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Author Longhurst, Alan R.

Title Ecological geography of the sea / Alan R. Longhurst
Edition Second edition
Published Burlington, MA : Academic Press, [2007]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  577.7 Lon/Ego 2007  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 542 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, graphs ; 26 cm
Contents 1. Toward an ecological geography of the sea -- 2. Biogeographic partition of the ocean -- 3. Fronts and pycnoclines : ecological discontinuities -- 4. Physical control of ecological processes -- 5. Nutrient limitation : the example of iron -- 6. Biomes : the primary partition -- 7. Provinces : the secondary compartments -- 8. Longer term responses : from seasons to centuries -- 9. The Atlantic Ocean -- 10. The Indian Ocean -- 11. The Pacific Ocean -- 12. The Southern Ocean
Summary "This discussion of the ecological geography of the oceans synthesizes locally-focused studies to support a rational partition of the entire surface of the oceans into ecological provinces that are now widely accepted by oceanographers and fisheries scientists. Using information from recent research as well as data and images from earth-orbiting satellites, Ecological Geography of the Sea, Second Edition describes how the pelagic ecosystem everywhere responds to the effects of mesoscale eddies, planetary waves, tide sea-ice and other oceanographic phenomena."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 477-525) and index
Subject Biotic communities -- AntarcticOcean
Biotic communities -- Atlantic Ocean.
Biotic communities -- Indian Ocean.
Biotic communities -- Pacific Ocean.
Marine ecology.
Zooplankton -- Ecology.
LC no. 2006006124
ISBN 0124555217 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780124555211 (hbk.)