Biological Oceanography

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Wiley, Jan 5, 2004 - Science - 416 pages
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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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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.

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