Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts by Michel J. KaiserMarine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts by Michel J. Kaiser

Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts

EditorMichel J. Kaiser, Martin J. Attrill, Simon Jennings

Paperback | August 21, 2011

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The oceans cover the majority of the Earth's surface; they influence our climate and provide a valuable source of food to billions of people. Yet despite its fundamental impact on our lives, many aspects of the marine environment remain a mystery to us.Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts offers a carefully balanced and stimulating survey of marine ecology, introducing the key processes and systems from which the marine environment is formed, and the issues and challenges which surround its future. Opening with an overview of the processes and interactions which are central to an understanding of marine ecology, the book goes on to explore the diverse systems from which the marine environment is composed, from estuaries to seabeds, the deep sea to polar regions. The final section examineshuman activities that impact upon the marine environment - fisheries, aquaculture, pollution, and global warming - before considering measures that can be taken to mitigate their adverse effects on this complex, fragile environment. The importance of understanding and conserving the marine environment has never been more apparent. Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts is an essential resource for any student wishing to develop a well balanced, informed understanding of this fascinating subject.* Striking full colour illustrations and photographs bring visual impact to the material presented* Many detailed case studies enliven the text and add a further level of depth and insight* Key concepts and issues are treated from a global perspective, using examples from around the worldOnline Resource centreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts features:For students:* Journal Clubs* Hyperlinked bibliography* Links to useful websites* Exam and essay writing adviceFor lecturers:* Figures from the book, available to download
Michel J. Kaiser is with the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University. Martin J. Attrill is in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Plymouth. Dr. Simon Jennings is with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science. David N. Thomas is with the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University. Da...
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Title:Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and ImpactsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pagesPublished:August 21, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199227020

ISBN - 13:9780199227020

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Patterns in the Marine EnvironmentPart One: Processes2. Primary Production Processes3. Microbial Production4. Secondary ProductionPart Two: Systems5. Estuarine Ecology6. Rocky and sandy shores7. Pelagic ecosystems8. Continental shelf seabed9. The deep sea10. Mangrove forests and sea grass meadows11. Coral reefs12. Polar regionsPart Three: Impacts13. Fisheries14. Aquaculture15. Disturbance, pollution and climate change16. ConservationWeblinksReferencesIndex

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"I would thoroughly recommend the text to fellow marine scientists and educators as it provided me with some much needed revision of subjects I had picked up incorrectly in the past. A major strength of this work, and one that sets it apart from the approach adopted by older marine ecologytextbooks, is the emphasis on human-induced impacts to the marine realm. This book will be of use to current practitioners and inform a new generation of marine scientists about major ways in which we are influencing the ecology of our seas." --Fish and Fisheries, Volume 7 Page 228 - September 2006