Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts / Edition 2

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Overview

"Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts offers a carefully balanced, stimulating survey of marine ecology, introducing the key processes and systems from which the marine environment is formed, and the issues and challenges which surround its future conservation." "Opening with an overview of those processes which are central to an understanding of marine ecology, the book goes on to explore the diverse systems from which the marine environment is composed, from estuaries to the deep sea, and from the tropics to polar regions. The final section examines those human activities that impact upon the marine environment - fisheries, aquaculture, pollution, and global warming - before considering the measures that can be taken to mitigate the adverse effects of man on this complex, fragile environment." The importance of understanding and conserving the marine environment has never been more apparent. Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems and Impacts is an essential resource for any student wishing to develop a well-balanced, informed understanding of this fascinating subject.
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"...Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts is a refreshing textbook that could also serve well as a general reference and learning resource for educators, naturalists, and even politicians."--The Quarterly Review of Biology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199227020
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/25/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 590,110
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Wales, Bangor

University of Plymouth

Lowestoft Laboratory

University of Wales, Bangor

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Patterns in the Marine Environment, David K. A. Barnes
PART ONE: PROCESSES
2. Primary Production Processes, David N. Thomas
3. Microbial Production, Hermanni Kaartokallio
4. Secondary Production, Jan Hiddink
PART TWO: SYSTEMS
5. Estuarine Ecology, Martin J. Attrill
6. Rocky and Sandy Shores, David G. Raffaelli
7. Pelagic Ecosystems, Andrew S. Brierley
8. Continental Shelf Seabed, Michel J. Kaiser
9. The Deep Sea, Martin J. Attrill
10. Mangrove Forests and Sea Grass Meadows, Martin J. Attrill
11. Coral Reefs, Nicholas V. C. Polunin
12. Polar Regions, David N. Thomas
PART THREE: IMPACTS
13. Fisheries, Simon Jennings
14. Aquaculture, Michel J. Kaiser
15. Disturbance, Pollution, and Climate Change, Michel J. Kaiser
16. Conservation, Simon Jennings
Weblinks
References
Index

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