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  • Asking questions
  • Some physical and chemical properties of seawater
  • Taxonomic classification and identification
  • Marine bacteria
  • Phytoplankton
  • Attached marine plants
  • Photosynthetic pigments of marine plants
  • Some lower marine invertebrates
  • Marine mollusks
  • Marine arthropods
  • Echinoderms
  • Marine zooplankton
  • Cartilaginous fishes
  • Bony fishes
  • Adaptations in marine mammals.
Now in full color, Laboratory and Field Investigations in Marine Life is a unique marine biology laboratory and field manual that engages students in the excitement and challenges of understanding marine organisms and the environments in which they live. With activities designed to encourage students to develop their own powers of critical observation and analysis, students will benefit from a thorough examination of topics such as the physical and chemical properties of seawater, marine microbes, algae, and a wide variety of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. The new, more convenient spiral binding allows the manual to lay flat on lab tables while students work, and they can easily tear out pages to submit for a grade. Laboratory and Field Investigations in Marine Life, Eleventh Edition is an ideal resource to accompany Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life, Eleventh Edition and the clear choice for an engaging, hands-on exploration of marine biology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284090543 20170213
Marine Biology Library (Miller)

2. APPLIED ECOLOGY [2017]

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408 pages 27 x 20 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface. Introduction. Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails. Profile of Venomous Marine Snails. Conotoxins. Envenomation of Cone Snails. Therapeutic Uses of Cone Snail Venoms. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771883313 20170123
The first comprehensive volume exclusively on marine cone snails, this book provides descriptions of over 100 species of hazardous marine snails along with their biological and ecological characteristics; the characteristics of conotoxins; information on cone snail injuries and their treatment along with prevention measures; and the therapeutic and medicinal value of conotoxins, including as a powerful nonaddictive painkiller, an epilepsy drug, and more. Over 275 color illustrations accompany the text for easy identification. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771883313 20170123
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xxv, 657 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
  • 1. History of Eastern Pacific Coral Reef Research.- 2. Revisiting the Cenozoic History and the Origin of the Eastern Pacific Coral Fauna.- 3. Oceanographic Conditions of the Eastern Tropical Pacific.- 4. El Nino and Southern Oscillation (ENSO): A Review.- 5. Eastern Pacific Coral Reef Provinces, Coral Community Structure and Composition: An Overview.- 6. Holocene Reef Development in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.- 7. Marine Biodiversity of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs.- 8. El Nino-Southern Oscillation: Effects on Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs and Associated Biota.- 9. Trophodynamics of Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs.- 10. Corallivory in the Eastern Pacific.- 11. Algal Dynamics: Alternate Stable States of reefs in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.- 12. Coral Reef Bioerosion in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.- 13. Diversity, Distribution and Stability of Symbiodinium in Reef Corals of the Eastern Tropical Pacific.- 14. Insights from the Application of Genetics on Pocillopora-Symbiodinium Associations in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.- 15. Coral Reproduction in the Eastern Pacific.- 16. Gene Flow of Coral Reef Organisms of the Tropical Eastern Pacific.- 17. Thermal Refuges and Refugia for Stony Corals in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.- 18. Effects of Global Warming and Ocean Acidification on Carbonate Budgets of Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs.- 19. Reef-based Reconstructions of Eastern Pacific Climate Variability.- 20. Coral Reef Conservation in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.- 21. Human Influences on Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Communities and Coral Reefs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789401774987 20161018
This book documents and examines the state of health of coral reefs in the eastern tropical Pacific region. It touches on the occurrence of coral reefs in the waters of surrounding countries, and it explores their biogeography, biodiversity and condition relative to the El Nino southern oscillation and human impacts. Additionally contained within is a field that presents information on many of the species presented in the preceding chapters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789401774987 20161018
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Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xv, 164 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xxiii, 535 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • I Basic Concepts Introduction A Crash Course on R Statistical Assumptions Statistical Inference II Statistical Modeling Linear Models Nonlinear Models Classi cation and Regression Tree Generalized Linear Model III Advanced Statistical Modeling Simulation for Model Checking and Statistical Inference Multilevel Regression Using Simulation for Evaluating Models Based on Statistical Signicance Testing Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498728720 20170206
Emphasizing the inductive nature of statistical thinking, Environmental and Ecological Statistics with R, Second Edition, connects applied statistics to the environmental and ecological fields. Using examples from published works in the ecological and environmental literature, the book explains the approach to solving a statistical problem, covering model specification, parameter estimation, and model evaluation. It includes many examples to illustrate the statistical methods and presents R code for their implementation. The emphasis is on model interpretation and assessment, and using several core examples throughout the book, the author illustrates the iterative nature of statistical inference. The book starts with a description of commonly used statistical assumptions and exploratory data analysis tools for the verification of these assumptions. It then focuses on the process of building suitable statistical models, including linear and nonlinear models, classification and regression trees, generalized linear models, and multilevel models. It also discusses the use of simulation for model checking, and provides tools for a critical assessment of the developed models. The second edition also includes a complete critique of a threshold model. Environmental and Ecological Statistics with R, Second Edition focuses on statistical modeling and data analysis for environmental and ecological problems. By guiding readers through the process of scientific problem solving and statistical model development, it eases the transition from scientific hypothesis to statistical model.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498728720 20170206
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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256 pages 24 x 17 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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pages cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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viii, 277 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Section 1: Marine Macroalgae and Seagrasses as Sources of Biodiversity The role of chemically defended seaweeds as biodiversity source-- Renato C. Pereira, Bernardo A. Perez da Gama Microbial assemblages associated with macrophytes-- Franz Goecke, Johannes F. Imhoff Epibiont associated with Marine Macrophyte Assemblages-- Carol S. Thornber, Emily Jones, Mads S. Thomsen Free-living invertebrate assemblages associated with macrophytes-- Emil Olafsson, Hilmar Hinz The role of floating plants in dispersal of biota across habitats and ecosystems-- Martin Thiel, Ceridwen Fraser The role of drift plants-- Lara Arroyo, Erik Bonsdorff Section 2: Production of Macrophytes Primary production-- Ken Dunton, Michael H. Graham Secondary production-- Hartvig Chistie, Kjell M. Norderhaug Section 3: Human Threats to Macrophytic Ecosystem Engineers Eutrophication and the challenge of changing biotic interactions-- Eva Rothausler, Veijo Jormalainen Physical threats to macrophytes as ecosystem engineers-- Diana I. Walker, A Bellgrove Ecological interactions between marine plant and alien species-- Mads S. Thomsen, Thomas Wernberg, Peter A. Staehr, David Schiel Effects of climate change on macrophytes-- Thomas Wernberg, Francisco Arenas, Celia Olabarria, Mads S. Thomsen, Margaret B. Mohring.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498723244 20161018
Marine macrophytes (macroalgae, seagrasses, and mangroves) comprise thousands of species distributed in shallow water areas along the world's coastlines. They play a key role in marine ecosystems regarding biodiversity and energy flow. A large proportion of macrophyte species can be characterised as ecosystem engineers-organisms that directly or indirectly affect the availability of resources to other species by modifying, maintaining, and creating habitats. This book is divided into three main themes: * Marine macroalgae and seagrasses as sources of biodiversity gives an overview of the diversity of the main organisms associated with macrophytes, and their functional role and interactions within their hosts. * Primary and secondary production of Macrophytes synthesizes research on food web structures derived from/or associated with, macrophytes and the transfer of macrophytic primary and secondary production from one ecosystem to another. * Threats to macrophytic ecosystem engineers addresses human-induced effects including eutrophication, physical destruction, invasive species, and global warming. The book is among the first one to concentrate on the value of macrophytes for the well-being of marine habitats. The book is aimed at academics but may be useful for students, policy makers, and laymen alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498723244 20161018
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xx, 724 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)

12. Marine Plankton [2017]

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704 pages 28 x 22 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xxi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction to R statistical environment
  • Simple sequence analysis
  • Annotating gene groups
  • Next-generation sequencing : introduction and genomic applications
  • Quantitative transcriptomics : qRT-PCR
  • Advanced transcriptomics : gene expression microarrays
  • Next-generation sequencing in transcriptomics : RNA-seq experiments
  • Deciphering the regulome : from CHIP to CHIP-seq
  • Inferring regulatory and other networks from gene expression data
  • Analysis of biological networks
  • Proteomics : mass spectrometry
  • Measuring protein abundance with ELISA
  • Flow cytometry : counting and sorting stained cells.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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2 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Volume 1: Developing Perspectives on Molluscan Shells, Part 1: Introduction and Molecular Biology. Developing Perspectives on Molluscan Shells, Part 2. Cellular Aspects. Drilling into Hard Substrate by Naticid and Muricid Gastropods: A Chemo-Mechanical Process Involved in Feeding. The Role of Metal Ions in the Mussel Byssus. Physiology of Envenomation by Conoidean Gastropods. Escape Responses by Jet Propulsion in Scallops. Locomotion of Coleoid Cephalopods. Key Molecular Regulators of Metabolic Rate Depression in the Estivating Snail Otala lacteal. Gastropod Ecophysiological Response to Stress. Volume 2: Associative Memory Mechanisms in the Pond Snail Lymnaea stagnalis. From Likes to Dislikes: Conditioned Taste Aversion in the Great Pond Snail (Lymnaea stagnalis). Stress, Memory, Forgetting and What Lymnaea Can Tell Us about a Stressful World. Learning and Memory in the Living Fossil, Chambered Nautilus. The Cephalopod Brain: Motion Control, Learning, and Cognition. Endocrine Control of Gametogenesis and Spawning in Bivalves. The Physiology of Reproduction in Cephalopods. The Physiology of Pre- and Post-Copulatory Sexual Selection in Simultaneously Hermaphroditic Freshwater Snails. Reproductive Strategies in Stylommatophoran Gastropods. Physiological Functions of Gastropod Peptides and Neurotransmitters.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771884082 20170123
Physiology of Molluscs: A Collection of Selected Reviews is an informative two-volume set that brings together some of the most important recent and unique developments in molluscan physiology. Volume One focuses on shell structure, mineralization, the dynamics of calcium transport, shell drilling, byssus proteins, locomotion, and reproduction. Volume Two includes reviews on the neural mechanisms of learning, reproductive behavior, responses to environmental stress and hormones, and neurotransmitters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771884082 20170123
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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100 pages, biography biography 24 x 16 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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406 p. ill. 25 x 17 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • What is group selection?
  • Group selection in the 1970s
  • Career beginnings and science after the thesis
  • Experimental studies of population heritability
  • Population ecology and population heritability
  • The evolution of sociality
  • Calibrating the laboratory to nature
  • Experimental studies of Wright's shifting balance theory
  • Beyond the shifting balancing theory.
All organisms live in clusters, but such fractured local populations, or demes, nonetheless maintain connectivity with one another by some amount of gene flow between them. Most such metapopulations occur naturally, like clusters of amphibians in vernal ponds or baboon troops spread across the African veldt. Others have been created as human activities fragment natural landscapes, as in stands of trees separated by roads. As landscape change has accelerated, understanding how these metapopulations function and specifically how they adapt has become crucial to ecology and to our very understanding of evolution itself. With "Adaptation in Metapopulations, " Michael J. Wade explores a key component of this new understanding of evolution: interaction. Synthesizing decades of work in the lab and in the field in a book both empirically grounded and underpinned by a strong conceptual framework, Wade looks at the role of interaction across scales from gene selection to selection at the level of individuals, kin, and groups. In so doing, he integrates molecular and organismal biology to reveal the true complexities of evolutionary dynamics from genes to metapopulations.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226129730 20160704
Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xvi, 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Essential distributions for zero-inflated models
  • 3. Introducing zero-inflated Poisson models
  • 4. Zero-inflated models applied to orange-crowned warblers
  • 5. Zero-inflated models applied to shark abundance data
  • 6. Hurdle models for riparian spider counts
  • 7. Models for zero-inflated continuous data applied to Chinese tallow trees
  • 8. Linear mixed effects models
  • 9. Zero-altered models with two-way nested and crossed random effects
  • 10. Introduction to Bayesian statistics
  • 11. Bayesian analysis for Poisson, NB, ZIP and Bernoulli models
  • 12. Bayesian analysis for linear mixed effects models
  • Beaver and Lilies
  • 13. The zero trick to fit any distribution in a Bayesian analysis
  • 14. Bayesian model selection techniques
  • 15. Bayesian model selection applied to zero-inflated butterfly data
  • 16. Zero-inflated seagrass coverage data
  • 17. Other distributions
  • 18. Multivariate GLMM.
This book provides the statistical tools to aid analysis of datasets. It deals with two main difficulties faced with large datasets, lots of zeros and dependency.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xv, 416 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
The vast expanses of ocean that cover about 70% of our planet have been negatively affected by fishing, pollution and, increasingly, by climate change. To mitigate these effects and safeguard the delicate ecological and environmental functions of oceans and their remarkable biodiversity, international agreements have led to the ongoing creation of marine protected areas around the world. In some of these areas, human activity is prohibited and in others it is managed in a sustainable way. Australia is at the forefront of marine conservation, with one of the largest systems of marine protected areas in the world. Big, Bold and Blue: Lessons from Australia's Marine Protected Areas captures much of Australia's experience, sharing important lessons from the Great Barrier Reef and many other extraordinary marine protected areas. It presents real-world examples, leading academic research, perspectives on government policy, and information from Indigenous sea country management, non-governmental organisations, and commercial and recreational fishing sectors. The lessons learnt during the rapid expansion of Australia's marine protected areas, both positive and negative, will aid and advise other nations in their own marine conservation efforts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781486301942 20170123
Marine Biology Library (Miller)