1st Edition

Oceanography and Marine Biology An annual review. Volume 42

Edited By R. N. Gibson, R. J. A. Atkinson, J. D. M. Gordon Copyright 2004
    440 Pages 31 Color & 154 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Ever-increasing interest in oceanography and marine biology and its relevance to global environmental issues creates a demand for authoritative reviews summarizing the results of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review has answered this demand since its founding by the late Harold Barnes more than forty years ago. Its objective is an annual consideration of basic areas of marine research, dealing with subjects of special or immediate importance, adding new subjects as they arise.

    The volumes maintain a unified perspective on the marine sciences. Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of marine science are dealt with by experts actively engaged in these fields. This essential reference text for researchers and students in all fields of marine science finds a place in libraries of marine stations and institutes, as well as universities. It consistently ranks among the highest in impact factors for the marine biology category of the citation indices compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information.

    Volume 42 contains analysis on convective chimneys in the Greenland Sea, spawning aggregations of coral reef fishes, exopolymers (EPS) in aquatic systems, the marine insect Halobates, and much more.

    Convective Chimneys in the Greenland Sea: A Review of Recent Observations
    Peter Wadhams

    The Role of Dimethylsulphoxide in the Marine Biogeochemical Cycle of Dimethylsulphide
    Angela D. Hatton, Louise Darroch, and Gill Malin

    The Essential Role of Exopolymers (EPS) in Aquatic Systems
    Roger S. Wotton

    Marine Microbial Thiotrophic Ectosymbioses
    J. Ott, M. Bright, and S. Bulgheresi

    The Marine Insect Halobates (Heteroptera: Gerridae): Biology, Adaptations, Distribution and Phylogeny
    Nils Møller Andersen and Lanna Cheng

    The Ecology of Rafting in the Marine Environment. I. The Floating Substrata
    Martin Thiel and Lars Gutow

    Spawning Aggregations of Coral Reef Fishes: Characteristics, Hypotheses, Threats and Management
    John Claydon

    Impacts of Human Activities on Marine Animal Life in the Benguela: A Historical Overview
    C.L. Griffths, L. van Sittert, P.B. Best, A.C. Brown, B.M. Clark, P.A. Cook, R.J.M. Crawford, J.H.M. David, B.R. Davies, M.H. Griffths, K. Hutchings, A. Jerardino, N. Kruger, S. Lamberth,
    R. Leslie, R. Melville-Smith, R. Tarr and C.D. van der Lingen


    R. N. Gibson, R. J. A. Atkinson, J. D. M. Gordon

    "This series makes up a standard reference library in the entire subdiscipline of Marine Biology."

    "It is an invaluable information source for individual researchers who wish to keep abreast of topics going beyond their own (often narrow) fields of interest"

    "That most marine scientists can usually guarantee finding at least one review in every issue…is a measure of the success established by this indispensable series."

    "…The coverage and quality of the papers is such that all marine scientists, of whatever discipline, will need it readily available…A major strength of this series, which gives the reviews enduring value is the willingness to publish comprehensive reference lists…"