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Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts (Third Edition)  

Michel J. Kaiser, Martin J. Attrill, Simon Jennings, David N. Thomas, David K. A. Barnes, Andrew S. Brierley, Nicholas A. J. Graham, Jan Geert Hiddink, Kerry L. Howell, and Hermanni Kaartokallio
Published in Print:25 August 2020 Published Online:31 August 2023
ISBN:9780198717850
Publisher:Oxford University Press

Abstract

Marine Ecology introduces key processes and systems that form the marine environment and considers the issues and challenges that surround its future. After providing a general overview of marine ecology, it delves into the diverse systems that compose the marine environment, such as seabeds and the polar regions, and case studies. The book starts by looking at patterns in the marine environment before considering primary production processes. It also looks at microbial production and the decomposition of organic material, secondary production, estuaries, and rocky and sandy shores. After that, the text moves on to consider pelagic ecosystems, the continental shelf seabed, the deep sea, and mangrove forests and seagrass meadows. Coral reefs, polar regions, and fisheries are also covered. The text also considers aquaculture, pollution, disturbance, and environmental monitoring. Finally, the text finishes with a discussion on conservation, climate change, and sea and society.