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Preface to the second edition vii Acknowledgements viii 1 Ocean ecology: some fundamental aspects 1 2 The phycology of phytoplankton 19 3 Habitat determinants of primary production in the sea 49 4 Numerical models: the standard form of theory in pelagic ecology 73 5 A sea of microbes: archaea, bacteria, protists, and viruses in the marine pelagial 96 6 The zoology of zooplankton 115 7 Production ecology of marine zooplankton 130 8 Population biology of zooplankton 158 9 Pelagic food webs 181 10 Biogeography of pelagic habitats 202 11 Biome and province analysis of the oceans 230 12 Adaptive complexes of meso- and bathypelagic organisms 276 13 The fauna of deep-sea sediments 292 14 Some benthic community ecology 321 Biological oceanography 15 Submarine hydrothermal vents 351 16 Ocean ecology and global climate change 367 17 Fisheries oceanography 396 References 427 Index Colour plates appear between pages 230 and 231

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Charlie Miller, now Emeritus Professor of Oceanography atOregon State University, taught biological oceanography andzooplankton biology for many years. His research contributions haveconcentrated on seasonal processes in the ecology of marinezooplankton, particularly copepods, in the Oregon coastal zone andestuaries, the Gulf of Alaska, Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine. Patricia Wheeler, now Emeritus Distinguished Professor ofOceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, taughtbiological oceanography and phytoplankton physiology there for manyyears. Her research contributions address phytoplankton nutrientdynamics and include work on dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen.She conducted field work in the Equatorial Pacific, the northernCalifornia Current system and the Arctic Ocean.


Due to its comprehensive nature, it is clear that thisbook will also succeed as a standard text for use in undergraduateand graduate marine science courses. (AustralEcology, 10 October 2014) Overall I found it to be an immensely informative andentertaining read. This book will make an excellent core text forany graduate level course in Biological Oceanography whetherintroductory or advanced...I also think that every BiologicalOceanographer should read it. It is an enlightening experience toview your field through the eyes of two colleagues who have been inthis business for a long time. I also found reading this book ahumbling experience. Charlie Miller and Pat Wheelerdemonstrate an amazing depth and diversity of understanding inalmost every topic that is taken up. I hope by the time I get towhere they are in their careers I have achieved this level ofscholarship in Biological Oceanography. (Limnologyand Oceanography Bulletin, 1 May 2013) The book is extremely well referenced for further studyand the impression is that most of the work cited is from withinabout the last twenty years. Altogether a worthy addition to anymarine departmental library. (British EcologicalSociety Bulletin, 1 December 2012)

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