Ecological Geography of the Sea

Other | August 1, 2010

byLonghurst, Alan R., Alan R. Longhurst

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This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world.

Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary compartments.

*Includes color insert of the latest in satellite imagery showing the world's oceans, their similarities and differences

*Revised and updated to reflect the latest in oceanographic research

*Ideal for anyone interested in understanding ocean ecology -- accessible and informative

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This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world.Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into ...

After 4 years of war service and after graduating from the University of London in 1952, Alan Longhurst subsequently studied the ecology of benthic communities and demersal fish off tropical West Africa and New Zealand, and the ecology of oceanic zooplankton in the eastern tropical Pacific, the north Atlantic and the arctic archipelago...

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Format:OtherDimensions:560 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080465579

ISBN - 13:9780080465579

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Towards an Ecological Geography of the Sea
Ch. 2 Changing Views of How Marine Ecosystems Function
Ch. 3 Biogeographic Data in Ecological ANalysis
Ch. 4 Ocean Fronts and Other Ecological Discontinuities
Ch. 5 Physical Forcing of Phytoplankton Production
Ch. 6 Nutrient Limitation: The Example of Iron
Ch. 7 Biomes: The Primary Compartments
Ch. 8 Provinces: The Secondary Partition
Ch. 9 Longer Term Responses: From Seasons to Centuries
Ch. 10 The Atlantic Ocean
Ch. 11 The Indian Ocean
Ch. 12 The Pacific Ocean
Ch. 13 The Southern Ocean