Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 November 2008

336 Pages | numerous halftones and figures


ISBN: 9780199297542

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

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Ecology of Aquatic Systems

Second Edition

Michael Dobson and Chris Frid

  • The unique combination of freshwater and marine ecology provides a balanced introduction to aquatic systems
  • Emphasises the features shared by marine and freshwater systems, helping students to draw out common themes
  • Broad yet succinct coverage makes this the perfect text for an introductory course: the emphasis is on mastering the fundamental concepts, not being weighed down with detail
  • Online Resource Centre features additional resources for both lecturers and students, enhancing the value of this text as a teaching and learning tool

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded coverage of fundamentals sees two separate chapters covering the global water system, and life in aquatic systems
  • Enhanced coverage of coral reefs, salt lakes, mangroves, and salt marshes
  • New two-colour text design, with revised two-colour figures
  • New testbank of multiple-choice questions, adding to the value of the text as a teaching and learning tool

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