The Bio-Physics of Marine Larval Dispersal

The Bio-Physics of Marine Larval Dispersal

Editor(s): Paul W. Sammarco, Mal L. Heron

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875902593

Online ISBN: 9781118665022

DOI: 10.1029/CE045

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 45.

This book started out as an idea. One day, John C. Andrews (a physical oceanographer) and I (PWS, a marine ecologist) were commenting on how rapidly the field of larval dispersal and recruitment in marine organisms was advancing due to recent interdisciplinary studies. In earlier decades, biologists tended to work separately from the physicists and vice versa. By and large, this is still the case. Some scientists, however, are willing to venture into that "No-Man's Land" between the two fields-into the uncharted territories of the margins of their disciplines, attempting to understand each other's fields and working together to answer a single set of questions impinging on both.

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