Wetzel, Richard School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, Virginia.
- Marine environments
- Marine ecological processes
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An integrative science that studies the basic structural and functional relationships within and among living populations and their physical–chemical environments in marine ecosystems. Although an outgrowth of natural history and the life sciences, marine ecology draws on all the major fields within the biological sciences as well as oceanography, physics, geology, and chemistry. See also: Environment
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