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In 1989, the Center for Marine Conservation (CMC) joined a large group of international organizations in developing a Global Biodiversity Strategy. Now, CMC, the World Conservation Union, World Wildlife Fund, the World Bank, and the United Nations Environment Programmes have assembled a companion document, focusing on threats to life in the sea and ways to save, study, and use that life sustainably. This work, contributed by more than 100 experts, presents the most up-to-date information and views on the challenge of conserving the living sea. Illustrations, tables, figures, index.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Center for Marine Conservation
Publisher: Island Press
Release: 1993-07
File: 383 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781559632560

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Biodiversity loss in terrestrial environments associated with human activities has been appreciated as a major issue for some years now. What is less well documented is the effect of such activities, including climate change, on marine biodiversity. This pioneering book is the first to address this important but neglected topic, which is likely to be the key challenge for marine scientists in the near future. Using a multidisciplinary and a holistic approach, the book reveals how climatic variability controls biodiversity at time scales ranging from synoptic meteorological events to millions of years and at spatial scales ranging from local sites to the whole ocean. It shows how global change, including anthropogenic climate change, ocean acidification and more direct human influences such as exploitation, pollution and eutrophication may alter biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and regulating and provisioning services. The author proposes a theory termed the 'macroecological theory on the arrangement of life', which explains how biodiversity is organized and how it responds to climatic variability and anthropogenic climate change. The book concludes with recommendations for further research and theoretical development to identify oceanic areas in need of observation and gaps in current scientific knowledge. Many references and comparisons with the terrestrial realm are included in all chapters to better understand the universality of the relationships between biodiversity, climate and the environment. The book will serve as a textbook for all students and researchers of marine science and environmental change, but will also be accessible to the more general reader.

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Genre: Science
Author: Grégory Beaugrand
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-11-28
File: 474 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136462863

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The biological composition and richness of most of the Earth's major ecosystems are being dramatically and irreversibly transformed by anthropogenic activity. Yet, despite the vast areal extent of our oceans, the mainstay of research to-date in the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning arena has been weighted towards ecological observations and experimentation in terrestrial plant and soil systems. This book provides a framework for extending these concepts to a variety of marine systems. Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning is the first book to address the latest advances in biodiversity-function science using marine examples. It brings together contributions from the leading scientists in the field to provide an in-depth evaluation of the science, before offering a perspective on future research directions for some of the most pressing environmental issues facing society today and in the future.

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Genre: Science
Author: Martin Solan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release: 2012-07-19
File: 254 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780191637391

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Marine Conservation Biology brings together for the first time in a single volume leading experts from around the world to apply the lessons and thinking of conservation biology to marine issues.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Michael E. Soulé
Publisher: Island Press
Release: 2005-05-09
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 1597267716

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In 1989, the Center for Marine Conservation (CMC) joined a large group of international organizations in developing a Global Biodiversity Strategy. Now, CMC, the World Conservation Union, World Wildlife Fund, the World Bank, and the United Nations Environment Programmes have assembled a companion document, focusing on threats to life in the sea and ways to save, study, and use that life sustainably. This work, contributed by more than 100 experts, presents the most up-to-date information and views on the challenge of conserving the living sea. Illustrations, tables, figures, index.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Center for Marine Conservation
Publisher: Island Press
Release: 1993-07
File: 383 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781559632560

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"This publication provides a much needed and timely tool to assist us in our collective effort to find new and better solutions to address the various threats to our marine biological diversity and productivity. It provides evidence-based recommendations on improving and accelerating actions on delivering ocean protection and management through marine protected areas and facilitates the sharing of experiences and lessons learned"--P. 4.

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Genre: Marine biodiversity conservation
Author:
Publisher: IUCN
Release: 2010
File: 98 Pages
ISBN-13: 9782831713113

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Genre: Aquatic biology
Author: Simon Jungblut
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release: 2020-01-01
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9783030203894

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Until we have a firmer idea of the diversity of a wide range of marine habitats and what controls it, we have little hope of conserving biodiversity, or determining the impact of human activities such as mariculture, fishing, dumping of waste and pollution. This book brings together key studies from the deep sea and open ocean, to tropical shores and polar regions, to consider how comparable the patterns and processes underlying diversity are in these different ecosystems.

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Genre: Science
Author: Rupert F. G. Ormond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2005-11-10
File: 472 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521022657

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Marine Biodiversity of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) identifies the major issues at stake in the BBNJ negotiations and examines the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. This timely volume offers cutting edge contributions from leading global experts on access and benefit sharing of marine genetic resources; environmental impact assessments; capacity building and transfer of technology as well as Arctic environmental issues including security and shipping. Cross-cutting themes including the potential impact on existing legal frameworks and instruments are also explored.

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Author: Myron H. Nordquist
Publisher: Brill - Nijhoff
Release: 2021-02-18
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9004422412

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Rex and Etter present the first synthesis of patterns and causes of biodiversity in organisms that dwell in the vast sediment ecosystem of ocean floor. They offer a new understanding of marine biodiversity that will be of general interest to ecologists and is crucial to responsible exploitation of natural resources at the deep-sea floor.

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Genre: Science
Author: Michael A. Rex
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2010
File: 354 Pages
ISBN-13: 0674036077

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