Charles B. Miller Biological Oceanography

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Biological Oceanography

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This modern textbook of biological oceanography is aimed at students taking oceanography, marine biology and marine sciences courses. It covers recent developments such as the molecular techniques (including sequence data) that have allowed a re-examination of the ocean's microbial ecology and the role of the various trophic groups in biogeochemical cycling, carbon flow and climate control.

  • Major topics covered include phytoplankton bloom, microbial food web, marine biogeography, global climate change and an overview of fisheries oceanography.
  • Difficult concepts are explained in a straightforward manner, making this book accessible to undergraduates, graduates and researchers alike.
  • Features a chapter on important numerical models which have become indispensable in biological oceanography.
  • Further details of key terms and important topics are highlighted in boxes
  • Models, formulas, methodologies, and techniques are described and explained throughout.

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Biological Oceanography provides a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to many aspects of ocean ecology. Taking a biological approach, it looks at the ecology of all marine life and covers recent developments that have allowed a re-examination of the ocean's microbial ecology and the role of the various trophic and organismal groups in biogeochemical cycling, carbon flow, and climate control. Coverage includes pelagic, benthic, and hydrothermal habitats, modeling and fisheries.

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Biological Oceanography provides a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to many aspects of ocean ecology. Taking a biological approach, it looks at the ecology of all marine life and covers recent developments that have allowed a re-examination of the ocean’s microbial ecology and the role of the various trophic and organismal groups in biogeochemical cycling, carbon flow, and climate control. Coverage includes pelagic, benthic, and hydrothermal habitats, modeling and fisheries.

This book is essential reading for advanced students in biological oceanography, marine biology, and general marine science courses.

Special features of Biological Oceanography are:


  • Descriptions of all the prominent groups of organisms
  • Basic process models with programs included
  • Techniques and terminology included in explanatory boxes
  • Extensive color-plate section
  • Over 200 illustrations

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