Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach / Edition 6

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Overview

Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach, Sixth Edition approaches the subject of marine biology by emphasizing the ecological principles that govern marine life throughout all ocean environments and by acknowledging the differences between marine and terrestrial ecosystems. This unique approach adds real-world relevance by exploring how organisms interact within their individual ecosystems while also focusing on the significance of human impact on the sea. Marine Environments, Plankton Communities, Oceanic Nekton, Deep-Sea Biology, Shallow-Water Subtidal Benthic Associations, Intertidal Ecology, Meiofauna, Estuaries and Salt Marches, Tropical Communities, Symbiotic Relationships, Human Impact on the Sea For all readers interested in marine biology and marine ecology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805345827
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 10/8/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 8.16 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

James W. Nybakken is a professor of biological sciences at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, a consortium operation of seven of the California State Universities. His research interests are in the feeding ecology of certain groups of predatory marine gastropod molluscs. Dr. Nybakken is a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and has served as an officer in five scientific societies.

Mark D. Bertness is the chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, where he has taught for 25 years. His areas of expertise include the ecology and conservation of natural shoreline communities, as well as salt-marsh and rocky-shore ecology and conservation, which he has studied extensively in South America. Dr. Bertness earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1979.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction to the Marine Environment 1
Ch. 2 Plankton And Plankton Communities 36
Ch. 3 Oceanic Nekton 90
Ch. 4 Deep-Sea Biology 124
Ch. 5 Shallow-Water Subtidal Benthic Associations 165
Ch. 6 Intertidal Ecology 219
Ch. 7 Meiofauna 285
Ch. 8 Estuaries And Salt Marshes 304
Ch. 9 Tropical Communities 338
Ch. 10 Symbiotic Relationships 395
Ch. 11 Human Impact On The Sea 418
Glossary 447
Index 459
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