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Reference Resources for Exploring the World Ocean by Chamberlin and Dickey, 2008

The following references were used in preparation of the text. They are provided here for students and instructors who wish to gain a broader knowledge and explore further the concepts and ideas presented in the textbook. References with an asterisk (*) are in Professor Sean’s collection. Feel free to ask about them. And if you know of a good reference that we have omitted, please let us know! (schamberlin@fullcoll.edu)
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Biological Oceanography

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*Lali, Carol and Timothy Parsons. 1997. Biological Oceanography: An Introduction. 2nd ed. The Open University.

Reference for: Chapter 12, The Benthos, The Plankton, The Nekton

Reference for: Chapter 13, Table 13.2, Figure 13-12, Controls on Primary Productivity, Major Types of Phytoplankton

*Jumars, Peter. 1993. Concepts in Biological Oceanography: An Interdisciplinary Primer. Oxford University Press: NY

Jumars blends theoretical and quantitative approaches better than just about anyone and makes it understandable at the same time. He is unquestionably one of the world’s authorities on benthic ecology. Professor Sean knows...he took a senior-level class from him back in the day!


*Miller, Charles. 2004. Biological Oceanography. Blackwell Publishing: MA

This is an excellent book on biological oceanography. Miller emphasizes physical-biological interactions in chapters devoted to major functional groups, including phytoplankton, zooplankton, deep-sea organisms, and fishes. Although written for upper-division students, anyone with an interest in biological oceanography will find this an invaluable reference.

Reference for: Chapter 13, Major Types of Phytoplankton, Controls on Primary Productivity, Global Primary Productivity.
Reference for
: Chapter 14, A Tale of Two Food Webs, Fisheries Oceanography

*Parsons, T., M. Takahashi and B. Hargrave. 1984. Biological Oceanographic Processes. 3rd ed. Pergamon Press.

Reference for: Chapter 12, The Plankton
Reference for: Chapter 13, Tables 13.2, 13.3, Major Types of Phytoplankton, Controls on Primary Productivity, Global Primary Productivity.


*Ulanowicz, Robert E., and Trevor Platt. 1985. Ecosystem Theory for Biological Oceanography. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 213: 260 pp.



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