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Volume 19 Issue 02

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Volume 19, No. 2
Pages 157 - 159


BOOK REVIEW • Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: Biological-Physical Interactions in the Oceans (Third Edition)

By Andrew J. Pershing  
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In 1991, Kenneth Mann and John Lazier published the first edition of Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems (DME). Subtitled “Biological-Physical Interactions in the Oceans,” DME was an ambitious attempt to describe how physical processes in the ocean structure biological communities. The newly released third edition contains significant updates to several sections. Although the book has grown somewhat, the additional material makes for a more comprehensive treatment of the field, and perhaps surprisingly, a more cohesive book.


Pershing, A.J. 2006. Review of Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: Biological-Physical Interactions in the Oceans (Third Edition), by K.H. Mann and J.R.N. Lazier. Oceanography 19(2):157–159, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.87.

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