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Aquatic ecosystems : trends and global prospects

Author: Nicholas Polunin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book divides the aquatic realm into 21 ecosystems, from those on land (both saline and fresh water) to those of the open and deep oceans. It draws on the understanding of leading ecologists to summarise the state and likely condition by the year 2025 of each of the ecosystems. An overarching issue which the book tries to address is whether global climate change is a dominant driver of change in the structure  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Polunin
ISBN: 9780521833271 0521833272
OCLC Number: 213400619
Description: xvi, 482 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: climate, people, fisheries and aquatic ecosystems / Robert Engelman [and others] --
Prospects for streams and rivers: an ecological perspective / Björn Malmqvist [and others] --
Groundwater ecosystems: human impacts and future management / Janine Gibert [and others] --
Flood plains: critically threatened ecosystems / Klement Tockner [and others] --
The future of small lakes and ponds / Brian Moss [and others] --
Environmental trends and potential future states of large freshwater lakes / Alfred M. Beeton, Robert E. Hecky and Kenton M. Stewart --
Salt lakes: values, threats and future / Robert Jellison [and others] --
The future of cool temperate peatlands / Nils Malmer, Peter D. Moore and Michael C.F. Proctor --
Temperate freshwater wetlands: response to gradients in moisture regime, human alterations and economic status / Mark M. Brinson [and others] --
Present state and future of tropical wetlands / Brij Gopal --
Saltmarsh / Paul Adam [and others] --
Future of mangrove ecosystems to 2025 / Richard S. Dodd and Jin E. Ong --
Environmental future of estuaries / Michael J. Kennish [and others] --
Rocky intertidal shores: prognosis for the future / George M. Branch [and others] --
Current status and future trends in kelp forest ecosystems / Robert S. Steneck --
Projecting the current trajectory for coral reefs / Tim E. McClanahan [and others] --
Sandy shores of the near future / Alexander C. Brown [and others] --
Seagrass ecosystems: their global status and prospects / Carlos M. Duarte [and others] --
Continental-shelf benthic ecosystems: prospects for an improved environmental future / Stephen J. Hall, Stuart I. Rogers and Simon F. Thrush --
The marine pelagic ecosystem: perspectives and humanity's role in the future / Peter G. Verity [and others] --
Polar and ice-edge marine systems / Andrew Clarke [and others] --
The near future of the deep-sea floor ecosystems / Craig R. Smith [and others] --
Trends and global prospects of the Earth's aquatic ecosystems / Nicholas V.C. Polunin.
Responsibility: edited by Nicholas V.C. Polunin.

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How are climate change and human impact affecting the future condition of the water-based ecosystems of our world? By dividing the aquatic realm into 21 ecosystems and drawing on the understanding of  Read more...
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' ... [this] volume edited by Polunin provides an enriching, stimulating, and very enjoyable reading. It permits to understand and to appreciate the true complexity of life in the water as well as Read more...

 
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