An Introduction to Marine Ecology
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Introduction to Marine Ecology by Richard. S. K. Barnes
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780865428348
(247mm x 189mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Science Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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