New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide
New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide
New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide
New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide

Dr Wendy Nelson

New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide


The definitive and expert guide to the seaweeds of New Zealand’s coastal waters.

This fully revised edition of the first ever photographic identification guide to New Zealand’s unique marine algae is by the country’s pre-eminent seaweed expert, Dr Wendy Nelson.

New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide describes over 150 genera and 250 key species across three main sections covering green, brown and red algae. Each species entry includes up-to-date information on nomenclature, type locality, morphology, habitat and distribution and gives notes on identification and key characters.

There are over 500 illustrations, and each entry is illustrated by either underwater or coastal photographs, supplemented by herbarium scans, microscopic photographs or reproductions of the paintings of celebrated botanical artist Nancy Adams.

"If nothing else, Nelson's book will transform your next prowl along the beach." North & South, April 2020. 

About the author

Dr Wendy Nelson is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland and Principal Scientist – Marine Biology at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research. She specialises in marine phycology, particularly the biosystematics of macroalgae of New Zealand, with research on floristics, evolution and phylogeny, as well as ecology and life history studies. In 2016, she was awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi Hutton Medal, for outstanding work by a researcher in New Zealand in the earth, plant and animal sciences.

Publication date: March 2020
Extent: 352 pages
Format: Limpbound
Te Papa Press