Ecological Processes in Coastal and Marine Systems

  • Robert J. Livingston

Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul K. Dayton
      Pages 3-18
  3. Primary Production and Export Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Joseph C. Zieman, Gordon W. Thayer, Michael B. Robblee, Rita T. Zieman
      Pages 21-33
    3. Ben W. Ribelin, Albert W. Collier
      Pages 47-68
    4. William E. Odum, John S. Fisher, James C. Pickral
      Pages 69-80
  4. Energy Transfer and Trophic Relationships

  5. Benthic Community Organization

  6. Climatological Features and Psysical/Chemical Influence on Biological Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Duane A. Meeter, Robert J. Livingston, Glenn C. Woodsum
      Pages 315-338
    3. Arthur G. Tingle, Dwight A. Dieterle, John J. Walsh
      Pages 395-435
    4. R. L. Iverson, L. K. Coachman, R. T. Cooney, T. S. English, J. J. Goering, G. L. Hunt Jr. et al.
      Pages 437-466
  7. Estuarine/Shelf Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. Rezneat M. Darnell, Thomas M. Soniat
      Pages 487-525
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 527-548

About this book


This volume is based on the proceedings of a conference held at Florida State University in April, 1978. This conference was supported by the Florida State University Graduate Research Council, the Department of Biological Science (F. S. U. ), and the Center for Professional Development and Public Service. Particular recogni­ tion should be made of the efforts of Dr. Anne Thistle in the organization of the conference and the completion of this book. Julia K. White and Sheila Marrero produced the typescript. The principal objective of the conference was to assemble a group of marine scientists from diverse disciplines to discuss the state of marine ecology with particular attention to new research directions based on previous studies. Emphasis was placed on the integration of different research approaches and on the application of established procedures to various environmental problems. An effort was made to eliminate traditional disciplinary boundaries which often hinder our understanding of marine systems. There was generally wide latitude for review and speculation concerning such topics as physico-chemical processes, productivity and trophic interactions, population distribution and community structure, and natural or anthropogenic disturbance phenomena. Throughout, the usual miniaturization of the scope of discussion was subordinate to a frank appraisal of the present status of marine research. Although many introductory ecological texts stress the so­ called ecosystem approach, individual marine research projects seldom encompass this broad course. There is, in fact, a real need for system-wide studies at both the theoretical and applied levels.


ecology ecosystem environment marine ecology population

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Livingston
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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