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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However, the species constituting each level differ among geographical areas,
and in some areas, each level may have more or fewer species than another.
This implies that ecologically equivalent species replace one another
The other school, the nonequilibrium or intermediate disturbance school of
Connell (1978) and others, says that communities and species are rarely in a
state of equilibrium and that high species diversity is maintained through
continual or ...
Butman (1987) has also suggested that various hydrodynamic processes are
also active in determining where larvae settle. Finally, different species have
different times of reproduction and, hence, different times of the year during which
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SOME ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
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