The Gulf of Aqaba: Ecological Micropaleontology

The Gulf of Aqaba: Ecological Micropaleontology

by Zeev Reiss, Lukas Hottinger

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642697890
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/05/2011
Series: Ecological Studies , #50
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

A. Introduction.- A.1 Background and History of Research.- A.2 List of Participants and Their Contributions.- A. 3 Purpose of the Book.- B. Synopsis.- C. The Gulf of Aqaba — a Rift-Shaped Depression.- D. A Desert-Enclosed Sea.- D.1 Climate.- D.2 Hydrography.- D.3 Circulation Pattern.- D.4 Seasonality.- D.5 Nutrients.- D.6 Primary Production.- D.7 Composition of Plankton.- D.8 Light.- D.9 Characteristics of Water Masses.- E. Shell Producers in the Water Column.- E.1 Calcareous Plankton.- E.2 Coccolithophorida.- E.3 Foraminiferida.- E.4 Pteropoda.- E.5 Aqaba Calcareous Plankton: Significance and Problems.- F. The Sea Bottom — a Mosaic of Substrates.- F.1 Methods of Investigation.- F.2 Selected Areas.- F.2.1 The “Shelf” in Front of the H. Steinitz Marine Biology Laboratory.- F.2.2 Geziret Fara’oun (“Coral Island”).- F.2.3 Ras Burka.- F.2.4 Dahab.- F.2.5 Mangroves.- F.2.6 Marset el At.- F.2.7 Ras Muhammed.- F.2.8 Grafton Passage, Tiran.- F.3 Significance of the Depth Gradient.- F.4 Significance of Substrates.- F.5 Seasonality.- G. Benthic Foraminifera: Response to Environment.- G.1 Larger Foraminiferans.- G.1.1 Soritines.- G.1.2 Alveolinids.- G.1.3 Amphisteginids.- G.1.4 Nummulitids.- G.2 “Smaller” Benthic Foraminifera.- G.3 Significance of Shell Morphogenesis.- G.4 Significance of Symbiosis.- G.5 Stable Isotopes and Related Problems.- G.6 Thanaoenoses.- H. 150,000 Years Gulf of Aqaba.- H.1 Deep Sea Cores.- H.2 Microfossil Assemblages from Cores.- H.3 Stratigraphy.- H.4 Paleoenvironments.- H.5 Paleoceanographic History.- References.- Taxonomic Index.

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