Striking full colour illustrations and photographs bring this integrated and stimulating survey of marine ecology to life. Through its unique structure, Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts offers a systems-orientated approach from a truly modern and global perspective.
The text introduces key processes and systems from which the marine environment is formed and the issues and challenges which surround its future. Opening with an overview of the processes and interactions which are central to an understanding of marine ecology, Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts goes on to explore the diverse systems from which the marine environment is composed, from estuaries to seabeds, the deep sea to polar regions. Detailed case studies form the basis of the pedagogy, highlighting issues from a diverse range of marine systems in a digestible way.
In this third edition, more of an emphasis is placed on climate change and looking towards future challenges, since the importance of understanding and conserving the marine environment has never been more apparent. There is also a new chapter on the value of the ocean to society which discusses key topics such as natural capital and food security.
1: Patterns in the Marine Environment, David Barnes
2: Primary Production Processes, David Thomas
3: Microbial Production and the Decomposition of Organic Material, Hermanni Kaartokallio
4: Secondary Production, Jan Hiddink
5: Estuaries, Martin Attrill
6: Rocky and Sandy Shores, Martin Attrill and Michel Kaiser
7: Pelagic Ecosystems, Andrew Brierley
8: Continental Shelf Seabed, Michel Kaiser
9: The Deep Sea, Kerry Howell
10: Mangrove Forests and Seagrass Meadows, Martin Attrill
11: Coral Reefs, Nick Graham
12: Polar Regions, David Thomas
13: Fisheries, Simon Jennings
14: Aquaculture, Michel Kaiser
15: Pollution, Disturbance and Environmental Monitoring, Michel Kaiser
16: Conservation, Simon Jennings
17: Climate change, Michel Kaiser and Martin Attrill
18: Sea and Society, Michel Kaiser