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This book offers a carefully balanced, stimulating survey of marine ecology that introduces the key processes and systems that form the marine environment and examines the issues and challenges which surround its future conservation. Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts is ideal for undergraduate courses in marine biology or marine ecology. A companion website: http://www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199249756/ offers downloadable images from the text and a library of weblinks for students. An Instructor's Manual is available to adopters.

·Employs many examples from around the world to put concepts and issues in a real-world context

·Presents detailed case studies throughout the text

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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: 9780199249756
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/9/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 580
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Wales, Bangor

University of Plymouth

Lowestoft Laboratory

University of Wales, Bangor

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Table of Contents

1 Patterns in the marine environment 1
2 Primary production processes 45
3 Microbial production and the decomposition of organic material 107
4 Estuarine ecology 151
5 Rocky and sandy shores 188
6 Pelagic ecosystems 212
7 Continental shelf seabed 239
8 The deep sea 279
9 Mangrove forests and seagrass meadows 310
10 Coral reefs 340
11 Polar regions 368
12 Fisheries 401
13 Aquaculture 430
14 Disturbance, pollution, and climate change 457
15 Conservation 489
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