The Biology of the Indian Ocean

  • Bernt Zeitzschel
  • Sebastian A. Gerlach

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. The Environment

    1. D. H. Johnson
      Pages 7-17
    2. R. I. Currie, A. E. Fisher, P. M. Hargreaves
      Pages 37-52
    3. D. A. McGill
      Pages 53-102
  3. Primary Production and Standing Stock of Phytoplankton and Bacteria

  4. Standing Stock and Distribution of Phytoplankton, Zooplankton and Particulate Matter in Selected Areas

  5. Standing Stock and Distribution of Zooplankton

    1. T. S. S. Rao
      Pages 243-255
    2. M. Vannucci, D. Navas
      Pages 273-281
    3. V. R. Nair, T. S. S. Rao
      Pages 293-317
    4. C. V. Kurian
      Pages 329-330
    5. L. R. Kasturirangan, M. Saraswathy, T. C. Gopalakrishnan
      Pages 331-333
    6. K. K. C. Nair, P. G. Jacob, S. Kumaran
      Pages 349-356
    7. E. Brinton, K. Gopalakrishnan
      Pages 357-382
  6. The Distribution and Ecology of Fish Larvae, Fish and Benthic Organisms

  7. Transfer of Organic Matter in Different Trophic Levels

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 521-552

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of a Symposium held at the University of Kiel, Germany, from 31 March to 6 April, 1971. The Symposium was organized by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Marine Productivity section of the International Biological Programme (IBPIPM) with the assistance of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the International Association of Biological Oceanography (IABO). The aim of the Symposium was to summarize present knowledge of the biology of the Indian Ocean. Twenty-two presentations by invited speakers reviewed the research work carried out during the International Indian Ocean Expedition (lIOE) 1959 -1965, the first cooperative project coordinated by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). In addition, reports were presented of postexpedition examination of material and of more recent investigations relevant to the aims of the lIOE. In keeping with the aims of "Ecological Studies", the present volume contains much new information and some synthesis, all directed towards obtaining an understanding of the functioning and organization of the ecosystem of the Indian Ocean. The plan of the Symposium was to present the relevant meteorological, physical, chemical and geological background and to follow this with the various aspects of biological oceanography. Because of the uneven stage of development of the different disciplines, the papers included in this volume vary in their analytical level.


Indischer Ozean /Biologie Meeresbiologie biology ecosystem marine biology oceanography

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernt Zeitzschel
    • 1
  • Sebastian A. Gerlach
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Meereskunde an der Universität KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Institut für MeeresforschungBremerhavenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-65470-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-65468-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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