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Large Marine Ecosystems of the World: Trends in Exploitation, Protection, and Research

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Series: Large Marine Ecosystems Series Volume: 12

Edited By: G Hempel and K Sherman

440 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 2003 | #144261 | ISBN: 0444510273
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Provides assessments of the changing states of selected polar, temperate and tropical large marine ecosystems (LMEs) using the case study method. Offer new insights gleaned from studies of changes in biomass yields and environmental health.

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The volume provides assessments of the changing states of selected polar, temperate and tropical LMEs using the case study method. From the studies of changes in biomass yields and environmental health, new insights are provided on the causes of the changes and actions presently underway to improve the health and sustainability of LMEs.

P.K. Dayton ...This volume continues the tradition of excellent comprehensive reviews of large marine ecosystems (LMEs). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology


Series Editor's introduction. Acknowledgments. Editors' introduction. Contributors. I. Polar and Boreal Sea LMEs. 1. The Antarctic Weddell Sea (G. Hubold). 2. Climate change in the Southeastern Bering Sea and some consequences for biota (J.D. Schumacher, N.A. Bond et al.). 3. Contemporary state and factors of stability of the Barents Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (G.G. Matishov, V.V. Denisov, S.L. Dzhenyuk). 4. The Scotian Shelf (K.C.T. Zwanenburg). 5. Assessment and sustainability of the U.S. Northeast Shelf Ecosystem (K. Sherman, J. O'Reilly, J. Kane). 6. The Yellow Sea LME and mitigation action (Q. Tang). 7. The Baltic Sea (B.-O. Jansson). 8. Overfishing drives a trophic cascade in the Black Sea (G.M. Daskalov). II. Upwelling Current LMEs. 9. Interannual variability impacts on the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (D. Lluch-Belda, D.B. Lluch-Cota, S.E. Lluch-Cota). 10. Sustainability of the Benguela: ex Africa simper aliquid novi (V. Shannon, M. O'Toole). 11. Decadal environmental and ecological changes in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem and adjacent waters: Patterns of connections and teleconnection (C.Roy, P. Cury). 12. The Humboldt Current: Trends in exploitation, protection and research (M. Wolff, C. Wosnitza-Mendo, J. Mendo). III. Tropical LMEs. 13. The Great Barrier Reef: 25 years of management as a Large Marine Ecosystem. 14. Development of fisheries in the Gulf of Thailand Large Marine Ecosystem: Analysis of an unplanned experiment (D. Pauly, R. Chuenpagdee). 15. A review and re-definition of the Large Marine Ecosystems of Brazil (W. Ekau, B. Knoppers). IV. Mapping Natural Ocean Regions and LMEs. 16. Mapping fisheries onto marine ecosystems for regional, oceanic and global integrations (R. Watson, D. Pauly et al.). V. Synopsis. 17. Synoptical Notes (G. Hempel). Index.

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Gotthilf Hempel is Science Advisor, Senate of Bremen, Germany, Professor Emeritus Bremen and Kiel Universities, Executive Council of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, served as Director Alfred-Wegner Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven; Director Institute for Baltic Research, Rostock; Director Tropical Marine Ecology Center, Bremen University; and President, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. Kenneth Sherman is Director of the Narragansett Laboratory and the Office of Marine Ecosystem Studies of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); and adjunct professor of oceanography, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island.

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