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Marine Biology

  • Environmental Sex Differentiation in Fishby T. J. Pandian

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Fish constitute an important natural renewable resource and any reduction in their ability to propagate as a result of human interference may have significant socioeconomic consequences. The negative effect of human activity on sex differentiation and reproductive output in fish is so diverse that it has been difficult to encompass it in a single... more...

  • Nutritional Marine Lifeby Ramasamy Santhanam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    The nutritional benefits of marine flora and fauna are well known. Fish and crustaceans provide high-quality sources of amino acids?nutritionally important proteins found in only small amounts in cereals and grains. Nutrients and minerals in seafood can improve brain development and reproduction and there are strong links between fish and heart... more...

  • Immunobiology of the Sharkby Sylvia L. Smith; Robert B. Sim; Martin F. Flajnik

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    Immunity studies in sharks over the past three decades have produced some remarkable discoveries. If one message rings true, it is that alternative animal model systems, such as sharks and their relatives, have contributed very substantially to a better understanding of the development evolution of our own immune system. Immunobiology of the... more...

  • Marine Faunal Diversity in Indiaby Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman; Chandrakasan Sivaperuman

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 120.00

    More than 70% of the earth?s surface is covered by water, making it an ideal and abundant resource for studying species diversity, faunal communities, and ecosystems. India?s massive coastline (5,044 miles) means it plays a major role in housing these faunal communities. Of the 32 animal phyla, 15 are represented in India?s marine ecosystem, covering... more...

  • Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Changeby Grégory Beaugrand

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Biodiversity loss in terrestrial environments associated with human activities has been appreciated as a major issue for some years now. What is less well documented is the effect of such activities, including climate change, on marine biodiversity. This pioneering book is the first to address this important but neglected topic, which is likely to... more...

  • Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North Americaby J. Brian Alford; Mark S. Peterson; Christopher C. Green

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    At an increasingly global scale, aquatic scientists are heavily entrenched in understanding the fate of marine ecosystems in the face of human-altered environments. Oil spill disasters, especially large-scale ones like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, have left uncertain and indelible marks on marine ecosystems.? Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters... more...

  • Shark Manby Riley Elliott

    Random House New Zealand 2014; Not Available

    The adventures of a shark scientist and his mission to change our perception of New Zealand's most feared and misunderstood predator. Riley Elliott is a surfer, spear-fisherman and shark scientist from the Waikato, currently writing a PhD at Auckland University. He's also on a mission to share his fascination with sharks, raise the profile of their... more...

  • Biological Response Signaturesby Thomas P. Simon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    The use of environmental assessment procedures within monitoring frameworks demands that there be some relevancy to the decisions that management agencies make using biological criteria. These biological criteria standards are the basis for environmental indicators, which provide a direct measure of environmental quality. Biological Response Signatures:... more...

  • Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystemsby Robert J. Livingston

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    Produced by a Leading Aquatic Scientist A narrative account of how estuaries around the world are being altered by human forces and human-induced global climate changes, Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems: Long-Term Effects of Climate and Nutrient Loading on Trophic Organization chronicles a more than 40-year-old research effort conducted... more...

  • Molluscan Communities of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Areasby Edward J. Petuch; Robert F. Myers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    Molluscan Communities of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Areas: Their Ecology and Biodiversity is the first comprehensive overview of the ecology and biodiversity of the phylum Mollusca in the area of Florida extending from the Dry Tortugas and Ten Thousand Islands in the west to Palm Beach in the east. The book provides detailed analyses of molluscan... more...