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Overview

Technological improvements have greatly increased the ability of marine scientists to collect and analyze data over large spatial scales, and the resultant insights attainable from interpreting those data vastly increase understanding of poplation dynamics, evolution and biogeography. Marine Metapopulations provides a synthesis of existing information and understanding, and frames the most important future directions and issues.

• First book to systematically apply metapopulation theory directly to marine systems
• Contributions from leading international ecologists and fisheries biologists
• Perspectives on a broad array of marine organisms and ecosystems, from coastal estuaries to shallow reefs to deep-sea hydrothermal vents
• Critical science for improved management of marine resources
• Paves the way for future research on large-scale spatial ecology of marine systems

Technological improvements have greatly increased the ability of marine scientists to collect and analyze data over large spatial scales, and the resultant insights attainable from interpreting those data vastly increase understanding of poplation dynamics, evolution and biogeography. Marine Metapopulations provides a synthesis of existing information and understanding, and frames the most important future directions and issues.

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"...the right book at the right time; for those not familiar with marine metapopulations, it is an excellent introduction...Highly recommended."
- G.C. Jensen in CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780120887811
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/6/2006
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1:The Merging of Metapopulation Theory and Marine Ecology: Establishing the Historical Context
Section I: Fishes
Ch. 2:The Metapopulation Ecology of Coral Reef Fishes
Ch. 3:Metapopulation Structure in Temperate Rock Reef Fishes
Ch. 4:Estuarine and Diadromous Fish Metapopulations
Section II: Invertebrates
Ch. 5:Metapopulation Dynamics of Hard Corals
Ch. 6:Population and Spatial Structure of Two Common Temperate Reef Hervibores: Abalone and Sea-Urchins
Ch. 7:Rocky Intertidal Invertebrates: The Potential for Metapopulations Within and Among Shores
Ch. 8:Metapopulation Dynamics of Coastal Decapods
Ch. 9:A Metaopulation Approach to Interpreting Diversity at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents
Section III: Plants and Algae
Ch.10:A Metapopulation Perspective on Patch Dynamics and Connectivity of Giant Kelp
Ch.11: Seagrasses and the Metapopulation Concept: Developoing a Regional Approach to the Study of Extinction, Colonization and Dispersal
Section IV: Perspectives
Ch.12: Conservation Dynamics of Marine Metapopulations with Dispersing Larvae
Ch.13: Genetic Approacches to Understanding Marine Metapopulation Dynamics
Ch.14: Metapopulation Dynamics and Community Ecology of Marine Systems
Ch.15: Metapopulation Ecology and Marine Conservation
Ch.16:The Future of Metapopulation Science in Marine Ecology

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