Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach

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9780065008227: Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach

This marine biology text is built around two important themes - it emphasizes the ecological principles governing marine life throughout the world, and it applies a habitat approach to the study of marine environments. The book covers all the major habitats found in the oceans of the world, making it a highly flexible teaching tool. In each chapter a wide range of topics is covered for a given habitat, from coral reefs to rocky shores. This edition has been updated to include the most recent material on such topics as the effects of global warming, the importance of nanoplankton and hydrothermal vents.

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Emphasizes the ecological principles that govern marine life throughout all environments within the world's oceans. Its unique ecological approach adds real-world relevance by exploring how organisms interact within their individual ecosystems. The book is organized by habitat and each habitat receives detailed, in-depth coverage, giving readers the flexibility to focus on their particular areas of interest. The Fifth Edition is fully updated with the latest research data and topics, including expanded coverage of the human impact on oceans, oceanic dead zones, and coral reefs. For marine biologists and marine ecologists.

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Dr. James Nybakken is professor of biological sciences at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, a consortium operation of seven of the California State Universities. His research interests are in the feeding ecology of certain groups of predatory marine gastropod molluscs. He regularly teaches three undergraduate upper division courses, marine invertebrate zoology, marine ecology, and microscope techniques, and two graduate courses, biology of the mollusca and a seminar. Dr. Nybakken is a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and has served as an officer in five scientific societies. He has also served as editor or peer reviewer for 11 scientific journals. He has published 32 scientific papers and is the sole author of four books and co-author of three others. His biography appears in seven different biographical books. His hobbies include growing orchids, making wine, and cooking.


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