Russian Journal of Marine Biology, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2003, p. 199. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Biologiya Morya, Selin. BOOK REVIEW Struktura nekotorykh nektonnykh soobshchestv prikuril’skikh vod (Structure of Some Nekton Communities of Waters around the Kuril Islands), Vladivostok: TINRO-Center, 2002. By O.A. Ivanov and V.V. Sukhanov This book consists of 5 chapters discussing, from the potential biodiversity, a geoinformation system the positions of system analysis, the communities of “Kuril Nekton,” and an algorithm of biocenotic zona- nekton ﬁsh and cephalopod mollusks inhabiting epi- tion. The book abounds with illustration and has a comprehensive bibliography for the subject. It is writ- pelagial Paciﬁc waters around the Kuril Islands. ten in clear and plain language, and, despite the wide Besides information about the materials and methods usage of modern mathematical approaches, the infor- of the investigations, the book provides brief, but mation presented in the book is comprehensible for a informative data about the physico-geographical fea- wide audience. Moreover, to a certain degree, the tures of the epipelagial biotope of the Kuril region book might even be considered as a methodical refer- (geographical and geomorphological conditions, cli- ence manual. mate, water circulation patterns, etc.). The species The book is addressed to marine biologists, ecolo- composition of nekton has been analyzed from the gists, faunists, zoogeographers, specialists in statisti- positions of the biotopic and zoogeographic status cal ecology, and scientists working in commercial of its constituent species. The types of geographical ﬁshery. ranges of nekters are discussed. The authors describe N.I. Selin the spatial and size structure of the surveyed communities. When analyzing the structural organiza- Institute of Marine Biology, Far East Division, tion of communities, some original methodological Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, approaches have been used: a method of estimation of 690 041 Russia 1063-0740/03/2903-0199$25.00 © 2003 AI ÒNauka / Interperiodica”
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Published: Oct 12, 2004
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