Ecological Studies

Marine Hard Bottom Communities

Patterns, Dynamics, Diversity, and Change

Editors: Wahl, Martin (Ed.)

  • Elucidates the role and functioning of marine hard bottom communities, as well as the causes and consequences of the changes they are currently undergoing
  • Also presents measures to preserve and restore these precious habitats
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Marine hard bottoms feature some of the most spectacular and diverse biological communities on this planet. These not only contain a rich treasure of genetic, taxonomic and functional information but also deliver irreplaceable ecosystem services. At the same time, they are highly vulnerable and increasingly threatened by anthropogenic pressures. This volume has collected contributions by 50 scientists from numerous biogeographic regions, dealing with characteristics of hard bottom communities. Distributional patterns in space and time are described, followed by analyses of the intrinsic and extrinsic dynamics producing these patterns. A strong emphasis is placed on the ongoing changes occurring in the structure and diversity of these communities in response to spiralling environmental impacts, and on state-of-the-art countermeasures aiming to preserve these ecological treasures. Finally, various values of diversity are assessed, hopefully as an incentive for enhanced conservation efforts.

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From the reviews: “The volume is divided into six parts and 30 chapters. The chapters, written by eminent scholars in the field, are well referenced and easy to read. … The book is an invaluable resource for scientists, resource managers, policy makers and students … . A thoroughly enjoyable read. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.” (A. K. Volety, Choice, Vol. 47 (6), February, 2010)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Habitat Characteristics and Typical Functional Groups

    Wahl, Martin

    Pages 7-17

  • The Role of Mineral, Living and Artificial Substrata in the Development of Subtidal Assemblages

    Davis, Andrew R.

    Pages 19-37

  • Communities on Deep-Sea Hard Bottoms

    Young, Craig M.

    Pages 39-60

  • Epibiosis

    Wahl, Martin

    Pages 61-72

  • Latitudinal Patterns of Species Richness in Hard-Bottom Communities

    Canning-Clode, João

    Pages 81-87

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-92704-4
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-92703-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-24241-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marine Hard Bottom Communities
Book Subtitle
Patterns, Dynamics, Diversity, and Change
Editors
  • Martin Wahl
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
206
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-92704-4
DOI
10.1007/b76710
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-92703-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-24241-0
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 446
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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