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Fish Defenses Vol. 2: Pathogens, Parasites and Predators

1st Edition

Giacomo Zaccone
January 16, 2019

Dramatic changes in the environment, including habitat degradation and climate change, have focused attention on how individuals and populations respond to a shifting biotic and abiotic landscape. A critical step toward meeting this goal is a clear understanding of the capacity of individuals to...

Zooplankton: Importance in a Changing World

1st Edition

Luis R. Vieira, Lucia Guilhermino, Fernando Manuel Raposo Morgado
January 15, 2019

This book provides a multidisciplinary overview of the importance of zooplankton in aquatic ecosystems based on three main core areas: Ecology, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Education. The world of zooplankton is presented starting from the basic aspects of their biology and ecology to the recent...

The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management, Second Edition

1st Edition

Pat Hutchings, Michael Kingsford, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
January 15, 2019

The iconic and beautiful Great Barrier Reef (GBR) 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...

Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Mollusks

1st Edition

Ramasamy Santhanam, Manavalan Gobinath, Santhanam Ramesh
January 14, 2019

Key features: Serves as a standard reference for researchers, teachers and students of various disciplines such as Fisheries Science, Marine Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Natural Products, Biochemistry, and Pharmacy, their libraries, and as a valuable guide for pharmaceutical companies...

Marine Polysaccharides: Advances and Multifaceted Applications

1st Edition

Shakeel Ahmed, Aisverya Soundararajan
December 19, 2018

In the past few decades, marine organisms, including macroalgae and microalgae, have been extensively explored as potential sources of bioactive compounds with applications in various fields such as pharmaceuticals, biomedicine, cosmetics and foodstuffs. Marine polysaccharides, such as chitin/...

Aquatic Ecosystems in a Changing Climate

1st Edition

Donat-P Häder, Kunshan Gao
December 17, 2018

Global climate change affects productivity and species composition of freshwater and marine aquatic ecosystems by raising temperatures, ocean acidification, excessive solar UV and visible radiation. Effects on bacterioplankton and viruses, phytoplankton and macroalgae have farreaching consequences...

Mangroves for Building Resilience to Climate Change

1st Edition

R.N. Mandal, R. Bar
December 12, 2018

This valuable book is a comprehensive volume on mangroves, with information accessible to both botany professionals and students. It provides an easy method of identifying mangroves and distinguishing one species from another. What is a mangrove and what are the criteria of mangroves are...

Marine Macro- and Microalgae: An Overview

1st Edition

F. Xavier Malcata, Isabel Sousa Pinto, A. Catarina Guedes
December 06, 2018

The marine environment accounts for most of the biodiversity on our planet, while offering a huge potential for the benefit and wellbeing of mankind. Its extensive resources already constitute the basis of many economic activities – but many more are expected in coming years. This...

Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 56

1st Edition

S. J. Hawkins, A. J. Evans, A.C. Dale, L. B. Firth, I. P. Smith
November 30, 2018

Key features: Explores the implications of long-term climate change for biogeography and ecological processes in the Southern Ocean   Updates knowledge of symbiotic polychaetes in light of the last 20 years of research  Considers the adaptions and environments of Antarctic marine biodiversity ...

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Fishes (Agnathans and Bony Fishes): Phylogeny, Reproductive System, Viviparity, Spermatozoa

1st Edition

Barrie G M Jamieson
November 21, 2018

It is perhaps because fishes live in a buoyant medium, whether it be fresh or sea water, that they show a diversity in body shapes that is unparalleled by other vertebrates. There is also a unique diversity in the modes of reproduction, whether by external or internal fertilization, and this, with...

A Blue Carbon Primer: The State of Coastal Wetland Carbon Science, Practice and Policy

1st Edition

Lisamarie Windham-Myers, Stephen Crooks, Tiffany G. Troxler
November 20, 2018

Key features: Captures the historic context and recent developments in science and policy arenas that address the potential for coastal wetlands to be considered as significant contributors to carbon sequestration Links multiple levels of science (biogeochemistry, geomorphology, paleoclimate, etc.)...

Chemical Ecology: The Ecological Impacts of Marine Natural Products

1st Edition

Melany P. Puglisi, Mikel A. Becerro
September 24, 2018

During the past 20 years, marine chemical ecology has emerged as a respected field of study providing a better understanding of the role natural products play in organisms and their environments. Ample data in this book advocates the conservation of marine environments for future drug...

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