Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and Ecological Responses; Societal Implications

Paperback | April 13, 2016

EditorMartin Solan, Nia Whiteley

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A multitude of direct and indirect human influences have significantly altered the environmental conditions, composition, and diversity of marine communities. However, understanding and predicting the combined impacts of single and multiple stressors is particularly challenging becauseobserved ecological feedbacks are underpinned by a number of physiological and behavioural responses that reflect stressor type, severity, and timing. Furthermore, integration between the traditional domains of physiology and ecology tends to be fragmented and focused towards the effects of aspecific stressor or set of circumstances. This novel volume summarises the latest research in the physiological and ecological responses of marine species to a comprehensive range of marine stressors, including chemical and noise pollution, ocean acidification, hypoxia, UV radiation, thermal andsalinity stress before providing a perspective on future outcomes for some of the most pressing environmental issues facing society today. Stressors in the Marine Environment synthesises the combined expertise of a range of international researchers, providing a truly interdisciplinary and accessible summary of the field. It is essential reading for graduate students as well as professional researchers in environmental physiology,ecology, marine biology, conservation biology, and marine resource management. It will also be of particular relevance and use to the regulatory agencies and authorities tasked with managing the marine environment, including social scientists and environmental economists.

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A multitude of direct and indirect human influences have significantly altered the environmental conditions, composition, and diversity of marine communities. However, understanding and predicting the combined impacts of single and multiple stressors is particularly challenging becauseobserved ecological feedbacks are underpinned by a ...

Martin Solan is a Reader in Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton. Nia Whiteley is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at Bangor University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:April 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198718837

ISBN - 13:9780198718833

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1. Effects of salinity as a stressor to aquatic invertebrates2. Respiratory responses of marine animals to environmental hypoxia3. Physiological effects of ocean acidification on animal calcifiers4. Physiological responses of marine invertebrates to thermal stress5. Physiological impacts of chemical pollutants in marine animals6. Nitrogen stress in the marine environment: from scarcity to surfeit7. The cellular responses of marine algae and invertebrates to ultraviolet radiation alone, and in combination with other common abiotic stressors8. TBC9. Effects of changing salinity on the ecology of the marine environment10. The ecological consequences of marine hypoxia: from behavioural to ecosystem responses11. Ecological effects of ocean acidification12. Effects of temperature stress on ecological processes13. Chemical pollutants in the marine environment: Causes, effects, and challenges14. Importance of species interactions in moderating altered levels of reactive nitrogen15. Ecological impacts of ultraviolet-B radiation on marine ecosystems16. Ecological impacts of anthropogenic underwater noise17. Managing complex systems to enhance sustainability18. Using the Ecosystem Approach to manage multiple stressors in marine environments19. Quantifying the economic consequences of multiple stressors on the marine environment