The Effects of UV Radiation in the Marine Environment
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The Effects of UV Radiation in the Marine Environment

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This book, first published in 2000, provides a comprehensive review of UV radiation effects in the marine environment. A multidisciplinary approach is adopted to discuss all aspects from a physical, chemical and biological perspective. The book begins by describing the attenuation of UV radiation in the atmosphere and sea water, outlining the photochemical reactions involved and highlighting the role that such chemistry can play in influencing the biogeochemical cycling of various elements. The deleterious consequences of such radiation on organisms and strategies adopted to mitigate these harmful repercussions are discussed. The organisms considered range from virus and bacteria through phytoplankton and zooplankton to fish and mammals. The book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in photobiology, photochemistry and environmental science. It will also be useful as a supplementary text for courses in oceanography, climatology and ecology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 16mm | 540g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 7 Tables, unspecified; 4 Plates, color; 2 Halftones, unspecified; 71 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 0521020956
  • 9780521020954
  • 2,410,546

Table of contents

Preface Stephen de Mora; 1. Enhanced UV radiation - a new problem for the marine environment Robert Whitehead, Stephen de Mora and Serge Demers; 2. UV physics and optics Susana Diaz, John Morrow and Charles Booth; 3. Spectral weighting functions for quantifying effects of ultraviolet radiation in marine ecosystems Patrick Neale; 4. Marine photochemistry and its impact on carbon cycling Kenneth Mopper and David Kieber; 5. Photochemical production of biological substrates David Kieber; 6. Mechanisms of UV damage to aquatic organisms Warwick Vincent and Patrick Neale; 7. Strategies for the minimisation of UV-induced damage Suzanne Roy; 8. Ultraviolet radiation effects on heterotrophic bacterioplankton and viruses in marine ecosystems Wade Jeffrey, Jason Kase and Steven Wilhelm; 9. Effects of ultraviolet radiation on the physiology and ecology of marine phytoplankton Maria Vernet; 10. Impact of solar UV radiation on zooplankton and fish Horacio Zagarese and Craig Williamson; 11. Implications of UV radiation on the food web structure and consequences on the carbon flow Behzad Mostajir, Serge Demers, Stephen de Mora, Robert Bukata and John Jerome.
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'... I highly recommend this superb volume to anyone with an interest in UVR in the marine environment. It is certainly the first book that I now reach for when UVR questions arise.' Michael P. Lesser, Limnology and Oceanography '... very useful to anyone interested in marine UV research.' Deneb Karentz, EOS '... contains a wealth of useful information ...' Heligoland Marine Research Journal "This book should appeal to researchers and students in photobiology, photochemistry, and environmental science." Journal of the American Chemical Society "I highly recommend this superb volume to anyone with an interest in UVR in the marine environment. It is certainly the first book that I now reach for when UVR questions arise." Limnology in Oceanography
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