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Marine biology : function, biodiversity, ecology

Author: Jeffrey S Levinton
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This textbook provides an introduction to marine habitats and biodiversity, addressing three major themes: function; how organisms solve problems; and the chemical and physical factors constraining  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levinton, Jeffrey S.
Marine biology.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)645903305
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey S Levinton
ISBN: 0195085736 9780195085730
OCLC Number: 31239263
Description: x, 420 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Sounding the Deep --
2. The Oceanic Environment --
3. Ecological and Evolutionary Principles --
4. The Chemical and Physical Environment --
5. Reproduction, Dispersal, and Migration --
6. Life in a Fluid Medium --
7. The Water Column: Plankton --
8. The Water Column: Nekton --
9. Critical Factors in Plankton Abundance --
10. Productivity and Food Webs in the Sea --
11. The Diversity of Benthic Marine Invertebrates --
12. Seaweeds, Sea Grasses, and Benthic Microorganisms --
13. Benthic Life Habits --
14. The Tidelands and Estuaries --
15. Sea Grass Beds, Kelp Forests, and Coral Reefs --
16. From the Continental Shelf to the Deep Sea --
17. Biotic Diversity in the Ocean --
18. Food from the Sea --
19. Marine Pollution.
Responsibility: Jeffrey S. Levinton.
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