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Author Kaiser, Michel J., author

Title Marine ecology : processes, systems, and impacts / Michel J. Kaiser, Martin J. Attrill, Simon Jennings, David N. Thomas, David K. A. Barnes, Andrew S. Brierley, Jan Geert Hiddink, Hermanni Kaartokallio, Nicholas V.C Pulunin, David G. Raffaelli ; with contributions from Peter J. le B. Williams, Gareth Johnson, Kerry Howell, Coleen Sucking, Anne Berit Skiftesvik
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2011]
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011


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Description xviii, 501 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents 1. Patterns in the marine environment -- PART 1. Processess -- 2. Primary production processes -- 3. Microbial ecology : production and the decomposition of organic material -- 4. Secondary production -- PART 2. Systems -- 5. Estuaries -- 6. Rocky and sandy shores -- 7. Pelagic ecosystems -- 8. Continental shelf seabed -- 9. The deep sea -- 10. Mangrove forests and seagress meadows -- 11. Coral reefs -- 12. Polar regions -- PART 3. Impacts -- 13. Fisheries -- 14. Aquaculture -- 15. Disturbance, pollution and climate change -- 16. Conservation
Summary 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
Analysis Aquaculture
Fishing industry
Marine environments
Natural resource management
Overseas item
Notes Originally published: 2005
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 450-484) and index
Subject Marine ecology.
Author Attrill, Martin J, author
Barnes, David K. A., author
Brierley, Andrew S., author
Hiddink, Jan Geert, author
Jenning, Simon, author
Kaartokallio, Hermanni, author
Polunin, Nicholas V.C, author
Raffaelli, D. G. (Dave G.), author
Thomas, David N, author
LC no. 2011292657
ISBN 0199227020 (paperback)
9780199227020 (paperback)