The case studies demonstrate the utility of an ecosystem-based approach to the assessment and management of biomass yields and species sustainability.
North Atlantic Teleconnections: North Atlantic climatic signals and the plankton of the European continental shelf; Interregional biological responses in the North Atlantic to hydrometeorological forcing. Northwest Atlantic Large Marine Ecosystems: Changes to the large marine ecosystem of the Newfoundland-Labrador shelf; Decadal changes in the Scotian shelf large marine ecosystem; Dynamics of fish larvae, zooplankton, and hydrographical characteristics in the West Greenland large marine ecosystem 1950-1984; The U.S. northeast shelf large marine ecosystem: zooplankton trends in fish biomass recovery . Insular North Atlantic: Iceland shelf large marine ecosystem: decadal assessment and resource sustainability; Ecological features and recent trends in the physical environment, plankton, fish stocks, and seabirds in the Faroe shelf ecosystem. Northeast Atlantic: Zooplankton-fish interactions in the Barents Sea; Dynamics and human impact in the Bay of Biscay: an ecological perspective; Iberian sardine fisheries: trends and crises; The North Sea large marine ecosystem. Summary and Comments: Changing states of the large marine ecosystems in the North Atlantic - summary and comments.
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.
M.D. Ohman ...Who should read this volume? Scientists and managers interested in marine resources and in strategies to ensure their sustainability will benefit from this volume. So will students of the ocean who wish to move beyond textbook idealizations to understand the reality of natural variability of the ocean environment. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology