Book Volume 183 2006

Marine Biodiversity

Patterns and Processes, Assessment, Threats, Management and Conservation

ISBN: 978-1-4020-4321-5 (Print) 978-1-4020-4697-1 (Online)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

  2. Patterns And Processes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Structure and function

      1. Chapter

        Pages 3-18

        The relationship between phytoplankton diversity and community function in a coastal lagoon

      2. Chapter

        Pages 19-30

        Ascendency as ecological indicator for environmental quality assessment at the ecosystem level: a case study

      Abiotic control of communities and ecosystems

      1. Chapter

        Pages 31-40

        Phytoplankton seasonality in a highly stratified karstic estuary (Krka, Adriatic Sea)

      2. Chapter

        Pages 41-48

        Factors controlling phytoplankton blooms in a temperate estuary: nutrient limitation and physical forcing

      3. Chapter

        Pages 49-58

        The near-bottom layer as an ecological boundary in marine ecosystems: diversity, taxonomic composition and community definitions

      4. Chapter

        Pages 59-74

        Seasonal and spatial patterns of distribution of subtidal benthic invertebrate communities in the Mondego River, Portugal — a poikilohaline estuary

      5. Chapter

        Pages 75-87

        Benthic ecology of semi-natural coastal lagoons, in the Ria Formosa (Southern Portugal), exposed to different water renewal regimes

      6. Chapter

        Pages 89-98

        Inter-annual variability of soft bottom macrofaunal communities in two Ionian Sea lagoons

      7. Chapter

        Pages 99-113

        Spatial patterns of benthic macroinvertebrates in intertidal areas of a Southern European estuary: the Tagus, Portugal

      8. Chapter

        Pages 115-128

        Structure and dynamics of a benthic invertebrate community in an intertidal area of the tagus estuary, western portugal: a six year data series

      9. Chapter

        Pages 129-141

        Spatial and environmental factors affecting the distribution of the main decapod crustacean prey species in the NW Mediterranean

      Biological control of communities and ecosystems

      1. Chapter

        Pages 143-157

        Probing diversity in the plankton: using patterns in Tintinnids (planktonic marine ciliates) to identify mechanisms

      2. Chapter

        Pages 159-174

        Fish assemblages in different shallow water habitats of the Venice Lagoon

      3. Chapter

        Pages 175-183

        The effect of zostera noltii, spartina maritima and scirpus maritimus on sediment pore-water profiles in a temperate intertidal estuary

      Biogeography

      1. Chapter

        Pages 185-192

        Biogeographic patterns of intertidal macroinvertebrates and their association with macroalgae distribution along the Portuguese coast

      Secondary space

      1. Chapter

        Pages 193-206

        Seasonal variations of cystoseira barbata (stackhouse) C. Agardh frond architecture

      Unusual habitats

      1. Chapter

        Pages 207-219

        Epifaunal inventory of two shipwrecks from the Belgian Continental Shelf

  3. Assesment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 221-221

    2. Chapter

      Pages 223-227

      Using asymmetrical designs for environmental impact assessment of unplanned disturbances

  4. Threats

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 229-229

    2. Short- and long-term climate change

      1. Chapter

        Pages 231-240

        Mass mortality of coral reef ascidians following the 1997/1998 El NiñO event

      2. Chapter

        Pages 241-251

        Changes in the range of some common rocky shore species In Britain — A Response To Climate Change?

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