Marine Biology Function, Biodiversity, Ecology

ISBN-10: 0195085736

ISBN-13: 9780195085730

Edition: 1995

List price: $67.95
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Written by one of the most highly respected researchers in marine biology, this text is the most current and accessible treatment of all aspects of this interdisciplinary field. Marine Biology aims to heighten students' inherent fascination with the ocean and marine life and describes in an easily understandable manner the biological principles which govern marine biological systems. It introduces the rich diversity of the marine environment by focusing on three major themes: 1) function, the way organisms solve problems and the chemical and physical factors affecting these solutions; 2) biodiversity, an overview of the various life forms in the ocean; and 3) ecology, the interaction of organisms with their environment. Designed for undergraduate courses at the sophomore to senior level, the book is designed to help students approach a great variety of material. Supplemented by suggestions for further reading, a glossary of important terms, text boxes highlighting significant equations and concepts, review questions at the end of each chapter, and an abundance of illustrative examples and visual material, this text is a fascinating introduction to marine biology which is both accessible to and captivating for students of marine biology, marine ecology, and marine science.
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Book details

List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/19/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Preface
Principles of Oceanography and Marine Biology
Sounding the Deep
The Oceanic Environment
Ecological and Evolutionary Principles
Marine Organisms: Function and Environment
The Chemical and Physical Environment
Reproduction, Dispersal, and Migration
Life in a Fluid Medium
Organisms of the Open Sea
The Water Column: Plankton
The Water Column: Nekton
Processes in the Open Sea
Critical Factors in Plankton Abundance
Productivity and Food Webs in the Sea
Organisms of the Seabed
The Diversity of Benthic Marine Invertebrates
Seaweeds, Sea Grasses, and Benthic Microorganisms
Benthic Life Habits
Coastal Benthic Environments
The Tidelands: Rocky Shores, Soft-Substratum Shores, Marshes, Mangroves, and Estuaries
Sea Grass Beds, Kelp Forests, Rocky Reefs, and Coral Reefs
Processes on the Seabed, From the Shelf to the Deep Sea
From the Continental Shelf to the Deep Sea
Biodiversity and Conservation of the Ocean
Human Impact on the Sea
Food from the Sea
Marine Pollution
Glossary
Marine Biology Journals
Index
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