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Ecology of Marine Sediments
     

Ecology of Marine Sediments

by John S. Gray
 

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Marine sediments provide the largest habitat on planet earth, yet knowledge of the structure and function of their flora and fauna continues to be poorly described in current textbooks. This concise, readable introduction to benthic ecology builds upon the strengths of the previous edition but has been thoroughly revised throughout to incorporate the new technologies

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Marine sediments provide the largest habitat on planet earth, yet knowledge of the structure and function of their flora and fauna continues to be poorly described in current textbooks. This concise, readable introduction to benthic ecology builds upon the strengths of the previous edition but has been thoroughly revised throughout to incorporate the new technologies and methods that have allowed a rapid and ongoing development of the field. It explores the relationship between community structure and function, and the selection of global examples ensures an international appeal and relevance. The economic value of marine sediments increases daily, reflected in the text with a new emphasis on the effects of pollution and fisheries and the management of marine sediments.

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"A valuable contribution to the biological literature. The reader is quickly pointed in the right direction on a myriad of topics ranging from sampling bias and spacing, to methods of field-data acquisition, and its statistical treatment."—Palaios

"This volume will be a useful and quick introduction for graduate students and advanced undergraduates of the analysis of benthic sampling for use in monitoring programs and integrative studies that seek to extract general features of communities from large sampling schemes."—The Quarterly Review of Biology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198569015
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/25/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.60(d)

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