Light as an Ecological Factor : A Symposium of the British Ecological Society, Cambridge 30th March - 1 April 1965


BAINBRIDGE, Richard, G. Clifford EVANS, and Oliver RACKHAM (eds.). Light asan Ecological Factor : A Symposium of the British Ecological Society, Camb ridge 30th March – 1 April 1965. Oxford : Blackwell Scientific Publications, (1966). Pp [i]-xi,(1),1-452,+ 10 plates. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine. The British Ecological Society Symposium Volume Number Six. “Light occupies a special place as an ecological factor because of the number, diversity and importance of the effects which it produces on both plants and animals, because of the complexity of the light climate, and the difficulties which have attended attempts to measure and characterize it. The subjects covered in this symposium include the light climate in general, micrometeorology and methods of measuring ad characterizing thelight climate in the open; woodlands and forests; light penetration, opaci ty and scattering in the open sea, and the influence of these factors upon contrast perception, the sensitivity of the eye and the visibility of underwater objects; and the effect of light on pigmentation and movement of organisms in the littoral zone.” - from the dj. Of special nautical interest : Aspects of Light Measurement in the Sea (by N.J. Jerlov, pp 91-98); FactorsInfluencing the Visibility of Objects Underwater (by C.C. Hemmings, pp 359 -374); Visual Pigments and Underwater Vision (by J.N. Lythgoe, pp 375-392);The Effect of Light Intensity on the Feeding Ecology of Herring (by J.H.S. Blaxter, pp 393-409). Namestamp, else very good in rubbed, slightly nicked , unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

Title: Light as an Ecological Factor : A Symposium of the British Ecological Society, Cambridge 30th March - 1 April 1965

Author Name: BAINBRIDGE, Richard, G. Clifford EVANS, and Oliver RACKHAM (eds.). JERLOV, N.J. LYTHGOE, J.N. HEMMINGS, C.C.

Categories: 76,

Publisher: Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford , 1966,:

Seller ID: 92665

Keywords: LIGHT UNDERWATER VISIBILITY FISHERIES ECOLOGY SYMPOSIUM HERRING SCIENCE ECOLOGICAL MARINE BIOLOGY,