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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

August 2020

ISBN: 9780198717850

608 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

In Stock

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 video tutorials clarifying key concepts from the book, a hyperlinked bibliography, essay writing advice and sample questions, a secondary production calculator, a web link library and downloadable images from the book
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

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

Prof. Michel J. Kaiser, The Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University

Prof. Martin J. Attrill, School of Biological and Marine Sciences, 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
    2:Primary Production Processes
    3:Microbial Production and the Decomposition of Organic Material
    4:Secondary Production
    5:Estuaries
    6:Rocky and Sandy Shores
    7:Pelagic Ecosystems
    8:Continental Shelf Seabed
    9:The Deep Sea
    10:Mangrove Forests and Seagrass Meadows
    11:Coral Reefs
    12:Polar Regions
    13:Fisheries
    14:Aquaculture
    15:Pollution, Disturbance and Environmental Monitoring
    16:Conservation
    17:Climate change
    18:Sea and Society

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

Digital formats and resources

Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts is supported by online resources and is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

The online resources that accompany this book include:

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

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