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Marine Ecology

Processes, Systems, and Impacts

Third Edition

Edited by Michel J Kaiser, Martin J Attrill, Simon Jennings, and David Thomas

April 2020

ISBN: 9780198717850

584 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

Price: £39.99

Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts offers a carefully balanced and stimulating survey of marine ecology, introducing the key processes and systems from which the marine environment is formed, and the issues and challenges which surround its future conservation.

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Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts offers a carefully balanced and stimulating survey of marine ecology, introducing the key processes and systems from which the marine environment is formed, and the issues and challenges which surround its future conservation.

  • Uniquely structured around processes, systems, and impacts offering a systems-orientated structure from a modern perspective
  • Supports students in their learning through the rich provision of features such as 'Techniques' boxes, 'Current Focus' boxes, and chapter summaries
  • Real world examples form the basis of the pedagogy, outlining practical applications of processes and how they relate to various ecological systems, as well as highlighting and combatting issues relating to climate change, conservation, and the human impact on our marine environment
  • Truly global in perspective, with examples drawn from around the world
  • Online resources provide further support for lecturers and students, including a hyperlinked bibliography, exam and essay writing advice and sample questions, a secondary production calculator, a web link library and downloadable images from the book

New to this edition

  • A new chapter focusing on climate change looks ahead to future challenges
  • A new chapter on the value of the ocean to society covers key topics including food security and natural capital
  • Short screencast tutorials have been added online to help explain key concepts from the book

About the Author(s)

Edited by Michel J Kaiser, Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Martin J Attrill, The Marine Institute, Simon Jennings, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory, and David Thomas, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University

Prof. Michel J. Kaiser, Institute of Life and Earth Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

Prof. Martin J. Attrill, Marine Institute, University of Plymouth

Dr. Simon Jennings, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

Dr. David N. Thomas, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University

Table of Contents

    1: Patterns in the Marine Environment, David Barnes
    2: Primary Production Processes, David Thomas
    3: Microbial Production and the Decomposition of Organic Material, Hermanni Kaartokallio
    4: Secondary Production, Jan Hiddink
    5: Estuaries, Martin Attrill
    6: Rocky and Sandy Shores, Martin Attrill and Michel Kaiser
    7: Pelagic Ecosystems, Andrew Brierley
    8: Continental Shelf Seabed, Michel Kaiser
    9: The Deep Sea, Kerry Howell
    10: Mangrove Forests and Seagrass Meadows, Martin Attrill
    11: Coral Reefs, Nick Graham
    12: Polar Regions, David Thomas
    13: Fisheries, Simon Jennings
    14: Aquaculture, Michel Kaiser
    15: Pollution, Disturbance and Environmental Monitoring, Michel Kaiser
    16: Conservation, Simon Jennings
    17: Climate change, Michel Kaiser and Martin Attrill
    18: Sea and Society, Michel Kaiser

Reviews

"'Kaiser et al. is the best and most comprehensive textbook in Marine Ecology on the market today. It deals with the complex processes in the marine environment and how these operate in the various systems, and it shows how human societies benefit from and influence these systems.'" - Dr Jens Tang Christensen, Aarhus University

"'This is a perfect blend of the fundamentals of key oceanic processes that takes the reader from the simplest of processes to greater complexities in a very easy and well-structured read. It's an essential on the reading list for all marine related undergraduate studies.' " - Dr Nicholas Ray, Nottingham Trent University

"Review of the previous edition: 'I have always liked the fact that Marine Ecology focuses on the key ecological processes within the marine environment as well as the systems and habitats separately. The layout of the book is ideal for its target audience of undergraduate students and I recommend marine biology students purchase this book as it provides a handy reference guide throughout their degree. The balance of the book is excellent in that it provides web links to projects and suggested references for further reading.'" - Dr Cathy Lucas, University of Southampton

Additional Resources

Online Resource Centre

The Online Resource Centre features:

Student resources
- Sample exam questions and answers
- Exam and essay writing advice
- Secondary production calculator
- Hyperlinked bibliography
- Additional images
- Web link library

Lecturer resources
- Figures available to download in electronic format