Marine Ecology

Author: Michel J Kaiser
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199227020
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Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts offers a carefully balanced and stimulating survey of marine ecology, introducing the key processes and systems from which the marine environment is formed, and the issues and challenges which surround its future conservation.

Marine Ecology

Author: Michel J. Kaiser
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199249756
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MARINE ECOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION; 1. Patterns in the Marine Environment; PROCESSES; 2. Primary Production Processes; 3. Microbial Production; SYSTEMS; 4. Estuarine Ecology; 5. Rocky and Sandy Shores; 6. Pelagic Ecosystems; 7. Continental Shelf Seabed; 8. The Deep Sea; 9. Mangrove Forests and Sea Grass Meadows; 10. Coral Reefs; 11. Polar Regions; IMPACTS; 12. Fisheries; 13. Aquaculture; 14. Disturbance, Pollution, and Climate Change; 15. Conservation; REFERENCES; APPENDIX

An Introduction To Marine Ecology

Author: R. S. K. Barnes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444313277
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This established textbook continues to provide a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to marine ecological concepts and processes. Based on a wealth of international teaching expertise, An Introduction to Marine Ecology is written to be the basis for an entire undergraduate course in marine biology or ecology. It covers the trophic, environmental and competitive interactions of marine organisms, and the effects of these on the productivity, dynamics and structure of marine systems. The strength of the book lies in its discussion of core topics which remains at the heart of the majority of courses in the subject, despite an increasing emphasis on more applied aspects. The authors maintain the tradition of clarity and conciseness set by previous editions, and the text is extensively illustrated with colour plates, photographs and diagrams. Examples are drawn from all over the world. In this edition, the scientific content of the text has been fully revised and updated. An emphasis has been placed on human impacts, and completely new chapters have been added on fisheries, marine ecosystems, and human interference and conservation. Completely revised and updated with a twofold increase in the number of illustrations. Adopts a more applied approach in keeping with current teaching. New chapters on fisheries, the marine ecosystem, conservation and pollution. Based on a proven and successful course structure.

Marine Ecology

Author: Martin R. Speight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687310
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This book began life as a series of lectures given to second and third year undergraduates at Oxford University. These lectures were designed to give students insights as to how marine ecosystems functioned, how they were being affected by natural and human interventions, and how we might be able to conserve them and manage them sustainably for the good of people, both recreationally and economically. This book presents 10 chapters, beginning with principles of oceanography important to ecology, through discussions of the magnitude of marine biodiversity and the factors influencing it, the functioning of marine ecosystems at within trophic levels such as primary production, competition and dispersal, to different trophic level interactions such as herbivory, predation and parasitism. The final three chapters look at the more applied aspects of marine ecology, discussion fisheries, human impacts, and management and conservation. Other textbooks covering similar topics tend to treat the topics from the point of view of separate ecosystems, with chapters on reefs, rocks and deep sea. This book however is topic driven as described above, and each chapter makes full use of examples from all appropriate marine ecosystems. The book is illustrated throughout with many full colour diagrams and high quality photographs. The book is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities, and it is hoped that the many examples from all over the world will provide global relevance and interest. Both authors have long experience of research and teaching in marine ecology. Martin Speight’s first degree was in marine zoology at UCNW Bangor, and he has taught marine ecology and conservation at Oxford for 25 years. His research students study tropical marine ecology from the Caribbean through East Africa to the Far East. Peter Henderson is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford, and is Director of Pisces Conservation in the UK. He has worked on marine and freshwater fisheries, as well as ecological and economic impacts and exploitation of the sea in North and South America as well as Europe.

Marine Fisheries Ecology

Author: Simon Jennings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118688104
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This topical and exciting textbook describes fisheries exploitation, biology, conservation and management, and reflects many recent and important changes in fisheries science. These include growing concerns about the environmental impacts of fisheries, the role of ecological interactions in determining population dynamics, and the incorporation of uncertainty and precautionary principles into management advice. The book draws upon examples from tropical, temperate and polar environments, and provides readers with a broad understanding of the biological, economic and social aspects of fisheries ecology and the interplay between them. As well as covering 'classical' fisheries science, the book focuses on contemporary issues such as industrial fishing, poverty and conflict in fishing communities, marine reserves, the effects of fishing on coral reefs and by-catches of mammals, seabirds and reptiles. The book is primarily written for students of fisheries science and marine ecology, but should also appeal to practicing fisheries scientists and those interested in conservation and the impacts of humans on the marine environment. particularly useful are the modelling chapters which explain the difficult maths involved in a user-friendly manner describes fisheries exploitation, conservation and management in tropical, temperate and polar environments broad coverage of 'clasical' fisheries science emphasis on new approaches to fisheries science and the ecosystem effects of fishing examples based on the latest research and drawn from authors' international experience comprehensively referenced throughout extensively illustrated with photographs and line drawings

Marine Ecology Of The Arabian Region

Author: Charles Sheppard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780126394900
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That part of the Indian Ocean bordering Saudi Arabia is a rich mosaic of coastal and marine ecosystems, both natural and man-made. Among these are coral reefs, mangroves, tidal flats, seagrasses, and other hard and soft substrata. Some ecosystems are relatively simple, while others such as the coral reefs are highly complex and among the most diverse in the Indian Ocean. The region divides into several large, semi-enclosed water bodies whose different physical characteristics result in distinct habitats. The overall aridity, extremes of water temperature, and often very high salinities have produced some of the most extreme marine climates on Earth. This book summarizes the available information on the region, then reviews the processes shaping the various marine and coastal systems. It relates patterns in marine assemblages to the strong environmental gradients and biogeographic barriers in the region. Finally, the book considers the human dimension. Some of the world's poorest and richest nations border these seas, making diverse claims on fisheries and other natural resources. The 1991 Gulf War is only the most recent of a range of impacts affecting the region. Approaches for resolving the increasing resource use conflicts are described. This volume will be of immense value to research workers, students of marine biology, and environmental managers in general, as well as to those with a particular interest in this part of the world. Key Features * One of the few published works on this unique and diverse region * Serves as a basic introduction to the area * Provides a detailed analysis of ecosystem function * Discusses human pollution and its effects

Aquatic Ecology

Author: Olando Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781682864272
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This book on aquatic ecology discusses topics related to the maintenance and management of freshwater and marine ecosystems. All life forms that reside in these ecosystems require maintenance and well-being of their respective ecosystems. The maintenance and conservation of aquatic ecosystems is of vital importance for the ecological balance and biodiversity of earth. This book outlines the process of aquatic ecology in detail. It consists of contributions made by international experts. While understanding the long-term perspectives of the topics, the book makes an effort in highlighting their impact as a modern tool for the growth of the discipline. Researchers in the field of fisheries, marine biology and conservation management will find the topics in this book very useful. This book on aquatic ecology is appropriate for students seeking detailed information in this area as well as for experts.

Marine Conservation Ecology

Author: John Roff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136538380
Size: 33.48 MB
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This major textbook provides a broad coverage of the ecological foundations of marine conservation, including the rationale, importance and practicalities of various approaches to marine conservation and management. The scope of the book encompasses an understanding of the elements of marine biodiversity - from global to local levels - threats to marine biodiversity, and the structure and function of marine environments as related to conservation issues. The authors describe the potential approaches, initiatives and various options for conservation, from the genetic to the species, community and ecosystem levels in marine environments. They explore methods for identifying the units of conservation, and the development of defensible frameworks for marine conservation. They describe planning of ecologically integrated conservation strategies, including decision-making on size, boundaries, numbers and connectivity of protected area networks. The book also addresses relationships between fisheries and biodiversity, novel methods for conservation planning in the coastal zone and the evaluation of conservation initiatives.

Marine Ecology

Author: Sean D. Connell
Publisher: United Campus Bookshops
ISBN:
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Marine Ecology examines the ecological issues of marine ecosystems in unprecedented scope and depth. With contributions from an impressive group of Australian and New Zealand authors, the book is comprehensive in its examination of ecology from the perspective of Australian ecosystems and their future, and set a new standard in texts on marine ecology. The book begins with an examination of the fundamentals of marine ecology, then sets the Australian context by explaining the biogeographic patterns and processes of the continent. It then provides an overview of the major marine ecosystems, and finishes with the local through global changes to their ecology. This information equips Australian and international students and researchers with a cutting-edge view of Australian systems. Of its nature, it will also identify the deficiencies in capacity and progress of Australian marine ecology and become a required text into the foreseeable future.

The International Law Of The Sea

Author: Yoshifumi Tanaka
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316299813
Size: 21.29 MB
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This new edition has been fully revised and updated to include the contemporary issues together with new cases delivered by international courts and tribunals, such as the ICJ, ITLOS and Arbitral Tribunals, treaties, UN resolutions, and other instruments. It retains the clear chapter structure of the first edition, but has expanded the topics on marine spaces beyond national jurisdiction, maritime delimitation, protection of the marine environment. A new concluding chapter has also been included and presents a perspective on the future development of the international law of the sea. Detailed footnotes and further reading sections, combined with illustrations and tables ensure understanding of the subject. By offering clarity of expression and academic rigour, The International Law of the Sea remains the best choice for students.