Marine systems vary in their sensitivities to perturbation. Perturbation may be insidious - such as increasing eutrophication of coastal areas - or it may be dramatic - such as a response to an oil spill or some other accident. Climate change may occur incrementally or it may be abrupt, and ecosystem resilience is likely to be a complex function of the interactions of the factors and species mediating key biogeochemical processes.
Biogeochemistry of Marine Systems considers issues of marine system resilience, focusing on a range of marine systems that exemplify major global province types. Each system is interesting in its own right, on account of its sensitivity to natural or anthropogenic change or its importance as an ecological service provider. Each contributing author concentrates on advances of the last decade.
This prime reference source for marine biogeochemists, marine ecologists, and global systems scientists provides a strong foundation for the study of the multiple marine systems undergoing change because of natural biochemical or anthropogenic factors.
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Mangroves of Southeast Asia
Marianne Holmer, Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
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
B. Sundby, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
The Eastern Mediterranean
Michael Krom, School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, UK
Steven Groom, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Tamar Zohary, Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd, Migdal, Israel
The Arctic Seas
Michael L. Carroll and JoLynn Carroll, Akvaplan-Niva Polar Environmental Center, Tromso, Norway
The Arabian Sea
S.W.A. Naqvi, Hema Naik and P.V. Narvekar, National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India
The Northeastern Pacific Abyssal Plain
Angelos K. Hannides and Craig R. Smith, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents and Cold Seeps
Richard J. Léveillé and S. Kim Juniper, GEOTOP - Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Influence of Nutrient Biogeochemistry on the Ecology of Northwest European Shelf Seas
Paul Tett, School of Life Sciences, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
David J. Hydes and Richard Sanders, Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK
"This book should be required reading for all students entering the field of marine biogeochemistry as well as current practitioners. Each and every college and university library should have a copy."
- David M. Karl, Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 79, No. 3, September 2004