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Marine Ecosystems

Marine ecosystems, a very wide topic, includes many different processes, groups of organisms and geographical peculiarities. The objective of this book is to present various topics of great importance for understanding the marine ecosystems, what they are, how they work and how we can model them in order to forecast their behaviour under changing conditions. They have been thoroughly reviewed and accepted for publication. The chapters cover aspects such as: Threats to ultraoligotrophic marine ecosystems (Ch. 1); Modelling the pelagic ecosystem dynamics: the NW Mediterranean (Ch. 2); The marine ecosystem of the Sub-antarctic, Prince Edward Islands (Ch. 3); Meiofauna as a tool for marine ecosystem biomonitoring (Ch. 4); Chemical interactions in Antarctic marine benthic ecosystems (Ch. 5); An Interdisciplinary Approach on Erosion Mitigation for Coral Reef Protection- A Case Study from the Eastern Caribbean (Ch. 6); A revisit to the evolution and ecophysiology of the Labyrinthulomycetes (Ch. 7); Seabed mapping and marine spatial planning: a case-study from a Swedish marine protected area (Ch. 8); Management strategies to limit the impact of bottom trawling on VMEs in the High Seas of the SW Atlantic (Ch. 9); Hydrocarbon contamination and the swimming behavior of the estuarine copepod Eurytemora affinis (Ch. 10), and Interactions between marine ecosystems and tourism on the Adriatic and Mediterranean (Ch. 11).

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Marine EcosystemsEdited by Antonio Cruzado

Published: March 2nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2131

ISBN: 978-953-51-0176-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4335-2

Copyright year: 2012

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27037 Total Chapter Downloads

43 Crossref Citations

112 Web of Science Citations

138 Dimensions Citations


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1. Threats to Ultraoligotrophic Marine Ecosystems

By Demetris Kletou and Jason M. Hall-Spencer


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2. Modelling the Pelagic Ecosystem Dynamics: The NW Mediterranean

By Antonio Cruzado, Raffaele Bernardello, Miguel Ángel Ahumada-Sempoal and Nixon Bahamon


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3. The Marine Ecosystem of the Sub-Antarctic, Prince Edward Islands

By I. J. Ansorge, P. W. Froneman and J. V. Durgadoo


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4. Meiofauna as a Tool for Marine Ecosystem Biomonitoring

By Maria Balsamo, Federica Semprucci, Fabrizio Frontalini and Rodolfo Coccioni


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5. Chemical Interactions in Antarctic Marine Benthic Ecosystems

By Blanca Figuerola, Laura Núñez-Pons, Jennifer Vázquez, Sergi Taboada, Javier Cristobo, Manuel Ballesteros and Conxita Avila


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6. An Interdisciplinary Erosion Mitigation Approach for Coral Reef Protection – A Case Study from the Eastern Caribbean

By Carlos E. Ramos-Scharrón, Juan M. Amador and Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado


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7. A Re-Visit to the Evolution and Ecophysiology of the Labyrinthulomycetes

By Clement K. M. Tsui and Lilian L. P. Vrijmoed


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8. Seabed Mapping and Marine Spatial Planning: A Case Study from a Swedish Marine Protected Area

By Genoveva Gonzalez-Mirelis, Tomas Lundälv, Lisbeth Jonsson, Per Bergström, Mattias Sköld and Mats Lindegarth


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9. Management Strategies to Limit the Impact of Bottom Trawling on VMEs in the High Seas of the SW Atlantic

By Julio Portela, Juan Acosta, Javier Cristobo, Araceli Muñoz, Santiago Parra, Teodoro Ibarrola, José Luis Del Río, Raúl Vilela, Pilar Ríos, Raimundo Blanco, Bruno Almón, Elena Tel, Victoria Besada, Lucía Viñas, Virginia Polonio, María Barba and Pedro Marín


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10. Hydrocarbon Contamination and the Swimming Behavior of the Estuarine Copepod Eurytemora affinis

By Laurent Seuront


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11. Interactions Between Marine Ecosystems and Tourism on the Adriatic and Mediterranean

By Stanko Geić, Jakša Geić and Sanja Rašetina


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