1. Introduction to the Marine Environment. 2. Plankton and Plankton Communities. 3. Oceanic Nekton. 4. Deep-Sea Biology. 5. Shallow-Water Subtidal Benthic Associations. 6. Intertidal Ecology. 7. Meiofauna. 8. Estuaries and Salt Marshes. 9. Tropical Communities. 10. Symbiotic Relationships. 11. Human Impact on the Sea Glossary. Index.
Dr. James Nybakken is professor of biological sciences at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, a consortium operation of seven of the California State Universities. His research interests are in the feeding ecology of certain groups of predatory marine gastropod molluscs. He regularly teaches three undergraduate upper division courses, marine invertebrate zoology, marine ecology, and microscope techniques, and two graduate courses, biology of the mollusca and a seminar. Dr. Nybakken is a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and has served as an officer in five scientific societies. He has also served as editor or peer reviewer for 11 scientific journals. He has published 32 scientific papers and is the sole author of four books and co-author of three others. His biography appears in seven different biographical books. His hobbies include growing orchids, making wine, and cooking.