Advances in Marine Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124080966, 9780124079038

Advances in Marine Biology, Volume 66

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Michael Lesser
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124080966
eBook ISBN: 9780124079038
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th November 2013
Page Count: 328
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Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors to Volume 66

Series Contents for Last Fifteen Years

Chapter One. Biology and Ecology of Irukandji Jellyfish (Cnidaria: Cubozoa)

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Biology of Irukandji

3 Ecology of Irukandji

4 Toxins

5 Stinger Management

6 Research Gaps

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Two. Marine Invasions and Parasite Escape: Updates and New Perspectives

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Methods

3 Results

4 Discussion

5 Conclusions

References

Chapter Three. Echinoderm Responses to Variation in Salinity

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Salinity Tolerance and Response

3 Biologically Important Ions

4 S. droebachiensis and Hyposalinity

5 Future Prospects and Aquaculture Implications

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Four. The Coral Sea: Physical Environment, Ecosystem Status and Biodiversity Assets

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Research Trends

3 The Physical System

4 Biological Oceanography

5 Benthic Ecosystems

6 Fish Communities and Fisheries

7 Iconic and Protected Species

8 Ecosystem Linkages and HotSpots in the Coral Sea

9 Biogeography and Connectivity within and Beyond the Coral Sea

10 Research and Management Priorities

11 Conclusions

Acknowledgements

References

Further-Reading

Subject Index

Taxonomic Index


Description

Series Page

Contributors to Volume 66

Series Contents for Last Fifteen Years

Chapter One. Biology and Ecology of Irukandji Jellyfish (Cnidaria: Cubozoa)

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Biology of Irukandji

3 Ecology of Irukandji

4 Toxins

5 Stinger Management

6 Research Gaps

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Two. Marine Invasions and Parasite Escape: Updates and New Perspectives

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Methods

3 Results

4 Discussion

5 Conclusions

References

Chapter Three. Echinoderm Responses to Variation in Salinity

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Salinity Tolerance and Response

3 Biologically Important Ions

4 S. droebachiensis and Hyposalinity

5 Future Prospects and Aquaculture Implications

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Four. The Coral Sea: Physical Environment, Ecosystem Status and Biodiversity Assets

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Research Trends

3 The Physical System

4 Biological Oceanography

5 Benthic Ecosystems

6 Fish Communities and Fisheries

7 Iconic and Protected Species

8 Ecosystem Linkages and HotSpots in the Coral Sea

9 Biogeography and Connectivity within and Beyond the Coral Sea

10 Research and Management Priorities

11 Conclusions

Acknowledgements

References

Further-Reading

Subject Index

Taxonomic Index

Key Features

  • Advances in Marine Biology has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963--over 40 years of outstanding coverage!
  • The series is well known for its excellence of reviews and editing
  • Now edited by Michael Lesser (University of New Hampshire, USA) with an internationally renowned Editorial Board, the serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date content on many topics that will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, and biological oceanography

Readership

Postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, oceanography


Details

No. of pages:
328
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124079038
Hardcover ISBN:
9780124080966

Reviews

Praise for the series:
"Each of these reviews is complete within its topic." --The Quarterly Review of Biology


About the Serial Volume Editors

Michael Lesser Serial Volume Editor

Educational Background Ph. D., University of Maine, Zoology, 1989 M.S., University of New Hampshire, Microbiology, 1985 B.A., University of New Hampshire, Microbiology, Minor: Zoology, 1983 A.S. George Washington University, Medical Laboratory Science, 1977 Courses Taught Biological Oceanography, Physiological Ecology, Marine Biology, Marine Microbiology, General Microbiology, Immunology, Biology and Ecology of Coral Reefs Current Research Interests My principal focus involve understanding how taxonomically diverse marine organisms respond physiologically to changes in their environment. In particular I'm interested in how organismal physiology can influence the ecology of marine organisms. As a physiological ecologist my students and I answer these types of questions by utilizing field and laboratory experiments, as well as a wide range of techniques from molecular biology to in situ measurements. Currently my research encompasses four major areas; 1) Biochemistry and molecular genetics of oxidative stress in marine organisms associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation, elevated temperatures, or hyperoxic conditions. 2) Physiological ecology of marine invertebrates and phytoplankton, physiological responses to changes in the environment, bacterial- and algal-invertebrate symbioses, and the trophic biology of suspension-feeding invertebrates. 3) Ecology and photobiology of mesophotic coral reefs. 4) Underwater technology, use of technical diving for scientific research. Selected Publications Lesser MP. Using Energetic Budgets to Assess the Effects of Environmental Stress on Corals: Are We Measuring the Right Things? Coral Reefs, 32: 25-33, 2013. Brazeau, D., M. P. Lesser, and M. Slattery. Genome-wide Sampling of Genetic Structure in the Coral, Montastraea cavernosa: Assessing Population Connectivity Among Mesophotic Reefs. PLoS ONE, 8(5): e65845, 2013. Lesser, M. P., Stat, M., and R. D. Gates. The Endosymbiotic Dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium sp.) of Corals Are Parasites and Mutualists. Coral Reefs, 32: 603-611, 2013. Fiore, C. L., Baker, D. M., and M. P. Lesser. Nitrogen Biogeochemistry in the Caribbean Sponge, Xestospongia muta: A Source or Sink of Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen? PLoS ONE, 8: e72961, 2013. Fiore, C. L., Jarett, J. K., Labrie, M. S., and M. P. Lesser. Symbiotic Prokaryotic Communities from Different populations of the Giant Barrel Sponge, Xestospongia muta. MicrobiologyOpen, doi: 10.1002/mbo3.135, 2013. Olson, N. and M. P. Lesser. Diversity of Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria Associated with Different Color Colonies of the Coral, Montastraea cavernosa. Archives of Microbiology, doi: 10.1007/s00203-013-0937-z, 2013. Lesser, M. P. and M. Slattery. Ecology of Caribbean Sponges: Are Top-down or Bottom-up Processes More Important? PLoS ONE, 8: e79799, 2013. Lesser, M. P., Carleton, K. L., Böttger, S. A., Barry, T. M. and C. W. Walker. Sea Urchin Tube Feet are Photosensory Organs that Express a Rhabdomeric-like opsin and PAX6. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0336, 2011. Lesser, M. P., and M. Slattery. Invasive Lionfish Causes a Phase Shift to Algal Dominated Communities at Mesophotic Depths on a Bahamian Coral Reef. Biological Invasions, 13: 1855-1868, 2011. Lesser, M. P. Coral Bleaching: Causes and Mechanisms. In: Coral Reefs: An Ecosystem in Transition, Dubinsky, Z. and N. Stambler (eds.), Springer, pp. 405-420, 2011. Fiore, C. L., Jarett, J. K., Olson, N. D., and M. P. Lesser. Nitrogen Fixation and Nitrogen Transformations in Marine Symbioses. Trends in Microbiology, 18: 455-463, 2010. Lesser, M. P., M. Bailey, D. Merselis, and J. R. Morrison. Physiological response of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis to differences in food and temperature in the Gulf of Maine. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, 156: 541-551, 2010. Lesser, M. P., M. Slattery, M. Stat, M. Ojimi, R. Gates, and A. Grottoli. Photoacclimatization by the Coral Montastraea cavernosa in the Mesophotic Zone: Light, Food, and Genetics. Ecology, 91: 990-1003, 2010. Banaszak, A. T. and M. P. Lesser. Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Coral Reef Organisms. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 8: 1276-1294, 2009. Lesser, M. P. Slattery, M., and J. J. Leichter. Ecology of Mesophotic Coral Reefs. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 375: 1-8, 2009. Blakeslee, A. M. H., Byers, J. E., and M. P. Lesser. Resolving cryptogenic histories using host and parasite molecular genetics. Molecular Ecology, 17: 3684-3696, 2008. Lesser, M. P. Coral Reefs Bleaching and Global Climate Change: Can Corals Survive the Next Century? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104: 5259-5260, 2007. Bou-Abdallah, F., Chasteen, N. D., and M. P. Lesser. Quenching of Superoxide Radicals by Green Fluorescent Protein. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (General Subjects) 1760:1690-1695, 2006. Lesser, M. P. Oxidative Stress in Marine Environments: Biochemistry and Physiological Ecology. Annual Reviews of Physiology, 68: 253-278, 2006. Lesser, M. P., Mazel, C. M., Gorbunov, M. Y., and P. G. Falkowski. Discovery of Symbiotic Nitrogen-Fixing Cyanobacteria in Corals. Science, 305: 997-1000, 2004. Lesser, M. P. Experimental Coral Reef Biology. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 300: 217-252, 2004. Lesser, M. P. Exposure of Symbiotic Dinoflagellates To Elevated Temperatures and Ultraviolet Radiation Causes Oxidative Stress and Inhibits Photosynthesis. Limnology and Oceanography, 41: 271-283, 1996. Cullen, J. J, P. J. Neale, and M. P. Lesser. Biological Weighting Function for the Inhibition of Phytoplankton Photosynthesis by Ultraviolet Radiation. Science, 258:646-650, 1992.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of New Hampshire, USA