Increasing interest in oceanography and marine biology and its relevance to global environmental issues continues to create a demand for authoritative reviews summarizing recent research. Now in its 49th volume, Oceanography and Marine Biology has addressed this demand for almost 50 years. This annual review considers the basics of marine research, special topics, and emerging new areas. Regarding the marine sciences as a unified field, the text features contributors who are actively engaged in biological, chemical, geological, and physical aspects of marine science. This year’s chapters include, "The marine invasive alien species in European Seas that have the most impact," "Threats to the diversity of coral-dwelling invertebrates due to climate change and induced coral bleaching," and "Burrowing shrimps as ecosystem engineers," among others. Including color inserts and extensive reference lists, this series is essential for researchers and students in all fields of marine science.
Table of Contents
Impact of Ocean Warming and Ocean Acidification on Marine Invertebrate Life History Stages: Vulnerabilities and Potential for Persistence in a Changing Ocean, Maria Byrne
Coral-Associated Invertebrates: Diversity, Ecological Importance and Vulnerability to Disturbance, Jessica S. Stella, Morgan S. Pratchett, Pat A. Hutchings & Geoffrey P. Jones
From Microbes to People: Tractable Benefits of No-Take Areas for Coral Reefs, Nicholas A.J. Graham, Tracy D. Ainsworth, Andrew H. Baird, Natalie C. Ban, Line K. Bay, Joshua E. Cinner, Debora M. De Freitas, Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, Maria Dornelas, Simon R. Dunn, Pedro I.J. Fidelman, Sylvain Foret, Tatjana C. Good, Johnathan Kool, Jennie Mallela, Lucie Penin, Morgan S. Pratchett & David H. Williamson
Bioengineering Effects of Burrowing Thalassinidean Shrimps on Marine Soft-Bottom Ecosystems, Deena Pillay & George M. Branch
Estimating Connectivity in Marine Fish Populations: What Works Best? Jeffrey M. Leis, Lynne Van Herwerden & Heather M. Patterson
The Use of Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI) for Environmental Impact Assessments and Monitoring Studies: Lessons Learned From the Past Four Decades, Joseph D. Germano, Donald C. Rhoads, Raymond M. Valente, Drew A. Carey & Martin Solan