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An Introduction to Marine Ecology


By: RSK Barnes and RN Hughes

286 pages, 33 col plates, b/w photos, illus, figs, tabs


Paperback | Mar 1999 | Edition: 3 | #76066 | ISBN: 0865428344
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Readable and well illustrated introductory text, a standard text for students in marine biology and ecology. It now adopts a more applied approach in keeping with current teaching, and includes new chapters on fisheries, the marine ecosystem, conservation and pollution. However, the strength of the text still lies in its discussion of core topics which, despite an increasing emphasis on more applied aspects, remains at the heart of the majority of study.


Preface1 The Nature and Global Distribution of Marine Organisms, Habitats and Productivity2 The Planktonic System of Surface Waters3 The Benthos of Continental Shelf and Littoral Sediments 4 Salt-Marshes, Mangrove-Swamps, and Sea-Grass Meadows5 Rocky Shores and Kelp Forests 6 Coral Reefs7 Pelagic and Benthic Systems of the Deep Sea8 Fish and Other Nekton9 Ecology of life Histories10 Speciation and Biogeography11 The Marine Ecosystem as a Functional Whole12 Human Interference and ConservationReferencesIndex

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