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Short description Greatly updated and expanded, this new edition of Biological Oceanography presents a current understanding of ocean ecology emphasizing the character of marine organisms from viruses to fish and worms, together with their significance to their habitats and to each other. Throughout, the book has been revised to account for recent advances in this rapidly changing field with a new chapter added reviewing approaches to pelagic food webs. Essential reading for senior undergraduate and graduate students of ocean ecology and professional marine ecologists.
From the contents Preface to the second edition
1. Ocean ecology: some fundamental aspects
2. The phycology of phytoplankton
3. Habitat determinants of primary production in the sea
4. Numerical models: the standard form of theory in pelagic ecology
5. A sea of microbes: archaea, bacteria, protists, and viruses in the marine pelagial
6. The zoology of zooplankton
7. Production ecology of marine zooplankton
8. Population biology of zooplankton
9. Pelagic food webs
10. Biogeography of pelagic habitats
11. Biome and province analysis of the oceans
12. Adaptive complexes of meso- and bathypelagic organisms