Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology / Edition 1

Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology / Edition 1

by Jeffrey S. Levinton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195085736

ISBN-13: 9780195085730

Pub. Date: 11/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES

* Examines marine biology from a unique global and evolutionary perspective

* Written in a clear, conversational style

* Filled with full-color photographs from the world's finest marine biologists

* Robust pedagogy includes "Key Concept" headings, "Basic Facts" summaries, "Going Deeper" boxes, end-of-chapter exercises

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DISTINCTIVE FEATURES

* Examines marine biology from a unique global and evolutionary perspective

* Written in a clear, conversational style

* Filled with full-color photographs from the world's finest marine biologists

* Robust pedagogy includes "Key Concept" headings, "Basic Facts" summaries, "Going Deeper" boxes, end-of-chapter exercises, and more

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SUPPLEMENTS

Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/levinton): Maintained by the author, this comprehensive resource offers students cited references, "Key Concept" summaries, "Marine Biology Explorations" interactive tours, news updates, helpful review and study tools, and more. For adopting instructors, the site offers password-protected PowerPoint-based lecture notes and downloadable images from the text.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM: Available to adopting instructors, the CD includes all of the resources listed above along with a Test Bank of approximately 400 questions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195085730
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.31(h) x 1.06(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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