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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)
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1 volume.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)

3. 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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xx, 572 pages ; 26 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
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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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xiii, 785 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 25 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xvi, 270 pages ; 23 cm
  • Drawing lessons from experience in marine ecosystem-based management
  • Navigating international boundaries in the Gulf of Maine and Puget Sound Georgia Basin
  • Mobilizing a multistate partnership in the Gulf of Mexico / Sarah McKearnan and Steven Yaffee
  • Balancing top-down authority with bottom-up engagement in the Florida Keys and Channel Islands
  • Motivating engagement in voluntary programs in Narragansett Bay and the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary
  • Influencing management from the bottom up in Port Oxford, Oregon, and San Juan County, Washington
  • Bricks : tangible elements that support & guide marine ecosystem-based management
  • Mortar : intangible factors that propel & sustain marine ecosystem-based management
  • Implications for policy and practice.
"Offers new insights for collaborative approaches in marine conservation management. Drawing from ten keystone case studies, Wondolleck and Yaffee offer carefully researched, practical advice along with five different pathways for collaborating successfully from community to multinational levels."--Back cover.
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
  • Introduction to Marine Omics. Marine Genomics. Marine Metagenomics. Marine Lipidomics. Marine Proteomics. Marine Glycomics. Marine Foodomics. Marine Transcriptomics. Marine Metabolomics. Marine Nutrigenomics. Marine Pharmacogenomics. Toxicogenomics. Marine Bioinformatics. Omics and Its Applications in Nanotechnology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482258202 20170313
This book provides comprehensive coverage on current trends in marine omics of various relevant topics such as genomics, lipidomics, proteomics, foodomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, nutrigenomics, pharmacogenomics and toxicogenomics as related to and applied to marine biotechnology, molecular biology, marine biology, marine microbiology, environmental biotechnology, environmental science, aquaculture, pharmaceutical science and bioprocess engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482258202 20170313
Marine Biology Library (Miller)

16. 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
  • Foreword, xiii Preface, xv Acknowledgements, xix About the Companion Website, xxi 1 Introduction to R statistical environment, 1 Why R?, 1 Installing R, 2 Interacting with R, 2 Graphical interfaces and integrated development environment (IDE) integration, 3 Scripting and sourcing, 3 The R history and the R environment file, 4 Packages and package repositories, 4 Comprehensive R Archive Network, 5 Bioconductor, 6 Working with data, 7 Basic operations in R, 8 Some basics of graphics in R, 10 Getting help in R, 12 Files for practicing, 13 Study exercises and questions, 14 References, 14 Webliography, 15 2 Simple sequence analysis, 17 Sequence files, 17 FASTA sequence format, 18 GenBank flat file format, 19 Reading sequence files into R, 20 Obtaining sequences from remote databases, 21 Seqinr package, 21 Ape package, 22 Descriptive statistics of nucleotide sequences, 24 Descriptive statistics of proteins, 28 Aligned sequences, 31 Visualization of genes and transcripts in a professional way, 34 Files for practicing, 37 Study exercises and questions, 38 References, 38 Webliography, 39 Packages, 40 3 Annotating gene groups, 41 Enrichment analysis: an overview, 41 Overview of two different methods, 41 Enrichment analysis results, 42 Common aspects of the two different approaches, 43 Overrepresentation analysis, 46 Hypergeometric test using GOstats, 47 ORA analysis using topGO, 48 Enrichment analysis of microarray sets with topGO, 51 Gene set enrichment analysis, 52 GSEA with R, 56 Files for practicing, 61 Study exercises and questions, 61 References, 62 Webliography, 62 Packages, 63 4 Next-generation sequencing: introduction and genomic applications, 65 High-throughput sequencing background, 65 Experimental background, 66 Single-end and paired-end sequencing reads, 67 Assemble reads, 69 How many reads? Depth of coverage, 71 Storing data in files, 72 FASTQ, 72 SAM and BAM files, 76 Variant call format files, 77 General data analysis workflow, 77 Data processing considerations, 78 Quality checking and screening read sequences, 80 Quality checking for one file, 82 Quality inspection for multiple files in a project, 82 Quality filtering of FASTQ files, 83 Handling alignment files and genomic variants, 84 Alignment and variation visualization, 88 Simple handling of VCF files, 89 Genomic applications: low- and medium-depth sequencing, 91 Aneuploidity sequencing and copy number variation identification, 92 SNP identification and validation, 92 Exome sequencing, 93 Genomic region resequencing, 93 Full genome and metagenome sequencing, 94 Files for practicing, 94 Study exercises and questions, 94 References, 95 Webliography, 97 Packages, 97 5 Quantitative transcriptomics: qRT-PCR, 99 Transcriptome, 99 Polymerase chain reaction, 100 Standards for qPCR, 102 R packages, 104 Understanding delta Ct, 104 Calculation of delta Ct, 105 Requirements for real delta Ct calculations, 107 Absolute quantification, 110 Value prediction, the professional way, 114 Relative quantification using the ddCt method, 115 Comparison of two conditions, 116 Comparison of multiple experimental conditions, 118 Quality control with melting curve, 121 Files for practicing, 123 Study exercises and questions, 123 References, 123 Webliography, 124 Packages, 124 6 Advanced transcriptomics: gene expression microarrays, 125 Microarray analysis: probes and samples, 125 Experimental background, 126 Archiving and publishing microarray data, 128 Minimum information standard, 128 Data preprocessing, 128 Accessing data from CEL files, 129 Quality control, 131 Normalization, 132 Differential gene expression, 133 Annotating results, 136 Creating normalized expression set from Illumina data, 138 Automated data access from GEO, 140 Files for practicing, 142 Study exercises and questions, 142 References, 143 Webliography, 144 Packages, 144 7 Next-generation sequencing in transcriptomics: RNA-seq experiments, 145 High-throughput RNA sequencing background, 145 Experimental background, 145 RNA-seq applications, 146 Differential expression with different resolutions, 147 Preparing count tables, 148 Alignment files to read counts, 148 Differential expression in simple comparison, 151 A naive t-test approach, 151 Single factor analysis with edgeR, 153 Differential expression with DESeq, 156 Complex experimental arrangements, 159 Experimental factors and design matrix, 160 GLM with edgeR, 161 GLMs with DESeq, 162 Heatmap visualization, 163 Files for practicing, 164 Study exercises and questions, 164 References, 165 Webliography, 166 Packages, 166 8 Deciphering the regulome: from ChIP to ChIP-seq, 167 Chromatin immunoprecipitation, 167 Experimental background, 168 Fragment analysis, 168 ChIP data in ENCODE, 169 ChIP with tiling microarrays, 169 High-throughput sequencing of ChIP fragments, 176 Connecting annotation to peaks, 181 Analysis of binding site motifs, 182 Files for practicing, 186 Study exercises and questions, 187 References, 187 Webliography, 188 Packages, 189 9 Inferring regulatory and other networks from gene expression data, 191 Gene regulatory networks, 191 Data for gene network inference, 192 Reconstruction of co-expression networks, 193 Gene regulatory network inference focusing of master regulators, 201 Integrated interpretation of genes with GeneAnswers, 207 Files for practicing, 211 Study exercises and questions, 212 References, 213 Packages, 214 10 Analysis of biological networks, 215 A gentle introduction to networks, 215 Networks and their components and features, 215 Random networks, 220 Biological networks, 221 Files for storing network information, 223 Important network metrics in biology, 227 Distance-based measures, 228 Degree and related measures, 230 Vulnerability, 231 Community structure of a network, 234 Graph visualization, 236 Cytoscape, 240 Files for practicing, 241 Study exercises and questions, 241 References, 242 Webliography, 243 Packages, 243 11 Proteomics: mass spectrometry, 245 Mass spectrometry and proteomics: why and how?, 245 File formats for MS data, 246 Accessing the raw data of published studies, 247 Identification of peptides in the samples, 249 Peptide mass fingerprinting, 249 Peptide identification by using MS/MS spectra, 250 Quantitative proteomics, 254 Getting protein-specific annotation, 258 Files for practicing, 259 Study exercises and questions, 259 References, 259 Webliography, 260 Packages, 260 12 Measuring protein abundance with ELISA, 261 Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, 261 Accessing ELISA data, 264 Concentration calculation with a standard curve, 264 Preparing reference data, 267 Fitting linear model, 268 Fitting of a logistic model, 269 Concentration calculations by employing models, 270 Comparative calculations using concentrations, 271 Files for practicing, 277 Study exercises and questions, 277 References, 277 Packages, 278 13 Flow cytometry: counting and sorting stained cells, 279 Theoretical aspects of flow cytometry, 279 Experiment types: diagnosis versus discovery, 280 Measurement arrangements, 281 Fluorescent dyes, 281 Tubes versus plates, 285 Instruments, 285 What about data?, 287 Files, 287 Workflows, 288 Data preprocessing, 289 Handling all samples together, 290 Compensation, 292 Quality assurance, 292 Using workflow objects and transformation, 296 Normalization, 298 Cell population identification, 299 Manual gating, 300 Automatic gating, 304 Relating cell populations to external variables, 305 Reporting results, 307 MIFlowCyt, 307 FlowRepository.org, 308 Files for practicing, 308 Study exercises and questions, 309 References, 309 Webliography, 310 Packages, 310 Glossary, 311 Index, 323.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119165026 20170313
This book addresses the difficulties experienced by wet lab researchers with the statistical analysis of molecular biology related data. The authors explain how to use R and Bioconductor for the analysis of experimental data in the field of molecular biology. The content is based upon two university courses for bioinformatics and experimental biology students (Biological Data Analysis with R and High-throughput Data Analysis with R). The material is divided into chapters based upon the experimental methods used in the laboratories. Key features include: Broad appeal--the authors target their material to researchers in several levels, ensuring that the basics are always covered. First book to explain how to use R and Bioconductor for the analysis of several types of experimental data in the field of molecular biology. Focuses on R and Bioconductor, which are widely used for data analysis. One great benefit of R and Bioconductor is that there is a vast user community and very active discussion in place, in addition to the practice of sharing codes. Further, R is the platform for implementing new analysis approaches, therefore novel methods are available early for R users.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119165026 20170313
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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352 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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pages cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
The importance of the oceans to life on Earth cannot be overstated. Liquid water covers more than 70% of our planet's surface and, in past geological time, has spread over 85%. Life on Earth began in the oceans over 3.5 billion years ago and remained there for the great majority of that time. Today the seas still provide 99% of habitable living space, the largest repository of biomass, and holds the greatest number of undiscovered species on the planet. Our oceans are vital for the regulation of climate, and with global warming and decreasing land area, they have become increasingly important as the source of food, energy in the form of oil and gas, and for their mineral wealth. Oceans also form a key part of the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and other elements critical to life. Nutrients in upwelling areas are spread by ocean currents, and the plankton of the seas supports a wealth of wildlife. 0In this 'Very Short Introduction' Dorrik Stow analyses these most important components of our blue planet and considers their relationship with, and exploitation by, humans. He shows how the oceans are an essential resource to our overpopulated world, and discusses why exploration and greater scientific understanding of the oceans, their chemistry, and their mineral wealth are now a high priority.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)