Seaweeds: Biodiversity, Environmental Chemistry and Ecological Impacts


Paul Newton (Editor)

Series: Marine Science and Technology
BISAC: NAT047000

Malaysia has the potential to be a key seaweed production player in the region if proper management and possible interventions take place. Chapter One analyzes the capacity building programs in Malaysia that aim to transform conventional seaweed cultivation techniques to modern seaweed cultivation techniques by applying a scientific approach. Chapter Two studies the marine macroalgae thriving at intertidal rocky shores on the west coast of Portugal, a transition zone where the combined influence of cold waters and warmer waters may favor the development of unique macroalgal communities. In Chapter Three, the authors discuss how problems of environmental deterioration and energy demand could be alleviated by the paradigm shift from fossil to biofuel from marine algae. The chapter elaborates on the unconventional strategies developed for the farming as well as conversion of Ulva rigida to biofuels and biochemicals. Chapter Four discusses the incorporation of macroalgae or macroalgal derived ingredients as a source of both macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients for animal feed production. The biological health benefits of the macroalgal ingredients beyond basic nutrition for the development of functional feed in the aquaculture, the ruminant and the swine sectors are also discussed together with the industrial challenges of its application. To conclude, Chapter Five provides a brief review of seaweed co-culture and its environmental impact on coastal fisheries. First, the current situation and problems facing the coastal fisheries, and the plans to overcome these issues, are discussed. Finally, the positive and negative effects of seaweed culture, role of seaweed co-culture, and the overall environmental impact are addressed. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Sustainable Production of Seaweed in Malaysia: A Review of Policies and Future Prospects
Velan Kunjuraman and Rosazman Hussin (Ethnography and Development Research Unit, Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia)

Chapter 2. The Identification of Macroalgae and the Assessment of Interitidal Rocky Shores’ Ecological Statuses in the Central Western Coast of Continental Portugal
Ana Lucinda Lima, Rui Gaspar, João M. Neto and Leonel Pereira (MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3. Potential Applications of Ulva rigida for Biofuel and Biochemical Production
Indra Neel Pulidindi, Leor Korzen, Betina Tabah, Amudhavalli Victor, Alvaro Israel (Avigdor Abelson and Aharon Gedankena, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, and others)

Chapter 4. Macroalgae for Functional Feed Development: Applications in Aquaculture, Ruminant and Swine Feed Industries
Marta Miranda, Marta Lopez-Alonso and Marco Garcia-Vaquero (Department of Anatomy, Animal Production and Clinical Veterinary Sciences, Veterinary Faculty, University of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5. Environmental Impacts of Seaweed Co-Culture on Coastal Fisheries
Joong Kyun Kim, Chang Hoon Kim, Hyun Yi Jung and Ja Young Cho (Department of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea, and others)


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