Biofouling (the colonisation of an interface by a diverse array of organisms) is almost always a problem where it occurs, as it negatively affects surfaces, the materials that they are made from and the structures that they form, and can even destroy them.

ISBN: 978-1-4051-6926-4

Edited By: Simone Dürr and Jeremy C. Thomason

ISBN: 978-1-4051-6926-4

Hardcover, 456 pages


This comprehensive book covers in detail in its first section the processes involved in marine , freshwater and medical biofouling including coverage of settlement by larvae and spores, biofouling community processes,   epibiosis (biofouling on living organisms) and microbial fouling, including biofilms deleterious to human health. The book's second section, encompassing biofouling processes with industrial implications, includes coverage of biofouling on artificial substrata, paints and coatings technology for the control of marine biofouling, biofouling and antifouling in the maritime industries, such as shipping, offshore oil , and aquaculture, and in power stations and other industries. The impacts of both biofouling and biofouling control and details of current legislation of relevance to biofouling issues are fully covered. The book's final section looks at methods for the measurement of biofouling, and future prospects for biofouling, including in-depth coverage of the changes anticipated in biofouling worldwide due to global climate change, and likely future directions in antifouling research, technology and legislation.

Biofouling, which includes contributions from many international experts, is an essential reference for all those working in the antifouling industry including those involved in formulation of antifouling products such as paints and other coatings. Aquatic biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists and lawyers, marine engineers, aquaculture personnel, chemists, and medical researchers will all find much of interest within this book. All universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies of this important work on their shelves.






I  Processes in Marine and Freshwater Biofouling

i  Larvae and Spores

Chapter 1 Reproduction and Larvae/Spore Types (Jon N. Havenhand and Craig A. Styan).

Chapter 2 Larval Supply and Dispersal (Christopher D. McQuaid and Karen Miller).

Chapter 3 Settlement and Behaviour of Marine Fouling Organisms (Gabrielle S. Prendergast).

ii Fouling Community Processes

Chapter 4 Succession on Hard Substrata (Stuart R. Jenkins and Gustavo M. Martins).

Chapter 5 Patterns of Fouling on a Global Scale (João Canning-Clode and Martin Wahl).

Chapter 6 Biofouling Patterns with Depth (Phillip R. Cowie).

iii Epibiosis and Anti-epibiosis

Chapter 7 Epibiosis (Martin Wahl).

Chapter 8 Natural Control of Fouling (Rocky de Nys, Jana Guenther and Maria J. Uriz).

iv Introduction to Microbial Fouling (Sergey Dobretsov, Anna M. Romaní, Dave Spratt, Derren Ready and Jonathan Pratten).

Chapter 9 Marine Biofilms (Sergey Dobretsov).

Chapter 10 Freshwater Biofilms (Anna M. Romaní).

Chapter 11 Biofilms in Medicine (Dave A. Spratt, Derren Ready and Jonathan Pratten).

Chapter 12 Fouling on Artificial Substrata (Antonio Terlizzi and Marco Faimali).

II Biofouling Processes in Industry

Chapter 13 Paint and Coatings Technology for the Control of Marine Fouling  (Alistair A. Finnie and David N. Williams).

Chapter 14 Fouling on Shipping: Data-Mining the World’s Largest Antifouling Archive (Jeremy C. Thomason).

Chapter 15 Consequences of Fouling on Shipping (Robert Edyvean).

Chapter 16 Consequences of Antifouling Coatings – The Chemist’s Perspective (Dickon Howell and Brigitte Behrends).

Chapter 17 Consequences of Antifouling Systems – An Environmental Perspective (Cato C. ten Hallers-Tjabbes and Simon Walmsley).

Chapter 18 Fouling and Antifouling in Oil and Other Offshore Industries (Henry M. Page, Jenifer E. Dugan and Fred Piltz).

Chapter 19 Biofouling and Antifouling in Aquaculture (Simone Dürr and Douglas I. Watson).

Chapter 20 Fouling and Antifouling in Other Industries – Power Stations, Desalination Plants – Drinking Water Supplies and Sensors (Peter Henderson).

Chapter 21 Regulation of Marine Antifouling in International and EC Law (Ilona Cheyne).

III Research Methodologies and Future Directions

Chapter 22 Techniques for the Quantification of Biofouling (Alan J. Butler, João Canning-Clode, Ashley D. M. Coutts, Phillip R. Cowie, Sergey Dobretsov, Simone Dürr, Marco Faimali, John A. Lewis, Henry M. Page, Jonathan Pratten, Derren Ready, Dan Rittschof, David A. Spratt, Antonio Terlizzi and Jeremy C. Thomason).

Chapter 23 Biofouling and Climate Change (Elvira S. Poloczanska and Alan J. Butler )

Chapter 24 Biofouling Invasions (John A. Lewis and Ashley D. M. Coutts).

Chapter 25 New Directions in Antifouling Technology (Dean C. Webster and Bret J. Chisholm).

Chapter 26 Implications of International and European Regulatory Developments for Marine Antifouling (Ilona Cheyne).

Chapter 27 Research on Practical Environmentally Benign Antifouling Coatings (Dan Rittschof).