biodiversity of the southern ocean

Biodiversity Of The Southern Ocean
Author: Bruno David
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Pages: 130
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

The Southern Ocean surrounding the Antarctic continent is vast, in particular, its history, its isolation, and climate, making it a unique "laboratory case" for experimental evolution, adaptation and ecology. Its evolutionary history of adaptation provide a wealth of information on the functioning of the biosphere and its potential. The Southern Ocean is the result of a history of nearly 40 million years marked by the opening of the Straits south of Australia and South America and intense cooling. The violence of its weather, its very low temperatures, the formation of huge ice-covered areas, as its isolation makes the Southern Ocean a world apart. This book discusses the consequences for the evolution, ecology and biodiversity of the region, including endemism, slowed metabolism, longevity, gigantism, and its larval stages; features which make this vast ocean a "natural laboratory" for exploring the ecological adaptive processes, scalable to work in extreme environmental conditions. Today, biodiversity of the Southern Ocean is facing global change, particularly in regional warming and acidification of water bodies. Unable to migrate further south, how will she cope, if any, to visitors from the North? Designed for curious readers to discover the immense ocean surrounding the most isolated and most inhospitable continent on the planet. Describes the Southern Ocean facing biodiversification due to global change Authored by scientists with experience of expeditions to the Southern Ocean

Biodiversity And Evolution Of Parasitic Life In The Southern Ocean
Author: Sven Klimpel
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2017-02-16
Pages: 226
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

The Southern Oceans including Antarctic regions are peculiar and very sensitive water biotopes, where animal life and species interrelations are only poorly investigated. Especially the influence of parasites on their host species needs intensive consideration in times of global warming and worldwide pollution. Both factors may influence the finely balanced interrelationships between parasites and endangered hosts especially in specialized regions such as Antarctica. Before this background the present book offers a broad spectrum of important parasite-host interrelations in times of ecosystem changes written by experienced and renown international specialists.

Biodiversity And Zoogeography Of The Polychaeta  Annelida  In The Deep Weddell Sea  Southern Ocean  Antarctica  And Adjacent Deep Sea Basins
Author: Myriam Schüller
Publisher:
Release Date: 2007
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Southern Ocean
Author: Jonah Young
Publisher: Ice Press
Release Date: 2015-01-02
Pages: 78
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

A large body of recent oceanographic research has shown that the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), an ocean current that flows from west to east around Antarctica, plays a crucial role in global ocean circulation. The region where the cold waters of the ACC meet and mingle with the warmer waters of the north defines a distinct border - the Antarctic Convergence - which fluctuates with the seasons, but which encompasses a discrete body of water and a unique ecologic region. The Convergence concentrates nutrients, which promotes marine plant life, and which, in turn, allows for a greater abundance of animal life. In 2000, the International Hydrographic Organization delimited the waters within the Convergence as a fifth world ocean - the Southern Ocean - by combining the southern portions of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean. The Southern Ocean extends from the coast of Antarctica north to 60 degrees south latitude, which coincides with the Antarctic Treaty Limit and which approximates the extent of the Antarctic Convergence. As such, the Southern Ocean is now the fourth largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Indian Ocean, but larger than the Arctic Ocean).

Encyclopedia Of The Antarctic
Author: Beau Riffenburgh
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 1146
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a treaty, with a multitude of acceding nations. This reference brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues, and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic.

Brazilian Deep Sea Biodiversity
Author: Paulo Yukio Gomes Sumida
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release Date: 2020-11-28
Pages: 261
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

This book presents the biodiversity of the Brazilian deep-sea and its many unique geological and biological features, as well as a review of its ecology, conservation, and future research needs. The deep-sea Brazilian margin has an incredible geological heterogeneity with numerous characteristic seafloor features, and latitudinal changes in marine productivity, oceanographic conditions and biological communities have resulted in very distinct biological assemblages at regional and bathymetric scales. It is a tremendously rich ecosystem in terms of living species, from which many well-known historical tales have originated, and with unique importance for the global climate and humanity. Nevertheless, vast areas of the Brazilian margin have been explored for fishing, oil and gas, and other commodities, likely impacting a variety of deep-sea habitats at scales and intensities yet undetermined. This book is intended for students, scholars, professionals and a wide audience interested in the deep-sea in general and, more specifically, in the South Atlantic deep-sea.

Methods For The Study Of Deep Sea Sediments  Their Functioning And Biodiversity
Author: Roberto Danovaro
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2009-12-21
Pages: 458
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

For years scientists viewed the deep sea as calm, quiet, and undisturbed, with marine species existing in an ecologically stable and uniform environment. Recent discoveries have completely transformed that understanding and the deep sea is recognized as a complicated and dynamic environment with a rich diversity of marine species. Carefully designed to provide practical information in an easily accessible format, Methods for the Study of Deep-Sea Sediments, Their Functioning, and Biodiversity covers how to investigate the biological components through analysis of their biodiversity. It also provides the protocols and methodological details needed to investigate some aspects of the functional biodiversity of variables commonly utilized to describe and understand the drivers of deep-sea ecosystem functioning. This volume contains detailed protocols for analyzing all benthic components from benthic viruses, prokaryotes, protozoa, foraminifera, to meio-, macro-, and megafauna. It includes step-by-step procedures, with additional notes on the crucial steps or possible difficulties arising from the analysis. Each chapter provides a brief introduction, a description of the sampling procedures and/or the sample treatment, and then the laboratory protocols, providing information on instrument setting and/or the solutions utilized. Each chapter also contains a visual scheme of the protocol for use during laboratory activities and for tracking each laboratory step. Linking information on biodiversity with the functioning of the marine ecosystems, the book covers all living components of the benthos. It provides practical information for anyone studying deep-sea habitats, their characteristics, functioning, and biodiversity.

Issues In Biological And Life Sciences Research  2011 Edition
Author:
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
Release Date: 2012-01-09
Pages: 5106
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Biological and Life Sciences Research. The editors have built Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Biological and Life Sciences Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Synopsis Of The Amphipoda Of The Southern Ocean
Author: Claude De Broyer
Publisher:
Release Date: 2007
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Life In The World S Oceans
Author: Alasdair McIntyre
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Pages: 384
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Abundance and Distribution is a true landmark publication. Comprising the synthesis and analysis of the results of the Census of Marine Life this most important book brings together the work of around 2000 scientists from 80 nations around the globe. The book is broadly divided into four sections, covering oceans past, oceans present, oceans future and a final section covering the utilisation of the data which has been gathered, and the coordination and communication of the results. Edited by Professor Alasdair Mcintyre, Marine Life is a book which should find a place on the shelves of all marine scientists, ecologists, conservation biologists, oceanographers, fisheries scientists and environmental biologists. All universities and research establishments where biological, earth and fisheries science are studied and taught should have copies of this essential book on their shelves. A true landmark publication One of the most important marine science books ever published Contributions from many world leading researchers Synthesis of a huge amount of important data Represents the culmination of 10 years' research by 2000 scientists from 80 countries

ANtarctic Benthic DEEP Sea Biodiversity   Colonization History And Recent Community Patterns  ANDEEP III
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 3
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

An Ecosystem Approach To Management Of Seamounts In The Southern Indian Ocean  Volume 4  A Road Map Towards Sustainable Use And Conservation Of Biodiversity In The Southern Indian Ocean
Author:
Publisher: IUCN
Release Date:
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

ANDEEP Cruise Report ANT XIX 3 And ANT XIX 4  ANDEEP I And II
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 2002
Pages: 93
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

High Seas Bottom Trawl Fisheries And Their Impacts On The Biodiversity Of Vulnerable Deep Sea Ecosystems
Author: Matthew Gianni
Publisher: IUCN
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 83
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

The Belgica Expedition Centennial
Author: Claude de Broyer
Publisher: Vub Press
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 367
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

The Belgica expedition to Antarctica returned with an important scientific harvest and a complete annual cycle of observations. A century later, this book tries to enlighten some aspects of this expedition and commemorates its participants by looking back to their achievements and the great influence they had on subsequent Antarctic research and exploration.

Antarctic Security In The Twenty First Century
Author: Alan D. Hemmings
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Pages: 368
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

The Antarctic Treaty (1959) was adopted for the purpose of bringing peace and stability to Antarctica and to facilitate cooperation in scientific research conducted on and around the continent. It has now been over fifty years since the signing of the treaty, nevertheless security continues to drive and shape the laws and policy regime which governs the region. Antarctic Security in the Twenty-First Century: Legal and Policy Perspectives assess Antarctic security from multiple legal and policy perspectives. This book reviews the existing security construct in Antarctica, critically assesses its status in the early part of the Twenty-First century and considers how Antarctic security may be viewed in both the immediate and distant future. The book assesses emerging new security threats, including the impact of climate change and the issues arising from increased human traffic to Antarctica by scientists, tourists, and mariners. The authors call into question whether the existing Antarctic security construct framed around the Antarctic Treaty remains viable, or whether new Antarctic paradigms are necessary for the future governance of the region. The contributions to this volume engage with a security discourse which has expanded beyond the traditional military domain to include notions of security from the perspective of economics, the environment and bio-security. This book provides a contemporary and innovative approach to Antarctic issues which will be of interest to scholars of international law, international relations, security studies and political science as well as policy makers, lawyers and government officials with an interest in the region.

A Checklist Of The Amphipoda  Crustacea  Of The Southern Ocean
Author: Claude de Broyer
Publisher:
Release Date: 1993
Pages: 154
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Bulletin Van Het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut Voor Natuurwetenschappen
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 2004
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Antarctic Ecosystems
Author: Alex D. Rogers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Pages: 756
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Since its discovery Antarctica has held a deep fascination for biologists. Extreme environmental conditions, seasonality and isolation have lead to some of the most striking examples of natural selection and adaptation on Earth. Paradoxically, some of these adaptations may pose constraints on the ability of the Antarctic biota to respond to climate change. Parts of Antarctica are showing some of the largest changes in temperature and other environmental conditions in the world. In this volume, published in association with the Royal Society, leading polar scientists present a synthesis of the latest research on the biological systems in Antarctica, covering organisms from microbes to vertebrate higher predators. This book comes at a time when new technologies and approaches allow the implications of climate change and other direct human impacts on Antarctica to be viewed at a range of scales; across entire regions, whole ecosystems and down to the level of species and variation within their genomes. Chapters address both Antarctic terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and the scientific and management challenges of the future are explored.

Biodiversity
Author: Kevin J. Gaston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Pages: 208
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ARTWORK This concise introductory text provides a complete overview of biodiversity - what it is, how it arose, its distribution, why it is important, human impact upon it, and what should be done to maintain it. Timely overview of the serious attempts made to quantify and describe biodiversity in a scientific way Acts as an easy entry point into the primary literature Provides real-world examples of key issues, including illustrations of major temporal and spatial patterns in biodiversity Designed primarily with undergraduate students and course lecturers in mind, it will also be of interest to anyone who requires an overview of, and entry to, the vast literature on these topics. All the figures included in the book are downloadable from the Blackwell Publishing website