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Ecological geography of the sea

Author: Alan R Longhurst
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston, MA : Academic Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world. Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary compartments. *Includes color insert of the latest in satellite imagery  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Longhurst, Alan R.
Ecological geography of the sea.
Amsterdam ; Boston, MA : Academic Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006006124
(OCoLC)64336057
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan R Longhurst
ISBN: 9780080465579 0080465579
OCLC Number: 162574997
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 542 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents: Ch. 1 Towards an Ecological Geography of the Sea --
Ch. 2 Changing Views of How Marine Ecosystems Function --
Ch. 3 Biogeographic Data in Ecological ANalysis --
Ch. 4 Ocean Fronts and Other Ecological Discontinuities --
Ch. 5 Physical Forcing of Phytoplankton Production --
Ch. 6 Nutrient Limitation: The Example of Iron --
Ch. 7 Biomes: The Primary Compartments --
Ch. 8 Provinces: The Secondary Partition --
Ch. 9 Longer Term Responses: From Seasons to Centuries --
Ch. 10 The Atlantic Ocean --
Ch. 11 The Indian Ocean --
Ch. 12 The Pacific Ocean --
Ch. 13 The Southern Ocean.
Responsibility: Alan R. Longhurst.
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Presenting a discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans, this book synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine  Read more...

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