Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology with CD-ROM / Edition 2

Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology with CD-ROM / Edition 2

by Jeffrey S. S. Levinton, Jeffrey S. Levinton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195141725

ISBN-13: 9780195141726

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This new and revised second edition of Jeffrey S. Levinton's Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology promises to be as fascinating and informative as the first, with additions that bring it up-to-date on current research issues. Designed for one-semester junior/senior courses, this established volume stands as one of the most current and…  See more details below

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This new and revised second edition of Jeffrey S. Levinton's Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology promises to be as fascinating and informative as the first, with additions that bring it up-to-date on current research issues. Designed for one-semester junior/senior courses, this established volume stands as one of the most current and thorough resources for students in the multidisciplinary field of marine biology. The new edition includes significantly expanded coverage of marine mammals and hypothesis testing and offers entirely new sections on subtidal rocky reefs, metapopulations, marine invasions, marine protected areas and no-take fishery zones, and molecular approaches to marine biology and fisheries. It emphasizes the relationship of the functional ecology of organisms to higher levels of organization, including major marine habitats and ecosystems. It effectively describes a variety of current research areas, conveying the dynamic range of activity in the field, and uses "Hot Topics" Essays to teach students that scientific study is an active and ongoing process.

Complementing the text are a wealth of pedagogical features including:

· 32 full-color plates

· Expanded text boxes that highlight important and current research topics

· A self-test keyed to the chapters and bound into the back of the book

· The CD-ROM, "Marine Biology Explorations." This in-text CD takes students on a guided tour of marine environments and animals with approximately 450 full-color photographs and illustrations, annotated with informative descriptions. Images are from both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica. Each subject area allows students to wander in new environments and encounter new organisms and ecological features.

· A Website maintained by the author: http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/mbweb.html. This useful website provides links to other sites such as college marine biology programs, careers and jobs in marine biology and oceanography, reference sites, organism pages, marine biology research literature, and worldwide marine laboratories.

· Ancillary PowerPoint® Overheads. These elaborate overheads include most of the pictures from the text and are available free to adopters on a CD-ROM (call 1-800-280-0280) or from the Internet: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195141725.html.

· An associated laboratory manual: Exploring Marine Biology by Paul Haefner. This book is the only manual of its kind with exercises that apply to all of the diverse marine habitats of North America. It meets the needs of any beginning marine biology student with little to no background in the biological sciences. Each unit includes a broad range of exercises, allowing instructors to select those that best match their needs. The manual is also unique in providing extensively illustrated identification keys for three of the major marine lifeforms: invertebrates, plankton, and fishes.
1996 272pp.; 101 illus.
0-19-51417-7 paper APS HAEFN

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195141726
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
IPrinciples of Oceanography and Marine Biology
1Sounding the Deep3
2The Oceanic Environment17
3Ecological and Evolutionary Principles38
IIMarine Organisms: Function and Environment
4The Chemical and Physical Environment79
5Reproduction, Dispersal, and Migration100
6Life in a Fluid Medium137
IIIOrganisms of the Open Sea
7The Water Column: Plankton151
8The Water Column: Nekton168
IVProcesses in the Open Sea
9Critical Factors in Plankton Abundance201
10Productivity and Food Webs in the Sea223
VOrganisms of the Seabed
11The Diversity of Benthic Marine Invertebrates237
12Seaweeds, Sea Grasses, and Benthic Microorganisms269
13Benthic Life Habits277
VICoastal Benthic Environments
14The Tidelands: Rocky Shores, Soft-Substratum Shores, Marshes, Mangroves, and Estuaries309
15Sea Grass Beds, Kelp Forests, Rocky Reefs, and Coral Reefs348
VIIProcesses on the Seabed, from the Shelf to the Deep Sea
16From the Continental Shelf to the Deep Sea387
17Biodiversity and Conservation of the ocean410
VIIIHuman Impact on the Sea
18Food from the Sea439
19Marine Pollution470
Glossary495
Marine Biology Journals504
Index505

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