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The Marine Environment and Biodiversity

Michael Kent

January 2022

ISBN: 9780198869085

192 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

Oxford Biology Primers

Price: £19.99

Written primarily for 16-19 year old students, this primer introduces the key features of the marine environment and explores the great diversity of life which the ocean supports, as well as discussing the threats to this environment and its biodiversity that result from human activity.

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Written primarily for 16-19 year old students, this primer introduces the key features of the marine environment and explores the great diversity of life which the ocean supports, as well as discussing the threats to this environment and its biodiversity that result from human activity.

  • Oxford Biology Primers are the only resource to introduce prospective and current students of undergraduate-level bioscience to a range of topics from this dynamic experimental science, enticing readers to study further
  • Its titles directly support two key transitions in the student journey: from school to undergraduate-level study, and from undergraduate to independent researcher
  • Its modular format offers a high degree of flexibility, with teachers being able to draw on specific volumes that augment the post-16 curriculum, university lecturers being able to draw on specific volumes at different stages of the undergraduate curriculum, and with materials from the series being available for access in both print and digital formats
  • All titles also available as e-books with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

About the Author(s)

Michael Kent, Freelance science writer and independent researcher

Dr Michael Kent MemMBA FRSB studied Zoology at London University, Marine Biology at Bangor, and carried out PhD research into shellfish parasites at Plymouth. After his PhD, he joined Torpoint School as a science teacher, then moved to St Austell VI Form College to teach A-level Biology and Sport Science. From St Austell, he was appointed Head of the Centre for Applied Zoology at Newquay (now part of Cornwall College) where he helped design and deliver Foundation Degrees in Marine Aquaculture and Zoological Conservation. In 2006, he became a full-time science writer and independent researcher. His books include Advanced Biology and the Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine, both published by Oxford University Press. His research focuses on intertidal ecology. He has a passion for all things marine and enjoys sharing that passion with others.

Table of Contents

    1:The marine environment: United and divided
    2:The ocean in motion
    3:Seawater matters
    4:What is marine biodiversity?
    5:Measuring marine biodiversity
    6:What does marine biodiversity do for us?
    7:What are we doing to marine biodiversity?

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