Marine Ecosystems and Global Change

Paperback | February 20, 2011

EditorManuel Barange, John G. Field, Roger P. Harris

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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 book advances knowledge of the structure and functioning ofmarine 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 theobservation, 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 sectionreviews 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) programme. This research spans two decades, and represents the largest, multi-disciplinary, international effort focused on understanding theimpacts of external forcing on the structure and dynamics of global marine ecosystems.

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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 book advances knowledge of the structure and functioning ofmarine ecosystems, and their past, present, an...

Manuel Barange is Director of the International Project Office of GLOBEC, based at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK. His scientific interests include Climate and Anthropogenic impacts on Marine Ecosystems, Assessment and management of marine fisheries and Marine Physical/Biological interactions. He is an advisor to the UK Natural En...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 20, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199600899

ISBN - 13:9780199600892

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AcknowledgementsPrefaceList of acronyms1. Manuel Barange, John G. Field and Will Steffen: Introduction: oceans in an earth systemSection 1 - The Changing Ocean Ecosystems2. Ken Drinkwater et al: Climate Forcing on Marine Ecosystems3. Keith Brander et al: Human Impacts on Marine EcosystemsSection 2 - Advances in Understanding the Structure and Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems4. Dian J. Gifford et al: Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: target species5. Brad deYoung et al: Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: physical-biological interactions - integration and modelling6. Roger P. Harris et al: Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: observation and experimentation7. Coleen L. Moloney et al: Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: ecological processesSection 3 - The Human Dimensions of Changes in Marine Ecosystems8. R. Ian Perry et al: Interactions between Changes in Marine Ecosystems and Human Communities9. Manuel Barange et al: Marine Resources Management in the Face of Change: from ecosystem science to ecosystem-based managementSection 4 - A Way Forward10. Shin-ichi Ito et al: Ocean Ecosystem Responses to Future Global Change Scenarios: a way forward11. Eileen E. Hofmann, Manuel Barange, John G. Field, Roger P. Harris, R. Ian Perry and Francisco Werner: Marine Ecosystems and Global Change: a synthesisReferencesIndex