Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems - Biological-Physical Interactions in the Oceans - 3rd edition

Kenneth Mann and John lazier 
Blackwell  Januarey 2006  

Paperback  512 pp., 406 illus.  ISBN 9781405111188      £75.00
The new edition of this widely respected text provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the effects of biological-physical interactions in the oceans from the microscopic to the global scale.

  • considers the influence of physical forcing on biological processes in a wide range of marine habitats including coastal estuaries, shelf-break fronts, major ocean gyres, coral reefs, coastal upwelling areas, and the equatorial upwelling system
  • investigates recent significant developments in this rapidly advancing field
  • includes new research suggesting that long-term variability in the global atmospheric circulation affects the circulation of ocean basins, which in turn brings about major changes in fish stocks. This discovery opens up the exciting possibility of being able to predict major changes in global fish stocks
  • written in an accessible, lucid style, this textbook is essential reading for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students studying marine ecology and biological oceanography


Preface to Third Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition

1 Marine Ecology Comes of Age

Part A: Processes on a Scale of less than 1 Kilometer

    2 Biology and Boundary Layers
    3 Vertical Structure of the Open Ocean: Biology of the Mixed Layer
    4 Vertical Structure in Coastal Waters: Freshwater Run-off and Tidal Mixing

Part B: Processes on a Scale of 1-1000 Kilometers

    5 Vertical Structure in Coastal Waters: Coastal Upwelling Regions
    6 Fronts in Coastal Waters<
    7 Tides, Tidal Mixing, and Internal Waves

Part C: Processes on a Scale of Thousands of Kilometers

    8 Ocean Basin Circulation: The Biology of Major Currents, Gyres, Rings, and Eddies
    9 Variability in Ocean Circulation: its Biological Consequences
    10 The Oceans and Global Climate Change: Physical and Biological Aspects

Part D: Discussion and Conclusions

    11 Questions for the Future


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