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Author Speight, Martin, 1967-
Title Marine ecology : concepts and applications / Martin Speight, Peter Henderson
Imprint Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
ISBN 9781405126991 (hardcover : alk. paper)
140512699X (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781444335453 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1444335456 (pbk. : alk. paper)
book jacket
 LS TIGP Textbook  QH541.5.S3 S742m 2010    AVAILABLE    30150100401469
Descript ix, 276 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The physical template -- Marine biodiversity -- Primary production and chemosynthesis -- Primary consumption: marine herbivores and detritivores -- Predators, parasites, and pathogens -- Competition and succession -- Dispersal and settlement -- The exploitation and maintenance of marine and estuarine fisheries -- Threats to marine ecosystems: the effects of man -- Marine conservation
Marine Ecology began life as a series of lectures given to second and third year undergraduates at Oxford University. These lectures were designed to give students insights as to how marine ecosystems functioned, how they were being affected by natural and human interventions, and how we might be able to conserve them and manage them sustainably for the good of people, both recreationally and economically. This book presents 10 chapters, beginning with principles of oceanography important to ecology, through discussions of the magnitude of marine biodiversity and the factors influencing it, the functioning of marine ecosystems within trophic levels such as primary production, competition and dispersal, to different trophic level interactions such as herbivory, predation, and parasitism. The final three chapters look at the more applied aspects of marine ecology, discussing fisheries, human impacts, and management and conservation
Other textbooks covering similar topics tend to treat the topics from the point of view of separate ecosystems, with chapters on reefs, rocks, and deep sea. This book, however, is topic driven as described above, arid each chapter makes full use of examples from all appropriate marine ecosystems. The book is illustrated throughout with many full color diagrams and high quality photographs
The book is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities, and it is hoped that the many examples from all over the world will provide global relevance and interest
Both authors have long experience of research and teaching in marine ecology. --Book Jacket
Subject Marine ecology
Alt Author Henderson, Peter
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