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Marine Ecological Processes

ISBN-10: 0387943218

ISBN-13: 9780387943213

Edition: 2nd 1995 (Revised)

Authors: Ivan Valiela

List price: $109.00
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The oceans represent a vast, complex and poorly understood ecosystem. Marine Ecological Processes is a modern review and synthesis of marine ecology that provides the reader--particularly the graduate student--with a lucid introduction to the intellectual concepts, approaches, and methods of this evolving discipline.Comprehensive in its coverage, this book focuses on the processes controlling marine ecosystems, communities, and populations and demonstrates how general ecological principles--derived from terrestrial and freshwater systems as well--apply to marine ecosystems. Numerous illustrations, examples, and references clearly impart to the reader the current state of research in this field: its achievements as well as unresolved controversies.This is a comprehensive and highly respected synthesis of marine ecology. It has been well received both as a text and a reference book. Reviewers said "organization of the book is logical, the writing is clear, and the text illustrations are well done" and "this book has much to offer as a textbook."
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Book details

List price: $109.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 8/10/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 696
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Ivan Valiela has been teaching and doing research since 1969 in Woods Hole at the Boston University Marine Program, Marine Biological Laboratory. He has published over 200 articles on many basic and applied features of coastal environments, and has written Marine Ecological Processes, well-known as a standard text in marine ecology, and Doing Science, a guide to the design, analysis, and communication of scientific research.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Producers and Processes Involved in Primary Production
Factors Affecting Primary Production
Dynamics of Populations of Consumers
Competition for Resources Among Consumers
Feeding and Responses to Food Abundance
Food Selection by Consumers
Processing of Consumed Energy
Trophic Structure 1: Controls in Benthic Food Webs
Trophic Structure 2: Components and Controls in Water Column Food Webs
Taxonomic Structure: Species Diversity
Spatial Structure: Patchiness
Development of Structure in Marine Communities: Colonization and Succession
The Carbon Cycle: Production and Transformations of Organic Matter
Nutrient Cycles and Ecosystem Stoichiometry
Seasonal Changes in Marine Ecosystems
Long-Term and Large-Scale Change in Marine Ecosystems
References
Index