Technological improvements have greatly increased the ability of marine scientists to collect and analyze data over large spatial scales, and the resultant insights attainable from interpreting those data vastly increase understanding of population dynamics, evolution and biogeography. Marine Metapopulations provides a synthesis of existing information and understanding, and frames the most important future directions and issues. This is the first book to systematically apply metapopulation theory directly to marine systems. It includes contributions from leading international ecologists and fisheries biologists. There are perspectives on a broad array of marine organisms and ecosystems, from coastal estuaries to shallow reefs to deep-sea hydrothermal vents. It is a critical science for improved management of marine resources. It paves the way for future research on large-scale spatial ecology of marine systems.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : Preface Ch. 1:The Merging of Metapopulation Theory and Marine Ecology: Establishing the Historical Context Section I: Fishes Ch. 2:The Metapopulation Ecology of Coral Reef Fishes Ch. 3:Metapopulation Structure in Temperate Rock Reef Fishes Ch. 4:Estuarine and Diadromous Fish Metapopulations Section II: Invertebrates Ch. 5:Metapopulation Dynamics of Hard Corals Ch. 6:Population and Spatial Structure of Two Common Temperate Reef Hervibores: Abalone and Sea-Urchins Ch. 7:Rocky Intertidal Invertebrates: The Potential for Metapopulations Within and Among Shores Ch. 8:Metapopulation Dynamics of Coastal Decapods Ch. 9:A Metaopulation Approach to Interpreting Diversity at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents Section III: Plants and Algae Ch.10:A Metapopulation Perspective on Patch Dynamics and Connectivity of Giant Kelp Ch.11: Seagrasses and the Metapopulation Concept: Developoing a Regional Approach to the Study of Extinction, Colonization and Dispersal Section IV: Perspectives Ch.12: Conservation Dynamics of Marine Metapopu
- Data Publicarii : 26 May 2006
- Format : Hardback
- Numar pagini : 576
- ISBN : 9780120887811