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Dr. Roy Lehman Releases Book on Marine Plants on the Texas Coast

December 17, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas- Dr. Roy L. Lehman, a Professor of Biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Veteran Botanist, has released his new book, “Marine Plants of the Texas Coast,” making it the most up-to-date, easy-to-use guide that describes the marine plants of the Gulf of Mexico coast and Texas coast area.

Lehman had biology students, teachers, nature lovers, amateur naturalists, conservation workers, and parks and wildlife personnel in mind when he crafted his new book.

“This book marks the first time these unique species have been collected in a single volume,” said Lehman. “As we see more coastal issues such as hurricanes and beach erosion, this book will be a helpful botanical reference for scientists, policy makers, and nature lovers.”

The book is designed to feature photographs with easy-to use updated identification keys. The book describes the plants in four sections, covering common shoreline plants, seagrasses, mangroves, and marine algae (red, brown, and green seaweeds). Each section begins with an introduction that gives an overview of the plant group and includes information on the important traits and terminology used for identification.

Lehman also serves as Director of the Laguna Madre Field Station and a Research Associate for  the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. He is also the co-author of the award-winning book, “Plants of the Texas Coastal Bend,” published by Texas A&M University Press in 2005.

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