Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems / Edition 1

Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems / Edition 1

by James A. Estes
     
 


"A must read for anyone interested in the ecology of whales, this timely and creative volume is sure to stimulate new research for years to come."—Annalisa Berta, San Diego State UniversitySee more details below

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"A must read for anyone interested in the ecology of whales, this timely and creative volume is sure to stimulate new research for years to come."—Annalisa Berta, San Diego State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520248847
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/16/2007
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


List of Contributors
List of Tables
List of Figures

1. Introduction

BACKGROUND
2. Whales, Interaction Webs, and Zero-Sum Ecology
3. Lessons From Land
4. When Ecological Pyramids Were Upside Down
5. Pelagic Ecosystem Response to a Century of Commercial Fishing and Whaling
6. Evidence for Bottom-Up Control of Upper-Trophic-Level Marine Populations

WHALES AND WHALING
7. Evolutionary Patterns in Cetacea
8. A Taxonomy of World Whaling
9. The History of Whales Read from DNA
10. Changes in Marine Mammal Biomass in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and after the Period of Commercial Whaling
11. Industrial Whaling in the North Pacific Ocea 1952-1978
12. Worldwide Distribution and Abundance of Killer Whales
13. The Natural History and Ecology of Killer Whales
14. Killer Whales as Predators of Large Baleen Whales and Sperm Whales

PROCESS AND THEORY
15. Physiological and Ecological Consequences of Extreme Body Size in Whales
16. Ecosystem Impact of the Decline of Large Whales in the North Pacific
17. The Removal of Large Whales from the Southern Ocean
18. Great Whales as Prey
19. Whales and Whaling in the North
20. Legacy of Industrial Whaling
21. Predator Diet Breadth and Prey Population Dynamics
22. Bigger is Better

CASE STUDIES
23. Gray Whales in the Bering and Chukchi Seas
24. Whales, Whaling, and Ecosystems in the North Atlantic Ocean
25. Sperm Whales in Ocean
26. Ecosystem Effects of Fishing and Whaling in the North Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
27. Potential Influences of Whaling on the Status and Trends of Pinniped Populations

SOCIAL CONTEXT
28. The Dynamic Between Social Systems and Ocean Ecosystems
29. Whaling, Law, and Culture

OVERVIEW AND SYNTHESIS
30. Whales Are Big and It Matters
31. Restropection and Review

Index

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