Marine Bioinvasions Patterns Processes And Perspectives

Author: Judith Pederson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401001694
Size: 15.82 MB
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As the global rate of marine introductions increases, exotic species exert greater economic and ecological impacts, affecting ecosystems and human health. The complexity of marine ecosystems challenges our ability to find easy solutions to prevention, management, and control of introductions. This book highlights issues of timely importance in marine bioinvasion science. Selected topics explore the potential evolutionary consequences and ecological impacts of introduced organisms, examine the feasibility of biological control, and describe patterns of introduction. These papers were presented at the Second International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, which featured new marine invasion research from around the world. These papers should be of interest to scientists, students, and managers with an interest in marine bioinvasions and the application of knowledge to management concerns.

The Law Of The Sea

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Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211335795
Size: 13.12 MB
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This bibliography is divided into 21 subject categories based mainly on the major topics of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Topics include: territorial sea and contiguous zone; exclusive economic zone and fishery zone; continental shelf; high seas; navigation and shipping; peace and security; crimes at sea; living and non-living resources; archaeological and historical objects. Its content is selective and restricted to monographs and periodical literature. It includes citations of recently published books and articles, primarily in English, French and Spanish.

The Law Of The Sea

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ISBN: 9211335795
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This bibliography is divided into 21 subject categories based mainly on the major topics of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Topics include: territorial sea and contiguous zone; exclusive economic zone and fishery zone; continental shelf; high seas; navigation and shipping; peace and security; crimes at sea; living and non-living resources; archaeological and historical objects. Its content is selective and restricted to monographs and periodical literature. It includes citations of recently published books and articles, primarily in English, French and Spanish.

Biological Invasions In Marine Ecosystems

Author: Gil Rilov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540792369
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Biological invasions are considered to be one of the greatest threats to the integrity of most ecosystems on earth. This volume explores the current state of marine bioinvasions, which have been growing at an exponential rate over recent decades. Focusing on the ecological aspects of biological invasions, it elucidates the different stages of an invasion process, starting with uptake and transport, through inoculation, establishment and finally integration into new ecosystems. Basic ecological concepts - all in the context of bioinvasions - are covered, such as propagule pressure, species interactions, phenotypic plasticity, and the importance of biodiversity. The authors approach bioinvasions as hazards to the integrity of natural communities, but also as a tool for better understanding fundamental ecological processes. Important aspects of managing marine bioinvasions are also discussed, as are many informative case studies from around the world.

The Importance Of Species

Author: Peter Kareiva
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400866779
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A great many species are threatened by the expanding human population. Though the public generally favors environmental protection, conservation does not come without sacrifice and cost. Many decision makers wonder if every species is worth the trouble. Of what consequence would the extinction of, say, spotted owls or snail darters be? Are some species expendable? Given the reality of limited money for conservation efforts, there is a compelling need for scientists to help conservation practitioners set priorities and identify species most in need of urgent attention. Ecology should be capable of providing guidance that goes beyond the obvious impulse to protect economically valuable species (salmon) or aesthetically appealing ones (snow leopards). Although some recent books have considered the ecosystem services provided by biodiversity as an aggregate property, this is the first to focus on the value of particular species. It provides the scientific approaches and analyses available for asking what we can expect from losing (or gaining) species. The contributors are outstanding ecologists, theoreticians, and evolutionary biologists who gathered for a symposium honoring Robert T. Paine, the community ecologist who experimentally demonstrated that a single predator species can act as a keystone species whose removal dramatically alters entire ecosystem communities. They build on Paine's work here by exploring whether we can identify species that play key roles in ecosystems before they are lost forever. These are some of our finest ecologists asking some of our hardest questions. They are, in addition to the editors, S.E.B. Abella, G. C. Chang, D. Doak, A. L. Downing, W. T. Edmondson, A. S. Flecker, M. J. Ford, C.D.G. Harley, E. G. Leigh Jr., S. Lubetkin, S. M. Louda, M. Marvier, P. McElhany, B. A. Menge, W. F. Morris, S. Naeem, S. R. Palumbi, A. G. Power, T. A. Rand, R. B. Root, M. Ruckelshaus, J. Ruesink, D. E. Schindler, T. W. Schoener, D. Simberloff, D. A. Spiller, M. J. Wonham, and J. T. Wootton.