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Advances in the Studies of the Benthic Zone

Edited by Luis Soto

National Autonomous University of Mexico

This book is an unpretentious editing venture to fill the gap in our current knowledge on the ecological implications caused by anthropogenic disturbances upon benthic communities in several regions of the world, including the Western Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Eastern Pacific Ocean, as well as the pristine environments of the Andes in South America. The common goal of the contributing authors in this book was to unravel the complex processes that make possible the life existence of bottom-living animals in different environmental scenarios. To achieve such a goal, the authors focus their attention on the emerging issues inherent to global climate change or the pollution of aquatic systems. These are all themes that might be of interest to scientists active in a wide range of oceanographic subdisciplines. Well-established researchers would appreciate the innovative approach adopted in each chapter of the book, which extends from the ecosystem level to refined molecular interpretations.

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Advances in the Studies of the Benthic ZoneEdited by Luis Soto

Published: June 10th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.81961

ISBN: 978-1-83880-044-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-043-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-989-8

Copyright year: 2020

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3842 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

12 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: The Benthic Realm

By Luis A. Soto


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2. Integrative Approach to Assess Benthic Ecosystem Functioning on the Southwest Brazilian Continental Shelf

By Ana Maria S. Pires-Vanin


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3. Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopes in Hydrocarbon and Nitrogenous Nutrient Assessment of S and E Gulf of Mexico Marine Environments: Four Isotope Stories

By Diego López-Veneroni


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4. Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities as Indicators of the Environmental Health of the Cunas River in the High Andes, Peru

By María Custodio, Richard Peñaloza and Heidi De La Cruz


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5. Skeletons of Calcareous Benthic Hydroids (Medusozoa, Hydrozoa) under Ocean Acidification

By María A. Mendoza-Becerril, Crisalejandra Rivera-Perez and José Agüero


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6. Mesophotic and Deep-Sea Vulnerable Coral Habitats of the Mediterranean Sea: Overview and Conservation Perspectives

By Giovanni Chimienti, Francesco Mastrototaro and Gianfranco D’Onghia


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7. Mitochondrial Group I Introns in Hexacorals Are Regulatory Genetic Elements

By Steinar Daae Johansen and Åse Emblem


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