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Algal Ecology

  1. Robert E DeWreede

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000317



How to Cite

DeWreede, R. E. 2001. Algal Ecology. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Algal ecology is the study of the distribution and abundance of algae, of the environment in which they exist, and of the interactions between the algae and with other organisms.


  • marine ecology;
  • algae;
  • carrageenan;
  • agar;
  • zonation;
  • algal blooms