"Levinton's book is easy to follow yet challenging and is at a perfect level for undergraduate biology majors. The additional material that has been added to the new edition is highly relevant to the field of marine biology and includes many up-to-date topics that students will find intriguing."--Jayson Smith, California State University, Fullerton
"I like the author's relaxed style of communication. The book is very readable at the undergraduate level, but it doesn't skimp on detail to explain a point. The author also brings in a number of personal experiences and observations from his research and travel. I think that this further serves to engage the students' interest and make them feel that they too can become marine biologists. Levinton's writing is accessible and engaging."--Erin Burge, Coastal Carolina University
About the Author
Jeffrey S. Levinton is Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University.