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Ecology of Aquatic Systems

Second Edition

Michael Dobson and Chris Frid

November 2008

ISBN: 9780199297542

336 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

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Price: £41.99

Ecology of Aquatic Systems brings together coverage of freshwater and marine systems to illustrate the principles and properties that unify aquatic systems. Using examples drawn from a wide geographical range, the book presents a broad survey of the field that acts as the ideal foundation for further study.

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Ecology of Aquatic Systems brings together coverage of freshwater and marine systems to illustrate the principles and properties that unify aquatic systems. Using examples drawn from a wide geographical range, the book presents a broad survey of the field that acts as the ideal foundation for further study.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

Michael Dobson, Director of Freshwater Biological Association, Cumbria, UK, and Chris Frid, Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool, UK

Table of Contents

    1: The global water system
    2: Living in aquatic systems
    3: Rivers
    4: Estuaries
    5: Coastal seas
    6: The open ocean
    7: Lakes and ponds
    8: Wetlands
    9: The aquatic system

Reviews

Review from previous edition In my view the main strength of this book is its success in bringing together the whole of aquatic ecology in sufficient depth and breadth. All this within some 200pp (edition 1) and with excellent graphics. - Jan Vermaat, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

The style is just right and provides a good balance of generality and specific case studies. The level is also good and the style doesn't rely too heavily on jargon, which makes the book accessible. I feel that the quality of descriptions of the various issues and case studies is excellent - very clear and concise. - Simon Rundle, School of Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth

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