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Identification of common benthic diatoms in rivers

  • Code: 260
  • Author(s): Kelly
  • Date: 2000
  • Price : £11.50

This AIDGAP identification guide covers the genera of diatoms found in benthic habitats in rivers in the British Isles. The identification of the most common species are included.

Diatom identification is challenging, but with practice it becomes easier to recognise the main characters. Notes on sampling and laboratory preparation are also provided, along with comments on the ecology and environmental preferences for many of the taxa described.

AIDGAP produces simple and clearly written identification keys, aimed at non-specialist users from age 16+. The FSC is one of the UK's leading publishers of identification guides, ranging from easy to use fold-out charts through intermediate level AIDGAP guides, to specialist books such as the Synopses of the British Fauna and RES Handbooks.

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