Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach
Appropriate for undergraduate majors and graduate students in marine biology and marine ecology, Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach emphasizes the ecological principles that govern marine life throughout all environments within the world's oceans. Its unique ecological approach adds real-world relevance by exploring how organisms interact within their individual ecosystems. The text is organized by habitat and each habitat receives detailed, in-depth coverage, giving instructors flexibility to focus on their particular areas of interest. The Fifth Edition is fully updated with the latest research data and topics, including expanded coverage of the human impact on oceans, oceanic dead zones, and coral reefs. In addition to Nybakken's engaging writing style, the text now offers enhanced pedagogy with new end-of-chapter summaries, a new four-color design to complement the art program, an art CD-ROM for instructors, and a text specific Companion Web site.
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They are grouped under Competition, predation, and parasitism and disease.
Competition is an ecological term referring to the interaction among organisms
for a necessary resource that exists in short supply. Competition may be
Although the above example of Competition leads to physical depth
displacement of one of the species resulting from competition for space,
competition among the more sedentary infauna organisms such as bivalve
mollusks is usually ...
Similarly, sponges have been known to overgrow Corals, and chemicals
produced by the sponges have been implicated as the competitive mechanism
permitting the sponges to displace the corals. Competition between corals and
other reef ...
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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