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IV Marine Sciences

Flows of Energy and Materials in Marine Ecosystems

Theory and Practice

Authors: Fasham, M. J. R.

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The impetus for the conference held at Bombannes, France in May, 1982 arose out of a Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Working Group on "Mathematical Models in Biological Oceanography". This group was chaired by K.H. Mann and held two meetings in 1977 and 1979. At both meetings it was felt that, although reductionist modelling of marine ecosystems had achieved some successes, the future progress lay in the development of holistic ecosystem models. The members of the group (K.H. Mann, T. Platt, J.M. Colebrook, D.F. Smith, M.J.R. Fasham, J. Field, G. Radach, R.E. Ulanowicz and F. Wulff) produced a critical review of reductionist and holistic models which was published by the Unesco Press (Platt, Mann and Ulanowicz, 1981). One of the conclusions of this review was that, whether holistic or reductionist models are preferred, it is critically important to increase the scientific effort in the measurement of physiological rates for the computation of ecological fluxes. The Working Group therefore recommended that an international meeting should be organized which would attempt to bring together theoretical ecologists and biological oceanographers to assess the present and future capability for measuring ecological fluxes and incorporating these data into models. An approach was made to the Marine Sciences Panel of the NATO Science Committee who expressed an interest in funding such a meeting. They awarded a planning grant and a planning group was formed consisting of M.J.R. Fasham, M.V. Angel, T. Platt, R.E.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)
  • Importance of Measuring Rates and Fluxes in Marine Ecosystems

    Pages 3-22

    Longhurst, Alan

  • Community Measures of Marine Food Networks and their Possible Applications

    Pages 23-47

    Ulanowicz, Robert E.

  • Thermodynamics of the Pelagic Ecosystem: Elementary Closure Conditions for Biological Production in the Open Ocean

    Pages 49-84

    Platt, Trevor (et al.)

  • The Structure of Aquatic Ecosystems and its Dependence on Environmental Variables

    Pages 85-104

    Paloheimo, J. E. (et al.)

  • Eutrophication of a Coastal Marine Ecosystem — An Experimental Study Using the Merl Microcosms

    Pages 105-135

    Nixon, S. W. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flows of Energy and Materials in Marine Ecosystems
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Authors
Series Title
IV Marine Sciences
Series Volume
13
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-0387-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-0387-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-0389-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
744
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations
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