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Biological Oceanography

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ISBN-10: 144433302X

ISBN-13: 9781444333022

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Charles B. Miller, Patricia A. Wheeler

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This new edition of Biological Oceanography has been greatly updated and expanded since its initial publication in 2004. It presents current understanding of ocean ecology emphasizing the character of marine organisms from viruses to fish and worms, together with their significance to their habitats and to each other. The book initially emphasizes pelagic organisms and processes, but benthos, hydrothermal vents, climate–change effects, and fisheries all receive attention.  The chapter on oceanic biomes has been greatly expanded and a new chapter reviewing approaches to pelagic food webs has been added.  Throughout, the book has been revised to account for recent advances in this rapidly changing field.  The increased importance of molecular genetic data across the field is evident in most of the chapters. As with the previous edition, the book is primarily written for senior undergraduate and graduate students of ocean ecology and professional marine ecologists.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

#60;span style="font-family: #8242;Arial#8242;,#8242;sans-serif#8242;; font-size: 10pt;"#62;Charlie Miller, now Emeritus Professor of Oceanography at Oregon State University, taught biological oceanography and zooplankton biologynbsp;for many years.nbsp; His research contributions have concentrated on seasonal processes in the ecology of marinenbsp;zooplankton, particularly copepods, in the Oregon coastal zone andnbsp;estuaries, the Gulf of Alaska, Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine.nbsp;nbsp; #60;/p#62;#60;p#62;#60;span style="font-family: #8242;Arial#8242;,#8242;sans-serif#8242;; font-size: 10pt;"#62;Patricia Wheeler, now Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, taught biological oceanography and phytoplankton physiology there for many years. Her research contributions address phytoplankton nutrient dynamics and include work on dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen.#60;span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"#62;nbsp; She conducted field work in the Equatorial Pacific, the northern California Current system and the Arctic Ocean.#60;/p#62;

Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgements
Ocean ecology: some fundamental aspects
The phycology of phytoplankton
Habitat determinants of primary production in the sea
Numerical models: the standard form of theory in pelagic ecology
A sea of microbes: archaea, bacteria, protists, and viruses in the marine pelagial
The zoology of zooplankton
Production ecology of marine zooplankton
Population biology of zooplankton
Pelagic food webs
Biogeography of pelagic habitats
Biome and province analysis of the oceans
Adaptive complexes of meso- and bathypelagic organisms
The fauna of deep-sea sediments
Some benthic community ecology
Biological oceanography
Submarine hydrothermal vents
Ocean ecology and global climate change
Fisheries oceanography
References
Index
Colour plates appear between pages 230 and p231