In-depth knowledge about aquatic plant species, from their sub-cellular organization to their interactions within ecosystems, is of utmost importance as the world faces the challenges of the 21st century. From losses in biodiversity and changes in aquatic ecosystems to the potential of algal biofuel and artificial photosynthesis, some of the hottest topics of our time rely on basic research in aquatic botany. This new book series covers topics from all of the disciplines of marine and freshwater botany at all levels of biological organization. Primary subject areas are: systematics, floristics, biogeography, ecology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, industrial processes and utilization, and biotechnology of algae and angiosperms. Mycology and microbiology topics are also part of the scope of the series.