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Marine Ecology

Biotic and Abiotic Interactions

Edited by Muhammet Turkoglu

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University


Umur Önal

Canakkale Onsekiz Mart Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Hastanesi, Turkey

During the last decades, aquatic resources have been severely depleted due to human-induced factors such as overexploitation and pollution and more recently due to deviations in the physicochemical parameters of oceans, dramatic changes in weather patterns and melting of glaciers. The effects of these man-made factors are occurring in a relatively shorter time scale and, in many cases, are beyond the capacity of organisms to adapt to these deviations. The majority of natural aquatic resources, which are one of the most important food sources on the planet, are being used to the extent that limits their capacity for regeneration. Despite ongoing attempts towards developing strategies for long-term management of aquatic resources all over the world, efforts have met with limited success. Thus, the sustainable use of aquatic resources has become a very important reality considering a projected human population of 11 billion by the year 2100. With this reality in mind, the purpose of this book is to shed more light on the field of marine ecology by emphasizing the diversity of aquatic life on earth and its importance both as part of a balanced ecosystem and as part of critical source of food on earth. The book covers important findings, discussions and reviews on a variety of subjects on environmental and competitive interactions of marine organisms at different trophic levels and their effects on the productivity, dynamics and structure of marine ecosystems around the world. Each chapter focuses on a specific case in the field of marine ecology and was written by researchers with years of experience in their respective fields. We hope that academicians, researchers and students as well as experts and professionals working in the field of marine ecology will benefit from these contributions. We also hope that this book will inspire more studies to help better understand the marine environment and develop strategies to better protect this crucial element of life on earth.

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Marine EcologyBiotic and Abiotic InteractionsEdited by Muhammet Turkoglu

Published: August 1st 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69018

ISBN: 978-1-78923-449-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-448-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-368-0

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

13127 Total Chapter Downloads

28 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Marine Ecology—Biotic and Abiotic Interactions

By Muhammet Turkoglu, Umur Onal and Ali Ismen


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2. Geo-Biological Coupling of Authigenic Carbonate Formation and Autotrophic Faunal Colonization at Deep-Sea Methane Seeps I: Geo-Biological Settings

By Takeshi Naganuma


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3. Geo-Biological Coupling of Authigenic Carbonate Formation and Autotrophic Faunal Colonization at Deep-Sea Methane Seeps II. Geo-Biological Landscapes

By Takeshi Naganuma


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4. Plankton Ecology and Productivity in Jamaican Waters with New and Unique Applications

By Mona K. Webber, Dale F. Webber and Gale Persad Ford


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5. Ecology of Planktonic Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua)

By Stig Skreslet


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6. Encounters in the Zooplankton: Implications for Pelagic Ecosystem Dynamics

By Laura Sanvicente-Añorve and Miguel Alatorre-Mendieta


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7. Marine Fisheries in Nigeria: A Review

By Olalekan Jacob Olaoye and Wahab Gbenga Ojebiyi


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8. Marine Stock Enhancement in India: Current Status and Future Prospects

By Mohammad Serajuddin, Farah Bano, Madhu Awasthi, Pragya Gupta and Graish Kumar


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9. The Natural Ecology and Stock Enhancement of the Edible Jellyfish (Rhopilema esculentum Kishinouye, 1891) in the Liaodong Bay, Bohai Sea, China

By Jing Dong, Bin Wang, Yan Duan, Aiyong Wang, Yulong Li, Ming Sun, Yu Chai, Xiuze Liu, Xuguang Yu, Dong Guo and Xiaolin Wang


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10. Overview on Mediterranean Shark’s Fisheries: Impact on the Biodiversity

By Mohamed Nejmeddine Bradai, Bechir Saidi and Samira Enajjar


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11. An Update on Reproduction in Ghost Shrimps (Decapoda: Axiidea) and Mud Lobsters (Decapoda: Gebiidea)

By Patricio Hernáez


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12. The Role of Microalgae in Renewable Energy Production: Challenges and Opportunities

By Abd Ellatif Mohamed Hussian


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