Marine Ecological Processes

  • Ivan┬áValiela

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Primary Producers in Marine Environments

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  3. Consumers in Marine Environments

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      Pages 85-85
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  4. Structure and Dynamics of Marine Communities

  5. Functioning of Marine Ecosystems

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 545-686

About this book


Marine Ecological Processes is a modern review and synthesis of marine ecology that provides the reader - particularly the graduate student - with a lucid introduction to the intellectual concepts, approaches, and methods of this evolving discipline. Comprehensive in its coverage, this book focuses on the processes controlling marine ecosystems, communities, and populations and demonstrates how general ecological principles - derived from terrestrial and freshwater systems as well - apply to marine ecosystems. Numerous illustrations, examples, and references clearly impart to the reader the current state of research in this field; its achievements as well as unresolved controversies.


Ocean aquatic biodiversity carbon cycle development ecological principles ecology ecosystem environment food web marine nutrient cycle oceanography process species diversity

Authors and affiliations

  • Ivan┬áValiela
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  1. 1.Marine Biological LaboratoryBoston University Marine ProgramWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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