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Open oceans in polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the ecology of open oceans in polar regions. Topics covered include gradients in waters, the plankton, the physiological ecology of polar phytoplankton, the zooplankton, squid, ... More


Trophic Interactions in Subtidal Rocky Reefs on the West Coast of South Africa

George M. Branch

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The chapter summarizes the ecology of the subtidal reefs of South Africa. Discussions include the role of wind, productivity, and oceanographic conditions, the important role of currents and the ... More


Marine Ecosystems and Climate Variation: The North Atlantic: A Comparative Perspective

Nils Chr. Stenseth, Geir Ottersen, James W. Hurrell, and Andrea Belgrano (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507499
eISBN:
9780191709845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507499.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This book focuses on the influence of climate variability on the marine ecosystems of the North Atlantic. The ecological impact of climate variability on population dynamics is addressed at the full ... More


Carbon sequestration

David M. Wilkinson

in Fundamental Processes in Ecology: An earth systems approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568469
eISBN:
9780191717611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568469.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

While traditionally ecology textbooks only discuss the short term carbon cycle, the role of life has been crucial in the geological long term carbon cycle through processes such as silicate ... More


Microbial, Microalgal, and Planktonic Reef Life

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, and Graham M. Pilling

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198566359
eISBN:
9780191713934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566359.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

Microbes, including bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, protozoans and microalgae, are the most abundant and arguably the most important members of coral reef communities. They occur in the water ... More


Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Claudia Castellani and Martin Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

A thorough understanding of planktonic organisms is the first step towards a real appreciation of the diversity, biology, and ecological importance of marine life. A detailed knowledge of their ... More


Crustacea: Introduction

Claudia Castellani and Marianne Wootton

in Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides an introduction to the Crustacea, one of the most abundant and diverse components of the plankton. Within a single net-haul, the vast diversity within this group, coupled with ... More


Blue Whales

Quentin R. Walsh

in The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034799
eISBN:
9780813039688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034799.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During all the centuries of whaling the blue whale has been one of the few species that could not be caught in sufficient number to make its taking commercially profitable. The species was too ... More


Plankton Biodiversity and Biogeography

Gregory Beaugrand

in Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the biodiversity and main biogeographic patterns of marine plankton, the causes of such patterns, as well as factors that influence spatial and temporal plankton distribution. ... More


Plankton and Global Change

Martin Edwards

in Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Global change caused by human activities has had large consequences for the Earth's biosphere through such effects as climate warming, pollution, loss of biodiversity, unsustainable exploitation of ... More


Community structure of microbes in natural environments

David L. Kirchman

in Processes in Microbial Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199586936
eISBN:
9780191774645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586936.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Community structure refers to the taxonomic types of various microbes and their relative abundance in an environment. Traditional methods for identifying microbes rely on biochemical test of ... More


Grazing in Kelp Communities

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

in The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the facilitative and competitive interactions in giant kelp communities. Broadly defined, facilitation denotes positive interactions between species where at least one species ... More


The Gulf of Nicoya Estuarine Ecosystem

José A. Vargas

in Costa Rican Ecosystems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226121505
eISBN:
9780226121642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121642.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The extensive hydrological connection between the Gulf of Nicoya and the watersheds draining into it gives origin to one of the most prominent ecological and geographical systems of Costa Rica. It is ... More


Plankton Populations and Communities

William K. W. Li

in Marine Macroecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226904115
eISBN:
9780226904146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Patterns in ecology are not easily discerned. Some, such as the allometric scaling of abundance to body size, are clearly evident in the marine plankton. Others are not so obvious, but seem to emerge ... More


Plankton—Not So Paradoxical After All

Sean Nee and Graham Stone

in Marine Macroecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226904115
eISBN:
9780226904146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The paradox of the plankton is an apparently massive violation of the principle of competitive exclusion, or the “one species, one niche” requirement for coexistence. It is quite extraordinary, the ... More


An introduction to Antarctic lakes

Johanna Laybourn-Parry and Jemma L. Wadham

in Antarctic Lakes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199670499
eISBN:
9780191788536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670499.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Chapter 1 outlines the history and logistics of Antarctic limnology, climatic conditions in Antarctica, its glaciological history, the diversity and types of Antarctic lakes, their geochemical ... More


Freshwater lakes

Johanna Laybourn-Parry and Jemma L. Wadham

in Antarctic Lakes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199670499
eISBN:
9780191788536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670499.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Chapter 2 outlines the formation and water chemistry of Antarctic freshwater lakes in detail. Antarctica carries many large and small freshwater lakes on its ice-free areas. These are ice-covered for ... More


Lakes and ponds on glaciers and ice shelves

Johanna Laybourn-Parry and Jemma L. Wadham

in Antarctic Lakes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199670499
eISBN:
9780191788536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670499.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Shallow lakes and ponds form on the surfaces of glaciers and ice shelves. Supraglacial lakes or cryolakes are poorly researched but interest in them is growing. This chapter outlines our current ... More


Introduction to Taxonomy

Rowena Stern, Wootton Marianne, and Claudia Castellani

in Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides a general introduction to taxonomy. Taxonomy is the scientific discipline of describing, delimiting, and naming organisms. It is the foundation of biodiversity science, and ... More


The Marine Environment

N. Penny Holliday and Stephanie Henson

in Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

The growth, distribution, and variability of phytoplankton populations in the North Atlantic are primarily controlled by the physical environment. This chapter provides an overview of the regional ... More


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