, river health assessment using diatom, development and applications of index of biotic integrity (IbI) based on diatoms for more than ten years, and has gathered a large amount of diatom specimens from the upper Han River. Dr. Yan Liu has engaged in diatom taxonomy and flora research for more than ten years, and has rich experience in area of diatom taxonomy. Drs. Tan and Liu are distinguished representatives of young diatomists in China, who have made great progresses in diatom taxonomy in collaboration with colleagues in other countries during recent years. This book is their recent academic ‘output’, and it can provide important reference books for freshwater diatom taxonomy in the Yangtze River Basin, as well as similar lotic ecosystems.
Atlas of benthic diatoms in the upper Han River, by Xiang Tan and Yan Liu. Science Press, Beijing. 198 CNY. 188 pp. 2022.
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