Marine Biology

Marine Biology : Function, Biodiversity, Ecology

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For this new edition, Levinton has updated throughout, and added all-new boxes to highlight research topics of current interest. The coverage of marine mammals and on hypothesis testing have been expanded significantly, and new sections have been added on subtidal rocky reefs, metapopulations, marine invasions, marine protected areas and no-take zones for fishery, and molecular approaches to marine biology and fisheries. The CD-ROM "Marine Biology Explorations" currently available as a supplement, will be revised to include the guided tour environments (about 180 color slides) and a self-test keyed to the chapters, and bound into the back of each copy (to encourage student use and to hamper used-book resale). The author maintains a website linked to the book, and would also prepare, as an ancillary, PowerPoint lectures incorporating the line illustrations from the text, deliverable on CD-ROM as an incentive for course adopters. There is also an associated "Marine Biology Lab Manual" ("Exploring Marine Biology", by Paul Haefner).show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 528 pages
  • 204 x 256 x 34mm | 1,818.93g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • numerous colour plates, numerous half tones, figures and line drawings
  • 0195141725
  • 9780195141726

Table of contents

PREFACE; PART I. PRINCIPLES OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND MARINE BIOLOGY; Sounding the Deep; Ecological and Evolutionary Principles; PART II. MARINE ORGANISMS: FUNCTION AND ENVIRONMENT; The Chemical and Physical Environment; Production, Dispersal, and Migration; Life in a Fluid Medium; PART III. ORGANISMS OF THE OPEN SEA; The Water Column: Plankton; The Water Column: Nekton; PART IV. PROCESSES IN THE OPEN SEA; Critical Factors in Plankton Abundance; Productivity in the Sea; PART V. ORGANISMS OF THE SEA BED; The Diversity of Benthic Marine Invertebrates; Seaweeds, Sea Grasses, and Benthic Microorganisms; Benthic Life Habits; PART VI. COASTAL BENTHIC ENVIRONMENTS; The Tidelands: Rocky Shores, Soft Substratum Shores, Marshes, Mangroves, and Estuaries; Sea Grass beds, Kelp Forests, Rocky Reefs, and Coral Reefs; PART VII. PROCESSES ON THE SEA BED, FROM THE SHELF TO THE DEEP SEA; From the Continental Shelf to the Deep Sea; Biodiversity and Conservation of the Ocean; PART VIII. HUMAN IMPACT ON THE SEA; Food from the Sea; Marine Pollution; GLOSSARY; MARINE BIOLOGY JOURNALSshow more

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"an excellent text for students" Dr Paul S Ganderton, British Ecological Society, May 2002show more

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