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.

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

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.

An Introduction to Marine Ecology


Author: R. S. K. Barnes,R. N. Hughes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444313277
Category: Science
Page: 296
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This established textbook continues to provide a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to marine ecological concepts and processes. Based on a wealth of international teaching expertise, An Introduction to Marine Ecology is written to be the basis for an entire undergraduate course in marine biology or ecology. It covers the trophic, environmental and competitive interactions of marine organisms, and the effects of these on the productivity, dynamics and structure of marine systems. The strength of the book lies in its discussion of core topics which remains at the heart of the majority of courses in the subject, despite an increasing emphasis on more applied aspects. The authors maintain the tradition of clarity and conciseness set by previous editions, and the text is extensively illustrated with colour plates, photographs and diagrams. Examples are drawn from all over the world. In this edition, the scientific content of the text has been fully revised and updated. An emphasis has been placed on human impacts, and completely new chapters have been added on fisheries, marine ecosystems, and human interference and conservation. Completely revised and updated with a twofold increase in the number of illustrations. Adopts a more applied approach in keeping with current teaching. New chapters on fisheries, the marine ecosystem, conservation and pollution. Based on a proven and successful course structure.

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.

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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Marine Ecology: a Comprehensive, Integrated Treatise on Life in Oceans and Coastal Waters: Cultivation. 3 v


Author: Otto Kinne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine ecology
Page: 577
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Marine Ecology in a Changing World


Author: Andrés Hugo Arias,María Clara Menendez
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466590076
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.

Marine ecology

a comprehensive, integrated treatise on life in oceans and coastal waters
Author: Otto Kinne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
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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Coastal & Marine Ecology


Author: Arif Hasan
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1300873590
Category:
Page: N.A
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Marine Ecological Processes


Author: Ivan Valiela
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387790705
Category: Science
Page: 702
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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 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. Global warming and increased eutrophication and wetland destruction in recent years has made the study of ecological processes even more important for the preservation of marine environments. This thoroughly updated and expanded edition will provide students of marine ecology, marine biology, and oceanography with numerous illustrations, examples, and references which clearly impart to the reader the current state of research in this field: its achievements as well as unresolved controversies.

Marine Ecology of the Arabian Region

Patterns and Processes in Extreme Tropical Environments
Author: Charles J.R. Sheppard,Charles R. C. Sheppard,Andrew Price,Callum Roberts
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 359
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That part of the Indian Ocean bordering Saudi Arabia is a rich mosaic of coastal and marine ecosystems, both natural and man-made. Among these are coral reefs, mangroves, tidal flats, seagrasses, and other hard and soft substrata. Some ecosystems are relatively simple, while others such as the coral reefs are highly complex and among the most diverse in the Indian Ocean. The region divides into several large, semi-enclosed water bodies whose different physical characteristics result in distinct habitats. The overall aridity, extremes of water temperature, and often very high salinities have produced some of the most extreme marine climates on Earth. This book summarizes the available information on the region, then reviews the processes shaping the various marine and coastal systems. It relates patterns in marine assemblages to the strong environmental gradients and biogeographic barriers in the region. Finally, the book considers the human dimension. Some of the world's poorest and richest nations border these seas, making diverse claims on fisheries and other natural resources. The 1991 Gulf War is only the most recent of a range of impacts affecting the region. Approaches for resolving the increasing resource use conflicts are described. This volume will be of immense value to research workers, students of marine biology, and environmental managers in general, as well as to those with a particular interest in this part of the world. One of the few published works on this unique and diverse region Serves as a basic introduction to the area Provides a detailed analysis of ecosystem function Discusses human pollution and its effects

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.

Ocean and Coastal Ecology

(21st Century Biology and Agriculture: Textbook Series)
Author: K. Kathiresan
Publisher: Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9386237253
Category: Science
Page: 384
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This book entitled “Ocean and Coastal Ecology” under the series of 21st Century Biology and Agriculture has 10 chapters aimed to provide a clear understanding on scientific principles of marine ecology in order to manage the marine environment and its bio-resources in view of deterioration of marine ecosystems, natural calamities and climate change. This book would be of immense help to students, scholars and all others interested in marine ecology.

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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Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem


Author: Michael Sinclair,Grimur Valdimarsson
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845937449
Category: Nature
Page: 426
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This book addresses ecological and environmental issues associated with responsible and sustainable marine fisheries. It includes 22 chapters and has been developed from the Conference on Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem held in Iceland in October 2001. Contents include: a global overview of marine capture fisheries; legal protection for marine ecosystems; dynamics of marine ecosystems; the role of man in marine ecosystems; and incorporating ecosystem considerations in fisheries management. The book has a subject index.

Coastal Marine Ecology of Temperate Australia


Author: A. J. Underwood,M. G. Chapman
Publisher: University of New South Wales
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 341
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This text introduces marine ecology to undergraduate students in biology, zoology, ecology, environment science, natural resources management, marine science and fisheries programmes.