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Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change

By Grégory Beaugrand

Routledge – 2015 – 480 pages

Series: Earthscan Oceans

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Description

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. After initially describing the complexity and diversity of the marine environment and the organisms which inhabit it, the book demonstrates the major effect of climate variability and global change on marine biodiversity at a range of spatial and temporal scales and of levels of organization within ecosystems. Building on his research on monitoring plankton populations, the author shows how the food chain in the oceans will be affected and its potential impact on fisheries. The book will serve as a textbook for all students of marine science and environmental change, but will also be accessible to the more general reader.

Contents

1. Introduction

Part 1: Natural Environmental Variability and Marine Biodiversity

2. Large-Scale Hydro-Climatic Variability

3. Large-Scale Biogeographic Patterns

4. Large-Scale Biodiversity Patterns

5. Marine Biodiversity through Time

6. Temperature and Marine Biodiversity

Part 2: Marine Biodiversity Changes in the Anthropocene

7. Biodiversity and Anthropogenic Climate Change

8. Marine Biodiversity and Ocean Acidification

9. Biodiversity and Direct Anthropogenic Effects

10. Marine Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, Services and Human Well-Being

Part 3: Theorising and Scenarising Biodiversity

11. Theorising and Scenarising Biodiversity

12. Conclusions

Author Bio

Grégory Beaugrand is a research scientist at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), currently based at the Laboratory of Oceanography and Geosciences in Wimereux, France. He is a research consultant at the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (Plymouth, UK) and a former member of the French National Committee for Scientific Research (Earth System Science).

Name: Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Grégory Beaugrand. 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. ...
Categories: Biodiversity & Conservation, Marine & Aquatic Science, Climate Change, Marine Biology, Biodiversity, Environmental Impact Assessment, Resource Management - Environmental Studies, Ecology - Environment Studies, Environmental Change & Pollution, Environment & Resources