Monitoring Rocky Shores

Monitoring Rocky Shores

Author: Steven N. Murray

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520247284

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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“Intertidal ecologists have been struggling with how to adequately monitor the tremendous diversity and heterogeneity of rocky shores for decades. Finally three of the most experienced and established people in the field have done it. Monitoring Rocky Shores will serve as THE central reference guide for scientists intent on understanding the complexities of intertidal ecology.”—John Pearse, coauthor of Animals Without Backbones “The incredibly high taxic, morphological, ecological, as well as biotic diversity of rocky shores makes them ideal sites for ecological studies; however this same diversity also presents innumerable challenges. Monitoring Rocky Shores is long overdue in helping investigators tackle these innumerable challenges. This book provides a broad and important introduction to the habitat, the animals, the methods, and the analyses required constructing informed hypotheses and scenarios for life on rocky shores.”—David R. Lindberg, Museum of Paleontology, co-editor of Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca