Marine ecology deals with the study of habitation and population of marine organisms and the interactions among marine organisms and the adjacent surroundings which includes their abiotic and biotic factors. Marine ecology is a sub field of marine biology which comprises the study of marine ecosystems and the biosphere and encompasses biochemical, cellular, individual, and community levels of marine organisms. Marine ecology also deals with the study of influence of geology, geography, meteorology, chemistry, physics etc. on marine environments. Medical research, development, agriculture, fisheries, and forestry are also classified under marine ecology.
Journal articles are most often Primary Research Articles. However, they can also be Review Articles. These types of articles have different aims and requirements. Sometimes, an article describes a new tool or method.
Because articles in scientific journals are specific, meticulously cited and peer-reviewed, journal databases are the best place to look for information on previous research on your species. Without a background in the field, journal articles may be hard to understand - however, you do not need to understand an entire article to be able to get valuable information from it.
Last date updated on July, 2014