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Welcome to your Marine and Freshwater Biology reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout this module.
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The Biology of Streams and Rivers by Although they constitute less than 1% of the world's water, freshwaters play a vital role in life on Earth. Running water, or lotic, habitats comprise a tiny proportion of these freshwaters, yet they offer important resources and are rich and complex environments. This book provides anessential introduction to the biology and ecology of lotic habitats, and their constituent organisms. Rarely has the breadth and complexity of all aspects of the biology of streams and rivers been dealt with in a single volume. The aim of this book is to delve into the rich and growing literature,and to provide an up-to-date introduction to stream and river biology. It begins by outlining the factors that make running water habitats unique, and describing the many different water-course systems. The authors then outline the range of living organisms in lotic habitats, and the environmentaladaptations they exhibit. They discuss population, community, and ecosystem patterns and processes, such as energy flow, nutrient cycling, migration, food webs, and community structure. Each chapter includes practical information on simple studies and experiments for students to try. The bookfinishes with a discussion of applied issues surrounding water use, pollution, species diversity, and conservation of this fascinating and immensely important habitat.
Call Number: 577.64 GIL
Publication Date: 1999
Biology of Freshwater Pollution by Biology of Freshwater Pollution, is a highly regarded overview of the subject aimed at advanced undergraduates and professionals. This edition provides a summary of the whole field covering recent research, case studies and examples.The book begins by describing contrasting examples of pollution events. Individual chapters then deal with the major types of pollution introducing their sources, exploring their impacts on biological systems and water resources using contemporary examples, and discussing methods for mitigating impacts. Techniques used to investigate pollution are introduced throughout and the penultimate chapter deals extensively with the biological assessment of water quality. The final chapter looks at water resource management in the twenty-first century and the role of the biologist in that process.
Call Number: 628.168 MAS
Publication Date: 2002
Marine Ecology by The oceans cover the majority of the Earth's surface; they influence our climate and provide a valuable source of food to billions of people. However, despite its fundamental impact on our lives, many aspects of the marine environment remain a mystery to us. Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts, Second Edition, offers a carefully balanced and stimulating survey of marine ecology, introducing the key processes and systems from which the marine environment is formed and the issues and challenges that surround its future. Opening with an overview of the major processes and interactions of marine ecology, the book goes on to explore the diverse systems from which the marine environment is composed, from estuaries to seabeds and from the deep sea to polar regions. The final section examines human activities that impact the marine environment--fisheries, aquaculture, pollution, and global warming--before considering measures that can be taken to mitigate their adverse effects on it. Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts is an essential resource for any student wishing to develop a well-balanced, informed understanding of this fascinating subject. The second edition offers enhanced coverage of socioeconomic issues and climate change and new "Hot Topic" text boxes that discuss contemporary research. FEATURES * Places key concepts and issues from a diverse range of marine systems into a real-world context * Carefully structured into well-defined, logical sections that facilitate ease and flexibility of use * Striking full-color illustrations and photographs bring the subject alive * Many detailed case studies enliven the text and add a further level of depth and insight * Key concepts and issues are treated from a global perspective, using examples from around the world * Rich pedagogy highlights and elucidates important information * A Companion Website provides resources for students and instructors
Call Number: 577.7 KAI
Publication Date: 2011
Marine Biology by Widely regarded as the most captivating, accessible, and comprehensive text for undergraduate marine biology courses, this text examines marine biology from a unique global and evolutionary perspective. Written in a clear, conversational style, this highly acclaimed volume emphasizes theprinciples and processes that underlie and unify vastly different marine communities.
Call Number: 578.77 LEV
Publication Date: 2017
Ecology of Freshwaters by The new edition of this established textbook, now with full colour illustration, has been extensively revised and continues to provide a comprehensive, stimulating, readable and authoritative coverage of freshwater habitats, their communities and their functioning, the world over. The work will be of great value to undergraduate and graduate students, fellow researchers and water managers, and the plain language and lack of jargon should make it accessible to anyone interested in the functioning and current state of lakes and rivers. Having taught and researched over fifty years and six continents, Professor Brian Moss makes here extensive use of his personal experience as well as the huge literature now available on freshwaters. This is the fifth edition of his textbook, which, since the first edition in 1980, has steadily evolved to reflect a rapidly changing science and environment. It places increasing emphasis on the role of people in damaging and managing freshwaters as we move into the Anthropocene epoch and face unprecedented levels of climate and other changes, whilst rejoicing in the fascination of what are left of near pristine freshwater ecosystems. Professor Moss retired from the University of Liverpool following a career in Africa, the USA and the UK. He was awarded medals by the International Society for Limnology, of which he was President from 2007 to 2013, and The Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. He was given The Ecology Institute's Excellence in Ecology Prize in 2009 and the book written for that prize, Liberation Ecology, was awarded the British Ecological Society's best ecology book prize in 2013.
Call Number: 577.6 MOS + eBook
Publication Date: 2018
Oceanography and Marine Biology by Oceanography and Marine Biology takes a balanced approach to marine science, bringing marine biology and traditional oceanographic disciplines closer together. This text preserves the basic elements of the physical, chemical, and geological aspects of the marine sciences, and merges thosefundamentals into a broader framework of marine biology and ecology.
Call Number: 551.46 TOV
Publication Date: 2012