Ecological Geography of the Sea / Edition 2

Ecological Geography of the Sea / Edition 2

by Alan R. Longhurst
     
 

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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

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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