Biological Oceanography: An Introduction: An Introduction (Google eBook)

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Apr 10, 1997 - Psychology - 320 pages
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This popular undergraduate textbook offers students a firm grounding in the fundamentals of biological oceanography. As well as a clear and accessible text, learning is enhanced with numerous illustrations including a colour section, thorough chapter summaries, and questions with answers and comments at the back of the book.



The comprehensive coverage of this book encompasses the properties of seawater which affect life in the ocean, classification of marine environments and organisms, phytoplankton and zooplankton, marine food webs, larger marine animals (marine mammals, seabirds and fish), life on the seafloor, and the way in which humans affect marine ecosystems.

The second edition has been thoroughly updated, including much data available for the first time in a book at this level. There is also a new chapter on human impacts - from harvesting vast amounts of fish, pollution, and deliberately or accidentally transferring marine organisms to new environments.

This book complements the Open University Oceanography Series, also published by Butterworth-Heinemann, and is a set text for the Open University third level course, S330.

A leading undergraduate text
New chapter on human impacts - a highly topical subject
Expanded colour plate section
  

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER 2 THE ABIOTIC ENVIRONMENT
16
CHAPTER 3 PHYTOPUNKTON AND PRIMARY PRODUCTION
39
CHAPTER 4 ZOOPLANKTON
74
CHAPTER 5 ENERGY FLOW AND MINERAL CYCLING
112
CHAPTER 6 NEKTON AND FISHERIES OCEANOGRAPHY
147
CHAPTER 7 BENTHOS
177
CHAPTER 8 BENTHIC CORAMUNITIES
196
GEOLOGIC TIME SCALE
266
CONVERSIONS
267
SUGGESTED FURTHER READING
269
ANSWERS AND COMMENTS TO QUESTIONS
270
GLOSSARY
287
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
304
INDEX
307
Copyright

CHAPTER 9 HUMAN IMPACTS ON MARINE BIOTA
247

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About the author (1997)

Timothy H. Parsons holds a joint appointment as a Vistiting Assistant Professor in the History Department and the African and Afro-American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis.

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