Marine Ecosystems and Global Change

Marine Ecosystems and Global Change

by Manuel Barange, John G. Field, Roger P. Harris, Eileen E. Hofmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199558027

ISBN-13: 9780199558025

Pub. Date: 04/19/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Global environmental change (including climate change, biodiversity loss, changes in hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, and intensive exploitation of natural resources) is having significant impacts on the world's oceans. This handbook advances knowledge of the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems, and their past, present, and future responses to

Overview

Global environmental change (including climate change, biodiversity loss, changes in hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, and intensive exploitation of natural resources) is having significant impacts on the world's oceans. This handbook advances knowledge of the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems, and their past, present, and future responses to physical and anthropogenic forcing. It illustrates how climate and humans impact marine ecosystems, providing a comprehensive review of the physical and ecological processes that structure marine ecosystems as well as the observation, experimentation, and modelling approaches required for their study. Recognizing the interactive roles played by humans in using marine resources and in responding to global changes in marine systems, the book includes chapters on the human dimensions of marine ecosystem changes and on effective management approaches in this era of rapid change. A final section reviews the state of the art in predicting the responses of marine ecosystems to future global change scenarios with the intention of informing both future research agendas and marine management policy.

Marine Ecosystems and Global Change provides a detailed synthesis of the work conducted under the auspices of the Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics (GLOBEC) program. This research spans two decades, and represents the largest, multi-disciplinary, international effort focused on understanding the impacts of external forcing on the structure and dynamics of global marine ecosystems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199558025
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/19/2010
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
List of acronyms
1. Introduction: oceans in an earth system, Manuel Barange, John G. Field & Will Steffen
Section 1 - The Changing Ocean Ecosystems
2. Climate Forcing on Marine Ecosystems, Ken Drinkwater et al
3. Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems, Keith Brander et al
Section 2 - Advances in Understanding the Structure and Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems
4. Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: target species, Dian J. Gifford et al
5. Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: physical-biological interactions - integration and modelling, Brad deYoung et al
6. Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: observation and experimentation, Roger P. Harris et al
7. Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: ecological processes, Coleen L. Moloney et al
Section 3 - The Human Dimensions of Changes in Marine Ecosystems
8. Interactions between Changes in Marine Ecosystems and Human Communities, R. Ian Perry et al
9. Marine Resources Management in the Face of Change: from ecosystem science to ecosystem-based management, Manuel Barange et al
Section 4 - A Way Forward
10. Ocean Ecosystem Responses to Future Global Change Scenarios: a way forward, Shin-ichi Ito et al
11. Marine Ecosystems and Global Change: a synthesis, Eileen E. Hofmann, Manuel Barange, John G. Field, Roger P. Harris, R. Ian Perry & Francisco Werner
References
Index

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