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Ecology of Marine Sediments

John S. Gray

Ecology of Marine Sediments

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Science / Marine Biology,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9329714M
    ISBN 100198569017
    ISBN 109780198569015

    Norse, E. The significance of disturbance for populations and ecosystems in natural floodplains. Describing assemblages of sediment-living organisms ; 4. The coastal areas north of Belize City are underlain by a regular and persistent sequence: Pleistocene limestone, weathered Pleistocene limestone, sandy terrigenous clay, fibrous mangrove peat, and differentiated carbonate mud and sand. Di Toro ix. In some ways, marine ecology is more complex than the relatively straightforward study of a particular organism or environment because of the numerous interconnections, symbiotic relationships, and influence of many factors on a particular environment.

    Edwards, J. An ecosystem is any place or time where organisms interact with their environment. The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Consequently, widespread environments and lithologic units did not form.

    Another example of an interspecific relation that is negative for one species and positive for the other is predation. Numerous small deltas characterize the coast east of the mountains. The committee thanks each of the invited speakers whose informative papers were the focus of the symposium and workshop. South of Belize City, however, there is no consistent Stratigraphie sequence.


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Ecology of Marine Sediments book

Small-scale processes e. Ecosystems can remain relatively stable when untouched by catastrophic events, detrimental human activities, or other unusual occurrences. Examples of abiotic factors include, water, air, soil, pH, salinity, temperature, amount of light, and even natural catastrophic events.

Swartz Significance of Contamination. Water is cycled through the hydrosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere in relatively predictable movements. Environmental Protection Agency; Norman R. Where appropriate I cite these works in the text. Interactions between organisms of the same species are cooperation, competition, territorial divisions, and organization in the population.

Paetzold, U. Despite ongoing attempts towards developing strategies for long-term management of aquatic resources all over the world, efforts have met with limited success. Revising the Sediment Management Standards rule.

Ecology of Marine Sediments

Regional-scale processes integrate, modulate, and interact with local- and landscape-level processes operating within the various habitats that comprise a region. Norse, E. Since these processes occur in the upper portions of the sediments, temperatures are generally not elevated above bottom water values.

In fact, evidence increasingly suggests that the opposite is the case, and that true steady-state conditions may be far less common in marine sediments than has been previously assumed. Gray John S. They have also played a major role in advancing not only what we know about sediment geochemical processes, but also how we approach their study.

Exposed riverine sediments

More recent empirical and theoretical work indicated that processes operating on much larger spatial and temporal scales play important roles in shaping the species composition and dynamics of local communities. The division of the material presented here is perhaps somewhat arbitrary since changes in sediment geochemical processes are clearly a continuum as one moves from deep-sea to nearshore settings e.

Consistent with the policy of the National Research Council, the composition of the committee reflected the competing biases that might accompany expertise vital to the study in an effort to seek balance and fair treatment of the subject.

Within this narrow zone, there are many environments in which sediments are accumulating. Hay, eds. Appreciation is also conveyed to the rapporteurs of each work group, Dr.

Comparisons of sediment properties from adjacent sample stations indicate differences in environment. The effects of these man-made factors are occurring in a relatively shorter time scale and, in many cases, are beyond The papers have been reviewed for factual correctness.

Louis, Missouri A. Similarly, in coastal and estuarine sediments subjectedto elevated anthropogenic inputs of certain toxic metals, sediment processes affect the extent to which these sediments represent "permanent" versus "temporary" sinks for these metals e.

The chapter by Denny and Wethey details the pervasive effects of physical forces on marine communities, which are often ignored in basic texts on marine ecology or biology. The breaking down of glucose releases and utilizes energy from the sun stored by photosynthesizing plants.

Such studies have taken both organic and inorganic approaches, with the latter often carried out through studies of the pore-water chemistry of remineralization products or reactants. This band is bordered by Pleistocene limestone and clay inland, and by marine sediments of the shelf lagoon.

Marine ecology is a subset of the study of marine biology and includes observations at the biochemical, cellular, individual, and community levels as well as the study of marine ecosystems and the biosphere.

The committee also thanks all of the workshop participants listed in Appendix B for their participation and valuable remarks during the workshop discussions.

The effects of these man-made factors are occurring in a relatively shorter time scale and, in many cases, are beyond the capacity of organisms to adapt to these deviations.Ecology of marine sediments: from science to management. [John Stuart Gray; M Elliott] -- Marine sediments are the second largest habitat on earth and yet are poorly understood.

This book gives a broad coverage of the central topics in the ecology of soft sediments. 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.

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Marine Biodiversity and Marine Habitats The evolution of life forms in the sea has a much longer history than that on land, and, as a result, the diversity of life forms in the sea is far greater than that on land.

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Marine sediments are important as habitats for life, in geochemical cycling elements, and as an essential record of the past. These themes are seamlessly integrated in the book, which should find a place on the shelves of anyone working in these areas."Cited by: