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Open oceans in polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the ecology of open oceans in polar regions. Topics covered include gradients in waters, the plankton, the physiological ecology of polar phytoplankton, the zooplankton, squid, ... More


Ecological consequences of declining biodiversity: a biodiversity–ecosystem function (BEF) framework for marine systems

Shahid Naeem

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/9780199642250.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the significance of marine biodiversity in relation to marine ecosystem functioning. It proposes a biodiversity-ecosystem function (BEF) framework for marine systems and how it ... More


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

Martin Solan, Rebecca J. Aspden, and David M. Paterson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The biological composition and richness of most of the Earth’s major ecosystems are being dramatically and irreversibly transformed by anthropogenic activity. Yet, despite the vast areal extent of ... More


Reality check: issues of scale and abstraction in biodiversity research, and potential solutions

Tasman P. Crowe, Matthew E. S. Bracken, and Nessa E. O’Connor

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/9780199642250.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the nature of biodiversity-ecosystem function (BEF) research undertaken to date in marine systems and compares it with that done in terrestrial systems. It discusses gaps in ... More


Macroecological Changes in Exploited Marine Systems

Derek P. Tittensor, Boris Worm, and Ransom A. Myers

in Marine Macroecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226904115
eISBN:
9780226904146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The oceans have been used as an important source of food and materials for much of human history and prehistory, and until relatively recently were viewed as inexhaustible. Fishing has an effect at ... More


Disturbance

DEANNA J. STOUDER and MICHELLE L. McMULLIN

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Disturbance influences all elements of ecological organization. Given limited information on the role of natural disturbance in California marine systems, this chapter describes examples on the ... More


Experimental Marine Macroecology: Progress and Prospects

Jon D. Witman and Kaustuv Roy

in Marine Macroecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226904115
eISBN:
9780226904146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The goal of macroecology is to gain insight into large scale ecological phenomena mainly through rigorous statistical analyses of information on species abundance, diversity, body size, and range ... More


Dispersal and Geographic Ranges in the Sea

Steven D. Gaines, Sarah E. Lester, Ginny Eckert, Brian P. Kinlan, Rafe Sagarin, and Brian Gaylord

in Marine Macroecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226904115
eISBN:
9780226904146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Explorations of range edges have been historically somewhat divorced from studies of geographical variation in population size. The emerging data on patterns of abundance across entire species' ... More


Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Peter Kareiva, Heather Tallis, Taylor H. Ricketts, Gretchen C. Daily, and Stephen Polasky (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199588992
eISBN:
9780191774638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588992.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

In 2005, The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment provided the first global assessment of the world’s ecosystems and ecosystem services. It concluded that recent trends in ecosystem change threatened ... More


Skeletons and Ocean Chemistry: The Long View

Andrew H. Knoll and Woodward W. Fischer

in Ocean Acidification

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199591091
eISBN:
9780191918001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199591091.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

In present-day seas, animals, algae, and protozoa are threatened by ocean acidification, amplified in many regions by seawater warming and hypoxia (Doney et al . 2009 ). Many species may be ... More


Describing Assemblages of Sediment-living Organisms

John S. Gray and Michael Elliott

in Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198569015
eISBN:
9780191916717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198569015.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

One of the most fruitful aspects of ecological research is the search for common patterns in the bewildering variability of nature. Given current concerns about global warming, climate change, and ... More


Temporal Variations in Benthic Assemblages

John S. Gray and Michael Elliott

in Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198569015
eISBN:
9780191916717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198569015.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Most (but by no means all) benthic species have larval stages which use the water column for dispersal. As indicated in the previous chapter, a key process affecting recruitment to sediment systems ... More


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