Biodiversity in the Marine Environment by Philippe GoulletquerBiodiversity in the Marine Environment by Philippe Goulletquer

Biodiversity in the Marine Environment

byPhilippe Goulletquer, Philippe Gros, Gilles Boeuf

Hardcover | March 6, 2014

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The oceans cover over 70% of our planet. They are host to a biodiversity of tremendous wealth. Its preservation is now a global priority featuring in several international conventions and a confirmed objective of European policies and national strategies. Understanding the dynamics and the uses of the marine biodiversity is a genuine scientific challenge. Fourteen international experts have got together and identified five priority research themes to address the problem, based on analysing the state of knowledge.
Philippe Goulletquer, PhD in biological oceanography, is in charge of issues of marine and coastal biodiversity at Ifremer. He is a member of the scientific council on Natural heritage & biodiversity.Philippe Gros, a highly qualified professor of biological sciences at the École normale supérieure, joined Ifremer in 1984. He was direct...
Title:Biodiversity in the Marine EnvironmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:198 pagesPublished:March 6, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401785651

ISBN - 13:9789401785655

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Table of Contents

The importance of marine biodiversity
Key features
Hierarchical components
The impacts of human activities on marine biodiversity
The strategic values of research
Status and trends
How many marine species are there?
Taxonomic records
Cryptic species
The drive to identify new species
The "taxonomic impediment"
Species under pressure
Extinct species
Endangered species
Ecosystems under pressure: the deep sea
Spatial patterning of characteristics
Temporal patterns
Conceptualising biodiversity
Conceptual frameworks for relationships between biodiversity and human societies. Choice of model framework
Measuring biodiversity
Biodiversity as a macroscopic descriptor in the European Union Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)
Drivers of changes in biodiversity and its uses
Environmental drivers: a working framework
Integrated scenarios and policies
Policies and decision support
Developing scenarios
Quantitative methods, models and integrated assessment
Research needs
The framework: environmental research
Naturalistic dimensions
Human dimensions of research
Developing modelling: a summarising approach
Abbreviations and acronyms
Group of experts

Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:"This excellent review, translated from French, extends beyond the general subject of biodiversity to encompass a wealth of information that will be valuable for managing and conserving living marine resources. . this concise, well-written book will be useful as a textbook and as a reference work on marine biodiversity. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." (J. C. Briggs, Choice, Vol. 52 (1), September, 2014)