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 cannot build up large enough populations until after the phytoplankton have
bloomed (see subsequent section ... Successive generations of copepods build
up large numbers in the spring, feeding on the spring bloom of phytoplankton.
The basic premise is that organisms generally increase in numbers until they
reach the limit of some resource that is in least abundance. At that point ... These
include production of large numbers of young, a short life span, and fast growth.
To compensate, the benthic animals using this route must produce large
numbers of larvae. Since the meiofauna cannot produce large numbers, it would
not be a good survival strategy to put larvae in the plankton. In fact, this is what is
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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