Biological Oceanography: An Introduction

Author: Carol Lalli,Timothy R. Parsons

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008052799X

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 9120

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 Early History, 1870-1960

Author: Eric L. Mills

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442613726

Category: Science

Page: 378

View: 1791

"With a foreword by John Cullen and a new introduction by the author."

Biological Oceanography

Author: Charles B. Miller,Patricia A. Wheeler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118223187

Category: Nature

Page: 504

View: 3699

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="" toaccess the artwork from the book.

Introduction to the Physical and Biological Oceanography of Shelf Seas

Author: John H. Simpson,Jonathan Sharples

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107377390

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 5889

In this exciting and innovative textbook, two leading oceanographers bring together the fundamental physics and biology of the coastal ocean in a quantitative but accessible way for undergraduate and graduate students. Shelf sea processes are comprehensively explained from first principles using an integrated approach to oceanography that helps build a clear understanding of how shelf sea physics underpins key biological processes in these environmentally sensitive regions. Using many observational and model examples, worked problems and software tools, the authors explain the range of physical controls on primary biological production and shelf sea ecosystems. Boxes throughout the book present extra detail for each topic and non-mathematical summary points are provided for physics sections, allowing students to develop an intuitive understanding. The book is fully supported by extensive online materials, including worked solutions to end-of-chapter exercises, additional homework/exam problems with solutions and simple MATLAB and FORTRAN models for running simulations.

Biological Oceanography

Author: Martin V. Angel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780423874501

Category: Marine biology

Page: 58

View: 9938

Biological Oceanography of the Baltic Sea

Author: Pauline Snoeijs-Leijonmalm,Hendrik Schubert,Teresa Radziejewska

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400706685

Category: Science

Page: 683

View: 1739

This is the first comprehensive science-based textbook on the biology and ecology of the Baltic Sea, one of the world’s largest brackish water bodies. The aim of this book is to provide students and other readers with knowledge about the conditions for life in brackish water, the functioning of the Baltic Sea ecosystem and its environmental problems and management. It highlights biological variation along the unique environmental gradients of the brackish Baltic Sea Area (the Baltic Sea, Belt Sea and Kattegat), especially those in salinity and climate. pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#262626">The first part of the book presents the challenges for life processes and ecosystem dynamics that result from the Baltic Sea’s highly variable recent geological history and geographical isolation. The second part explains interactions between organisms and their environment, including biogeochemical cycles, patterns of biodiversity, genetic diversity and evolution, biological invasions and physiological adaptations. In the third part, the subsystems of the Baltic Sea ecosystem – the pelagic zone, the sea ice, the deep soft sea beds, the phytobenthic zone, the sandy coasts, and estuaries and coastal lagoons – are treated in detail with respect to the structure and function of communities and habitats and consequences of natural and anthropogenic constraints, such as climate change, discharges of nutrients and hazardous substances. Finally, the fourth part of the book discusses monitoring and ecosystem-based management to deal with contemporary and emerging threats to the ecosystem’s health.

Biological Oceanography

Marine Biology, Plankton, Diatom, Algal Bloom, Red Tide, Phytoplankton, Ocean Acidification, Brown Algae, Discovery Investiga

Author: Source Wikipedia


ISBN: 9781230492247


Page: 64

View: 9921

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 63. Chapters: Marine biology, Plankton, Diatom, Algal bloom, Red tide, Phytoplankton, Ocean acidification, Brown algae, Discovery Investigations, Photosynthetic picoplankton, Chaetoceros, Iron Hypothesis, Project Kaisei, Algae scrubber, Spring bloom, F-ratio, Marine snow, Diel vertical migration, Defying Ocean's End, Continental shelf pump, Polar seas, Bioturbation, Picoeukaryote, Biological pump, List of eukaryotic picoplankton species, Frustule, Zooplankton, Global Ocean Data Analysis Project, World Ocean Atlas, Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education, Picobiliphyte, Microphyte, Productivity, Paradox of the plankton, Coscinodiscophyceae, Artificial seawater, James Johnstone, Hawaii Ocean Time-series, Sediment trap, Nitzschia, Sea snot, Milky seas effect, Bacteriastrum, Raphidophyte, Eustigmatophyte, Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study, Attheya, Bacterioplankton, Pennales, SUPER HI-CAT, Remineralisation, Apparent oxygen utilisation, Gelatinous zooplankton, Chaetoceros furcellatus, Journal of Applied Ichthyology, Chaetocerotaceae, Attheya septentrionalis, Pyramimonas tetrarhyncus, Chaetoceros diadema, Heterotrophic picoplankton, Thin layers, Navicula, Thalassiosira pseudonana, Biddulphiophycidae, Coscinodiscophycidae, Attheya decora, Attheya longicornis, Benthic lander, Attheya arenicola, Attheya flexuosa, Attheya armata, Manta trawl, Attheya gaussii, Bacteriastrum delicatulum, Rhizosoleniophycidae, Pseudoplankton.

Biological Oceanography , An Introduction

Earth sciences, Oceanography

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467245178

Category: Education

Page: 68

View: 7467

Facts101 is your complete guide to Biological Oceanography , An Introduction. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Biological Oceanographic Processes

Author: Timothy R. Parsons,M. Takahashi,B. Hargrave

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483286177

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 6923

This revised edition of a popular textbook is written for students, physical oceanographers, engineers, hydrologists, fisheries experts and a number of other professionals who require quantitative expressions of biological oceanographic phenomena. It is designed to lead the reader, step by step, through a progression from the distribution of marine organisms, to discussions on trophic relations, to a final chapter on some practical applications of biological oceanography to fisheries and pollution problems. The book covers subject matter in the pelagic and benthic environments, and is intended to bridge the gap between entirely descriptive oceanography texts and works on the mathematical modelling of marine ecosystems.

Biological Oceanography

Earth sciences, Oceanography

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 147841507X

Category: Education

Page: 40

View: 8722

Facts101 is your complete guide to Biological Oceanography. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Biological Oceanography

Some Critical Issues, Problems, and Recommendations

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Biological Oceanography

Publisher: N.A


Category: Marine biology

Page: 28

View: 4280

Biological Oceanography

Author: Suzy Bullock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781682863589

Category: Science

Page: 282

View: 4511

Oceanography is a broad discipline comprising the study of the varied aspects of the ocean such as marine organisms, fluid dynamics, ocean currents, geology of the ocean bed, etc. This book aims to study these wide categories that fall under this discipline. It brings forth researches from across the globe on ocean physics and chemistry, air-sea interactions, various types of ocean models, etc. This book is a ripe text for students and professionals engaged in the field of oceanography and associated disciplines.

Concepts in Biological Oceanography

An Interdisciplinary Primer

Author: Peter A. Jumars

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195067323

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 4866

"Welcome . . . it is replete with examples of closed-form solutions to theoretical problems . . . [Non-biologists], as well as biologists, will refer to it with profit. . . . there is much of interest to discover in it." --Trevor Platt (Bedford Inst. of Oceanography), Limnology and Oceanography

Biological Oceanography Research Trends

Author: Léa P. Mertens

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781600219351

Category: Science

Page: 282

View: 7714

Biological oceanography concerns the biology and ecology of oceanic, marine, coastal and estuarine organisms. These range from viruses and bacteria to microbes and phytoplankton, from zooplankton and benthic invertebrates to shellfish, fish and marine mammals. The organisms live in a dynamic fluid easily described as a chemical soup that covers ~71% of the earth's surface and is intimately coupled to the atmosphere, the seafloor and the land. Thus, to determine how organisms are influenced by their environment, biological oceanographers must function across many sub-disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, physiology, behaviour, population dynamics and community ecology. They must be knowledgeable of ocean physics, chemistry, geology, and atmospheric and radioactive processes. This book presents the latest research in this field from around the world.

50 Years of Ocean Discovery

National Science Foundation 1950-2000

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Ocean Studies Board

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309172578

Category: Science

Page: 276

View: 7085

This book describes the development of ocean sciences over the past 50 years, highlighting the contributions of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the field's progress. Many of the individuals who participated in the exciting discoveries in biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, physical oceanography, and marine geology and geophysics describe in the book how the discoveries were made possible by combinations of insightful individuals, new technology, and in some cases, serendipity. In addition to describing the advance of ocean science, the book examines the institutional structures and technology that made the advances possible and presents visions of the field's future. This book is the first-ever documentation of the history of NSF’s Division of Ocean Sciences, how the structure of the division evolved to its present form, and the individuals who have been responsible for ocean sciences at NSF as “rotators†and career staff over the past 50 years.

Primary Productivity and Biogeochemical Cycles in the Sea

Author: Paul G. Falkowski,Avril D. Woodhead

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306441929

Category: Science

Page: 550

View: 1122

Biological processes in the oceans play a crucial role in regulating the fluxes of many important elements such as carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, oxygen, phosphorus, and silicon. As we come to the end of the 20th century, oceanographers have increasingly focussed on how these elements are cycled within the ocean, the interdependencies of these cycles, and the effect of the cycle on the composition of the earth's atmosphere and climate. Many techniques and tools have been developed or adapted over the past decade to help in this effort. These include satellite sensors of upper ocean phytoplankton distributions, flow cytometry, molecular biological probes, sophisticated moored and shipboard instrumentation, and vastly increased numerical modeling capabilities. This volume is the result of the 37th Brookhaven Symposium in Biology, in which a wide spectrum of oceanographers, chemists, biologists, and modelers discussed the progress in understanding the role of primary producers in biogeochemical cycles. The symposium is dedicated to Dr. Richard W. Eppley, an intellectual giant in biological oceanography, who inspired a generation of scientists to delve into problems of understanding biogeochemical cycles in the sea. We gratefully acknowledge support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Special thanks to Claire Lamberti for her help in producing this volume.