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Perspectives on the Marine Animal Forests of the World

Editors: Rossi, Sergio, Bramanti, Lorenzo (Eds.)

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  • This book:
  • Showcases an interdisciplinary approach of marine animal forests through anthropology, biogeography, chemistry, ecology, restoration and physiology science
  • Updates the knowledge on the marine animal forests of the world and fill important gaps
  • Explores new perspectives in the study of this fascinating 3D environment
  • Presents new problems related to anthropogenic and climate change impacts
  • Offers new solutions for the mitigation of climate change related disturbances
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Marine Animal Forests (MAFs) are spread all over the world. Composed by suspension feeding organisms (e.g. corals, gorgonians, sponges, bryozoans, bivalves, etc.), MAFs constitute a vast number of marine ecosystems such as coral reefs, cold water corals, sponge grounds, bivalve beds, etc. The surface covered by these systems is prominent (at the scale of the oceans of the planet), though poorly known. In a previous book (Marine Animal Forests, the ecology of benthic biodiversity hotspots), several aspects of the MAFs were described and discussed, building the basis for a holistic approach with the aim of putting these shallow and deep sea ecosystems under a common umbrella.  The main target of the present book is to identify and address important topics which were not covered in the previous three volumes. Bryozoans or Polychaeta, for example, are treated in this volume, as well as hydrothermal vents ecosystems and submarine caves, the chemical ecology in MAFs or the nursery effect on these ecosystems.  The vastity of the MAF concept opens new insights in the biology, physiology, biodiversity of the organisms structuring these highly biodiverse ecosystems and on the dangers threatening them (such as microplastics or the role of invasive species as an impact of their trophic ecology or distribution). In a fast changing world, in which the complexity of MAFs is at risk, we propose an in-depth analysis of many aspects that may be inspirational for future research lines in marine biology and ecology.

About the authors

Sergio Rossi

Sergio Rossi is a research scientist specialized in marine natural resources and biological oceanography, focusing his attention on the health indicators of coastal benthic populations, coastal biological processes, flows of matter and energy in the benthic-pelagic coupling system, in the transplantation and aquaculture of marine organisms, and the management and conservation of marine wildlife. He is especially interested in the processes and conservation of the marine animal forests of the world.

Lorenzo Bramanti

Lorenzo Bramanti is a Marine Ecologist expert in conservation, spatial distribution, population and metapopulation dynamics of benthic suspension feeders. His field of research is at  the interconnection between functional ecology and conservation biology, focussing on the demographic processes regulating the dynamics of long living species, in particular corals, and their implications for conservation and marine spatial planning.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • The Coral Tree at the End of the World: Introductory Notes to Coralline Mythology and Folklore from the Indian and Pacific Oceans

    Pages 1-16

    Torri, D.

  • The Marine Animal Forests of South Africa: Importance for Bioregionalization and Marine Spatial Planning

    Pages 17-61

    Samaai, T. (et al.)

  • Coral and Reef Fish Communities in the Thermally Extreme Persian/Arabian Gulf: Insights into Potential Climate Change Effects

    Pages 63-86

    Bouwmeester, J. (et al.)

  • Marginal Reefs in the Anthropocene: They Are Not Noah’s Ark

    Pages 87-128

    O. Soares, M. (et al.)

  • Animal Forests in Submarine Caves

    Pages 129-145

    Belmonte, G. (et al.)

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Hardcover 176,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on the Marine Animal Forests of the World
Editors
  • Sergio Rossi
  • Lorenzo Bramanti
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57054-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57054-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57053-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 530
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 110 illustrations in colour
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