Ecology of Marine Sediments
From Science to ManagementeBook - 2009
Marine sediments provide the largest habitat on planet earth, yet knowledge of the structure and function of their flora and fauna continues to be poorly described in current textbooks. This concise, readable introduction to benthic ecology builds upon the strengths of the previous edition buthas been thoroughly revised throughout to incorporate the new technologies and methods that have allowed a rapid and ongoing development of the field. It explores the relationship between community structure and function, and the selection of global examples ensures an international appeal andrelevance. The economic value of marine sediments increases daily, reflected in the text with a new emphasis on pollution, climate change, conservation, and management.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 225 pages), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, plans, portraits.