Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on the Development of an Integrated Science Strategy for Ocean Acidification Monitoring
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2010-10-14
ISBN 10: 030915359X
ISBN 13: 9780309153591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Acidification Book Review:

The ocean has absorbed a significant portion of all human-made carbon dioxide emissions. This benefits human society by moderating the rate of climate change, but also causes unprecedented changes to ocean chemistry. Carbon dioxide taken up by the ocean decreases the pH of the water and leads to a suite of chemical changes collectively known as ocean acidification. The long term consequences of ocean acidification are not known, but are expected to result in changes to many ecosystems and the services they provide to society. Ocean Acidification: A National Strategy to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Ocean reviews the current state of knowledge, explores gaps in understanding, and identifies several key findings. Like climate change, ocean acidification is a growing global problem that will intensify with continued CO2 emissions and has the potential to change marine ecosystems and affect benefits to society. The federal government has taken positive initial steps by developing a national ocean acidification program, but more information is needed to fully understand and address the threat that ocean acidification may pose to marine ecosystems and the services they provide. In addition, a global observation network of chemical and biological sensors is needed to monitor changes in ocean conditions attributable to acidification.

Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification
Author: Jean-Pierre Gattuso,Lina Hansson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 0199591091
ISBN 13: 9780199591091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Acidification Book Review:

The ocean helps moderate climate change thanks to its considerable capacity to store CO2, however the consequences of this process, known as "ocean acidification", are raising concerns for the biological, ecological, and biogeochemical health of the world's oceans, as well as the potential societal implications.

Future Of Marine Life In A Changing Ocean The The Fate Of Marine Organisms And Processes Under Climate Change And Other Types Of Human Perturbation

Future Of Marine Life In A Changing Ocean  The  The Fate Of Marine Organisms And Processes Under Climate Change And Other Types Of Human Perturbation
Author: Iglesias-rodriguez M Debora
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2019-12-24
ISBN 10: 178634744X
ISBN 13: 9781786347442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Of Marine Life In A Changing Ocean The The Fate Of Marine Organisms And Processes Under Climate Change And Other Types Of Human Perturbation Book Review:

This book brings together the state of our knowledge on the interactions between climate change and marine biota. It focusses broadly on the environmental stressors during the Anthropocene period; when human activities started to have a significant global impact on earth's geological imprint and ecosystems. This period of rapid change is accompanied by rising carbon dioxide levels, increasing global temperatures, loss of oxygen in aquatic systems, and the fast release of pollutants into the environment among many other environmental stressors originating from large scale human activities, such as widespread overfishing.The Future of Marine Life in a Changing Ocean starts by providing the reader with a brief background on fundamental concepts in ocean science and climate. It then moves on to a brief description of recent changes in marine chemistry such as ocean acidification, a decline in oxygen levels in the oceans, ocean warming, and marine pollution, with some examples of shifts in ecosystem diversity. The chapters discuss these topics in the context of how a changing ocean impacts ecosystem health, the biological carbon pump, the sequestration of carbon dioxide from the surface ocean into the deep sea, and the perceived notion of the ocean's unlimited resilience to maintain its role as a 'carbon reservoir'. Topics include threats to marine diversity, ecosystem function, latitudinal shifts in productivity and diversity, and changes in global cycling of elements such as carbon. It concludes with an analysis of the impact of climate change on food security.Written for undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers in the natural and social sciences, this book provides a science background to study environmental change in marine ecosystems as well as a science framework to study policy, marine law and the economics of climate change. This book is an essential read for anyone hoping to understand key challenges facing our oceans.

Bridging the gap between ocean acidification impacts and economic valuation

Bridging the gap between ocean acidification impacts and economic valuation
Author: International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Global Marine and Polar Programme.
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN 10: 283171723X
ISBN 13: 9782831717234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridging the gap between ocean acidification impacts and economic valuation Book Review:

Following the first international workshop on the economics of ocean acidification organized by the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2010, a second international workshop was held in November 2012, which explored the level of risk, and the resilience or vulnerability of defined regions of the world ocean in terms of fishery and aquaculture species and economic impacts, and social adaptation. This report includes the findings and recommendations of the respective regional working groups and is the result of an interdisciplinary survey of ocean acidification-sensitive fisheries and aquaculture.

Ocean Acidification Due to Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Ocean Acidification Due to Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780854036172
ISBN 13: 0854036172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef
Author: Pat Hutchings,Mike Kingsford,Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2008-11-07
ISBN 10: 0643099972
ISBN 13: 9780643099975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Barrier Reef Book Review:

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is 344 400 square kilometres in size and is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. This comprehensive guide describes the organisms and ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence them. Contemporary pressing issues such as climate change, coral bleaching, coral disease and the challenges of coral reef fisheries are also discussed. In addition,the book includes a field guide that will help people to identify the common animals and plants on the reef, then to delve into the book to learn more about the roles the biota play. Beautifully illustrated and with contributions from 33 international experts, The Great Barrier Reef is a must-read for the interested reef tourist, student, researcher and environmental manager. While it has an Australian focus, it can equally be used as a baseline text for most Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Winner of a Whitley Certificate of Commendation for 2009.

Review of the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Plan

Review of the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Plan
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on the Review of the National Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Plan
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN 10: 0309301556
ISBN 13: 9780309301558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Review of the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Plan Book Review:

The world's ocean has already experienced a 30% rise in acidity since the industrial revolution, with acidity expected to rise 100 to 150% over preindustrial levels by the end of this century. Potential consequences to marine life and also to economic activities that depend on a healthy marine ecosystem are difficult to assess and predict, but potentially devastating. To address this knowledge gap, Congress passed the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring (FOARAM) Act in 2009, which, among other things, required that an interagency working group create a "Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification." Review of the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Plan reviews the strategic plan on the basis of how well it fulfills program elements laid out in the FOARAM Act and follows the advice provided to the working group in the NRC's 2010 report, Ocean Acidification: A National Strategy to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Ocean. This report concludes that, overall, the plan is strong and provides a comprehensive framework for improving our understanding of ocean acidification. Potential improvements include a better defined strategy for implementing program goals, stronger integration of the seven broad scientific themes laid out in the FOARAM Act, and better mechanisms for coordination among federal agencies and with other U.S. and international efforts to address ocean acidification.

The Ocean of Life

The Ocean of Life
Author: Callum Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-05-24
ISBN 10: 1101583568
ISBN 13: 9781101583562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ocean of Life Book Review:

A Silent Spring for oceans, written by "the Rachel Carson of the fish world" (The New York Times) Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts—one of the world’s foremost conservation biologists—leads readers on a fascinating tour of mankind’s relationship to the sea, from the earliest traces of water on earth to the oceans as we know them today. In the process, Roberts looks at how the taming of the oceans has shaped human civilization and affected marine life. We have always been fish eaters, from the dawn of civilization, but in the last twenty years we have transformed the oceans beyond recognition. Putting our exploitation of the seas into historical context, Roberts offers a devastating account of the impact of modern fishing techniques, pollution, and climate change, and reveals what it would take to steer the right course while there is still time. Like Four Fish and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Ocean of Life takes a long view to tell a story in which each one of us has a role to play.

Life in the World s Oceans

Life in the World s Oceans
Author: Alasdair McIntyre
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN 10: 1444348094
ISBN 13: 9781444348095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life in the World s Oceans Book Review:

Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Abundance and Distribution is a true landmark publication. Comprising the synthesis and analysis of the results of the Census of Marine Life this most important book brings together the work of around 2000 scientists from 80 nations around the globe. The book is broadly divided into four sections, covering oceans past, oceans present, oceans future and a final section covering the utilisation of the data which has been gathered, and the coordination and communication of the results. Edited by Professor Alasdair Mcintyre, Marine Life is a book which should find a place on the shelves of all marine scientists, ecologists, conservation biologists, oceanographers, fisheries scientists and environmental biologists. All universities and research establishments where biological, earth and fisheries science are studied and taught should have copies of this essential book on their shelves. A true landmark publication One of the most important marine science books ever published Contributions from many world leading researchers Synthesis of a huge amount of important data Represents the culmination of 10 years' research by 2000 scientists from 80 countries

Statistical Methods for Meta Analysis

Statistical Methods for Meta Analysis
Author: Larry V. Hedges,Ingram Olkin
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2014-06-28
ISBN 10: 0080570658
ISBN 13: 9780080570655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical Methods for Meta Analysis Book Review:

The main purpose of this book is to address the statistical issues for integrating independent studies. There exist a number of papers and books that discuss the mechanics of collecting, coding, and preparing data for a meta-analysis , and we do not deal with these. Because this book concerns methodology, the content necessarily is statistical, and at times mathematical. In order to make the material accessible to a wider audience, we have not provided proofs in the text. Where proofs are given, they are placed as commentary at the end of a chapter. These can be omitted at the discretion of the reader. Throughout the book we describe computational procedures whenever required. Many computations can be completed on a hand calculator, whereas some require the use of a standard statistical package such as SAS, SPSS, or BMD. Readers with experience using a statistical package or who conduct analyses such as multiple regression or analysis of variance should be able to carry out the analyses described with the aid of a statistical package.

Bivalve Molluscs

Bivalve Molluscs
Author: Elizabeth Gosling
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 1405147571
ISBN 13: 9781405147576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bivalve Molluscs Book Review:

Bivalve Molluscs is an extremely comprehensive book coveringall major aspects of this important class of invertebrates. As wellas being an important class biologically and ecologically, many ofthe bivalves are fished and cultured commercially (e.g. mussels,oysters, scallops and clams) in a multi-billion dollar worldwideindustry. Elizabeth Gosling who has a huge wealth of research, teachingand hands on experience working with bivalves, has written alandmark book that will stand for many years as the standard workon the subject. Chapters in Bivalve Molluscs covermorphology, ecology, feeding, reproduction, settlement andrecruitment, growth, physiology, fisheries, aquaculture, genetics,diseases and parasites, and public health issues. A fullunderstanding of many of these aspects is vital for all thoseworking in bivalve fisheries and culture. An essential purchase for anyone concerned with this importantclass of animals, copies of Bivalve Molluscs should be onthe shelves of biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists,fisheries scientists and personnel within the aquaculture industry.Copies of the book should be available in all libraries andresearch establishments where these subjects are studied ortaught. Elizabeth Gosling is based at the Galway-Mayo Instituteof Technology, Galway, Ireland.

Predicting Future Oceans

Predicting Future Oceans
Author: William Cheung,Yoshitaka Ota,Andres Cisneros-Montemayor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2019-08-17
ISBN 10: 0128179465
ISBN 13: 9780128179468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predicting Future Oceans Book Review:

Predicting Future Oceans: Sustainability of Ocean and Human Systems Amidst Global Environmental Change provides a synthesis of our knowledge of the future state of the oceans. The editors undertake the challenge of integrating diverse perspectives—from oceanography to anthropology—to exhibit the changes in ecological conditions and their socioeconomic implications. Each contributing author provides a novel perspective, with the book as a whole collating scholarly understandings of future oceans and coastal communities across the world. The diverse perspectives, syntheses and state-of-the-art natural and social sciences contributions are led by past and current research fellows and principal investigators of the Nereus Program network. This includes members at 17 leading research institutes, addressing themes such as oceanography, biodiversity, fisheries, mariculture production, economics, pollution, public health and marine policy. This book is a comprehensive resource for senior undergraduate and postgraduate readers studying social and natural science, as well as practitioners working in the field of natural resources management and marine conservation. Provides a synthesis of our knowledge on the future state of the oceans Includes recommendations on how to move forwards Highlights key social aspects linked to ocean ecosystems, including health, equity and sovereignty

Insights on Environmental Changes

Insights on Environmental Changes
Author: Tymon Zielinski,Ksenia Pazdro,Agata Dragan-Górska,Agata Weydmann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2014-01-27
ISBN 10: 3319036831
ISBN 13: 9783319036830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insights on Environmental Changes Book Review:

This book presents valuable insights on a vast array of topics in the field of environmental studies. The works published in the book were presented within the scope of the 2013 Sopot Forum of Young Scientists. The Forum is an annual event which provides a platform for young researchers to present their work and exchange ideas with their peers. The aim of the forum is to make science more popular, so the speakers talked about their work in a way that was easily understandable. The book contains actual scientific papers on their own topics of interest. The papers represent different areas of environmental sciences, from biology to physics. The main umbrella topic for this book is "WHERE THE WORLD IS HEADING" and the papers are constructed in such a way as to try to answer this from each contributor's individual perspective.

State of the World s Oceans

State of the World s Oceans
Author: Michelle Allsopp,Stefan E. Pambuccian,Paul Johnston,David Santillo
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-12-16
ISBN 10: 1402091168
ISBN 13: 9781402091162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of the World s Oceans Book Review:

The world’s oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface and are home to a myriad of amazing and beautiful creatures. However, the biodiversity of the oceans is incre- ingly coming under serious threat from many human activities including overfi- ing, use of destructive fishing methods, pollution and commercial aquaculture. In addition, climate change is already having an impact on some marine ecosystems. This book discusses some of the major threats facing marine ecosystems by cons- ering a range of topics, under chapters discussing biodiversity (Chapter 1), fisheries (Chapter 2), aquaculture (Chapter 3), pollution (Chapter 4) and the impacts of increasing greenhouse gas emissions (Chapter 5). It goes on to explore solutions to the problems by discussing equitable and sustainable management of the oceans (Chapter 6) and protecting marine ecosystems using marine reserves (Chapter 7). Presently, 76% of the oceans are fully or over-exploited with respect to fishing, and many species have been severely depleted. It is abundantly clear that, in general, current fisheries management regimes are to blame for much of the widespread degradation of the oceans. Many policy-makers and scientists now agree that we must adopt a radical new approach to managing the seas – one that is precautionary in nature and has protection of the whole marine ecosystem as its primary objective. This ‘ecosystem-based approach’ is vital if we are to ensure the health of our oceans for future generations.

Global Coastal Change

Global Coastal Change
Author: Ivan Valiela
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 144430903X
ISBN 13: 9781444309034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Coastal Change Book Review:

Global Coastal Changeprovides a comprehensive overview of the environmental factors changing the marine systems of the world including atmospheric changes, sea level rise, alterations in freshwater and sediment use and transport, toxins, overfishing, alien species, and eutrophication. Includes case studies providing real-world examples, detailed reviews of the evidence of changes and possible solutions. Brings together a wealth of important information about our changing marine environments. An invaluable reference for upper level undergraduates, graduates, and professionals interested in marine environmental science.

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 4306
Release: 2019-04-12
ISBN 10: 0128130822
ISBN 13: 9780128130827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences Book Review:

The oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, and are critical components of Earth’s climate system. This new edition of Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences summarizes the breadth of knowledge about them, providing revised, up to date entries as well coverage of new topics in the field. New and expanded sections include microbial ecology, high latitude systems and the cryosphere, climate and climate change, hydrothermal and cold seep systems. The structure of the work provides a modern presentation of the field, reflecting the input and different perspective of chemical, physical and biological oceanography, the specialized area of expertise of each of the three Editors-in-Chief. In this framework maximum attention has been devoted to making this an organic and unified reference. Represents a one-stop. organic information resource on the breadth of ocean science research Reflects the input and different perspective of chemical, physical and biological oceanography, the specialized area of expertise of each of the three Editors-in-Chief New and expanded sections include microbial ecology, high latitude systems and climate change Provides scientifically reliable information at a foundational level, making this work a resource for students as well as active researches

Marine Animal Forests

Marine Animal Forests
Author: Sergio Rossi,Lorenzo Bramanti,Andrea Gori,Covadonga Orejas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1366
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 9783319210117
ISBN 13: 3319210114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Animal Forests Book Review:

During the last decades there has been an increasing evidence of drastic changes in marine ecosystems due to human-induced impacts, especially on benthic ecosystems. The so called “animal forests” are currently showing a dramatic loss of biomass and biodiversity all over the world. These communities are dominated by sessile suspension feeder organisms (such as sponges, corals, gorgonians, bivalves, etc.) that generate three-dimensional structures, similar to the trees in the terrestrial forest. The animal forest provide several ecosystem services such as food, protection and nursery to the associated fauna, playing an important role in the local hydrodynamic and biogeochemical cycles near the sea floor and acting also as carbon sinks. The present book focus its attention on these three dimensional animal structures including, for the first time, all the different types of animal forests of the world in a single volume.

Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life

Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life
Author: Morrissey,James L. Sumich,Deanna R. Pinkard-Meier
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2016-11
ISBN 10: 1284090507
ISBN 13: 9781284090505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life Book Review:

Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life is an introductory higher education textbook for students with no prior knowledge of marine biology. The book uses selected groups of marine organisms to provide a basic understanding of biological principles and processes that are fundamental to sea life.

Guide to Best Practices for Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting

Guide to Best Practices for Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting
Author: Ulf Riebesell
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9789279111181
ISBN 13: 9279111183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook on Marine Environment Protection

Handbook on Marine Environment Protection
Author: Markus Salomon,Till Markus
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN 10: 3319601563
ISBN 13: 9783319601564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Marine Environment Protection Book Review:

This handbook is the first of its kind to provide a clear, accessible, and comprehensive introduction to the most important scientific and management topics in marine environmental protection. Leading experts discuss the latest perspectives and best practices in the field with a particular focus on the functioning of marine ecosystems, natural processes, and anthropogenic pressures. The book familiarizes readers with the intricacies and challenges of managing coasts and oceans more sustainably, and guides them through the maze of concepts and strategies, laws and policies, and the various actors that define our ability to manage marine activities. Providing valuable thematic insights into marine management to inspire thoughtful application and further study, it is essential reading for marine environmental scientists, policy-makers, lawyers, practitioners and anyone interested in the field.