S. J. Hawkins, A. J. Evans, A.C. Dale, L. B. Firth, D. J. Hughes, I. P. Smith
December 4, 2017
by CRC Press
Reference - 232 Pages - 21 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138197862 - CAT# K31315
Series: Oceanography and Marine Biology - An Annual Review
Ever-increasing interest in oceanography and marine biology and their relevance to global environmental issues create a demand for authoritative reviews summarizing the results of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review has catered to this demand since its founding by the late Harold Barnes more than 50 years ago. Its objectives are to consider, annually, the basic areas of marine research, returning to them when appropriate in future volumes; to deal with subjects of special and topical importance; and to add new subjects as they arise.
The favourable reception and complimentary reviews accorded to all the volumes shows that the series is fulfilling a very real need. Volume 55 follows closely the objectives and style of the earlier volumes, continuing to regard the marine sciences—with all their various aspects—as a unity. Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of marine science are dealt with by experts actively engaged in these fields.
The series is an essential reference text for researchers and students in all fields of marine science and related subjects, and it finds a place in libraries of universities, marine laboratories, research institutes and government departments. It is consistently among the highest ranking series in terms of impact factor in the marine biology category of the citation indices compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information/Web of Science.
A review of anthropogenic factors promoting the establishment and spread of marine non-indigenous species post-arrival. Marine biodiversity and policy: coherence of policies to use and policies to conserve. Larval biology: implications for biophysical modelling of dispersal and population connectivity in marine ecosystems. Supply side ecology in a changing world. Seaweed chemical defences. Filling in the grazing puzzle: a synthesis of herbivory in starfish. Ecological dominance along temperate/subtropical rocky coastlines: the case of the bioengineer Pyura stolonifera species complex. Context dependency of the role biodiversity in the functioning of rocky coastal ecosystems.