Ecological Geography of the Sea / Edition 2

Ecological Geography of the Sea / Edition 2

by Alan R. Longhurst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0124555217

ISBN-13: 9780124555211

Pub. Date: 09/22/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Science

This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world.

Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary

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Overview

This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world.

Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary compartments.

• Includes color insert of the latest in satellite imagery showing the world's oceans, their similarities and differences

• Revised and updated to reflect the latest in oceanographic research

• Ideal for anyone interested in understanding ocean ecology — accessible and informative

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124555211
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/22/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Towards an Ecological Geography of the Sea
Ch. 2 Changing Views of How Marine Ecosystems Function
Ch. 3 Biogeographic Data in Ecological ANalysis
Ch. 4 Ocean Fronts and Other Ecological Discontinuities
Ch. 5 Physical Forcing of Phytoplankton Production
Ch. 6 Nutrient Limitation: The Example of Iron
Ch. 7 Biomes: The Primary Compartments
Ch. 8 Provinces: The Secondary Partition
Ch. 9 Longer Term Responses: From Seasons to Centuries
Ch. 10 The Atlantic Ocean
Ch. 11 The Indian Ocean
Ch. 12 The Pacific Ocean
Ch. 13 The Southern Ocean

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