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Life in the World's Oceans


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Foreword. Introduction. Acknowledgments. Contributors. The Scientific Steering Committee of the Census of Marine Life. PART I Oceans Past. 1 Marine Animal Populations: A New Look Back in Time. PART II Oceans Present ? Geographic Realms. 2 Surveying Nearshore Biodiversity. 3 Biodiversity Knowledge and its Application in the Gulf of Maine Area. 4 Coral Reef Biodiversity. 5 New Perceptions of Continental Margin Biodiversity. 6 Biodiversity Patterns and Processes on the Mid- Atlantic Ridge. 7 Life on Seamounts. 8 Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life. 9 Biogeography, Ecology, and Vulnerability of Chemosynthetic Ecosystems in the Deep Sea. 10 Marine Life in the Arctic. 11 Marine Life in the Antarctic. PART III Oceans Present ? Global Distributions. 12 A Global Census of Marine Microbes. 13 A Census of Zooplankton of the Global Ocean. PART IV Oceans Present ? Animal Movements. 14 Tracking Fish Movements and Survival on the Northeast Pacific Shelf. 15 A View of the Ocean from Pacific Predators. PART V Oceans Future. 16 The Future of Marine Animal Populations. PART VI Using the Data. 17 Data Integration: The Ocean Biogeographic Information System. Index.

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Professor Alasdair McIntyre is based at the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK


The handsome, beautifully illustrated book is a lastingtribute to its late editor (Alasdair D. McIntyre), the organizingcommittee, and the 2600 scientists who contributed to theproject. (The Quarterly Review of Biology, 1September 2012)"The multi-author work is well crafted and edited with a logicaloverall structure, consistency in form and tone among chapters,useful citations and Web addresses, and high-quality illustrations...Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduatesthrough professionals/practitioners. " (Choice, 1July 2011) "Although some chapters are technical and present a fair amountof data, most of the chapters appear to be intended for anon-specialist audience. It is a handsome volume but regrettablyover-priced for a non-academic readership." (Limnology andOceanography Bulletin, 2011) "Comprising the synthesis and analysis of the results of theCensus of Marine Life this most important book brings together thework of around 2000 scientists from 80 nations around the globe."(World News, 15 February 2011) "This comprehensive book is aimed at marine scientists,ecologists, conservation biologists, oceanographers, fisheriesscientists and environmental biologists". (In Practice, 1 December2010) "The ambitious project involved thousands of scientists and ledto the discovery of novel creatures such as the hairy yeti crab.The volume addresses the biodiversity of oceans past, present andfuture, including microorganisms and zooplankton." (Nature,September 2010)

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