The authors have adopted a habitat-organismal approach because they believe that a knowledge of biota and major features of their environment is the best key to an understanding of both larger-scale processes, such as energy flow and nutrient cycling, and smaller-scale but equally fundamental processes, such as behavioural and physiological ecology. Examples have been selected from polar, temperate and tropical regions of the world, and there is an reference list for the main subjects of each chapter. This book should be of interest to advanced undergraduates and immediate postgraduates.
This is an excellent book in its field. Undergraduates or even laymen will find it easy to read yet informative and up-to-date. Journal of Ecology
The coastal environment. The neritic province. Life on rocky coasts. Life in sediments. Brackish-water environments. Coral reefs. Marshes and mangroves. Other coastal habitats. The inshore harvest. Coastal birds. Coastal management.