Marine Metapopulations


  • Jacob Kritzer, Environmental Defense, New York, U.S.A.
  • Peter Sale, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Technological improvements have greatly increased the ability of marine scientists to collect and analyze data over large spatial scales, and the resultant insights attainable from interpreting those data vastly increase understanding of poplation dynamics, evolution and biogeography. Marine Metapopulations provides a synthesis of existing information and understanding, and frames the most important future directions and issues.
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Marine researchers, natural resource managers, marine and terrestrial ecologists, and graduate students


Book information

  • Published: April 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-088781-1


"This is the right book at the right time; for those not familiar with marine metapopulations, it is an excellent introduction. it will also serve as a valuable reference for those actively engaged in this research...Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above." - G.C. Jensen in CHOICE

Table of Contents

PrefaceCh. 1:The Merging of Metapopulation Theory and Marine Ecology: Establishing the Historical ContextSection I: FishesCh. 2:The Metapopulation Ecology of Coral Reef FishesCh. 3:Metapopulation Structure in Temperate Rock Reef FishesCh. 4:Estuarine and Diadromous Fish MetapopulationsSection II: InvertebratesCh. 5:Metapopulation Dynamics of Hard CoralsCh. 6:Population and Spatial Structure of Two Common Temperate Reef Hervibores: Abalone and Sea-UrchinsCh. 7:Rocky Intertidal Invertebrates: The Potential for Metapopulations Within and Among ShoresCh. 8:Metapopulation Dynamics of Coastal DecapodsCh. 9:A Metaopulation Approach to Interpreting Diversity at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal VentsSection III: Plants and AlgaeCh.10:A Metapopulation Perspective on Patch Dynamics and Connectivity of Giant KelpCh.11: Seagrasses and the Metapopulation Concept: Developoing a Regional Approach to the Study of Extinction, Colonization and DispersalSection IV: PerspectivesCh.12: Conservation Dynamics of Marine Metapopulations with Dispersing LarvaeCh.13: Genetic Approacches to Understanding Marine Metapopulation DynamicsCh.14: Metapopulation Dynamics and Community Ecology of Marine SystemsCh.15: Metapopulation Ecology and Marine ConservationCh.16:The Future of Metapopulation Science in Marine Ecology