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    Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts (Paperback) By (author) Michel J. Kaiser, By (author) Martin Attrill, By (author) Simon Jennings, By (author) David N. Thomas, By (author) David K. A. Barnes, By (author) Jan G. Hiddink, By (author) Andrew S. Brierley, By (author) Hermanni Kaartokallio, By (author) Nicholas V. C. Polunin, By (author) David G. Raffaelli

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    DescriptionThe oceans cover the majority of the Earth's surface; they influence our climate and provide a valuable source of food to billions of people. Yet despite its fundamental impact on our lives, many aspects of the marine environment remain a mystery to us. Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts offers a carefully balanced and stimulating survey of marine ecology, introducing the key processes and systems from which the marine environment is formed, and the issues and challenges which surround its future. Opening with an overview of the processes and interactions which are central to an understanding of marine ecology, the book goes on to explore the diverse systems from which the marine environment is composed, from estuaries to seabeds, the deep sea to polar regions. The final section examines human activities that impact upon the marine environment - fisheries, aquaculture, pollution, and global warming - before considering measures that can be taken to mitigate their adverse effects on this complex, fragile environment. The importance of understanding and conserving the marine environment has never been more apparent. Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts is an essential resource for any student wishing to develop a well balanced, informed understanding of this fascinating subject. * Striking full colour illustrations and photographs bring visual impact to the material presented * Many detailed case studies enliven the text and add a further level of depth and insight * Key concepts and issues are treated from a global perspective, using examples from around the world Online Resource centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts features: For students: * Hyperlinked bibliography * Links to useful websites * Exam and essay writing advice For lecturers: * Journal Clubs * Figures from the book, available to download


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    Title
    Marine Ecology
    Subtitle
    Processes, Systems, and Impacts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michel J. Kaiser, By (author) Martin Attrill, By (author) Simon Jennings, By (author) David N. Thomas, By (author) David K. A. Barnes, By (author) Jan G. Hiddink, By (author) Andrew S. Brierley, By (author) Hermanni Kaartokallio, By (author) Nicholas V. C. Polunin, By (author) David G. Raffaelli
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 262 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,238 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199227020
    ISBN 10: 0199227020
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16700
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BIC subject category V2: PSAF
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000
    BIC subject category V2: PSPM
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI039000
    Abridged Dewey: 578
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 577.7
    BISAC V2.8: SCI020000
    Libri: BIOL3037, MEER2600, P0041778
    DC23: 577.7
    LC classification: QH541.5.S3 M2567 2011
    Thema V1.0: PSAF, PSPM
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Numerous colour photographs and lines drawings
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    25 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    At some point in their studies, most biology students will consider pursuing marine biology. This textbook will only strengthen that desire. Its content is engaging and suitable for both neophyte and more advanced biologists. Creative and accessible presentation. Strongly recommended. Farah Al-Shorbaji, Student, University of Sheffield in THE, 2012
    Table of contents
    PREFACE ; 1. Patterns in the Marine Environment ; PART ONE: PROCESSES ; 2. Primary Production Processes ; 3. Microbial Production ; 4. Secondary Production ; PART TWO: SYSTEMS ; 5. Estuarine Ecology ; 6. Rocky and sandy shores ; 7. Pelagic ecosystems ; 8. Continental shelf seabed ; 9. The deep sea ; 10. Mangrove forests and sea grass meadows ; 11. Coral reefs ; 12. Polar regions ; PART THREE: IMPACTS ; 13. Fisheries ; 14. Aquaculture ; 15. Disturbance, pollution and climate change ; 16. Conservation ; WEBLINKS ; REFERENCES ; INDEX