This book is very well-written, contains many well-explained equations, is well-documented and shows the wide interest of the author in the processes that cause the "wax and wane" in marine ecosystems. This reviewer is enthusiastic about the form and content of the book ... The scale of subjects covered and the way in which the topics are explained dictates that in general this book can be recommended to all scientists involved in the quantitative study of coastal and offshore bodies of water. ( Victor N de Jonge, ECSA Bulletin, June 1994)
the book is a useful introduction to biological oceanography for both the undergraduate and the graduate oceanographer ... There is little doubt that it will be one of the texts used in an undergraduate biological oceanography course. It will also be a useful book in any university library, and the excellent list of references will encourage further reading. ( Alison Weeks, Southampton Institute, Ocean Challenge 7(1) 1997)
This textbook for advances level courses in oceanography focuses on the interaction of ecological and physical processes that govern the ocean. The book begins with an introduction to ecology, using foraging theory and analytic formulation of encounter rates of predator and prey as organizing principles. Examples used are primarily marine to convey how marine systems differ from terrestrial environments. These differences, which carry through the remainder of the book, arise primarily through the ways in which deposit feeders process seafloor muds, suspension feeders extract particles from seawater, bacteria absorb solutes, and marine plants gather nutrients and light. The next section of the book is devoted to central issues of biological oceanography: controls of primary production, the role of bacteria, and questions of recruitment. The last part treats interdisciplinary topics as the arena in which the non-biological environmental scientist is most likely to find need for some biological background. The book is designed to introduce and develop concepts rather than to give extensive factual detail.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195067320
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110195067320
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1993. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. IntroductionPART I: An Introduction to Ecological Principles2. Individuals and Their Mass and Energy Balances3. Encounter Rates and Functional Responses4. Modes of Mass and Energy Acquisition by Individuals5. Populations6. Communities7. Ecosystems and Alternative PerspectivesPART II: Central Issues in Biological Oceanography8. Biological Structure in Space and Time9. Magnitude and Time Variation of Primary, New, and Export Production10. Microbial Loops11. RecruitmentPART III: Interdisciplinary Topics Other Disciplines12. Marine Optics13. Physical Oceanography14. Particle Dynamics in the Water Column15. Sediment Transport and Bottom Boundary Layer Structure16. Fouling and Biodeterioration17. Stratigraphy18. Diagenesis19. Geophysics. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0195067320
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0195067320
Descripción Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. illustrated edition. 368 pages. 9.75x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195067320