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The Resource The ecology of seashores, George A. Knox

The ecology of seashores, George A. Knox

Label
The ecology of seashores
Title
The ecology of seashores
Statement of responsibility
George A. Knox
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Written by eminent marine biologist George Knox, The Ecology of Seashores explores the complex shore environment. This work emphasizes ecological processes and the use of systems analysis in understanding such processes." "The first comprehensive review and synthesis of the research on shore ecosystems, this book lends order to some of the most complex ecosystem types and presents a wide range of geographical examples. It gives complete coverage of the ecology of all seashore types: rocky shores, soft shores, sandy beaches, and estuaries at an advanced level. If you are involved in researching or managing coastal zones, The Ecology of Seashores provides exhaustive coverage of the essential information you need." "Features: presents examples from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres; highlights ecological niches on the shore and the establishment and maintenance of zonation patterns; synthesizes factors such as grazing, competition, predation, disturbance, and succession that determine the distribution, diversity, biomass, and production of various types of consumers; discusses energy budgets, patterns of energy flow, trophic structure, and food webs; and outlines the application of network analyses to gain greater insight into ecosystem processes and to compare different ecosystems."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knox, G. A
Dewey number
577.69/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.5.S35
LC item number
K66 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Marine science series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Seashore ecology
Label
The ecology of seashores, George A. Knox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-542) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hard Shore Microalgae
  • Hard Shore Micro- and Meiofauna
  • Rocky Shore Lichens
  • Hard Shore Macroalgae
  • Key Faunal Components
  • Special Habitats
  • Soft Shores
  • Soft Shores as a Habitat
  • The Physicochemical Environment
  • Soft Shore Types
  • The Environment
  • Estuaries
  • Soft Shore Primary Producers
  • Soft Shore Fauna
  • Biological Modification of the Sediment
  • Microbial Ecology and Organic Detritus
  • Nutrient Cycling
  • Estuarine Shelf Interactions
  • Adaptations to Shore Life
  • Ecological Niches on the Shore
  • The Establishment of Zonation Patterns
  • Environmental Gradients and Stresses on the Shore
  • The Maintenance of Zonation Patterns
  • Control of Community Structure
  • Hard Shores
  • Soft Shores
  • Synthesis of Factors Involved in Controlling Community Structure
  • Energy Flow, Food Webs, and Material Cycling
  • Food Sources
  • Energy Budgets for Individual Species
  • Optimal Foraging
  • Secondary Production
  • Salient Features of the Shore Environment
  • P:B Ratios and Production Efficiency
  • Relative Contribution of Soft Shore Benthic Infauna to Secondary Production
  • Community Metabolism
  • Trophic Structure and Food Webs
  • Carbon Flow Models
  • Stable Isotopes and Food Web Analysis
  • Top-down and Bottom-up Control of Trophic Structure
  • Ecosystem Models
  • Hard Shores
  • Sand Beaches
  • Patterns of Zonation on the Shore
  • Hard Shores
  • Zonation Patterns on Hard Shores
  • Zonation Patterns on Representative Shores
  • The Causes of Zonation
Control code
44619461
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
557 pages
Isbn
9780849300080
Lccn
00058573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The ecology of seashores, George A. Knox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-542) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hard Shore Microalgae
  • Hard Shore Micro- and Meiofauna
  • Rocky Shore Lichens
  • Hard Shore Macroalgae
  • Key Faunal Components
  • Special Habitats
  • Soft Shores
  • Soft Shores as a Habitat
  • The Physicochemical Environment
  • Soft Shore Types
  • The Environment
  • Estuaries
  • Soft Shore Primary Producers
  • Soft Shore Fauna
  • Biological Modification of the Sediment
  • Microbial Ecology and Organic Detritus
  • Nutrient Cycling
  • Estuarine Shelf Interactions
  • Adaptations to Shore Life
  • Ecological Niches on the Shore
  • The Establishment of Zonation Patterns
  • Environmental Gradients and Stresses on the Shore
  • The Maintenance of Zonation Patterns
  • Control of Community Structure
  • Hard Shores
  • Soft Shores
  • Synthesis of Factors Involved in Controlling Community Structure
  • Energy Flow, Food Webs, and Material Cycling
  • Food Sources
  • Energy Budgets for Individual Species
  • Optimal Foraging
  • Secondary Production
  • Salient Features of the Shore Environment
  • P:B Ratios and Production Efficiency
  • Relative Contribution of Soft Shore Benthic Infauna to Secondary Production
  • Community Metabolism
  • Trophic Structure and Food Webs
  • Carbon Flow Models
  • Stable Isotopes and Food Web Analysis
  • Top-down and Bottom-up Control of Trophic Structure
  • Ecosystem Models
  • Hard Shores
  • Sand Beaches
  • Patterns of Zonation on the Shore
  • Hard Shores
  • Zonation Patterns on Hard Shores
  • Zonation Patterns on Representative Shores
  • The Causes of Zonation
Control code
44619461
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
557 pages
Isbn
9780849300080
Lccn
00058573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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