Biological Oceanography: An Introduction

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Author: Carol Lalli,Timothy R. Parsons

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008052799X

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This popular undergraduate textbook offers students a firm grounding in the fundamentals of biological oceanography. As well as a clear and accessible text, learning is enhanced with numerous illustrations including a colour section, thorough chapter summaries, and questions with answers and comments at the back of the book. The comprehensive coverage of this book encompasses the properties of seawater which affect life in the ocean, classification of marine environments and organisms, phytoplankton and zooplankton, marine food webs, larger marine animals (marine mammals, seabirds and fish), life on the seafloor, and the way in which humans affect marine ecosystems. The second edition has been thoroughly updated, including much data available for the first time in a book at this level. There is also a new chapter on human impacts - from harvesting vast amounts of fish, pollution, and deliberately or accidentally transferring marine organisms to new environments. This book complements the Open University Oceanography Series, also published by Butterworth-Heinemann, and is a set text for the Open University third level course, S330. A leading undergraduate text New chapter on human impacts - a highly topical subject Expanded colour plate section

Biological Oceanography

An Introduction

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Author: Carol M. Lalli,Timothy Richard Parsons

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 301

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The comprehensive coverage of this book encompasses the properties of seawater which affect life in the ocean, classification of marine environments and organisms, phytoplankton and zooplankton, marine food webs, larger marine animals (marine mammals, seabirds and fish), life on the seafloor, and the way in which humans affect marine ecosystems. The second edition has been thoroughly updated, including much data available for the first time in a book at this level. There is also a new chapter on human impacts - from harvesting vast amounts of fish, pollution, and deliberately or accidentally transferring marine organisms to new environments. This book complements the Open University Oceanography Series, also published by Butterworth-Heinemann, and is a set text for the Open University third level course, S330. A leading undergraduate textNew chapter on human impacts - a highly topical subjectExpanded colour plate section

Introductory Dynamical Oceanography

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Author: Stephen Pond,George L. Pickard

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780750624961

Category: Science

Page: 329

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'Introductory Dynamical Oceanography' 2nd ed provides an introduction to Dynamical Physical Oceanography at a level suitable for senior year undergraduate students in the sciences and for graduate students entering oceanography. It aims to present the basic objectives, procedures and successes and to state some of the present limitations of dynamical oceanography and its relations to descriptive physical oceanography. The first edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and the new work includes reference to the Practical Salinity Scale 1978, the International Equation of State 1980 and the beta-spiral technique for calculating absolute currents from the density distribution. In addition the description of mixed-layer models has been updated and the chapters on Waves and on Tides have been substantially revised and enlarged, with emphasis on internal waves in the Waves chapter. While the text is self-contained readers are recommended to acquaint themselves with the general aspects of descriptive (synoptic) oceanography in order to be aware of the character of the ocean which the dynamical oceanographer is attempting to explain by referring to Pickard and Emery's 'Descriptive Physical Oceanography' 4th edition.

Introducing Oceanography for tablet devices

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Author: David N. Thomas,David C. Bowers

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN: 1903544718

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Two thirds of our planet is covered by oceans and seas. Over recent decades developments in ocean science have dramatically improved our understanding of the key role oceans play in the Earth System, and how vital they are for regulating global climate. Humans depend on the oceans for many resources, but at the same time their impacts on the marine systems around the world are of increasing concern. Introducing Oceanography has been written by two leading oceanographers to provide a succinct overview of the science of the study of the seas for students and for the interested adult wanting a topical guide to this enormous and complex subject. The initial chapters describe the oceans and the forces at work within them. The authors then discuss the effects of light, the chemistry of the seas and the food web before surveying biological oceanography in the main oceanic regions. The final chapter looks at the methodology of ocean study. Copiously illustrated, this book is intended for those whose interest in oceanography has been stimulated, perhaps by media coverage of declining resources or climate change and who want to know more. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary.

The Estuarine Ecosystem

Ecology, Threats and Management

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Author: Donald S. McLusky,Michael Elliott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198525087

Category: Science

Page: 214

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For the inhabitants of many of the world's major towns and cities, estuaries provide their first and nearest glimpse of a natural habitat. Despite the attempts of man to pollute or reclaim it, the estuarine ecosystem continues to provide a fascinating insight into a natural world where energy is transformed from sunlight into plant material, and then through the steps of a food chain is converted into a rich food supply for birds and fish. When the previous editions of this book appeared, biologists were beginning to realize that the estuarine ecosystem was an ideal habitat in which to observe the processes controlling biological productivity. In the intervening period, many more estuaries and their inhabitants have been studied intensively. It is now possible to answer many of the questions posed by the earlier editions, and to pursue further the explanation of high productivity in estuaries and of energy utilization at different trophic levels within estuarine food webs. A significant amount of new information has also been accumulated on the human use and abuse of these habitats, particularly the effects of pollution. Although the world's seas are vast and may appear capable of receiving unlimited quantities of human effluent, such waste is often first discharged into the confined waters of estuaries. In practice, marine pollution is often essentially estuarine pollution. To reflect the huge impact of humans on estuaries, and to consider how we may either modify, remove or enrich the estuarine ecosystem, three completely new chapters have been prepared in this edition. These consider anthropogenic change (including pollution) in estuaries, the diverse uses and abuses of the estuarine habitat by man, and the methods used to study human induced changes in estuaries. Finally, this text examines the ways in which estuarine management can monitor, control or prevent the pollution and destruction of this fragile ecosystem.

Biological Oceanography

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Author: Charles B. Miller,Patricia A. Wheeler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118223187

Category: Nature

Page: 504

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This new edition of Biological Oceanography has been greatlyupdated and expanded since its initial publication in 2004. Itpresents current understanding of ocean ecology emphasizing thecharacter of marine organisms from viruses to fish and worms,together with their significance to their habitats and to eachother. The book initially emphasizes pelagic organisms and processes,but benthos, hydrothermal vents, climate-change effects, andfisheries all receive attention. The chapter on oceanic biomes hasbeen greatly expanded and a new chapter reviewing approaches topelagic food webs has been added. Throughout, the book has beenrevised to account for recent advances in this rapidly changingfield. The increased importance of molecular genetic data acrossthe field is evident in most of the chapters. As with the previous edition, the book is primarily written forsenior undergraduate and graduate students of ocean ecology andprofessional marine ecologists. Visit ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/miller/oceanography"www.wiley.com/go/miller/oceanography/a toaccess the artwork from the book.

Ecology of polluted waters

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Author: Arvind Kumar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1245

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In Indian context.