Dr. Alan J. Brook (1923-2013)
- Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1949
Dr. Alan J. Brook was a British professor and phycologist. He was the author of 90 scientific publications and a number of books, including his final work which was a 600 page/1500 illustrations monograph on British desmids. He also co-edited The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles: an identification guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae, which is the definitive flora on algae.
Relevant to the biota of the Gulf of Mexico, Dr. Brook has published the following:
John, D. M., B. A. Whitton, and A. J. Brook. 2002. The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles: An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.