Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts / Edition 1

Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts / Edition 1

by Michel J. Kaiser
     
 

"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… See more details below

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"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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199249756
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/09/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Patterns in the marine environment1
2Primary production processes45
3Microbial production and the decomposition of organic material107
4Estuarine ecology151
5Rocky and sandy shores188
6Pelagic ecosystems212
7Continental shelf seabed239
8The deep sea279
9Mangrove forests and seagrass meadows310
10Coral reefs340
11Polar regions368
12Fisheries401
13Aquaculture430
14Disturbance, pollution, and climate change457
15Conservation489

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