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Meiobenthos in the Sub-equatorial Pacific Abyss

A Proxy in Anthropogenic Impact Evaluation

Authors: Radziejewska, Teresa

  • Provides information on the status of knowledge of metazoan meiobenthos in a deep-sea area intended for commercial mining
  • Summarises current ideas on applying meiobenthic research to environmental impact assessment in the deep-sea
  • Provides an overview of field studies/experiments aimed at assessing effects of simulated mining activities in the deep sea
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Against the backdrop of the environmental setting of the subequatorial NE Pacific abyssal plain, the book will characterise the meiobenthos as an ecological category in the deep sea and introduce research lines meiobenthic studies are applied to, including environmental assessments of human-induced disturbance of the deep seafloor. It will proceed to present an overview of the current knowledge on the meiobenthos of the area of concern and will discuss general considerations regarding the use of meiobenthos as indicator of seafloor disturbance. It will address the question of deep-sea mineral resources development versus benthic communities and will present an overview of field studies ("experiments") aimed at assessing the magnitude of potential impact associated with seafloor resources development (polymetallic nodule mining in particular) in the Pacific.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Radziejewska, Teresa

    Pages 1-11

  • Characteristics of the Sub-equatorial North-Eastern Pacific Ocean’s Abyss, with a Particular Reference to the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone

    Radziejewska, Teresa

    Pages 13-28

  • Meiobenthos of the Sub-equatorial North-Eastern Pacific Abyssal Seafloor: A Synopsis

    Radziejewska, Teresa

    Pages 29-65

  • Meiobenthos as a Component of Anthropogenic Disturbance Assessment in the Abyssal Pacific Environment

    Radziejewska, Teresa

    Pages 67-99

  • Epilogue

    Radziejewska, Teresa

    Pages 101-105

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-41458-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-41457-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Meiobenthos in the Sub-equatorial Pacific Abyss
Book Subtitle
A Proxy in Anthropogenic Impact Evaluation
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41458-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41458-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-41457-2
Series ISSN
2191-589X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 105
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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