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Marine Ecology Concepts and Applications

By: Martin Speight and PA Henderson
276 pages, Col figs
Marine Ecology
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  • Marine Ecology ISBN: 9781444335453 Paperback Apr 2010 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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Takes a unique approach to the subject, focusing on concepts, processes and applications and moving away from the traditional habitats approach that is found in marine biology books. This book contains: an instructor manual (on CD ROM), powerpoint slides of the figures, an image bank, and a bank of review, essay questions, MCQs.


Section 1:The Marine Environment
1. Introduction to the Marine Environment
2. Physics and Chemistry of the Open Ocean
3. Physics and Chemistry of Shallow Coastal Waters

Section 2: Marine Population Ecology
4. Demography and Population Growth
5. Population Regulation
6. Behavioural Ecology and Life History Strategies

Section 3: Marine Community Ecology
7. Marine Biodiversity
8. Primary Consumption
9. Competition and Predation
10. Dispersal, Settlement and Succession.

Section 4: Marine Ecosystem Ecology
11. Marine Nutrients and Energetics
12. Marine Primary Production
13. Temperate Marine Communities (Esturaries, Rocky Shores, Kelp Forest, Sandy beaches)
14. Tropical Marine Communities (Coral Reefs, Mangroves, Seagrass beds)

Section 5: Applied Marine Ecology
15. Overfishing and Sustainable Fisheries
16. Marine Pollution
17. Marine Conservation and Management
18. Experimental Design and Sampling

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By: Martin Speight and PA Henderson
276 pages, Col figs
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This work by Speight and Henderson (both, Oxford Univ., UK) details physical and chemical marine environments and their effect on various organisms and ecological functions. The book is divided into 10 chapters. The first two chapters address essential aspects of oceanography, including factors such as ocean currents, temperature, salinity, and various elements in sea water and their influence on marine organisms. Subsequent chapters focus on the diversity of organisms in various oceanic realms, factors underlying the distribution and diversity of organisms, and the functional aspects of the oceans, including primary production, chemosynthesis, predation, parasitism, and more.Concluding chapters address the larger picture, including global fisheries, sustainable exploitation of marine resources, anthropogenic impacts on oceans, and conservation of marine resources. Appropriate examples and graphs illustrate the points made in each chapter. Pictures and graphics are excellent. (CHOICE, December 2010) "This is a well organized, easily read text that provides a useful introduction to marine ecology for senior undergraduate students...teachers looking for an up-to-date text with a modern approach should, nevertheless, look at this book to see whether it meets their particular course needs." (Aquaculture International, July 2010)
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