Functional Adaptations of Marine Organisms - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127182803, 9781483266541

Functional Adaptations of Marine Organisms

1st Edition

Editors: F. John Vernberg Winona B. Vernberg
eBook ISBN: 9781483266541
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1981
Page Count: 360
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Functional Adaptations of Marine Organisms gives an insight into the functional adaptations of marine organisms to natural and man-made sets of environmental factors. The book presents discussions on marine habitats; physiology of marine primary producers and decomposers; and functional adaptations of animals in relation to each major ecological divisions of the sea. The book will be of value to marine biologists, biologists, botanists, and students.

Table of Contents

Contents List of Contributors Preface 1 Introduction I. Introduction II. Oceanic Habitats III. The Intertidal Zone IV. Estuaries V. Coastal and Open Ocean Waters VI. The Deep Sea 2 Marine Primary Producers I. Introduction II. Primary Production in the Marine Environment III. Adaptation to the Marine Environment IV. Human Intrusion References 3 Marine Bacteria Text References 4 Zooplankton I. Introduction II. Scarcity of Food III. Predation and Competition IV. Temperature V. Salinity VI. Conclusions References 5 Meiofauna I. Introduction II. Physiological Tolerances III. Behavioral Responses IV. Feeding V. Respiratory Adaptations VI. Osmoregulatory Adaptations VII. Reproduction and Growth References 6 Benthic Macrofauna I. Introduction II. Resistance Adaptations III. Feeding, Digestion, and Assimilation IV. Respiration V. Osmotic and Ionio Regulation VI. Reproduction References 7 Pelagic Macrofauna I. Introduction II. Invertebrates III. Vertebrates IV. Addendum Suggested Reading References 8 Functional Adaptations of Deep-Sea Organisms

1. Introduction to Deep-Sea Biosphere and Biota II. Digestive Dynamics and Energetics III. Respiratory and Metabolic Adaptations IV. Circulatory Adaptations V. Processes of Excretion VI. Adaptative Strategies in Reproduction VII. Perception of the Environment VIII. Some Molecular Aspects of High Pressure Adaptation IX. Overview on Physiological Adaptations of Abyssal Animals References



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