Publications | Federation of European Phycological Societies


FEPS publishes Perspectives in Phycology, a quarterly electronic journal covering all domains of phycology, including the contributions of phycological research to current and emerging issues in environmental, health and industrial sectors. Work on both eukaryotic algae and cyanobacteria falls within the scope of the journal. The subject areas covered include:

  • Applied phycology and biotechnology
  • Morphology and cell biology
  • Macro- and microalgal ecology
  • Macro- and microalgal systematics and evolution
  • Molecular biology and genomics
  • Physiology and biochemistry
  • Toxicology, health and risk management


Perspecitives in Phycology is edited by Burkard Becker (Universität zu Köln) and Mark Cock (Station Biologique Roscoff). The journal publishes (Mini)Reviews, Opinions, Letters to the editors, Algal Facts and other articles. Aimed at researchers, students and teachers, PiP articles are always authoritative, and are written by both leaders in the field and rising stars. Additional information can be found at the journal's website.

The Table of Content of the latest issue:

The private life of coccolithophores Frada, Miguel J.; Bendif, El Mahdi; Keuter, Sabine; Probert, Ian
Perspectives in Phycology, (2018), p. - Abstract

Coccolithophores are a group of unicellular calcifying algae that are major contributors to phytoplankton communities and ocean biogeochemistry. Coccolithophores display complex sexual haplo-diplontic life cycles comprising diploid and haploid phases that can multiply independently by...

Breaking up is hard to do: the complexity of the dinoflagellate chloroplast genome Barbrook, Adrian C.; Howe, Christopher J.; Nisbet, R. Ellen R.
Perspectives in Phycology, (2018), p. - Abstract

Dinoflagellates are a diverse and widely distributed protist group, of major environmental and economic importance. Many, but not all, are photosynthetic....

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