An Introduction to Marine Ecology


Author: R. S. K. Barnes,R. N. Hughes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780865428348
Category: Nature
Page: 286
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The subject of marine ecology has moved into an exciting phase where the emphasis in research is on processes and concepts often basic to ecology as a whole. This text covers the developments recently made in this field.

Marine Ecology

Concepts and Applications
Author: Martin R. Speight,Peter A. Henderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687310
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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This book began life as a series of lectures given to second and third year undergraduates at Oxford University. These lectures were designed to give students insights as to how marine ecosystems functioned, how they were being affected by natural and human interventions, and how we might be able to conserve them and manage them sustainably for the good of people, both recreationally and economically. This book presents 10 chapters, beginning with principles of oceanography important to ecology, through discussions of the magnitude of marine biodiversity and the factors influencing it, the functioning of marine ecosystems at within trophic levels such as primary production, competition and dispersal, to different trophic level interactions such as herbivory, predation and parasitism. The final three chapters look at the more applied aspects of marine ecology, discussion fisheries, human impacts, and management and conservation. Other textbooks covering similar topics tend to treat the topics from the point of view of separate ecosystems, with chapters on reefs, rocks and deep sea. This book however is topic driven as described above, and each chapter makes full use of examples from all appropriate marine ecosystems. The book is illustrated throughout with many full colour diagrams and high quality photographs. The book is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities, and it is hoped that the many examples from all over the world will provide global relevance and interest. Both authors have long experience of research and teaching in marine ecology. Martin Speight’s first degree was in marine zoology at UCNW Bangor, and he has taught marine ecology and conservation at Oxford for 25 years. His research students study tropical marine ecology from the Caribbean through East Africa to the Far East. Peter Henderson is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford, and is Director of Pisces Conservation in the UK. He has worked on marine and freshwater fisheries, as well as ecological and economic impacts and exploitation of the sea in North and South America as well as Europe.

Marine Ecology


Author: Sean D. Connell,Bronwyn M. Gillanders
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 630
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Examines the ecological issues of marine ecosytems in unprecedented scope and depth. With contributions from an impressive group of Australian and New Zealand authors.

Marine Ecological Processes


Author: Professor of Biology Ivan Valiela,Ivan Valiela
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387943213
Category: Science
Page: 686
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The oceans represent a vast, complex and poorly understood ecosystem. Marine Ecological Processes is a modern review and synthesis of marine ecology that provides the reader--particularly the graduate student--with a lucid introduction to the intellectual concepts, approaches, and methods of this evolving discipline. Comprehensive in its coverage, this book focuses on the processes controlling marine ecosystems, communities, and populations and demonstrates how general ecological principles--derived from terrestrial and freshwater systems as well--apply to marine ecosystems. Numerous illustrations, examples, and references clearly impart to the reader the current state of research in this field: its achievements as well as unresolved controversies. This is a comprehensive and highly respected synthesis of marine ecology. It has been well received both as a text and a reference book. Reviewers said "organization of the book is logical, the writing is clear, and the text illustrations are well done" and "this book has much to offer as a textbook."

Marine Ecology and Fisheries


Author: D. H. Cushing
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521099110
Category: Science
Page: 278
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Elements of Marine Ecology


Author: FRANCES DIPPER,R V TAIT (DECD)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080505465
Category: Science
Page: 448
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The broad definition of ecology is the study of organisms in relation to their surroundings. This book presents marine ecology as a coherent science, providing undergraduate students with an essential foundation of knowledge in the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs of today's courses. A new chapter Human impact on the marine environment focuses on issues such as marine pollution, global warming, ocean management, marine nature reserves, and the effects of fisheries and aquaculture. New material has also been added on deep-sea hydrothermal vents and coral reefs, features such as El Nino, and ocean processes including the microbial loop, dissolved organic matter (DOM), and dimethyl sulphide (DMS). A highly accessible survey for undergraduate students A classic text completely revised and updated by a new author A new chapter covers the topical area of human impacts on the marine environment

Report of the Committee on a Treatise on Marine Ecology and Paleoecology


Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on a Treatise on Marine Ecology and Paleoecology
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine animals
Page: N.A
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Marine Ecology

Processes, Systems, and Impacts
Author: Michel J Kaiser
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199227020
Category: Nature
Page: 501
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Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts offers a carefully balanced and stimulating survey of marine ecology, introducing the key processes and systems from which the marine environment is formed, and the issues and challenges which surround its future conservation.

Coastal & Marine Ecology


Author: Arif Hasan
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1300873590
Category:
Page: N.A
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Network Analysis in Marine Ecology

Methods and Applications
Author: F. Wulff,J.G. Field,K.H. Mann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642750176
Category: Science
Page: 284
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This book arises from a workshop on the application of network analysis to ecological flow networks. The purpose is to develop a new tool for comparison of ecosystems, paying particular attention to marine ecosystems. After a review of the methods and theory, data from a variety of marine habitats are analyzed and compared. Readers are shown how to calculate such properties as cycling index, average path length, flow diversity, indices of ecosystem growth and development and the origins and fates of particular flows. This is a highly original contribution to the growing field of ecosystem theory, in which attention is paid to the properties of the total, functioning ecosystem, rather than to the properties of individual organisms. New insights are provided into the workings of marine systems.

Report of the Committee on Marine Ecology as Related to Paleontology


Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Marine Ecology as Related to Paleontology
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine animals
Page: N.A
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Treatise on Marine Ecology and Paleoecology


Author: Joel W. Iledgpeth and Harry S. Ladd
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813710677
Category: Bibliography
Page: 2373
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Marine Ecology in a Changing World


Author: Andrés Hugo Arias,María Clara Menendez
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466590084
Category: Nature
Page: 270
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With contributions from an impressive group of Argentinean and German oceanographers, this book examines classical ecological issues relating to marine ecosystems in the context of climate change. It paints a picture of marine ecology at the crossroads of global warming. The book examines the fundamentals of marine ecology: ecosystem stability, water quality, and biodiversity in the context of the changes taking place globally. It then reviews the major marine ecosystems in the same context, from the primary producers to the big marine mammals. The chapters cover primary consumers level, benthic communities, seaweeds assemblages and wetlands ecology, fisheries, and seabirds.

Elements of Marine Ecology

An Introductory Course
Author: R. V. Tait
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483141888
Category: Nature
Page: 366
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Elements of Marine Ecology: An Introductory Course, Third Edition provides a concise discussion on the general field of marine ecology. The book is comprised of nine chapters that cover the structures and functions of marine ecosystems. The text first covers the oceans, including its extent and depths, currents, and biological features. Chapter 2 deals with marine planktons. Next, the book discusses the measuring and sampling techniques used at sea to obtain information of interest. The fourth chapter tackles the parameters of marine environment, while the fifth chapter deals with organic production in the sea. The text also covers the two extremities of the sea that are the seashore and the sea bottom. The last chapter discusses some concerns in sea fisheries. The book will be of great use to researchers and professionals whose work involves marine flora and fauna.

Report of the Subcommittee on the Ecology of Marine Organisms


Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on the Ecology of Marine Organisms
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine animals
Page: N.A
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Marine Ecology Course

Reports of Student Research Projects
Author: Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine biology
Page: N.A
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Marine Ecological Research for the Central American Interoceanic Canal


Author: N.A
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Canals, Interoceanic
Page: 462
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Marine Ecological Geography

Theory and Experience
Author: Dmitry Ya Fashchuk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642174445
Category: Science
Page: 434
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In Chapter 1 the methodological principles of systemization and visualization of multidimensional ecological information for its operational dissemination among potential users are stated. Their realization results in creation of the geographic-and ecologic model of marine basin as an information base for diagnosis of the marine ecosystem state, estimation of consequences of economic activity, and modelling of its changes with the use of mathematical tools. In Chapter 2 the geographic-and-ecological aspects of mathematical modelling of marine ecosystems, the possibilities and peculiarities of the most adequate models, the Russian hydrodynamic model of oil spills "SPILLMOD" and hydroecological model of organogenic compound transformation in the sea, are investigated. In the following six Chapters the examples of practical realization of geographic-and-ecological (as information source) and mathematical (as computing apparatus) modelling at the investigations of specific ecological problems associated with consequences of natural hazards and economic activity on aquatory and within the whole Black Sea basin are given.