1st Edition

Oceanography and Marine Biology An annual review. Volume 46

Edited By R. N. Gibson, R. J. A. Atkinson, J. D. M. Gordon Copyright 2008
    432 Pages 17 Color & 105 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Increasing interest in marine biology and its relevance to environmental issues creates a demand for authoritative reviews of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology has addressed this demand for nearly 40 years. This annual review considers 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 edition includes a full color insert and covers such topics as the ecological status of the Great Barrier Reef, the effects of coral bleaching on fisheries, and the biology of octopus larvae.

    Use, Abuse, Misconceptions andIinsights from Quota Models — The Droop Cell Quota Model 40 Years on,K.J. Flynn
    Effects of Benthic Algae on the Replenishment of Corals and the Implications for the Resilience of Coral Reefs,C.L. Birrell, L.J. Mccook, B.L. Willis, and G.A. Diaz-Pulido
    Autecology of Crangon crangon (L.) with an Emphasis on Latitudinal Trends,J. Campos and H.W. Van Der Veer
    Biology of the Planktonic Stages of Benthic Octopuses,R. Villanueva and M.D. Norman
    The Ecological and Evolutionary Importance of Maternal Effects in the Sea,D.J. Marshall, R.M. Allen, and A.J. Crean
    Effects of Climate-Induced Coral Bleaching on Coral-Reef Fishes — Ecological and Economic Consequences,M.S. Pratchett, P.L. Munday, S.K. Wilson, N.A.J. Graham, J.E. Cinner, D.R. Bellwood, G.P. Jones, N.V.C. Polunin, and T.R. Mcclanahan
    Otolith Chemistry to Describe Movements and Life-History Parameters of Fishes — Hypotheses, Assumptions, Limitations and Inferences,T.S. Elsdon, B.K. Wells, S.E. Campana, B.M. Gillanders, C.M. Jones, K.E. Limburg, D.H. Secor, S. Thorrold, and B.D. Walther
    Paradigms in Fisheries Oceanography, W.C. Leggett and K.T. Frank


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

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    Reflecting increased interest in the field and its relevance in global environmental issues, Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 46 provides authoritative reviews that summarize results of recent research in basic areas of marine research, exploring topics of special and topical importance while adding to new areas as they arise. This volume, part of a series that regards the all marine sciences as a complete unit, features contributions from experts involved in biological, chemical, geological, and physical aspects of marine science. These features along with the inclusion of a full color insert and an extensive reference list, make the text an essential reference for researchers and students in all fields of marine science.
    ·         Discusses the establishment of a quota-based description of algal growth for the development of plankton functional-type models
    ·         Focuses on the link between of benthic alga and the ecological resilience of coral reefs
    ·         Analyzes the life-history strategy of C. crangon over its latitudinal distribution range and its limiting factors
    ·         Reviews available knowledge on the two distinctive life history strategies of the octopus family Octopodidae
    ·         Covers various well-studied and poorly studied examples of maternal effects in the marine environment
    ·         Identifies coral cover and topographic complexity as critical and distinct components of coral-reef habitats
    ·         Clarifies the methods of determining fish movement based on natural and artificial otolith chemical tags
    ·         Examines the paradigms that have shaped thinking and research and how recent research has affected understanding of their validity and usefulness