Deep-Sea Biology A Natural History of Organisms at the Deep-Sea Floor

ISBN-10: 0521336651
ISBN-13: 9780521336659
Edition: N/A
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Book details

List price: $120.00
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/28/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 524
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

This timely volume provides a comprehensive account of the natural history of the organisms associated with the deep-sea floor and examines their relationship with this inhospitable environment--perhaps the most remote and least accessible location on the planet. The authors begin by describing the physical and chemical nature of the deep-sea floor and the methods used to collect and study its fauna. Then they discuss the ecology of the deep sea by exploring spatial patterns, diversity, biomass, vertical zonation, and large-scale distribution of organisms. Subsequent chapters review current knowledge of feeding, respiration, reproduction, and growth processes in these communities. The unique fauna of hypothermal vents and seeps are considered separately. Finally, there is a pertinent discussion of human exploitation of deep-sea resources and potential use of this environment for waste disposal.

Introduction
The Development of Deep-Sea Biology, The Physical Environment and Methods of Study
Historical aspects
The physical environment of the deep-sea
Methods of study of the organisms of the deep-sea floor
Organisms of the Deep-Sea Benthic Boundary
The megafauna
Smaller animals
Patterns in Space
Small-scale spatial patterns
Abundance and size structure of the deep-sea benthos
The diversity gradient
Depth-related patterns in community composition
Zoogeography, speciation and the origins of deep-sea fauna
Processes Patterns in Time
Food resources, energetics and feeding strategies
Metabolic processes: microbial ecology at the deep-sea bed
Reproduction, recruitment and growth of deep-sea organisms
Animal sediment relations in the deep-sea
Parallel Systems and Anthropogenic Effects
Deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps
Anthropogenic impacts: man's effects on the deep-sea

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