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Ecology of marine sediments: From science to management
Gray, J.S.; Elliott, M. (2009). Ecology of marine sediments: From science to management. Second edition. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-856902-2. xiii, 225 pp.
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Gray, J.S. (1981). The ecology of marine sediments: An introduction to the structure and function of benthic communities. Cambridge Studies in Modern Biology, 2. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 0-521-28027-3. 185 pp., more

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  • Elliott, M.

    Marine sediments provide the largest habitat on planet earth, yet knowledge of the structure and function of their flora and fauna continues to be poorly described in current textbooks. This concise, readable introduction to benthic ecology builds upon the strengths of the previous edition but has been thoroughly revised throughout to incorporate the new technologies and methods that have allowed a rapid and ongoing development of the field. It explores the relationship between community structure and function, and the selection of global examples ensures an international appeal and relevance. The economic value of marine sediments increases daily, reflected in the text with a new emphasis on the effects of pollution and fisheries and the management of marine sediments. This accessible textbook is suitable for both advanced undergraduate and graduate students who have had a general ecology course, but no further training in benthic ecology. It will also be of relevance and use to professional researchers and consultants in marine ecology and environmental science who seek a compact but comprehensive introduction to benthic ecology.

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