Antonio Cruzado

Antonio Cruzado PhD, was educated at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and at the University of Washington (USA). Trained as a chemist (MSc), biologist (PhD) and oceanographer, he is currently the Scientific Director of Oceans at Catalonia International (Blanes, Spain). He also holds academic appointments as Visiting Professor of Marine Biogeochemistry at the University of Barcelona, and Professor of Chemical Oceanography at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia. Antonio has authored more then 100 chapters and articles published on peer-review and other journals and was the supervisor of 12 PhD theses. For more than 40 years he was PI of numerous oceanographic projects at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain), Senior Scientist in charge of UNEP’s Mediterranean Pollution Monitoring and Research Programme (MedPol), as well as Consultant to UNESCO, IOC, WHO/PAHO, World Bank and other international and national organizations. Dr Cruzado is a member of The Oceanographic Society (Charter Life), and of the American Geophysical Union.

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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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