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Tropical Marine Ecology

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By: Daniel M Alongi(Author)
688 pages
Tropical Marine Ecology
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About this book

No realm on Earth elicits thoughts of paradise more than the tropics. The tropical marine realm is special in myriad ways and for many reasons from seas of higher latitude, in housing iconic habitats such as coral reefs, snow white beaches, crystal clear waters, mangrove forests, extensive and rich seagrass meadows and expansive river deltas, such as the exemplar, the Amazon. But the tropics also has an even more complex side: tropical waters give rise to cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons, and unique oceanographic phenomena including the El Niño- Southern Oscillation which affects global climate patterns.

Tropical Marine Ecology documents the structure and function of tropical marine populations, communities, and ecosystems in relation to environmental factors including climate patterns and climate change, and patterns of oceanographic phenomena such as tides and currents and major oceanographic features, as well as chemical and geological drivers. The book focuses on estuarine, coastal, continental shelf and open ocean ecosystems. The first part of the book deals with the climate, physics, geology, and chemistry of the tropical marine environment. The second section focuses on the origins, diversity, biogeography, and the structure and distribution of tropical biota. The third part explores the rates and patterns of primary and secondary production, and their drivers, and the characteristics of pelagic and benthic food webs. The fourth part examines how humans are altering tropical ecosystems via unsustainable fisheries, the decline and loss of habitat and fragmentation, Further, pollution is altering an earth already in the throes of climate change.

Tropical Marine Ecology is an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to tropical marine ecology for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is also a rich resource and reference work for researchers and professional managers in marine science.

Contents

Preface
1. Introduction

PART I   PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
2. Weather and climate
3. Tropical Marine Hydrosphere
4. Tropical Marine Geosphere

PART II   STRUCTURE
5. Biogeography and origins
6. Populations and communities
7. Ecosystems

PART III   FUNCTION
8. Primary production
9. Secondary production
10. Food webs and carbon fluxes
11. Nutrient biogeochemistry

PART IV HUMAN IMPACTS
12. Pollution
13. Climate change
14. Habitat destruction and degradation
15. Epilogue

References
Index

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Biography

Daniel M. Alongi is the Lead Scientist for Tropical Coastal and Mangrove Consultants in Victoria, Australia.

Textbook New
By: Daniel M Alongi(Author)
688 pages
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