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Monitoring Rocky Shores

Steven Murray

J. Stanford and R.L. Newell (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247284
eISBN:
9780520932715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247284.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Monitoring changes in the intertidal zone of rocky shores has never been more critical. This sensitive habitat at the interface of land and ocean may well be the marine equivalent of the canary in a ... More


The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The largest seaweed, giant kelp (Macrocystis) is the fastest growing and most prolific of all plants found on earth. Growing from the seafloor and extending along the ocean surface in lush canopies, ... More


Quantifying Abundance: Biomass

Steven N. Murray, Richard F. Ambrose, and Megan N. Dethier

in Monitoring Rocky Shores

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247284
eISBN:
9780520932715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247284.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Species abundances in rocky intertidal zones are generally expressed as numerical density or counts as cover. Occasionally, however, the goals of a sampling program require that the biomass of rocky ... More


Individual-Based Parameters: Age Determination, Growth Rates, Size Structure, and Reproduction

Steven N. Murray, Richard F. Ambrose, and Megan N. Dethier

in Monitoring Rocky Shores

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247284
eISBN:
9780520932715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247284.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Most rocky intertidal zone monitoring and impact studies are designed to determine the status of sampled populations solely in terms of abundance. This approach can present two problems. First, ... More


1 + 1 = 8: Gustatory synergy

Ole G. Mouritsen, Klavs Styrbæk, and Jonas Drotner Mouritsen

in Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168908
eISBN:
9780231537582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168908.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines how the intensity of the taste imparted by umami is affected by synergistic interactions with other substances that increase its gustatory intensity. It has been said that the ... More


Umami from the oceans: Seaweeds, fish, and shellfish

Ole G. Mouritsen, Klavs Styrbæk, and Jonas Drotner Mouritsen

in Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168908
eISBN:
9780231537582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168908.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter focuses on three sources of umami that are found in the oceans: seaweeds, fish, and shellfish. It is likely that many cuisines in all parts of the world originally depended on fermented ... More


A Biogeography of Human Diet and Drugs

Alexander H. Harcourt

in Human Biogeography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272118
eISBN:
9780520951778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272118.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Our diet affects our physiology. People who can drink milk as adults have evolved different physiologies from those who cannot. The same is true of people who live on starch. Only the Japanese can ... More


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