Biological Oceanography / Edition 2

Biological Oceanography / Edition 2

by Charles B. Miller, Patricia A. Wheeler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 144433302X

ISBN-13: 9781444333022

Pub. Date: 05/22/2012

Publisher: Wiley

This new edition of Biological Oceanography has been greatly updated and expanded since its initial publication in 2004. It presents current understanding of ocean ecology emphasizing the character of marine organisms from viruses to fish and worms, together with their significance to their habitats and to each other.

The book initially emphasizes pelagic

Overview

This new edition of Biological Oceanography has been greatly updated and expanded since its initial publication in 2004. It presents current understanding of ocean ecology emphasizing the character of marine organisms from viruses to fish and worms, together with their significance to their habitats and to each other.

The book initially emphasizes pelagic organisms and processes, but benthos, hydrothermal vents, climate-change effects, and fisheries all receive attention. The chapter on oceanic biomes has been greatly expanded and a new chapter reviewing approaches to pelagic food webs has been added. Throughout, the book has been revised to account for recent advances in this rapidly changing field. The increased importance of molecular genetic data across the field is evident in most of the chapters.

As with the previous edition, the book is primarily written for senior undergraduate and graduate students of ocean ecology and professional marine ecologists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444333022
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. The spring phytoplankton bloom.

2. The phycology of phytoplankton.

3. Habitat determinants of primary production in the sea.

4. Numerical models – the standard form of theory in pelagic ecology.

5. The microbial loop – bacteria, bacteriovores, and viruses in the marine pelagial.

6. The zoology of zooplankton.

7. Production ecology of marine zooplankton.

8. Population biology of zooplankton.

9. Biogeography of pelagic habitats.

10. Biome and province analysis of the oceans.

11. Adaptive complexes of mid-water organisms.

12. The fauna of deep-sea sediments.

13. Benthic community ecology.

14. Submarine hydrothermal vents.

15. Fisheries oceanography.

16. Ocean ecology and global climate change.

References.

Index.

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