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*0-8053-4582-5, Nybakken, James and Bertness, Mark, Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach, Sixth Edition//--> Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach, Sixth Edition approaches the subject of marine biology by emphasizing the ecological principles that govern marine life throughout all ocean environments and by acknowledging the differences between marine and terrestrial ecosystems. This unique approach adds real-world relevance by exploring how organisms interact within their individual ecosystems while also focusing on the significance of human impact on the sea. Marine Environments, Plankton Communities, Oceanic Nekton, Deep-Sea Biology, Shallow-Water Subtidal Benthic Associations, Intertidal Ecology, Meiofauna, Estuaries and Salt Marches, Tropical Communities, Symbiotic Relationships, Human Impact on the Sea For all readers interested in marine biology and marine ecology.
About the Author
James W. Nybakken
is a professor of biological sciences at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, a consortium operation of seven of the California State Universities. His research interests are in the feeding ecology of certain groups of predatory marine gastropod molluscs. Dr. Nybakken is a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and has served as an officer in five scientific societies.
Mark D. Bertness is the chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, where he has taught for 25 years. His areas of expertise include the ecology and conservation of natural shoreline communities, as well as salt-marsh and rocky-shore ecology and conservation, which he has studied extensively in South America. Dr. Bertness earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1979.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Marine Environment.
Properties of Water.
Some Ecological Principles.
Larvae and Larval Ecology.
Comparison of Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystems.
Division of the Marine Environment.
2. Plankton and Plankton Communities.
Factors Affecting Primary Productivity.
Primary Productivity of the Biosphere.
The Ocean Ecosystem: The Classic Model.
The Ocean Ecosystem: A Changing Model.
3. Oceanic Nekton.
Composition of the Oceanic Nekton.
Adaptations of Oceanic Nekton.
Ecology of Nekton.
4. Deep-Sea Biology.
Sampling the Deep Sea.
Adaptations of Deep-Sea Organisms.
Community Ecology of the Benthos.
Midwater Community Ecology.
5. Shallow-Water Subtidal Benthic Associations.
Unvegetated Sedimentary Environments.
Rocky Subtidal Communities.
Kelp Beds and Forests.
Some Special Communities.
Biology of Polar Seas.
6. Intertidal Ecology.
Adaptations of Intertidal Organisms.
Composition of the Interstitial Assemblages.
Sampling and Extracting Meiofaunna.
8. Estuaries and Salt Marshes.
Types of Estuaries.
Physical Characteristics of Estuaries.
The Biota of Estuaries.
Adaptations of Estuarine Organisms.
Ecology of Estuaries.
9. Tropical Communities.
10. Symbiotic Relationships.
Symbioses of Algae and Animals.
Symbioses Among Animals.
11. Human Impact on the Sea.
Drugs From the Sea.
Global Warming and Sea Level Change.