Publisher description for Marine biology : function, biodiversity, ecology / Jeffrey S. Levinton.

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This new and revised second edition of Jeffrey S. Levinton's Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology promises to be as fascinating and informative as the first, with additions that bring it up-to-date on current research issues. Designed for one-semester junior/senior courses, this established volume stands as one of the most current and thorough resources for students in the multidisciplinary field of marine biology. The new edition includes significantly expanded coverage of marine mammals and hypothesis testing and offers entirely new sections on subtidal rocky reefs, metapopulations, marine invasions, marine protected areas and no-take fishery zones, and molecular approaches to marine biology and fisheries. It emphasizes the relationship of the functional ecology of organisms to higher levels of organization, including major marine habitats and ecosystems. The book effectively describes a variety of current research areas, conveying the dynamic range of activity in the field and teaching students that scientific study is an active and ongoing process by means of Hot Topics Essays in Marine Biology. Complementing the text are a wealth of pedagogical features including: BL 32 full-color plates. BL Expanded text boxes that highlight important and current research topics. BL A self-test keyed to the chapters and bound into the back of the book. BL The CD-ROM, "Marine Biology Explorations." This in-text CD takes students on a guided tour of marine environments and animals with approximately 450 full-color photographs and illustrations, annotated with informative descriptions. Images are from both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica. Each subject area allows students to wander in new environments and encounter new organisms and ecological features. BL A website maintained by the author: useful website provides links to other sites such as college marine biology programs, careers and jobs in marine biology and oceanography, reference sites, organism pages, marine biology research literature, and worldwide marine laboratories. BL Ancillary PowerPointRG Overheads. These elaborate overheads include most of the pictures from the text and are available free to adopters on a CD-ROM. For more information, call 1-800-280-0280. BL An associated laboratory manual: Exploring Marine Biology by Paul Haefner. (0-19-514817-7)

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Marine biology.