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Southern Ocean Ecology By Edited by S.Z. El-Sayed

Southern Ocean Ecology
by Edited by S.Z. El-Sayed

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A collection of authoritatively written articles which summarise and review the findings of the first long-term international research programme into the ecology of the Southern Ocean.
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Southern Ocean Ecology: The BIOMASS Perspective by Edited by S.Z. El-Sayed

BIOMASS (Biological Investigations of Marine Antarctic Systems and Stocks) was a unique, large-scale, long-term, international research programme established in 1977 to investigate the ecology of the Southern Ocean. Its main aim was to gain a greater understanding of the biological systems and stocks in the marine Antarctic environment, thereby providing a sound basis for the future management of the living resources within this immense ocean. The programme was drawn to a close in 1991 and its completion marked by a colloquium which brought together key researchers to summarise and review the results obtained. This volume, arising from that colloquium, provides a succinct, state-of-the-art account of the ecology of the Southern Ocean and serves as a comprehensive record of this unique and successful international project.

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Southern Ocean Ecology Reviews

'I recommend this book as a useful guide to anyone wanting an introduction to the ecology of the southern oceans.' Tony Andrew, The Times Higher Education Supplement
"...relevant questions are considered and put into perspective, including how the top carnivores fit into the food web of the southern ocean, to what extent the decline of the baleen whales because of overharvesting relates to apparent increases in populations of other species of whales, seals, and sea birds, and the possible importance of El Nino to reproductive processes...a valuable reference for anyone concerned with the ecology of marine mammals in the southern ocean." Ian Stirling, Marine Mammal Science
"All chapters are well-written....Anarctic researchers are likely to find most of the review articles of value, and ecologists are likely to be interested in the problems of amassing and interpreting the data required for resource management decisions at the ecosystem level....Overall, Southern Ocean Ecology reflects pride in a major program successfully completed, tempered by the awareness of shortcomings, and contributes to a better understanding of the organisms of one of the more challenging marine environments to study." Marcia M. Gowing, BioScience
"...a valuable reference for anyone involved in Southern Ocean research. Moreover, the book is valuable to any researcher in that it provides an honest evaluation of a multidisciplinary, multinational oceanographic research program." Eileen E. Hofmann, Arctic and Alpine Research
"...a fitting tribute to the success of the BIOMASS program and the international community working together in Antarctica and elsewhere around the world." Marine Technology Society Journal

Table of Contents

Preface R. M. Laws and J.-O. Stromberg; 1. History, organization and accomplishments of the BIOMASS programme S. Z. El-Sayed; 2. Antarctic marine environment: physical oceanography M. Stein, R. B. Heywood, N. Smith, P. Treguer and E. Fahrbach; 3. Antarctic marine stocks: phytoplankton and zoo plankton J. Priddle, F. Brandini, M. Lipski, M. Thorley, G. Jacques, M. Fukuchi, S. Schnack-Schiel, A. Mujica, G. Hosie and E. Sakshang; 4. Antarctic marine stocks: krill I. Everson, D. Miller, V. Siegel, J. Kalinowski, L. B. Quetin, R. M. Ross, A. Clarke and D. G. M. Miller; 5. Antarctic marine stocks: fish and birds A. Kellermann, A. North, R. Williams, G. Duhamel, G. Hunt, J. Croxall, P. Trathan, J. Cooper, E. Woehler and J. C. Hureau; 6. Antarctic marine systems H. J. Marchant, E. J. Murphy, K.-H. Kock, Y. Shimadzu, M. Thorley and P. Trathan; 7. Future developments J. Priddle, M. Thorley, P. Trathan, J. Croxall, G. Hubold, K. Sherman and G. Hempel; 8. Critical appraisal of the BIOMASS programme G. E. Fogg; Index.

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Southern Ocean Ecology: The BIOMASS Perspective by Edited by S.Z. El-Sayed
Edited by S.Z. El-Sayed
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