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Marine Biology : An Ecological Approach - James W. Nybakken

Marine Biology

An Ecological Approach

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*0-8053-4582-5, Nybakken, James and Bertness, Mark, Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach, Sixth Edition//--> "Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach, Sixth Edition" approaches the subject of marine biology by emphasizing the ecological principles that govern marine life throughout all ocean environments and by acknowledging the differences between marine and terrestrial ecosystems. This unique approach adds real-world relevance by exploring how organisms interact within their individual ecosystems while also focusing on the significance of human impact on the sea. Marine Environments, Plankton Communities, Oceanic Nekton, Deep-Sea Biology, Shallow-Water Subtidal Benthic Associations, Intertidal Ecology, Meiofauna, Estuaries and Salt Marches, Tropical Communities, Symbiotic Relationships, Human Impact on the Sea For all readers interested in marine biology and marine ecology.

Introduction to the Marine Environment
Properties of Water
Basic Oceanography
Some Ecological Principles
Larvae and Larval Ecology
Comparison of Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystems
Division of the Marine Environment
Plankton and Plankton Communities
The Phytoplankton
The Zooplankton
Floatation Mechanisms
Primary Production
Factors Affecting Primary Productivity
Primary Productivity of the Biosphere
The Ocean Ecosystem: The Classic Model
The Ocean Ecosystem: A Changing Model
Oceanic Nekton
Composition of the Oceanic Nekton
Environmental Conditions
Adaptations of Oceanic Nekton
Ecology of Nekton
Deep-Sea Biology
Zonation
Sampling the Deep Sea
Environmental Characteristics
Adaptations of Deep-Sea Organisms
Community Ecology of the Benthos
Midwater Community Ecology
Shallow-Water Subtidal Benthic Associations
Environmental Conditions
Unvegetated Sedimentary Environments
Rocky Subtidal Communities
Kelp Beds and Forests
Seagrass Communities
Some Special Communities
Biology of Polar Seas
Intertidal Ecology
Environmental Conditions
Adaptations of Intertidal Organisms
Rocky Shores
Cobble Beaches
Sandy Shores
Muddy Shores
Intertidal Fishes
Birds
Meiofauna
Environmental Characteristics
Composition of the Interstitial Assemblages
Sampling and Extracting Meiofaunna
Adaptations
Ecology
Estuaries and Salt Marshes
Types of Estuaries
Physical Characteristics of Estuaries
The Biota of Estuaries
Adaptations of Estuarine Organisms
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ISBN: 9780805345827
ISBN-10: 0805345825
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 8th October 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.32  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.29
Edition Number: 6