Biogeochemistry of Marine Systems
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
Biogeochemistry of Marine Systems considers issues of marine system resilience, focusing on a range of marine systems that exemplify major global province types but are also interesting and topical in their own right, on account of their sensitivity to natural or anthropogenic change or their importance as ecological service providers. Authors concentrate on advances of the last decade.
Marianne Holmer, Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
2. Coral reefs.
Marlin Atkinson and J.L. Falter, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii SOEST, Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Jens M. Skei, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo, Norway, B. McKee, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA and B. Sundby, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
4. The Eastern Mediterranean.
Michael Krom, School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, UK, Steven Groom, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK and Tamar Zohary, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd, Migdal, Israel.
5. The Arctic seas.
Michael L. Carroll and JoLynn Carroll, Akvaplan-niva Polar Environmental Center, Tromso, Norway.
6. The Arabian Sea.
S.W.A. Naqvi, Hema Naik and P.V. Narvekar, National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India.
7. The Northeastern Pacific abyssal plain.
Angelos K. Hannides and Craig R. Smith, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
8. Deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps.
Richard J. Léveillé and S. Kim Juniper, GEOTOP – Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada.
9. Influence of nutrient biogeochemistry on the ecology of Northwest European shelf seas.
Paul Tett, School of Life Sciences, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK and David J. Hydes and Richard Sanders, Southampton Oceanography Centre, UKReferences.
- A state-of-the-art review of marine ecosystem resilience in the face of environmental disturbance or climate change – one of the most fashionable areas of research at present
- Covers a wide range of ecosystem types
- Authors have been drawn from respected laboratories around the world
...the book certainly provides a comprehensive introduction to the major biogeochemical processes operating in the various systems presented, and it serves as a great starting point for anyone interested in learning more about and conducting research in these specific marine systems.
The bottom line: this book is a wonderful research for students or researchers"
Oceanography Vol 17(4), December 2004