Biodiversity in the Marine Environment

Authors: Goulletquer, P., Gros, P., Boeuf, G., Weber, J.

  • A comprehensive review of the marine biodiversity status and trends
  • An analysis of the importance of marine biodiversity for human being and conservation
  • A perspective using marine sciences and social sciences for the development of integrated scenarios and policies
  • An analysis of research needs and priorities for biodiversity conservation and a sustainable development
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About this book

The oceans cover over 70% of our planet. They are host to a biodiversity of tremendous wealth. Its preservation is now a global priority featuring in several international conventions and a confirmed objective of European policies and national strategies. Understanding the dynamics and the uses of the marine biodiversity is a genuine scientific challenge. Fourteen international experts have got together and identified five priority research themes to address the problem, based on analysing the state of knowledge.

About the authors

Philippe Goulletquer, PhD in biological oceanography, is in charge of issues of marine and coastal biodiversity at Ifremer. He is a member of the scientific council on Natural heritage & biodiversity.

Philippe Gros, a highly qualified professor of biological sciences at the École normale supérieure, joined Ifremer in 1984. He was director of Living resources there.

Gilles Boeuf, holding a PhD in developmental biology, is a professor at Pierre & Marie Curie university and President of the National museum of natural history (MNHN).

Jacques Weber, an economist and anthropologist, research director at the Cirad, lecturer at the École des hautes études and Pierre & Marie Curie university, is vice-chairman of the French committee for Man and biosphere.

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From the book reviews:

“This excellent review, translated from French, extends beyond the general subject of biodiversity to encompass a wealth of information that will be valuable for managing and conserving living marine resources. … this concise, well-written book will be useful as a textbook and as a reference work on marine biodiversity. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (J. C. Briggs, Choice, Vol. 52 (1), September, 2014)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Importance of Marine Biodiversity

    Goulletquer, Philippe (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The Impacts of Human Activities on Marine Biodiversity

    Goulletquer, Philippe (et al.)

    Pages 15-20

  • Status and Trends

    Goulletquer, Philippe (et al.)

    Pages 21-84

  • Conceptualising Biodiversity

    Goulletquer, Philippe (et al.)

    Pages 85-94

  • Measuring Biodiversity

    Goulletquer, Philippe (et al.)

    Pages 95-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity in the Marine Environment
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
© Éditions Quæ, 2014
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8566-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8566-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8565-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0265-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 198
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 71 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original French edition published by Éditions Quæ, Versailles, 2012. Jointly published with Éditions Quæ, Versailles, France
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