BOOK: Diatoms and Dinoflagellates in Sediments of the Bohai and Yellow Seas
by Lihua Ran |
Diatoms and dinoflagellate cysts in the sediment are vital in the study of micropaleoecology, not only because they are the main primary producers in the ocean, but also because they can be used for species identification and quantitative analysis. Therefore, it is possible to infer environmental changes in the upper ocean based on their species-level variations, thereby improving the accuracy of reconstructing ancient oceans.
This book “The Diatom and Dinoflagellate in the Sediment of the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea” (in Chinese) edited by Shi Yajun, Di Baoping, Wang Yanna, Liu Dongyan, introduces the biodiversity, spatial distribution characteristics, and environmental implications of diatoms and dinoflagellate cysts in the surface sediments of the Bohai and Yellow Seas in China. The book is divided into three chapters: the first chapter focuses on the methodology, introducing the extraction methods and data analysis of diatoms and dinoflagellate cysts in the sediment; the second chapter focuses on the biodiversity, describing the morphological characteristics of common diatoms and dinoflagellate cysts in the surface sediments of the Bohai and Yellow Seas; the third chapter focuses on environmental applications, elucidating the spatial distribution characteristics of diatoms and dinoflagellate cysts in the study areas and their environmental implications.
This book can serve as a reference for young scholars engaged in marine environment, marine ecology, and paleoceanography research, helping them quickly master research methods and form a basic understanding of the study area.