Marine Biodiversity: Patterns and Processes

Marine Biodiversity: Patterns and Processes

by Rupert F. G. Ormond, John D. Gage, Martin V. Angel, Crispin Tickell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521022657

ISBN-13: 9780521022651

Pub. Date: 11/10/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The biodiversity of many habitats is under threat and although seas cover the majority of our planet's surface, far less is known about the biodiversity of marine environments than that of terrestrial systems.his book brings together key studies from the deep sea and open ocean, to tropical shores and polar regions to consider how comparable the patterns and…  See more details below

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The biodiversity of many habitats is under threat and although seas cover the majority of our planet's surface, far less is known about the biodiversity of marine environments than that of terrestrial systems.his book brings together key studies from the deep sea and open ocean, to tropical shores and polar regions to consider how comparable the patterns and processes underlying diversity are in these different ecosystems. Marine biodiversity will be a major resource for all those interested in biodiversity and its conservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521022651
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/10/2005
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword: The value of diversity
1Marine biodiversity in its global context1
2Gradients in marine biodiversity18
3Pelagic biodiversity35
4Biological diversity in oceanic macrozooplankton: More than counting species69
5Large-scale patterns of species diversity in the deep-sea benthos94
6Diversity, latitude and time: Patterns in the shallow sea122
7High benthic species diversity in deep-sea sediments: The importance of hydrodynamics148
8Diversity and structure of tropical Indo-Pacific benthic communities: Relation to regimes of nutrient input178
9Why are coral reef communities so diverse?201
10The biodiversity of coral reef fishes216
11The historical component of marine taxonomic diversity gradients258
12Population genetics and demography of marine species274
13Discovering unrecognised diversity among marine molluscs293
14Ecosystem function at low biodiversity - the Baltic example319
15Land - seascape diversity of the USA East Coast coastal zone with particular reference to estuaries337
16The development of mariculture and its implications for biodiversity372
17Protecting marine biodiversity and integrated coastal zone management394
18Conserving biodiversity in North-East Atlantic marine ecosystems415
Author index429
Species index437
Subject index443

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