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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Adult-larval interactions probably also have an effect on the composition of sand
flat communities. These interactions should probably be categorized as predation
because the interaction consists of deposit or suspension feeders ingesting the ...
FIGURE 9.26 Competitive interaction between two coral species of the genus
Diploria. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Ron Shimek.) competition, is a means by which
slower-growing but more aggressive coral species are capable of maintaining
Competitive interactions are not limited to those among corals or between corals
and other reef organisms; there are also competitive interactions among other
invertebrate taxa. For example, Wahle (1980) described a situation in which two ...
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SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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