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Concepts in Biological Oceanography: An Interdisciplinary Primer

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This textbook for advanced 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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

PART I: An Introduction to Ecological Principles

2. Individuals and Their Mass and Energy Balances

3. Encounter Rates and Functional Responses

4. Modes of Mass and Energy Acquisition by Individuals

5. Populations

6. Communities

7. Ecosystems and Alternative Perspectives

PART II: Central Issues in Biological Oceanography

8. Biological Structure in Space and Time

9. Magnitude and Time Variation of Primary, New, and Export Production

10. Microbial Loops

11. Recruitment

PART III: Interdisciplinary Topics Other Disciplines

12. Marine Optics

13. Physical Oceanography

14. Particle Dynamics in the Water Column

15. Sediment Transport and Bottom Boundary Layer Structure

16. Fouling and Biodeterioration

17. Stratigraphy

18. Diagenesis

19. Geophysics

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195067323
Subtitle:
An Interdisciplinary Primer
Author:
Jumars, Peter A
Author:
Jumars, Peter A.
Author:
null, Peter A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Oceanography
Subject:
Marine ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Marine Biology
Subject:
Marine Biiology
Subject:
Nature Studies-Ocean and Marine Biology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
9467
Publication Date:
19930311
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65 illus.
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.00x9.99x.87 in. 2.00 lbs.

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