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 book is organized by habitat and each habitat receives detailed, in-DEPTH coverage, giving readers the 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. For marine biologists and marine ecologists.
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SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
COMPARISON OF TERRESTRIAL
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