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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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Marine Ecology

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*Bertness, Mark D., Steven D. Gaines, and Mark E. Hay. 2001. Marine Community Ecology. Sinauer Associates: MA

Dedicated to Joseph Connell and Robert Paine, this multi-authored volume showcases modern research in marine ecology, with a special focus on integrating theoretical and applied aspects of the field. It also emphasizes interactions of communities and the ecosystems of which they are a part, for example, supply-side intertidal ecology which takes oceanographic factors that affect recruitment into account in addition to ecological interactions among species. This book will be an invaluable reference for anyone with an interest in the ecology of marine communities.


*Odum, Eugene, and Gary W. Barrett. 2005. Fundamentals of Ecology, 5th Edition. Brooks/Cole: CA

*Real, Leslie A., and James H. Brown. 1991. Foundations of Ecology: Classic Papers with Commentaries. University of Chicago Press: IL


*Valiella, Ivan. 1995. Marine Ecological Processes, 2nd Edition. Springer: NY


*Walters, Carl J., and Steven J. D. Martell. 2004. Fisheries Ecology and Management. Princeton University Press: NJ


*Mann, K. H. 2000. Ecology of Coastal Waters, 2nd Edition. Blackwell Science: MA

Reference for: Chapter 15, Anatomy of a Coastal Ecosystem, Temporal and Spatial Scales of Variability, Classification of Coastal Ecosystems



*Bertness, Mark. 1999. The Ecology of Atlantic Shorelines. Sinauer Associates” CT


 *Sterner, Robert and James Elser. 2002. Ecological Stoichiometry: The Biology of Elements From Molecules to the Biosphere. Princeton University Press. 439 pp.

*Steele, John H. The Structure of Marine Ecosystems. 1974. Harvard University Press: MA

Reference for: Chapter 14, The Foundations of Ecology, A Tale of Two Food Webs

*Odum, Howard. 1983. Systems Ecology, An Introduction. John Wiley:

*Patten, Bernard C. 1972. Systems Analysis and Simulation in Ecology, Volume II. Academic Press: NY

Howard Odum introduces his energy circuit language for ecosystems in this volume.


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