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Dead Zones: The Loss of Oxygen from Rivers, Lakes, Seas, and the Ocean

David L. Kirchman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197520376
eISBN:
9780197520406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197520376.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This book explores the many rivers, lakes, and oceans that are losing oxygen. Aquatic habitats with little dissolved oxygen are called dead zones because nothing can live there except some microbes. ... More


Marine biodiversity: its past development, present status, and future threats

Stephen Widdicombe and Paul J. Somerfield

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter focuses on the past, present, and future of marine biodiversity. It first provides an overview of biodiversity and what it means and compares the biodiversity of marine and terrestrial ... More


Pyrite and the Global Environment

David Rickard

in Pyrite: A Natural History of Fool's Gold

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190203672
eISBN:
9780197559482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190203672.003.0012
Subject:
Chemistry, Mineralogy and Gems

The two basic processes concerning pyrite in the environment are the formation of pyrite, which usually involves reduction of sulfate to sulfide, and the destruction of pyrite, which usually ... More


Market Mistakes and How Unpaid-For External Effects Are Killing Us

Geoffrey Heal

in Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180849
eISBN:
9780231543286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180849.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

External costs are pervasive, and have been of concern to society since the Middle Ages at least. Examples discussed are oceanic dead zones, overfishing and coral death, deforestation, antibiotic ... More


The sea

Jan Zalasiewicz

in The Planet in a Pebble: A journey into Earth's deep history

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199569700
eISBN:
9780191918216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199569700.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

Some things are just infuriatingly difficult to pin down in geology. For instance, just how deep was our pebble sea, the Silurian sea of the Welsh Basin at the spot that became, some 400 million ... More


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