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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What is this depth and does it compensate for the greatly reduced nitrogen
concentration? As we learned in the previous section, phytoplankton are limited
in depth by light. If we assume the most ideal light conditions, we might have
The reason for the great reduction or absence of reefs in these areas is that the
west coasts of both of these continents are areas of strong upwelling of cold
water, which reduces the temperature of the shallow inshore waters below that ...
One of the effects of this is the reduction in species diversity, particularly on a
local level. Species diversity decreases may also come about indirectly through
alteration in predator-prey relationships and through removal of individuals of
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H A P T E R
SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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