New oceanography research developments : marine chemistry, ocean floor analyses, and marine phytoplankton
- Louis Martorino and Karl Puopolo, editors.
- Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science Publishers, ©2010.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xiii, 318 pages) : illustrations (some color).
- Oceanography and ocean engineering series.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface-- Establishing Metal Exposure - Dose - Response Relationships in Marine Organisms: Illustrated with a Case Study of Cadmium Toxicity in Tellina deltoidalis-- Phytoplankton from Lisbon Bay - Coccolithophores as Regional Oceanographic Tracers-- Land Use Allocation on Urban Coastal Zones: Towards a Model Methodology Framework-- Coccolithophores in Water Samples & Fossil Assemblages in Sedimentary Archives of the Mediterranean Sea: A Review-- Mapping Seafloor Topography Based on Interpretation of Airborne Laser Bathymetry: Examples from the Southeast Florida Atlantic Continental Shelf
- Marine Phytoplanktonic Protists in the Nano-Size Range: Taxonomy & Trophic Interactions-- Sedimentary Records of Increased Eutrophication for the Last
- 100 Years in the Northern Coastal Waters of the South China Sea-- Thermal & Halo Tolerance of a Brackish Cladoceran Daphniopsis australis (Sergeev & Williams)-- Regional Habitat Creation Programmes in England & Wales: A New Innovation
- Cretaceous Seamounts: Record of the Extension History of the Pacific Plate-- Structure & Succession of Plankton Communities in two Mediterranean Neighbouring Coastal Ecosystems (Toulon Bays, France)-- Implementing a Microarray Database for Coccolithophorids-- Finding of Flying Fish Exocoetus monocirrhus (Beloniformes, Exocoetidae) Egg at the Nha Trang Bay (South China Sea, Vietnam)-- Biogeochemistry of Hg in the Contaminated Coastal Marine Environment (Gulf of Trieste, Northern Adriatic Sea)-- Index.
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Human activities are changing habitats, the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere and water, rate and balance of biogeochemical processes and diversity of life on the earth. This book examines the effects of metal contaminants in natural ecosystems, which are diverse, complex and often unpredictable. Establishing relationships between organism metal exposure, internal dose and associated biological effects is necessary to understand the fate and effects of metals in the environment. Furthermore, the study of marine planktonic protists in the nano-size range (2-20 um) is of great importance as these microorganisms are essential constituents of marine ecosystems and responsible for key trophic processes in the microbial food web. This book presents a comprehensive compilation of the taxonomy of these microorganisms with emphasis on their size range. Current and potential taxonomic tools for the identification of nanophytoplanktonic protists are also outlined. In addition, this book examines sediment records, that can provide much information on the paleoproductivity in past ecosystems, historical records of nutrients supplied and long term potential environmental impacts. Other chapters explore recent advances in sounding technology that use airborne optical techniques to examine seafloor topography, and innovative regional habitat creation programmes developed to plan and manage the delivery of habitat creations, and to protect or enhance the environment.
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- Publication date
- Oceanography and ocean engineering series
- Sample chapter available online at publisher's Web site.
- 9781614703655 (electronic bk.)
- 1614703655 (electronic bk.)