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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Drawbacks of the method are that ATP content is variable, depending on several
biological and physical factors, making extrapolation of ATP levels to units of
living cells difficult; interference by microzooplankton is a problem; and biologists
However, the fluctuations in physical and chemical factors in tide pools are a
function of the tidal cycle; hence, it seems logical to consider them in this chapter.
Furthermore, many of the organisms found in tidal pools are similar to those
In general the high intertidal tends to have the distribution pattern of its
characteristic species set by physical factors, whereas biological factors become
more important in setting limits in the low intertidal. However, these factors do not
act in ...
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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