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Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Philip Mladenov

February 2020

ISBN: 9780198841715

216 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

Philip Mladenov examines the nature and variety of life in the oceans, and its importance to us and to the planet. He considers the human impact on these complex ecosystems, through overfishing, pollution, and climate change, and the actions needed to establish a more sustainable relationship, to protect them for future generations.

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Philip Mladenov examines the nature and variety of life in the oceans, and its importance to us and to the planet. He considers the human impact on these complex ecosystems, through overfishing, pollution, and climate change, and the actions needed to establish a more sustainable relationship, to protect them for future generations.

  • Introduces the marine environment and the nature of life in the oceans, emphasizing their significance to our planet and human society
  • Analyses the impacts of human activities on ocean life and the actions required to restore ocean ecosystems
  • Includes a new final chapter providing an aspirational vision for the state of the Global Ocean in 2050
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Philip Mladenov, Retired Professor of Marine Science, University of Otago, New Zealand

Philip Mladenov has 40 years of professional experience in marine and environmental research, teaching and exploration. Now retired from his position of Professor of Marine Science at the University of Otago, he has authored over 80 scientific papers and a broad range of consulting reports, government reviews, and popular articles. As well as his academic contributions, Philip has worked with government agencies, politicians, and large companies to build awareness and strategic responses to climate change, environmental degradation, and resource over-exploitation.

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    List of illustrations
    List of tables
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    1: The oceanic environment
    2: Marine biological processes
    3: Life in the coastal ocean
    4: Polar marine biology
    5: Marine life in the tropics
    6: Deep-ocean biology
    7: Intertidal life
    8: Food from the oceans
    9: The future of our oceans
    Further reading
    Index