Oxford University Press is proud to announce the fourth edition of Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology by Jeffrey S. Levinton. As the publisher for this trusted and respected textbook, we would like to extend our warmest regards to our friends in the marine-biology community.
This new edition is widely regarded as the most captivating, accessible, and comprehensive text for undergraduate students interested in marine biology. The fourth edition of Levinton is characterized by its exceptionally clear and conversational writing style and its comprehensive coverage that presents organismal and ecosystem ecology topics from an evolutionary perspective. Now with an expanded illustration program, the fourth edition of Marine Biology conveys more than ever the excitement of marine life. With its themes of functional biology, biodiversity, and ecological processes, it uses principles to guide understanding. Students will see how the same processes operate in vastly different marine communities. Every student can acquire a broad spectrum of biological knowledge while appreciating the organismal diversity of the marine realm. With its thorough updates, students will also see the relevance of marine biology and the human impact on species and ecosystems.
We invite you to familiarize yourself with the resources on this website and to request an exam copy if you’ve not yet seen the new edition. We’re glad to receive any comments you might have, and we thank you for your visit!