Light and Photosynthesis in Aquatic Ecosystems (3rd ed.)

by John T. O. Kirk

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  • 9780521151757
  • 9780511922572
  • 9780511852824
Beginning systematically with the fundamentals, the fully-updated third edition of this popular graduate textbook provides an understanding of all the essential elements of marine optics. It explains the key role of light as a major factor in determining the operation and biological composition of aquatic ecosystems, and its scope ranges from the physics of light transmission within water, through the biochemistry and physiology of aquatic photosynthesis, to the ecological relationships that depend on the underwater light climate. This book also provides a valuable introduction to the remote sensing of the ocean from space, which is now recognized to be of great environmental significance due to its direct relevance to global warming. An important resource for graduate courses on marine optics, aquatic photosynthesis, or ocean remote sensing; and for aquatic scientists, both oceanographers and limnologists.

  • Cambridge University Press; December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780511922572
  • Edition: 3
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  • Title: Light and Photosynthesis in Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Author: John T. O. Kirk
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521151757
  • 9780511922572
  • 9780511852824

In The Press

Praise for the first edition: '… excellent … Definitely the mastery of the plan, the extreme clarity of the writing, the exhaustiveness of the information, together with constant attention to the reader (so many authors seem to write for themselves) make this book surprising. Another characteristic lies in its being authentically interdisciplinary: it is both physical and biological; it deals with plankton as well as benthos; microphytes as well as macrophytes; freshwaters as well as oceans.' Limnology and Oceanography

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521151757
  • 9780511922572
  • 9780511852824