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Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review: Volume 53

Journal / Magazine
Covers the behavioural reactions of megafaunal predators to energetic tidal features such as tide races
Discusses climate-driven trophic cascades affecting UK seabirds
Details circumglobal invasion by Sargassum muticum
Highlights the value of species in the genus Littorina as model organisms for evolutionary ecology
Examines the emergence of simple patterns from complex effects on mussel populations
Explores the implications of variation in coral growth for the structure and function of coral reef ecosystems

Series: Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review Volume: 53

By: RN Hughes (Editor), DJ Hughes (Editor), IP Smith (Editor), AC Dale (Editor)

344 pages, 9 colour & 27 b/w illustrations, 12 tables

Productivity Press

Hardback | Sep 2015 | #224343 | ISBN-13: 9781498705455
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NHBS Price: £121.00 $152/€142 approx

About this book

Ever-increasing interest in oceanography and marine biology and their relevance to global environmental issues create a demand for authoritative reviews summarizing the results of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review has catered to this demand since its founding by the late Harold Barnes more than 50 years ago. Its objectives are to consider, annually, the basic areas of marine research, returning to them when appropriate in future volumes; to deal with subjects of special and topical importance; and to add new subjects as they arise. The favourable reception and complimentary reviews accorded to all the volumes shows that the series is fulfilling a very real need.

The 53rd volume follows closely the objectives and style of the earlier volumes, continuing to regard the marine sciences – with all their various aspects – as a unity. Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of marine science are dealt with by experts actively engaged in these fields. The series is an essential reference text for researchers and students in all fields of marine science and related subjects, and it finds a place in libraries of universities, marine laboratories, research institutes and government departments. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review consistently among the highest ranking series in terms of impact factor in the marine biology category of the citation indices compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information/Web of Science.


Contents

Confusion Reigns? A Review of Marine Megafauna Interactions with Tidal-Stream Environments
Steven Benjamins, Andrew C. Dale, Gordon Hastie, James J. Waggitt, Mary-Anne Lea, Beth Scott & Ben Wilson

Climate-Driven Trophic Cascades Affecting Seabirds around the British Isles
Alan MacDonald, Michael R. Heath, Martin Edwards, Robert W. Furness, John K. Pinnegar, Sarah Wanless, Douglas C. Speirs & Simon P.R. Greenstreet

Circumglobal Invasion by the Brown Seaweed Sargassum muticum
Aschwin H. Engelen, Alexandra Serebryakova, Put Ang, Kevin Britton-Simmons, Frédéric Mineur, Morten F. Pedersen, Francisco Arenas, Consolación Fernández, Henning Steen, Robin Svenson, Henrik Pavia, Gunilla Toth, Frédérique Viard & Rui Santos

Simple, Scale-Dependent Patterns Emerge from Very Complex Effects – An Example from the Intertidal Mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis and Perna perna
Christopher D. McQuaid, Francesca Porri, Katy R. Nicastro & Gerardo I. Zardi

The Contribution of the Genus Littorina to the Field of Evolutionary Ecology
Emilio Rolán-Alvarez, Christopher J. Austin & Elizabeth G. Boulding

Spatial, Temporal and Taxonomic Variation in Coral Growth – Implications for the Structure and Function of Coral Reef Ecosystems
Morgan S. Pratchett, Kristen D. Anderson, Mia O. Hoogenboom, Elizabeth Widman, Andrew H. Baird, John M. Pandolfi, Peter J. Edmunds & Janice M. Lough


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