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Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance / Edition 1

Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance / Edition 1

by Alasdair McIntyre


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405192972
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Professor Alasdair McIntyre is based at the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Table of Contents





The Scientific Steering Committee of the Census of MarineLife.

PART I Oceans Past.

1 Marine Animal Populations: A New Look Back in Time.

PART II Oceans Present – Geographic Realms.

2 Surveying Nearshore Biodiversity.

3 Biodiversity Knowledge and its Application in the Gulf ofMaine Area.

4 Coral Reef Biodiversity.

5 New Perceptions of Continental Margin Biodiversity.

6 Biodiversity Patterns and Processes on the Mid- AtlanticRidge.

7 Life on Seamounts.

8 Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life.

9 Biogeography, Ecology, and Vulnerability of ChemosyntheticEcosystems in the Deep Sea.

10 Marine Life in the Arctic.

11 Marine Life in the Antarctic.

PART III Oceans Present – Global Distributions.

12 A Global Census of Marine Microbes.

13 A Census of Zooplankton of the Global Ocean.

PART IV Oceans Present – Animal Movements.

14 Tracking Fish Movements and Survival on the Northeast PacificShelf.

15 A View of the Ocean from Pacific Predators.

PART V Oceans Future.

16 The Future of Marine Animal Populations.

PART VI Using the Data.

17 Data Integration: The Ocean Biogeographic InformationSystem.


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“The handsome, beautifully illustrated book is a lasting tribute to its late editor (Alasdair D. McIntyre), the organizing committee, and the 2600 scientists who contributed to the project.” (The Quarterly Review of Biology, 1 September 2012)

"The multi-author work is well crafted and edited with a logical overall structure, consistency in form and tone among chapters, useful citations and Web addresses, and high-quality illustrations . . .Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners. " (Choice, 1July 2011)

"Although some chapters are technical and present a fair amount of data, most of the chapters appear to be intended for a non-specialist audience. It is a handsome volume but regrettably over-priced for a non-academic readership." (Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, 2011)

"Comprising the synthesis and analysis of the results of the Census of Marine Life this most important book brings together the work of around 2000 scientists from 80 nations around the globe." (World News, 15 February 2011)

"This comprehensive book is aimed at marine scientists, ecologists, conservation biologists, oceanographers, fisheries scientists and environmental biologists". (In Practice, 1 December 2010)

"The ambitious project involved thousands of scientists and led to the discovery of novel creatures such as the hairy yeti crab. The volume addresses the biodiversity of oceans past, present and future, including microorganisms and zooplankton." (Nature, September 2010)

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