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Author Knox, G. A.
Title Biology of the Southern Ocean / George A. Knox.
Imprint Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, ©2007.


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Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (621 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Marine biology series
CRC marine biology series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-608) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Marine ecology -- Antarctic Ocean.
Biotic communities -- Antarctic Ocean.
Ecosystem management -- Antarctic Ocean.
Antarctic Ocean.
Contents The southern ocean -- Phytoplankton and primary production -- Sea-ice microbial communities -- Zooplankton -- Krill -- Nekton -- Fish -- Seals -- Whales -- Birds -- Benthic communities -- The fast ice and ice shelves -- Ice-edge processes -- Decomposition and the roles of bacteria and protozoa -- Ecosystem dynamics -- Resource exploitation -- Ecosystem changes resulting from resource exploitation -- Management of living resources -- Ultraviolet radiation -- Global warming and Antarctic marine ecosystems -- Human impact.
Summary First published in 1993, this book has been referred to as international research at its best and an invaluable reference. This second edition retains the format that made the first edition a popular bestseller, while updating the information with the latest research results available. The book describes the physico-chemical environment and, in a logical sequence, covers phytoplankton and primary production, the sea ice microbial communities and the secondary consumers, the zooplankton. The author includes a chapter on the biology and ecology of Antarctic krill that highlights its central posi.
Other Title Print version: Knox, G.A. Biology of the Southern Ocean. 2nd ed. Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, ©2007 0849333946 9780849333941