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1. Baltic crustaceans [2018]

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ix, 199 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Crustaceans in the history of the Baltic Sea.- 3. Baltic Sea - the life environment.- 3.1. Salinity.- 3.2. Temperature.- 3.3. Stagnation.- 3.4. Oxygenation.- 3.5. Bottom sediments.- 3.6. Human activity impact.- 4. Szczecin Lagoon and Pomeranian Bay.- 5. Gulf of Gdanks and Vistula Lagoon.- 6. Gulf of Riga.- 7. Gulf of Finland.- 8. Gulf of Bothnia.- 9. General characteristics of Malacostraca.- 10. Table of species.- 11. Non native species.- 12. Function and importance of crustaceans.- 13. Literature.- 14. Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319563534 20171211
This book presents all Malacostracan cructaceans occurring in the Baltic Sea in water salinity from 2 to 15 psu. The Baltic sea is very special due to its low salinity and characteristic fauna. For each of the 58 species the systematic position, the origin and distribution in European waters are given, and the environmental preferences, the role in the food web and human economy described. The book describes the history of the Baltic sea and the occurrence of crustaceans in its history against the terms of hydrological conditions, explaining why in the Baltic sea only part of all marine crustaceans occur. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and beautiful pictures of animals specifically prepared for this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319563534 20171211
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xii, 403 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Biology and Ecology of Portunid Crabs Profile of Portunid Crabs (Family: Portunidae) Aquaculture of Portunid Crabs Nutritional Values of Portunid Crabs Biomedical, Food and Industrial Applications of Portunid Crab Wastes Diseases and Parasites of Portunid Crabs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771885904 20180312
This volume provides an abundance of valuable first-hand information about the diversity, biology, ecology culture of the portunid crabs of the word seas. Marine crabs play an important role directly or indirectly in the livelihood of millions of people around the world. They have been reported to make up about 20% of all marine crustaceans caught, farmed, and consumed worldwide. Among these marine crabs, portunid crabs (or swimming crabs of the family Portunidae) assume greater significance in the marine industry, owing to their delicate meat with nutritional qualities. Although several species of portunid crabs are edible and commercially important, only a few species have been widely cultivated. This is largely due to the lack of information on the biology of portunid crabs. Keeping this in view, this volume presents the biology and aquaculture of marine portunid crabs. This volume will be of great use for researchers and students of disciplines such as fisheries science, marine biology, aquatic biology and fisheries, and zoology, and will also serve as a standard reference for college, university, and research libraries around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771885904 20180312
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xiv, 420 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish Profile of Toxic Pufferfish Pufferfish Toxins Pufferfish Poisoning Pufferfish Aquariums Diseases and Parasites of Pufferfish and Their Management Nutritional Values of Pufferfish Pharmaceutical Values of Pufferfish Toxins.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771884396 20180213
This is the first comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of pufferfish, also known as blowfish, swellfish, and globefish. Covering 197 species of pufferfish recorded so far from the marine, brackish, and freshwater ecosystems of the world, this important volume expounds on the toxins and associated poisonings of pufferfish. Importantly, the volume also explores the many uses of pufferfish, such as in aquariums, for their nutritional and culinary value, and for their emerging uses in the treatment of pain. Topics covered include: biology and ecology of pufferfishprofiles of the world's marine, brackish, and freshwater pufferfish speciescharacteristics of TTX (tetrodotoxin) and STX (saxitoxin) of pufferfishpufferfish poisoning and symptoms: treatment and managementaquarium uses of pufferfishnutritional and pharmaceutical values of pufferfishdiseases and parasites of pufferfish and their management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771884396 20180213
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xiv, 371 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Biology and Ecology of Marine Stingrays Profile of Marine Stingrays Biology and Ecology of Freshwater Stingrays Profile of Freshwater Stingrays Stingray Injuries, Envenomation and Medical Management.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771885386 20180205
This comprehensive book provides first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of venomous stingrays of freshwater, brackish, and marine ecosystems. Each year thousands of injuries to swimmers and surfers are reported, with 750 to 1,500 stingray injuries reported each year in the US alone. As more vacationers spend their leisure time exploring coasts and tropical reefs, often in isolated areas without immediate access to advanced health care, there will be greater potential for stingray injuries. A thorough understanding about the diversity of stingrays of marine and freshwater ecosystems and their injuries and envenomations would largely improve the public health community's ability to better manage and to prevent stingray injuries. This volume fills that gap. With over 200 photos and illustrations, this book shows the characteristics of venomous stingray families along with other profile information, such as common name, geographical distribution, diagnostic features, reproduction, predators, parasites, the International Union for Conservation of Nature's conservation status. Importantly, it includes valuable information on stingray injuries, envenomation, and medical management. This volume will be very informative for students of fisheries science, marine biology, aquatic biology, and environmental sciences, and will become a standard reference for marine professionals, health practitioners, and college and university libraries, and as a helpful on-board.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771885386 20180205
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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x, 420 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Evolution. Evolution of the Parrotfishes: A Highly Modified Wrasse or Unique Family? Speciation and Biogeography of the Parrotfishes. Morphological Specialization of the Parrotfishes. Functional Diversity and Innovation Within the Skull of Parrotfishes. Biology. Nutritional Ecology of Parrotfishes. Age, Growth and Longevity of Parrotfishes. Reproduction of Parrotfishes. Vision and Color Patterns in Parrotfishes. Ecology. Linking Form to Function: the Unique Role of Parrotfishes on Coral Reefs. Functional Ecology of Parrotfishes: the Influence of Species, Size, and Temperature. Functional Variation Among Parrotfishes: Are They Complementary or Redundant? Bioerosion and Sediment Production. the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Parrotfishes as Coral Predators. Geographic Variation in the Composition and Function of Parrotfishes. Seasonal Dynamics of Algae and Parrotfish Grazing. the Role of Parrotfishes on Marginal Reef Systems. the Ecology of Parrotfishes on Low Coral Cover Reefs. Spatial Ecology of Parrotfishes. Fisheries and Conservation. Traditional Fisheries and the Conservation and Management of Parrotfishes. Marine Protected Areas, Trophic Cascades and Parrotfish Grazing on Caribbean Reefs. Marine Protected Areas, Trophic Cascades and Parrotfish Grazing on Indo-Pacific Reefs. Changes in Biodiversity and Functioning of Parrotfish Assemblages Following Disturbance. the Biology and Ecology of Parrotfishes: Emerging Topics and Future Directions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482224016 20180416
Parrotfish are found on almost every coral reef in the world. This ubiquity and uniqueness of their feeding action make them one of the most important groups of fishes within coral reef ecosystems. But why, exactly, are parrotfish so important to reefs? Can the evolution of a particular jaw morphology and feeding action really have had such a large impact on the health and functioning of the world's coral reefs? This book introduces the reader to this fascinating group of fishes (Labridae, Scarinae), from the morphological innovation of a jaw that has the power to bite through solid calcium carbonate, to the threats currently faced by parrotfish populations around the world. It contains new insights into their diet and food processing ability, and lifehistories, and concludes with an overview of emerging and future research directions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482224016 20180416
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xv, 365 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Senses, effectors and the brain-- 3. Body patterning and colour change-- 4. Feeding and foraging-- 5. Defence-- 6. Reproductive behaviour-- 7. Communication-- 8. The development of behaviour, learning and cognition-- 9. Ecological aspects of behaviour-- 10. Nautilus-- 11. Synthesis: brains, behaviour and the future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521897853 20180416
With their large brains, elaborate sense organs and complex behaviour, cephalopods are among the world's most highly evolved invertebrates. This second edition summarises the wealth of exciting new research data stemming from over five hundred papers published since the first volume appeared. It adopts a comparative approach to causation, function, development and evolution as it explores cephalopod behaviour in natural habitats and the laboratory. Extensive colour and black-and-white photography illustrates various aspects of cephalopod behaviour to complement the scientific analysis. Covering the major octopus, squid and cuttlefish species, as well as the shelled Nautilus, this is an essential resource for undergraduate and advanced students of animal behaviour, as well as researchers new to cephalopods, in fields such as neuroscience and conservation biology. By highlighting the gaps in current knowledge, the text looks to inform and to stimulate further study of these enigmatic and beautiful animals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521897853 20180416
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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viii, 252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The WatersSusquehanna RiverGunpowder RiverCorsica RiverPatuxent RiverPotomac RiverJames RiverSouthern Bay2. The PeopleHarry HughesParris GlendeningJohn GriffinBonnie BickMichael BeerCarole MorisonOoker Eskridge3. The WildlifeOystersDermo and MSXBlue CrabsStriped BassAmerican EelsSturgeon4. The PoliciesEnforcementPennsylvaniaAir Pollution versus Water PollutionAgricultureClimate ChangeAdvocacy and Pollution TradingAccountabilityConclusionNotesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424750 20180508
When Captain John Smith arrived in Virginia in 1607, he discovered a paradise in the Chesapeake Bay. In the centuries that followed, the Bay changed vastly-and not for the better. European landowners and enslaved Africans slashed, burned, and cleared the surrounding forests to grow tobacco. Watermen overfished oysters, shad, and sturgeon, decimating these crucial species. Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond used its rivers as urban sewers. By the 1960s, the Chesapeake was dying. A crossroads of life and culture, the Chesapeake straddles the North and the South, mixes salt water with fresh, and is home to about 18 million people and 3,600 species of animals and plants. Although recent cleanup efforts have improved its overall health, they have not been enough to save this national treasure. In The Chesapeake in Focus, award-winning writer Tom Pelton examines which environmental policies have worked and which have failed. Based on Pelton's extensive experience as a journalist and as the host of the public radio program The Environment in Focus, this sweeping book takes readers on a tour of the histories of the Chesapeake, as well as the ecological challenges faced by its major tributaries. It details the management of blue crabs, striped bass, and other delicious wildlife, profiles leaders and little-known characters involved in the restoration campaign, and warns of the dangers of anti-regulatory politics that threaten to reverse what has been accomplished. Looking to the future, Pelton offers a provocative vision of the hard steps that must be taken if we truly want to save the Bay.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424750 20180508
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xvii, 297 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Part I Introduction Chapter 1 The Promise and Need of Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Conservation John A. Cigliano and Heidi L. Ballard Part II: The practice of marine and coastal citizen science for conservation Chapter 2 Defining the Baseline and Tracking Change in Seabird Populations: The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) Julia K Parrish, Kate Litle, Jane Dolliver, Todd Hass, Hillary Burgess, Erika Frost Charlie Wright and Timothy Jones Chapter 3 Using citizen science to address conservation issues related to climate change and coastal systems Jenny A Cousins, Mark Huxham, and Debbie Winton Chapter 4 Citizen Sentinels: The role of Citizen Scientists in Reporting and Monitoring Invasive Non-Native Species Jack Sewell and Jon Parr Chapter 5 Using citizen science to study the impact of vessel traffic on marine mammal populations Lei Lani Stelle Chapter 6. Marine Litter - bringing together citizen scientists from around the world Martin Thiel, Sunwook Hong, Jenna Jambeck, Magdalena Gatta, Daniela Honorato, Tim Kiessling, Katrin Knickmeier, and Katrin Kruse Chapter 7 Using Citizen Science to Inform Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Ryan Meyer, Erin Meyer, Leila Sievanen, and Amy Freitag Chapter 8 Engagement in Marine Conservation through Citizen Science: A Community-Based Approach to Eelgrass Restoration in Frenchman Bay, Maine, USA Jane E. Disney, Emma Fox, Anna Farrell, Carrie LeDuc, and Duncan Bailey Chapter 9 Citizen Science and Marine Policy Bryony L Townhill and Kieran Hyder Part III: The People and Perspectives of Marine and Coastal Citizen Science: Diverse Interests, Needs, and Benefits Chapter 10 Collaborating with indigenous citizen scientists towards sustainable coral reef management in a changing world: the One People One Reef Program Nicole L. Crane, John Rulmal, Jr., Peter Nelson, Michelle Paddack and Giacomo Bernardi Chapter 11 Engaging Youth and Schools in Coastal Citizen Science: Balancing Both Education and Science Goals Ann Wasser Chapter 12. Uniquely marine: snorkelers and divers as citizen scientists John A. Cigliano and April D. Ridlon Part IV Conclusions - Lessons Learned and Best Practices for marine and coastal conservation citizen science Chapter 13 Communication and Trust-Building with the Broader Public through Marine and Coastal Citizen Science Edd Hind, Greta T. Pecl and Christine A. Ward-Paige Chapter 14 Conclusions: Lessons Learned and Next Steps for Citizen Science in Marine and Coastal Conservation Heidi L. Ballard and John A. Cigliano.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138193222 20180129
In recent years, citizen science has emerged as a powerful new concept to enable the general public, students, and volunteers to become involved in scientific research. A prime example is in biodiversity conservation, where data collection and monitoring can be greatly enhanced through citizen participation. This is the first book to provide much needed guidance and case studies from marine and coastal conservation. The novelty and rapid expansion of the field has created a demand for the discussion of key issues and the development of best practices. The book demonstrates the utility and feasibility, as well as limitations, of using marine and coastal citizen science for conservation, and by providing critical considerations (i.e.which questions and systems are best suited for citizen science), presents recommendations for best practices for successful marine and coastal citizen science projects. A range of case studies, for example, on monitoring of seabird populations, invasive species, plastics pollution, and the impacts of climate change, from different parts of the world, is included. Also included are discussions on engaging youth, indigenous communities, and divers and snorkelers as citizen scientists, as well as best practices on communication within citizen science, building trust with stakeholders, and informing marine policy as part of this exciting and empowering way of improving marine and coastal conservation. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138193222 20180129
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xvi, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Oceans of krill
  • Going with the floes
  • Labors of love
  • Bringing krill to life
  • Antarctic fast food
  • Eating krill
  • Conventional approaches
  • Krill futures.
"Scientists say they are one of most abundant animals on the planet. But when pressed, few people can accurately describe krill or explain their ecological importance. Antarctic krill have used their extraordinary adaptive skills to survive and thrive for millions of years in a dark, icy world far from human interference. But with climate change melting ice caps at the top and bottom of the world, and increased human activity and pollution, their evolutionary flexibility to withstand these new pressures may not be enough. Eminent krill scientist Stephen Nicol wants us to know more about this enigmatic creature of the sea. He argues that it's critical to understand krill's complex biology in order to protect them as the krill fishing industry expands. Ocean enthusiasts will come away with a newfound appreciation for the complex ecology of a species we have much to learn from, and many reasons to protect."--Provided by publisher.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xxxvii, 701 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Typology, Behaviour and Management of Cliffs and Bluffs on Western Black Sea Continental Margin (Emil Vespremeanu) "Environmental Sentinels" in the Service of Ecological Monitoring of the Marine Environment (Yuvenaly Zaitsev) Thalassotherapy II (Roger Charlier) Ups and Downs of the Venice of the North (Roger Charlier) Geomorphological Interpretation of Laser Airborne Depth Sounding on Continental Shelves (Charlie Finkl & Chris Makowski) On Romanian Assertiveness in Navigation on the Black Sea (14th to 20th Century) (Valentin Ciorbea) A new approach in autecological research (Stoica Godeanu & Nicolae Donita) The History of the Antarctic Expedition Belgica reflected in the Correspondence of the Chiefs of Army Staffs (Alexandru Marinescu)Romanian Hydrography - A History of Over 100 years (Romeo Bosneagu) Radioecology of the Black Sea Basin (Aleksandr Strezov) Development of International Cooperation in Oceanography: Incentives from Science, Services, Economy and Security (Gunnar Kullenberg) Creation of the End Product of Oceanographic Data of the Georgian Black Sea Area (Kakhaber Bilashvili & Zurab Savaneli)Flows of Phosphorus in the Deepwater Area of the Black Sea (Alexandr V. Parkhomenko) The Black Sea Dolphin Nephron Studied by Romanian Nobel Laureate George Emil Palade (Vasile Sarbu & Raluca Melihov)Dobrudja in Î ÎµÏ Î¿Ï Î¿Ï Î±Î¼Î¯Î± Ï á¿ Ï Î Ï Ï ÎµÏ Ï [Western Mesopotamia] (Marin Petrisor & Remus Bejan ) Dobrudja: A Unique, Intercultural and Spiritual Realm at the Black Sea (Elena Lazar & Henrieta Anioara Serban)The Present Contents of Gamma Radionuclides in Sediments from One of the Most Popular Beaches on The Black Sea Coast (Vasile Patrascu et al.)Tradioactive Content in Fish from Black Sea Caches. Its Impact on Population by Food Consumption (Vasile Patrascu et al.)The Granulometry of Sediments from Navodari-Mamaia Beach Area (Danut Diaconeasa & Silica Petrisoaia)Land and Water in the Food Economy of Romania (Aurel Lup)Methodological Approaches for Evaluation the Oil Hydcarbon Pollution in Marine Coastal Area (Sevastopol Region, Black Sea) (Tatyana S. Osadchaya) Shellfish Waters Directive 2006/113ec in Romanian Black Sea Coast (Daniela Mariana Rosioru et al.) The Sea, Cradle of Divine Spirituality (Constantin Jurca & Alina Galbeaza) New Insight into the Black Sea Basin, in the Light of the Reprocessing of Vintage Regional Seismic Data (Paolo Diviacco et al.) Assessment of the Driving Forces that are Governing the Meteo-Hydrological Regime on the Romanian Black Sea Coast (Emanuela Mihailov et al.)Ontological Researches in EU directives implementation: Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD - Directive 2008/56/EC) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP - Directive 2014/89/EU) (Iuliana Nichersu & Marian Tudor) Genetic Versus Han-type Algorithms for Maritime Transportation Problems (Doina Carp) A glance at the medical activity of "Prof. V.Sion" Hospital of Constantza in 1931 (Octavian Dumitru Unc) Environmental Impact of Sea-Dumped Chemical Warfare (Goran Kniewald) Cyanobacterial Molecular Diversity and Distribution in Brackish Waters of the Northwestern Black Sea (Elena Stoica) 210Po in the North-Western Part of the Black Sea: Distribution in Surface Water and Bottom Sediments, and Accumulation by Hydrobionts (Galina E. Lazorenko) Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846), from Invasive Species to Exploitable Resource in the Romanian Black Sea (Cristian Sorin Danilov et al.) Ornamental Fish Species of the Black Sea: The Syngnathids, A Family with Reversed Sex-Roles (Magda-Ioana Nenciu) NIMRD' Research in the World Ocean (Tania Zaharia et al.)Use of Digital Terrain Model for Evaluation of Beach Vulnerability on Romanian Coast (Alina Daiana Spinu et al. ) The Characteristic Ichthyofauna of the Romanian Marine Sites Within the Natura 2000 European Ecological Network (Valodia Maximov) Levels of Activity Concentration and Dose Rate on Biota from Alpha-Radioisotopes of Plutonium in the Black Sea Ecosystem (Nataliya N. Tereshchenko) Habitat of the Black Sea: A Review (Alexandrov Vladimir Vladimirovitch) Innovative Management Tool for Sustainable Marine Protected Areas (Mpas) Conservation: Danube Delta Study Case (Mariana Golumbeanu et al.) Radionuclides 137Cs and 90Sr in Components of the Black Sea Ecosystems: Contemporary Status and Prognosis (Natalya Mirzoyeva)Variation Hydrophysical and Biooptical Parameters in the Coastal Waters of Western Part Black Sea (Alexander S. Kukushkin)Assessment of Dolphins Population Abundance at the Romanian Black Sea Coast in 2013 (George Tiganov) Some Aspects of the Biology and the Present State of the Population of Protodorvillea kefersteini (Polychaeta: Dorvillidae) in the Coastal Zone of the Crimea (The Black Sea) (Vera Kopiy) Current Status of the Phytobenthic Communities from the Romanian Black Sea Coast (O. Marin) Assessment of the Ectoparasites Degree Infestation of the Main Marine Fishes on the Romanian Black Sea Coast (A. Totoiu & G. Radu) The State of Mesozooplankton in the Romanian Black Sea Coast During 2008-2015 (F. Timofte et al.) Indicators for the Assessment of Marine Ecosystem Services in Romania: A Preliminary Approach (V. Abaza et al.) The State of Phytoplankton Communities in the Romanian Black Sea Water Sea Coast (L. Boicenco et al.) Thigh-Resolution Water Mass Measurements Around Cold-Water Corals: A Comparative Test Study between Repeated Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) Casts and Continuous Data Acquisition of Bottom Waters from the Amorican Shelf, Atlantic (Wolf-Christian Dullo & Sascha Flogel) Post-Chernobyl Radioactivity in Romania: A Review (Constantin Dovlete)Archive Documents about the Beginning of the Activity at the Marine Biological Station, Prof. Dr. Ioan Borcea" Agigea (Virgil Coman)Evolution of the Means of Navigation on the Danube at the End of the 18th Century and the Beginning of the 20th Century (Alina Barbu & Mariana Pavaloiu)Organization for the Festschrift in Honor of Alexandru Bologa:(Photo of Alexandru Bologa)Preface from Charlie FinklList of Selected Publications of BologaPart I IntroductionPart II GeologyPart III PhysicsPart IV Radioactivity and RadioecologyPart V ChemistryPart VI Biology and MicrobiologyPart VII EcologyPart VIII History of OceanographyPart IX Miscellanea.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319575766 20171204
This book integrates a wide range of subjects into a coherent purview of the status of coastal marine science. Designed for the professional or specialist in coastal science, oceanography, and related disciplines, this work will appeal to workers in multidisciplinary fields that strive for practical solutions to environmental problems in coastal marine settings around the world. Examples are drawn from many different geographic areas, including the Black Sea region. Subject areas covered include aspects of coastal marine geology, physics, chemistry, biology, and history. These subject areas were selected because they form the basis for integrative investigation of salient environmental problems or perspective solutions or interpretation of historical context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319575766 20171204
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xxi, 361 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm.
  • Introduction. Fundamentals of Marine Environment. Environmental Threats to Marine Ecosystems. Properties and Management of Coastal Zones. Intertidal Mudflat and Salt Marsh Conservation. Principles of Coastal Lagoons Management. Circulation and Management of Coastal Estuaries. Mangrove Swamps and Tropical Shorelines. Management of Tropical Coastal Ecosystems. Climatic and Anthropogenic Disturbances on Coral Reef. Fringing Reefs Management Challenges. Diversity of Marine Planktons and Management. Climate-Ocean Forcing on Marine Environment. Combating Invasive Species and Marine Health. Role of.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498767729 20180423
This book will illustrate the current status, trends and effects of climate, natural disturbances and anthropogenic stressors on marine ecosystems. It shows how to integrate different management tools and models in an up-to-date, multidisciplinary approach to environmental management. Through several case studies, it provides a powerful framework for identifying management tools and their applications in coral reefs, fisheries, migratory species, marine islands and associated ecosystems such as mangroves and sea grass beds, including their ecosystem services, the threats to their sustainability, and the actions needed to protect them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498767729 20180423
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xix, 417 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
An introductory overview of the functional biology of fish and how that may be affected by the contrasting habitat conditions within the aquatic environment. It describes the recent advances in comparative animal physiology which have greatly influenced our understanding of fish function as well as generating questions that have yet to be resolved. Fish taxa represent the largest number of vertebrates, with over 25,000 extant species. However, much of our knowledge, apart from taxonomy and habitat descriptions, has been based on relatively few of these species, usually those which live in fresh water and/or are of commercial interest. Unfortunately there has also been a tendency to base interpretation of fish physiology on that of mammalian systems, as well as to rely on a few type species of fish. This accessible textbook will redress the balance by using examples of fish from a wide range of species and habitats, emphasizing diversity as well as recognizing shared attributes with other vertebrates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198785552 20180115
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xix, 328 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
More than seventy percent of the earth's surface is covered by ocean - the home to a staggering and sometimes overwhelming diversity of organisms, a majority of which reside in pelagic form. Marine invertebrate larvae are an integral part of this pelagic diversity and have stimulated the curiosity of researchers for centuries. This book will provide an important, modern update on the topic of larval ecology, representing the first major synthesis of this interdisciplinary field for more than 20 years. The content will be structured around four major areas: evolutionary origins and transitions in developmental mode; functional morphology and ecology of larval forms; larval transport, settlement, and metamorphosis; climate change and larval ecology at the extremes. This novel synthesis will integrate traditional larval ecology with life history theory, evolutionary developmental biology, and modern genomics research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198786979 20180226
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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246 pages ; 24 cm
  • Fouled fish. The Giovanni Padre: the sun sets on small-scale fisheries in the Gulf of Naples
  • The king is dead: the collapse and resurrection of Vosso salmon
  • Ode to the sea: Chile's troubled fisheries
  • Loss and recovery of indigenous fisheries. The first fish: the Coast Salish salmon fishery
  • Northern lights: the Sea Sámi fishery in Norway
  • Return to artisanal. A clean and green fishery: Legoe Bay reefnets
  • Crimson tide: the Bay of Fundy weir fishery and a conflict with green power
  • A dying fishery? Puget Sound keta salmon
  • Striking a balance in aqua farming . Mother of pearl: ocean farming red abalone in Monterey Bay
  • King of the Amazon: culture and harvest of Arapaima
  • Evolving solutions.
Fish bones in the caves of East Timor reveal that humans have systematically fished the seas for at least 42,000 years. But in recent centuries, our ancient, vital relationship with the oceans has changed faster than the tides. As boats and fishing technology have evolved, traditional fishermen have been challenged both at sea and in the marketplace by large-scale fishing companies whose lower overhead and greater efficiency guarantee lower prices. In Fishing Lessons, Kevin M. Bailey captains a voyage through the deep history and present course of this sea-change--a change that has seen species depleted, ecosystems devastated, and artisanal fisheries transformed into a global industry afloat with hundreds of billions of dollars per year. Bailey knows these waters, the artisanal fisheries, and their relationship with larger ocean ecology intimately. In a series of place-based portraits, he shares stories of decline and success as told by those at the ends of the long lines and hand lines, channeling us through the changing dynamics of small-scale fisheries and the sustainability issues they face--both fiscal and ecological. We encounter Paolo Vespoli and his tiny boat, the Giovanni Padre, in the Gulf of Naples; Wenche, a sea Sami, one of the indigenous fisherwomen of Norway; and many more. From salmon to abalone, the Bay of Fundy to Monterey and the Amazon, Bailey's catch is no fish tale. It is a global story, casting a net across waters as vast and distinct as Puget Sound and the Chilean coast. Sailing across the world, Bailey explores the fast-shifting current of how we gather food from the sea, what we gain and what we lose with these shifts, and potential solutions for the murky passage ahead.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226307459 20180521
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xvii, 329 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Preface List of contributors Introduction: Societal and governing responses to global change in marine systems Appendix Part1_Oyster farming systems under stress Chapter 1_Oyster farming in Matsushima Bay, Japan Chapter 2_Ocean acidification and Pacific oyster larval failures in the Pacific Northwest United States Chapter 3_ Mass mortality of farmed oysters in France: bad responses and good results Part 2_Vulnerable mixed fisheries Chapter 4_ Fisheries in Indonesia between livelihoods and environmental degradation: Coping strategies in the Spermonde Archipelago, Sulawesi Chapter 5_The Baltic Sea, the Baltic Sea Action Plan and the challenge of adaptiveness Part 3_Coastal water quality issues Chapter 6_The crisis management of Amvrakikos Gulf (W. Greece) massive fish mortality: Lessons learned from the handling of a 950 tons dead farmed fish biomass Chapter 7_ The crisis management of a Chatonella fish kill within the semi-enclosed embayment of Maliakos Gulf (CE Aegean Sea), Greece Chapter 8_Clam harvesting in the Venice Lagoon, Italy Chapter 9_ The case study of the regional ICM system introduced voluntarily by the prefectural government in Omura Bay, Japan Chapter 10_Conservation of the short-necked clam in Yokohama, Japan Part 4_Overexploited and weakly governable fisheries Chapter11_A Balancing Act: Managing Multiple Pressures to Fisheries and Fish Farming in Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System, Philippines Chapter 12_Threats of extreme events to the Bangladesh Sundarbans: Vulnerabilities, responses and appraisal Chapter 13_Transition and Development in the Jin-shanzui Fishing Village near Shanghai, China Chapter 14_Climate variability, overfishing and transformation in the small pelagics sector in South Africa Chapter 15_Oyster Fishery in Rappahannock River, Chesapeake Bay, USA, East coast Chapter 16_ Local fisheries and land reclamation, The case of the Tokyo Bay Mantis Shrimp Fishery Chapter 17_ Natural, social and governance responses of a small-scale fishery to mass mortalities: the yellow clam Mesodesma mactroides in Uruguay Chapter 18_The Degradation of Cameroon's Mangroves: An Ignorance and/or Absence of a Legal and Regulatory Framework Issue Part 5_Habitat restoration programs Chapter 19_Social Responses to a Fishery-tourism Conflict in Onna Village, Okinawa, Japan Chapter 20_Coral reef restoration in Sekisei Lagoon, Okinawa, Japan Conclusion: Taking lessons from global change responses to advance governance and sustainable use of marine systems List of Tables and Figures Index List of abstracts.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138059221 20180213
Marine social and ecological systems around the world face multiple natural and anthropogenic stressors associated with global change. The resulting changes can create hardship for local societies that depend on them for food, livelihoods and wellbeing. Knowing how to respond to global change in a timely and appropriate manner is increasingly occupying the attention of researchers, policy makers, decision makers and practitioners around the world. ã Written by an international group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, Societal and governing responses to Global Change in Marine Systems analyses and appraises societal and governing responses to change, highlighting and explaining similarities and distinctions between successful, and less successful, responses. The authors present "I-ADApT", an analytical framework that enables decision makers to consider possible responses to global change, based on experiences elsewhere. Within this volume, I-ADApT is applied to 20 enlightening case studies covering a wide range of marine systems that have been challenged by critical global change issues around the world. ã Introducing innovative research to work towards a range of possible responses to global change, Societal and governing responses to Global Change in Marine Systems will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers and practitioners interested in fields such as: Environment & Natural Resources, Marine Resources and social sciences.
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48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
  • Alone!
  • Penguins in trouble
  • From bad to worse
  • Turning point
  • Raising the future
  • Giving hope a home
  • Rescued!
  • Saving other penguins.
"The African Penguin population is critically low, due to various factors including climate change. Scientists and volunteers with a South African organization are helping to rescue these endangered birds by rearing abandoned chicks."-- Provided by publisher.
Despite South African government efforts to protect the penguin colonies and their ocean fish supply, young penguins still struggle to survive. Fuzzy chicks waiting for food in open nests may overheat in the sun or become prey. Others simply may not get enough food to survive on their own once their parents leave. Markle examines new conservation methods, including rescuing and hand-feeding vulnerable chicks, that are giving experts hope.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xiv, 156 pages : map, illustrations ; 22 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)