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Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology (3rd International Edition)

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Jeffrey S. Levinton
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Aug 2010
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  • Full colour presentation captures the vibrancy of marine environments.
  • Hot Topics in Marine Biology highlight new developments and real world applications.
  • Updated coverage of molecular biology, the coral reef crisis, deep sea biology, bioluminescence, polar concerns, remote sensing techniques, overfishing, microbiology and ocean warming and acidifictaion.
  • Enhanced pedgaogy includes chapter summaries; Going Deeper text boxes providing opportunities for further exploration; full sentence summary statements beginning each chapter to keep students focused on the 'big picture'.

   
Widely regarded as the most captivating, accessible and comprehensive text for undergraduate marine biology courses, Marine Biology examines the subject from a unique global and evolutionary perspective. Written in clear, conversational style, this highly acclaimed volume emphasizes the principles and processes that underlie - and unify - vastly different marine communities.

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PART I: PRINCIPLES OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND MARINE BIOLOGY
1: Sounding the Deep
2: The Oceanic Environment
3: Ecological and Evolutionary Principles of Marine Biology
PART II: MARINE ORGANISMS: FUNCTION AND ENVIRONMENT
4: The Chemical and Physical Environment
5: Life in a Fluid Medium
6: Reproduction, Dispersal and Migration
PART III: ORGANISMS OF THE OPEN SEA
7: The Water Column: Plankton
8: The Water Column: Nekton and Other Marine Vertebrates
PART IV: PROCESSES IN THE OPEN SEA
9: Critical Factors in Plankton Abundance
10: Procutivity, Food Webs, and Global Climate Change
PART V: ORGANISMS OF THE SEABED
11: The Diversity of Benthic Marine Invertebrates
12: Seaweeds, Sea Grasses, and Benthic Microorganisms
13: Benthic Life Habits
PART VI: COASTAL BENTHIC ENVIRONMENTS
14: The Tidelands: Rocky Shores, Soft-Substratum Shores, Marshes, Mangroves, and Estuaries
15: Sea Grass Beds, Rocky Reefs, Kelp Forests, and Coral Reefs
PART VII: FROM THE SHELF TO THE DEEP SEA
16: From the Continental Shelf to the Deep Sea
17: Biodiversity and Conservation of the Ocean
PART VIII: HUMAN IMPACT ON THE SEA
18: Fisheries and Food from the Sea
19: Environmental Impacts of Industrial Activities and Human Populations
 

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Jeffrey S. Levinton, Stony Brook University

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