Volume 1. Biology, ecology and natural history -- 1. Introducing Bryozoans / Patricia L. Cook, Dennis P. Gordon, Peter J. Hayward, Philip E. Bock and Yvonne Bone -- 2. History of discovery in Australian waters / Philip E. Bock, Patricia L. Cook and Dennis
P. Gordon -- 3. General morphology and terminology / Philip E. Bock, Patricia L. Cook and Dennis P. Gordon -- 4. Modern and Cenozoic bryozoan colony classification schemes / Yvonne Bone -- 5. Bryozoans on seamounts / Dennis P. Gordon -- 6. Bryozoans and biosecurity / Dennis P. Gordon -- 7. Bryozoans and biotechnology / Michele Prinsep -- 8. Bryozoans and ocean acidification / Abigail M. Smith -- 9. Bryozoans in the marine benthos / Robyn L Cumming, Dennis P Gordon and Karen Gowlett-Holmes -- 10. Fossil Bryozoans of Australia. Section A. Palaeozoic era / Catherine M Reid -- Section B. Fossil Record for Bryozoa Australia. Mesozoic-Cenozoic eras / Rolf Schmidt -- Volume 2. Taxonomy of Australian families -- 1. Class Stenolaemata, Order Cyclostomata / Philip E. Bock, Paul D. Taylor, Peter J. Hayward and Dennis P. Gordon -- 2. Class Gymnolaemata, Order Ctenostomata / Patricia L. Cook, Philip E. Bock and Dennis P. Gordon -- 3. Class Gymnolaemata, Order Cheilostomata / Patricia L. Cook, Philip E. Bock, Peter J. Hayward and Dennis P. Gordon -- 4. Class Phylactolaemata / Timothy S. Wood.
Two volumes published concurrently describing Australia's 1200 known species of bryozoans. The first volume comprehensively covers the history, biology, morphology, ecology, life history and economic impacts of bryozoans. The second volume contains detailed taxonomic data and illustrated family-level treatments, which can be used to identify specimens. Both volumes are illustrated throughout with scanning electron microscope (SEM) images showing intricate details of bryozoan biology and morphology. --Publisher features.