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Ecology of marine sediments : from science to management

Author: John Stuart Gray; Michael Elliot
Publisher: Oxford Oxford Univ. Press 2010
Series: Oxford biology
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. ed., reprintedView all editions and formats

Marine sediments are the second largest habitat on earth and yet are poorly understood. This book gives a broad coverage of the central topics in the ecology of soft sediments.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Stuart Gray; Michael Elliot
ISBN: 9780198569022 0198569025 9780198569015 0198569017
OCLC Number: 846400036
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 194 - 213
Description: XIII, 225 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Sampling sediments ; 2. The sediment and related environmental factors ; 3. Describing assemblages of sediment-living organisms ; 4. Diversity ; 5. Functional diversity of benthic assemblages ; 6. Spatial variations in sediment systems ; 7. Temporal variations in benthic assemblages ; 8. Human impacts on soft sediment systems - trawling and fisheries ; 9. Human impacts on soft sediment systems - pollution ; 10. The soft-sediment benthos in the ecosystem ; 11. The benthos in the management of marine sediments ; Concluding remarks
Series Title: Oxford biology
Responsibility: John S. Gray; Michael Elliot
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This volume will be a useful and quick introduction for graduate students and advanced undergraduates of the analysis of benthic sampling for use in monitoring programs and integrative studies that Read more...

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