Synopses & Reviews
This modern textbook of biological oceanography is aimed at students taking oceanography, marine biology and marine sciences courses. It covers recent developments such as the molecular techniques (including sequence data) that have allowed a re-examination of the ocean's microbial ecology and the role of the various trophic groups in biogeochemical cycling, carbon flow and climate control.
- Major topics covered include phytoplankton bloom, microbial food web, marine biogeography, global climate change and an overview of fisheries oceanography.
- Difficult concepts are explained in a straightforward manner, making this book accessible to undergraduates, graduates and researchers alike.
- Features a chapter on important numerical models which have become indispensable in biological oceanography.
- Further details of key terms and important topics are highlighted in boxes
- Models, formulas, methodologies, and techniques are described and explained throughout.
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provides a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to many aspects of ocean ecology. Taking a biological approach, it looks at the ecology of all marine life and covers recent developments that have allowed a re-examination of the ocean’s microbial ecology and the role of the various trophic and organismal groups in biogeochemical cycling, carbon flow, and climate control. Coverage includes pelagic, benthic, and hydrothermal habitats, modeling and fisheries.
This book is essential reading for advanced students in biological oceanography, marine biology, and general marine science courses.
Special features of Biological Oceanography are:
- Descriptions of all the prominent groups of organisms
- Basic process models with programs included
- Techniques and terminology included in explanatory boxes
- Extensive color-plate section
- Over 200 illustrations
Charlie Miller has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in biological oceanography for many years at Oregon State University. During those years, he has studied the zooplankton communities of the Oregon upwelling zone and Oregon estuaries, the pelagic ecology of the Gulf of Alaska, the life histories of planktonic copepods, and several varieties of population modeling.
About the Author
"...an excellent introduction to the vast field of biological oceanography at a reasonably sophisticated level, and is well worth reading on the basis of its wonderful style alone." (Botanica Marina
"...a book written by someone who is not afriad of controversy, who speaks his mind and who has a wealth of experience in understanding how biological systems function in the ocean... I found [it] to be fun to read: easy on the eye, informative, witty in places and caustic in others, and with firm opinions inserted at intervals, just to stir up some controversy."
"In summary, this is an extremely useful and interesting textbook on the complex field of biological oceanography." (African Journal of Aquatic Science, 2005, 30(1))
Table of Contents
1. The spring phytoplankton bloom.
2. The phycology of phytoplankton.
3. Habitat determinants of primary production in the sea.
4. Numerical models – the standard form of theory in pelagic ecology.
5. The microbial loop – bacteria, bacteriovores, and viruses in the marine pelagial.
6. The zoology of zooplankton.
7. Production ecology of marine zooplankton.
8. Population biology of zooplankton.
9. Biogeography of pelagic habitats.
10. Biome and province analysis of the oceans.
11. Adaptive complexes of mid-water organisms.
12. The fauna of deep-sea sediments.
13. Benthic community ecology.
14. Submarine hydrothermal vents.
15. Fisheries oceanography.
16. Ocean ecology and global climate change.