Marine Community Ecology and Conservation

1st Edition

Mark D. Bertness, John F. Bruno, Brian R. Silliman, John J. Stachowicz
eISBN-13: 9781605353968

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Marine Community Ecology and Conservation was written to give advanced undergraduate and graduate students a current overview of what is known about the structure, organization, and conservation of organism assemblages that live in the ocean. It largely focuses on advancements over the past decade since the publication of Marine Community Ecology (Sinauer Associates, 2001). Each chapter is written by leading researchers to give students an up-to-date look at these communities, and what remains to be learned about them.

The book is organized into three parts. Part 1 explores general processes that generate pattern in benthic communities. These introductory chapters examine how physical and biological forces interacting with historical and genetic constraints operate to structure marine communities. Part 2 examines the ecology of specific marine benthic community types, from rocky shores and coral reefs to deep-sea hydrothermal vents and open-ocean plankton communities. These chapters are intended to be the most current summaries available of our understanding of these communities. Part 3 examines conservation and management issues of marine communities. The closing chapters emphasize how pervasively and profoundly marine communities are impacted by humans and outlines how we can use our understanding of these systems to manage and preserve the valuable services and resources they provide.

Marine Community Ecology and Conservation is extensively referenced and includes a bibliography of over 5,000 citations. It is suitable as a text for advanced marine ecology courses and seminars, as well as a general reference for students and researchers.

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ISBNs 1605352799, 9781605352794, 1605352284, 9781605352282, 1605353965, 9781605353968
Edition 1st