A thorough understanding of planktonic organisms is the first step towards a real appreciation of the diversity, biology, and ecological importance of marine life. A detailed knowledge of their distribution and community composition is particularly important since these organisms are often very delicate and sensitive to change, and can be used as early indicators of environmental change. Natural and man-induced modification of the environment can affect both the distribution and composition of plankton, with important ecological and economic impacts. Marine Plankton provides a practical guide to plankton biology with a large geographic coverage spanning the North Sea to the north-eastern Atlantic coast of the USA and Canada. The book is divided into three sections: an overview of plankton ecology, an assessment of methodology in plankton research covering sampling, preservation, and counting of samples, and a taxonomic guide richly illustrated with detailed line drawings to aid identification. This is an essential reference text suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in marine ecology (particularly useful for fieldwork) as well as for professional marine biologists. It will also be of relevance and use to environmental scientists, conservation biologists, marine resource managers, environmental consultants, and other specialised practitioners.
The iconic and beautiful Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. With contributions from international experts, this timely and fully updated second edition of The Great Barrier Reef describes the animals, plants and other organisms of the reef, as well as the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence them. It contains new chapters on shelf slopes and fisheries and addresses pressing issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, coral bleaching and disease, and invasive species. The Great Barrier Reef is a must-read for the interested reef tourist, student, researcher and environmental manager. While it has an Australian focus, it can equally be used as a reference text for most Indo-Pacific coral reefs.
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Release Date: 2005-10-30
La présente brochure décrit, dans un style accessible à tous, les principaux aspects du Code de conduite pour une pêche responsable, afin de susciter une meilleure prise de conscience des buts et objectifs du Code, et d'encourager sa mise en application effective dans toutes les pêches de capture et dans l'aquaculture. Cette brochure ne se substitue pas au Code de conduite; elle cherche plutôt à présenter de façon simplifiée certaines des informations complexes contenues dans le Code afin de les rendre accessibles à tous les usagers des pêches.
Author: Karline Soetaert
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-10-21
Mathematical modelling is an essential tool in present-day ecological research. Yet for many ecologists it is still problematic to apply modelling in their research. In our experience, the major problem is at the conceptual level: proper understanding of what a model is, how ecological relations can be translated consistently into mathematical equations, how models are solved, steady states calculated and interpreted. Many textbooks jump over these conceptual hurdles to dive into detailed formulations or the mathematics of solution. This book attempts to fill that gap. It introduces essential concepts for mathematical modelling, explains the mathematics behind the methods, and helps readers to implement models and obtain hands-on experience. Throughout the book, emphasis is laid on how to translate ecological questions into interpretable models in a practical way. The book aims to be an introductory textbook at the undergraduate-graduate level, but will also be useful to seduce experienced ecologists into the world of modelling. The range of ecological models treated is wide, from Lotka-Volterra type of principle-seeking models to environmental or ecosystem models, and including matrix models, lattice models and sequential decision models. All chapters contain a concise introduction into the theory, worked-out examples and exercises. All examples are implemented in the open-source package R, thus taking away problems of software availability for use of the book. All code used in the book is available on a dedicated website.
Author: Arnold E. Greenberg
Publisher: American Public Health Association
Release Date: 1985
Physical examination; Determination of metals; Determination of inorganic nonmetallic; Determination of organic constitutents; Automated of water and wastewater for radioactivity; Toxicity test methods for aquatic organisms; Microbiological examitantion of water; Biological examination of water.
Author: Andrew D. Eaton
Release Date: 1995
The best compilation of water & wastewater analysis methods available anywhere! This reorganized reference source is written for many scientific fields, including chemistry, engineering, biology, health, the environment & geo-sciences. More than 340 hods are presented, each with step-by-step procedures for precise analysis of water & wastewater chemical constituents, sanitary quality, & physical & biological characteristics. Twenty-three new methods have been added & 26 methods have been revised to reflect the very latest technical advances. You'll find a revised method for turbidity, new information on UV-absorbing organic constituents cited in the Information Collection Rule (ICR), new procedures for laboratory occupational health & safety, & much more. Incorporates the methods published in the 18th Edition Supplement. CONTENTS INCLUDE : Physical Examination, Determination of Metals & Other Inorganic Nonmetallic Constituents, Determination of Organic Constituents, Examination of Water & Wastewater Radioactivity, Toxicity Test Methods for Aquatic Organisms, Microbiological Examination of Water, Biological Examination of Water. $180.00 Nonmembers, $140.00 APHA, AWWA & WEF members.
Author: Michael J. Kennish
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2000-12-27
As a practicing professional in the field of marine science you need easily accessible, accurate and up-to-date information at your fingertips. Practical Handbook of Marine Science, Third Edition provides a comprehensive reference containing the critical information necessary to meet the multidisciplinary research needs of all marine scientists, researchers, and anyone involved in managing marine resources. Consisting of a user-friendly multi-sectional format, this single volume databook offers extensive, illustrative, and tabular reference material covering all the major disciplines related to the sea. What's new in the New Edition Presented in an easy-to-use, logically arranged format Practical Handbook of Marine Science, Third Edition serves as a quick reference to all disciplines of marine science. While building on the strong base provided by the previous editions, this is a completely updated version that includes: Completely revised text to reflect the latest knowledge in marine science Extensive references from recent sources (1995-2000) Current tables A wealth of new illustrations and tables Highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of marine science, this handbook covers a wide range of topics and is a quick and easy reference to a multitude of marine science subjects. Although this state-of-the art reference has been designed for marine scientists; administrators and other professionals who deal with the management of marine resources - and the investigation of anthropogenic impacts on marine systems - will find the information accessible and useful. The Practical Handbook of Marine Science, Third Edition is your first resource when you need current, concise, and detailed data.