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Marine Macroecology

Jon D. Witman and Kaustuv Roy


Pioneered in the late 1980s, the concept of macroecology—a framework for studying ecological communities with a focus on patterns and processes—revolutionized the field of ecology. Although this approach has been applied mainly to terrestrial ecosystems, there is increasing interest in quantifying macroecological patterns in the sea and understanding the processes that generate them. Taking stock of the current work in the field and advocating a research agenda for the decades ahead, this book draws together insights and approaches from a diverse group of scientists to show how marine ecology ... More

Keywords: macroecology, ecological communities, macroecological patterns, marine ecology, sea, marine diversity patterns, habitats, taxonomic groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226904115
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon D. Witman, editor

Kaustuv Roy, editor

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Front Matter

Part I Macroecological Patterns in the Sea

Chapter Three Patterns in Deep-Sea Macroecology

Craig R. Mcclain, Michael A. Rex, and Ron J. Etter

Chapter Five Macroecological Patterns Among Marine Fishes

Enrique Macpherson, Philip A. Hastings, and D. Ross Robertson

Chapter Six Marine Algal Communities

Bernabé Santelices, John J. Bolton, and Isabel Meneses

Part Two Processes Underlying Macro Ecological Patterns

Chapter Nine Dispersal and Geographic Ranges in the Sea

Steven D. Gaines, Sarah E. Lester, Ginny Eckert, Brian P. Kinlan, Rafe Sagarin, and Brian Gaylord

Chapter Twelve Macroecological Changes in Exploited Marine Systems

Derek P. Tittensor, Boris Worm, and Ransom A. Myers

Part Three Experimental Approaches to Marine Macroecology

End Matter