Organizing Pelagic Ecosystems

Science  08 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5399, pp. 180-181
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5399.180

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Ecological Geography of the Sea. Alan Longhurst. Academic, San Diego, 1998. 412 pp. $79.95. ISBN 0-12-455558-6.

Longhurst offers an inclusive overview of oceanic ecology, based on the inseparability of the physical environment and the biological communities. Successfully integrating ideas from terrestrial ecology, his synthesis will prove useful to laymen, teachers, graduate students, and research scientists.