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Life in the world's oceans : diversity, distribution, and abundance / edited by Alasdair D. McIntyre.

Contributor(s): McIntyre, A. D.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chichester ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell Pub., 2010Description: xix, 361 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781405192972 (hardback : alk. paper); 1405192976 (hardback : alk. paper).Subject(s): Marine animals | Marine ecology | Biodiversity | Census of Marine Life (Program) | Zoological surveys | OceanographyDDC classification: 577.7
Contents:
Part I : Oceans past. Marine animal populations : a new look back in time -- Part II : Oceans present - geographic realms. Surveying nearshore biodiversity ; Biodiversity knowledge and its application in the Gulf of Maine area ; Coral reef biodiversity ; New perceptions of continental margin biodiversity ; Biodiversity patterns and processes on the Mid-Atlantic ridge ; Life on seamounts ; Diversity of abyssal marine life ; Biogeography, ecology, and vulnerability of chemosynthetic ecosystems in the deep sea ; Marine life in the Arctic ; Marine life in the Antarctic -- Part III : Oceans present - global distributions. A global census of marine microbes ; A census of zooplankton of the global ocean -- Part IV : Oceans present - animal movements. Tracking fish movements and survival on the Northeast Pacific shelf ; A view of the ocean from Pacific predators -- Part V : Oceans future. The future of marine animal populations -- Part VI : Using the data. Data integration : the ocean biogeographic information system.
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"Census of Marine Life."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I : Oceans past. Marine animal populations : a new look back in time -- Part II : Oceans present - geographic realms. Surveying nearshore biodiversity ; Biodiversity knowledge and its application in the Gulf of Maine area ; Coral reef biodiversity ; New perceptions of continental margin biodiversity ; Biodiversity patterns and processes on the Mid-Atlantic ridge ; Life on seamounts ; Diversity of abyssal marine life ; Biogeography, ecology, and vulnerability of chemosynthetic ecosystems in the deep sea ; Marine life in the Arctic ; Marine life in the Antarctic -- Part III : Oceans present - global distributions. A global census of marine microbes ; A census of zooplankton of the global ocean -- Part IV : Oceans present - animal movements. Tracking fish movements and survival on the Northeast Pacific shelf ; A view of the ocean from Pacific predators -- Part V : Oceans future. The future of marine animal populations -- Part VI : Using the data. Data integration : the ocean biogeographic information system.

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CHOICE Review

An array of international researchers began a coordinated program called the Census of Marine Life in the 1990s to characterize and quantify marine biodiversity. In addition to numerous research articles in scientific journals, that effort has produced some works summarizing the results of that research to date. Among the latter, Life in the World's Oceans should serve as the primary resource for scientists learning about what has been done, what resources are available, and what yet needs to be accomplished in this arena. The multi-author work is well crafted and edited with a logical overall structure, consistency in form and tone among chapters, useful citations and Web addresses, and high-quality illustrations. The book is not intended for lay audiences. Anyone seeking numerous pages of only pictures of newly discovered organisms will be disappointed. In contrast, academics interested in gaining access to the latest concepts and tools available for biodiversity research will be rewarded. Biodiversity research has advanced beyond the "stamp collecting" stage (just cataloging species) to a conceptually rich discipline that informs scientific understanding of how ecosystems function and evolve. This book illustrates that point well. See also Census of Marine Lif. (CH, May'11, 48-5060). Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners. S. R. Fegley University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Professor Alasdair McIntyre is based at the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

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