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Marine Biology

  • A Sea of Glassby Drew Harvell

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    It started with a glass octopus. Dusty, broken, and all but forgotten, it caught Drew Harvell?s eye. Fashioned in intricate detail by the father-son glassmaking team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the octopus belonged to a menagerie of unusual marine creatures that had been packed away for decades in a storage unit. More than 150 years earlier, the... more...

  • Their World: A Diversity of Microbial Environmentsby Christon J. Hurst

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 159.00

    Thisvolume summarizes recent advances in environmental microbiology by providing fascinatinginsights into the diversity of microbial life that exists on our planet. Thefirst two chapters present theoretical perspectives that help to consolidateour understanding of evolution as an adaptive process by which the niche andhabitat of each species develop... more...

  • Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Managementby Bertrum H. MacDonald; Suzuette S. Soomai; Elizabeth M. De Santo; Peter G. Wells

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 139.95

    This book provides a timely analysis of the role that information?particularly scientific information?plays in the policy-making and decision-making processes in coastal and ocean management. It includes contributions from global experts in marine environmental science, marine policy, fisheries, public policy and administration, resource management,... more...

  • An Introduction to Fish Migrationby Pedro Morais; Francoise Daverat

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 129.95

    Since the publication of The Migrations of Fish by Prof. Alexander Meek in 1916, a number of books have been published on this subject. However, most of these books only cover one type of migratory mechanisms. This book aims to overcome this drawback by presenting a comprehensive coverage of all life history strategies?potadromy, anadromy, catadromy,... more...

  • Decapod Crustacean Phylogeneticsby Joel W. Martin; Keith A. Crandall; Darryl L. Felder

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 167.95

    Decapod crustaceans are of tremendous interest and importance evolutionarily, ecologically, and economically. There is no shortage of publications reflecting the wide variety of ideas and hypotheses concerning decapod phylogeny, but until recently, the world?s leading decapodologists had never assembled to elucidate and discuss relationships among... more...

  • Phylogeography and Population Genetics in Crustaceaby Christoph Held; Stefan Koenemann; Christoph D. Schubart

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 149.95

    Recently, technological progress and the rise of DNA barcoding efforts have led to a significant increase in the availability of molecular datasets on intraspecific variability. Carcinologists and other organismal biologists, who want to use molecular tools to investigate patterns on the scale of populations, face a bewildering variety of genetic... more...

  • Fisheries Management and Conservationby William III Hunter

    Apple Academic Press 2016; US$ 159.95

    Fisheries management and conservation draws on science in order to find ways to protect fishery resources so sustainable exploitation is possible. Modern fisheries management often involves regulating when, where, how, and how much fishermen are allowed to harvest to ensure that there will be fish in the future. This work on fisheries management and... more...

  • Ecological Biomarkersby Claude Amiard-Triquet; Jean-Claude Amiard; Philip S. Rainbow

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 147.95

    Does a change, which affects a few biological macro-molecules, some cells, or a few individuals within a population, have any ecological significance that would allow the prediction of deleterious effects at higher levels of biological organization, namely the population, community, and ultimately the ecosystem? With contributions from experts in... more...

  • Ecology of Marine Bivalvesby Richard F. Dame

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 119.95

    Exploring the potential use of bivalves as indicators and monitors of ecosystem health, this book describes live and computer simulated experiments, mesocosm studies, and field manipulation experiments. This second edition discusses major new developments, including phase shifts in many coastal and estuarine ecosystems dominated by suspension-feeding... more...

  • Toxicology of Reptilesby Susan C. M. Gardner; Eva Oberdorster

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 209.95

    Toxicology of Reptiles cohesively summarizes much of the cutting-edge research taking place in fields such as reptilian endocrinology, neurophysiology, immunology, and ecology. It also addresses conservation needs along with the complications often associated with population studies. The text is easy to synthesize and apply in the evaluation and... more...