Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance

Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance

Editor(s): Alasdair D. McIntyre

Published Online: 23 NOV 2010 06:21AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405192972

Online ISBN: 9781444325508

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325508

About this Book

Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Abundance and Distribution is a true landmark publication.

Comprising the synthesis and analysis of the results of the Census of Marine Life this most important book brings together the work of around 2000 scientists from 80 nations around the globe.

The book is broadly divided into four sections, covering oceans past, oceans present, oceans future and a final section covering the utilisation of the data which has been gathered, and the coordination and communication of the results.

Edited by Professor Alasdair Mcintyre, Marine Life is a book which should find a place on the shelves of all marine scientists, ecologists, conservation biologists, oceanographers, fisheries scientists and environmental biologists. All universities and research establishments where biological, earth and fisheries science are studied and taught should have copies of this essential book on their shelves.

  • A true landmark publication
  • One of the most important marine science books ever published
  • Contributions from many world leading researchers
  • Synthesis of a huge amount of important data
  • Represents the culmination of 10 years' research by 2000 scientists from 80 countries

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Oceans Past

  2. Part II: Oceans Present – Geographic Realms

    1. Chapter 2

      Surveying Nearshore Biodiversity (pages 25–42)

      Brenda Konar, Katrin Iken, Gerhard Pohle, Patricia Miloslavich, Juan Jose Cruz-Motta, Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Edward Kimani, Ann Knowlton, Thomas Trott, Tohru Iseto and Yoshihisa Shirayama

    2. Chapter 4

      Coral Reef Biodiversity (pages 65–78)

      Nancy Knowlton, Russell E. Brainard, Rebecca Fisher, Megan Moews, Laetitia Plaisance and M. Julian Caley

    3. Chapter 5

      New Perceptions of Continental Margin Biodiversity (pages 79–102)

      Lenaick Menot, Myriam Sibuet, Robert S. Carney, Lisa A. Levin, Gilbert T. Rowe, David S. M. Billett, Gary Poore, Hiroshi Kitazato, Ann Vanreusel, Joëlle Galéron, Helena P. Lavrado, Javier Sellanes, Baban Ingole and Elena Krylova

    4. Chapter 6

      Biodiversity Patterns and Processes on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (pages 103–122)

      Michael Vecchione, Odd Aksel Bergstad, Ingvar Byrkjedal, Tone Falkenhaug, Andrey V. Gebruk, Olav Rune Godø, Astthor Gislason, Mikko Heino, Åge S. Høines, Gui M. M. Menezes, Uwe Piatkowski, Imants G. Priede, Henrik Skov, Henrik Søiland, Tracey Sutton and Thomas de Lange Wenneck

    5. Chapter 7

      Life on Seamounts (pages 123–138)

      Mireille Consalvey, Malcolm R. Clark, Ashley A. Rowden and Karen I. Stocks

    6. Chapter 8

      Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life (pages 139–160)

      Brigitte Ebbe, David S. M. Billett, Angelika Brandt, Kari Ellingsen, Adrian Glover, Stefanie Keller, Marina Malyutina, Pedro Martínez Arbizu, Tina Molodtsova, Michael Rex, Craig Smith and Anastasios Tselepides

    7. Chapter 9

      Biogeography, Ecology, and Vulnerability of Chemosynthetic Ecosystems in the Deep Sea (pages 161–182)

      Maria C. Baker, Eva Z. Ramirez-Llodra, Paul A. Tyler, Christopher R. German, Antje Boetius, Erik E. Cordes, Nicole Dubilier, Charles R. Fisher, Lisa A. Levin, Anna Metaxas, Ashley A. Rowden, Ricardo S. Santos, Tim M. Shank, Cindy L. Van Dover, Craig M. Young and Anders Warén

    8. Chapter 10

      Marine Life in the Arctic (pages 183–202)

      Rolf Gradinger, Bodil A. Bluhm, Russell R. Hopcroft, Andrey V. Gebruk, Ksenia Kosobokova, Boris Sirenko and Jan Marcin Wȩsławski

  3. Part III: Oceans Present – Global Distributions

    1. Chapter 12

      A Global Census of Marine Microbes (pages 221–245)

      Linda Amaral-Zettler, Luis Felipe Artigas, John Baross, Loka Bharathi P.A., Antje Boetius, Dorairajasingam Chandramohan, Gerhard Herndl, Kazuhiro Kogure, Phillip Neal, Carlos Pedrós-Alió, Alban Ramette, Stefan Schouten, Lucas Stal, Anne Thessen, Jan de Leeuw and Mitchell Sogin

    2. Chapter 13

      A Census of Zooplankton of the Global Ocean (pages 247–265)

      Ann Bucklin, Shuhei Nishida, Sigrid Schnack-Schiel, Peter H. Wiebe, Dhugal Lindsay, Ryuji J. Machida and Nancy J. Copley

  4. Part IV: Oceans Present – Animal Movements

    1. Chapter 14

      Tracking Fish Movements and Survival on the Northeast Pacific Shelf (pages 267–290)

      John Payne, Kelly Andrews, Cedar Chittenden, Glenn Crossin, Fred Goetz, Scott Hinch, Phil Levin, Steve Lindley, Scott McKinley, Michael Melnychuk, Troy Nelson, Erin Rechisky and David Welch

  5. Part V: Oceans Future

  6. Part VI: Using the Data

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