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Academic & Professional Books  Marine & Freshwater Biology  Marine Biology  Marine Habitat

Interactions in the Marine Benthos Global Patterns and Processes

By: Stephen J Hawkins(Editor), Katrin Bohn(Editor), Louise B Firth(Editor), Gray A Williams(Editor)
528 pages, 12 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Interactions in the Marine Benthos
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  • Interactions in the Marine Benthos ISBN: 9781108416085 Hardback Aug 2019 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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The synthesis of the Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conference (ABEC) 2015 which was held to assess scientific progress over the past 25 years, Interactions in the Marine Benthos provides a comprehensive and global review of work since the 1992 publication of Plant-Animal Interactions in the Marine Benthos. Taking a regional and, where appropriate, habitat perspective, it considers sites of coastal biodiversity from around the world to incorporate a global approach. The volume analyses abiotic and biotic interactions and the factors determining distribution patterns, community structure and ecosystem functioning of coastal systems. It explores themes of how phylogeography and biogeographic process influence assemblage composition, and hence drive community structure and the respective roles of environmental factors and biological interactions, with the overall goal to establish how general are the processes in different regions and habitats. For researchers, graduate students and academics studying coastal ecosystems, with interest for conservation practitioners managing areas of high biodiversity.


1. Introduction / Louise B. Firth, Katrin Bohn, Gray A. Williams and Stephen J. Hawkins
2. The Intertidal Zone of the Northeast Atlantic Region: Pattern and Process / Stephen J. Hawkins, Kathryn E. Pack, Louise B. Firth, Nova Mieszkowska, Ally Evans, Gustavo M. Martins, Per Åberg, Leoni C. Adams, Francicso  Arenas, Diano M. Boaventura, Katrin Bohn, C. Debora G. Borges, Joao J. Castro, Ross A. Coleman, Tasman P. Crowe, Teresa Cruz, Mark S. Davies, Graham Epstein, Joao Faria, Joao G. Ferreira, Natalie J. Frost, John N. Griffin, Mick Hanley, Roger J.H. Herbert, Kieran Hyder, Mark P. Johnson, Fernando P. Lima, Patricia E. Masterson-Algar, Pippa J. Moore, Paula S. Moschella, Gillian M. Notman, Federica G. Pannacciulli, Pedro A. Ribeiro, Antonio M. Santos, Ana C. F. Silva, Martin W. Skov, Heather Sugden, Maria Vale, Kringpaka Wangkulangkul, Edward J. G. Wort, Richard C. Thompson, Richard G. Hartnoll, Michael T. Burrows and Stuart R. Jenkins
3. The Ecology of the Rocky Subtidal Habitats of the Northeast Atlantic / Keith Hiscock, Hartvig Christie and Trine Bekkby
4. Rocky Intertidal Shores of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean / Steven R. Dudgeon and Peter S. Petraitis
5. Subtidal Rocky Shores of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean: The Complex Ecology of a Simple Ecosystem / Ladd E. Johnson, Kathleen A. MacGregor, Carla Narvàez and Thew S. Suskiewicz
6. Shallow Water Muddy Sands of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Latitudinal Patterns in Interactions and Processes / Sarah A. Woodin, Susan S. Bell, Jon Grant, Paul V. R. Snelgrove and David S. Wethey
7. Biodiversity and Interactions on the Intertidal Rocky Shores of Argentina (Southwest Atlantic) / Maria Gabriela Palomo, Maria Bagur, Sofia Calla, Maria Cecilia Dalton, Sabrina Andrea Soria and Stephen J. Hawkins
8. Species Interactions and Regime Shifts in Intertidal and Subtidal Rocky Reefs of the Mediterranean Sea / Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Laura Airoldi, Fabio Bulleri, Simonetta Fraschetti and Antonio Terlizzi
9. The Restructuring of Levant Reefs by Aliens, Ocean Warming and Overfishing: Implications to Species Interactions and Ecosystem Functions / Gil Rilov, Ohad Peleg, Tamar Guy-Haim
10. Northeast Pacific: Interactions on Intertidal Hard Substrata and Alteration by Human Impacts / Phillip B. Fenberg and Bruce A. Menge
11. The Northeast Pacific: Interactions on Subtidal Hard Substrata / Eliza C. Heery and Kenneth P. Sebens
12. Consumer-Resource Interactions on an Environmental Mosaic: The Role of Top Down and Bottom-Up Forcing of Ecological Interactions Along the Rocky Shores of the Temperate Eastern Pacific / Moisés A. Aguilera, Bernardo R. Broitman, Julio A. Vásquez and Patricio A. Camus
13. Where Three Oceans Meet: State of the Art and Developments in Southern African Coastal Marine Biology / Christopher D. McQuaid and Laura K. Blamey
14. Rocky Shores of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Past, Present and Future / Gray A. Williams, Benny K.K. Chan and Yun-Wei Dong
15. Biogeographic Comparisons of Pattern and Process on Intertidal Rocky Reefs of New Zealand and Southeastern Australia / David R. Schiel, A. J. Underwood and M. Gee Chapman
16. The Past and Future Ecologies of Australasian Kelp Forests / Sean D. Connell, Adriana Vergés, Ivan Nagelkerken, Bayden D. Russell, Nick Shears, Thomas Wernberg and Melinda A. Coleman
17. Kropotkin's Garden: Facilitation in Mangrove Ecosystems / Mark Huxham, Uta Berger, Martin W. Skov and Wayne P. Sousa
18. Biofilms in Intertidal Habitats / Hanna Schuster, Mark S. Davies, Stephen J. Hawkins, Richard J. Murphy, Richard C. Thompson and A. J. Underwood
19. Interactions in the Deep Sea / A. Louise Allcock and Mark P. Johnson
20. Overview and Synthesis / Stephen J. Hawkins, Katrin Bohn, Anaëlle J. Lemasson, Gray A. Williams, David R. Schiel, Stuart R. Jenkins and Louise B. Firth

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Steven J. Hawkins is Emeritus Professor of Natural Sciences at the University of Southampton and Lankester Research Fellow for the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.

Katrin Bohn is a Marine Ecology Specialist at Natural England, specialising in condition assessments of Marine Protected Areas, rocky shore monitoring and the ecology of invasive non-native species. Previously, she held research posts at the Universities of Portsmouth and Southampton.

Louise B. Firth is a Lecturer in Marine Ecology at the University of Plymouth, whose research interests include community dynamics and global climate change in both natural and artificial environments.

Gray A. Williams is the Director of The Swire Institute of Marine Science at the University of Hong Kong, and his research is focused on the ecology of shores in Southeast Asia.

- Louise B. Firth
- Katrin Bohn
- Gray A. Williams
- Stephen J. Hawkins
- Kathryn E. Pack
- Nova Mieszkowska
- Ally Evans
- Gustavo M. Martins
- Per Åberg
- Leoni C. Adams
- Francicso  Arenas
- Diano M. Boaventura
- C. Debora G. Borges
- Joao J. Castro
- Ross A. Coleman
- Tasman P. Crowe
- Teresa Cruz
- Mark S. Davies
- Graham Epstein
- Joao Faria
- Joao G. Ferreira
- Natalie J. Frost
- John N. Griffin
- Mick Hanley
- Roger J. H. Herbert
- Kieran Hyder
- Mark P. Johnson
- Fernando P. Lima
- Patricia E. Masterson-Algar
- Pippa J. Moore
- Paula S. Moschella
- Gillian M. Notman
- Federica G. Pannacciulli
- Pedro A. Ribeiro
- Antonio M. Santos
- Ana C. F. Silva
- Martin W. Skov
- Heather Sugden
- Maria Vale
- Kringpaka Wangkulangkul
- Edward J. G. Wort
- Richard C. Thompson
- Richard G. Hartnoll
- Michael T. Burrows
- Stuart R. Jenkins
- Keith Hiscock
- Hartvig Christie
- Trine Bekkby
- Steven R. Dudgeon
- Peter S. Petraitis
- Ladd E. Johnson
- Kathleen A. MacGregor
- Carla A. Narvàez
- Thew S. Suskiewicz
- Sarah A. Woodin
- Susan S. Bell
- Jon Grant
- Paul V. R. Snelgrove
- David S. Wethey
- Maria Gabriela Palomo
- Maria Bagur
- Sofia Calla
- Maria Cecilia Dalton
- Sabrina Andrea Soria
- Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi
- Laura Airoldi
- Fabio Bulleri
- Simonetta Fraschetti
- Antonio Terlizzi
- Gil Rilov
- Ohad Peleg
- Tamar Guy-Haim
- Phillip B. Fenberg
- Bruce A. Menge
- Eliza C. Heery
- Kenneth P. Sebens
- Moisés A. Aguilera
- Bernardo R. Broitman
- Julio A. Vásquez
- Patricio A. Camus
- Christopher D. McQuaid
- Laura K. Blamey
- Benny K. K. Chan
- Yun-Wei Dong
- David R. Schiel
- A. J. Underwood
- M. Gee Chapman
- Sean D. Connell
- Adriana Vergés
- Ivan Nagelkerken
- Bayden D. Russell
- Nick Shears
- Thomas Wernberg
- Melinda A. Coleman
- Mark Huxham
- Uta Berger
- Martin W. Skov
- Wayne P. Sousa
- Hanna Schuster
- Mark S. Davies
- Richard J. Murphy
- A. Louise Allcock
- Mark P. Johnson
- Anaëlle J. Lemasson

By: Stephen J Hawkins(Editor), Katrin Bohn(Editor), Louise B Firth(Editor), Gray A Williams(Editor)
528 pages, 12 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
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