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Marine Biodiversity : Patterns and Processes - Rupert F.G. Ormond

Marine Biodiversity

Patterns and Processes

By: Rupert F.G. Ormond (Editor), John D. Gage (Editor), Martin V. Angel (Editor), Crispin Tickell (Foreword by)

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Published: 13th January 1998
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Until we have a firmer idea of the diversity of a wide range of marine habitats and what controls it, we have little hope of conserving biodiversity, or determining the impact of human activities such as mariculture, fishing, dumping of waste and pollution. This book brings together key studies from the deep sea and open ocean, to tropical shores and polar regions, to consider how comparable the patterns and processes underlying diversity are in these different ecosystems.

'Marine Biodiversity will be a major resource for all those interested in biodiversity and its conservation.' Journal of the Marine Biological Association

Foreword: the value of diversity Crispin Tickell
Marine biodiversity in its global context
Gradients in marine biodiversity
Pelagic biodiversity
Biological diversity in oceanic macrozooplankton: more than counting species
Large scale patterns of species diversity in the deep sea benthos
Diversity, latitude and time: patterns in the shallow sea
High benthic species diversity in deep-sea sediments: the importance of hydrodynamics
Diversity and structure of tropical Indo-Pacific benthic communities: relation to regimes of nutrient input
Why are coral reef communities so diverse?
The biodiversity of coral reef fishes
The historical component of marine taxonomic diversity gradients
Population genetics and demography of marine species
Discovering unrecognised diversity among marine molluscs
Ecosystem function at low biodiversity - the Baltic example
Land-seascape diversity of the US east coast coastal zone with particular reference to estuaries
The development of mariculture and its implications for biodiversity
Protecting marine biodiversity and integrated coastal zone management
Conserving biodiversity in north-east Atlantic marine ecosystems
Index
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ISBN: 9780521552226
ISBN-10: 0521552222
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 13th January 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.26  x 3.63
Weight (kg): 0.88