Jellyfish Blooms: Causes, Consequences, and Recent Advances

Proceedings of the Second International Jellyfish Blooms Symposium, held at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 24–27 June, 2007

  • Kylie A. Pitt
  • Jennifer E. Purcell

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 206)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-5
  2. Obituary: Francesc Pagès (1962–2007)

    1. Josep-Maria Gili, José Luis Acuña, Humberto E. González
      Pages 7-10
  3. Large Scale Approaches

    1. M. L. D. Palomares, D. Pauly
      Pages 11-21
    2. Mark J. Gibbons, Anthony J. Richardson
      Pages 51-65
    3. Daniel Pauly, William Graham, Simone Libralato, Lyne Morissette, M. L. Deng Palomares
      Pages 67-85
    4. G. Alvarez Colombo, A. Benović, A. Malej, D. Lučić, T. Makovec, V. Onofri et al.
      Pages 99-111
    5. Jing Dong, Lian-xin Jiang, Ke-fei Tan, Hai-ying Liu, Jennifer E. Purcell, Pei-jun Li et al.
      Pages 113-118
  4. Trophic Ecology and Nutrient Dynamics

    1. Kylie A. Pitt, David T. Welsh, Robert H. Condon
      Pages 133-149
    2. Elizabeth Jane West, David Thomas Welsh, Kylie Anne Pitt
      Pages 151-160
  5. Evolution and Molecular Approaches

  6. Benthic Stages of the Life History

  7. General Biology and Ecology

About this book

Introduction

Jellyfish form spectacular population blooms and there is compelling evidence that jellyfish blooms are becoming more frequent and widespread. Blooms have enormous ecological, economic, and social impacts. For example, they have been implicated in the decline of commercial fisheries, they block the cooling water intakes of coastal industries and ships, and reduce the amenity of coastal waters for tourists. Blooms may be caused by overfishing, climate change, and coastal pollution, which all affect coastal waters around the world.

Jellyfish Blooms: Causes, Consequences and Recent Advances presents reviews and original research articles written by the world’s leading experts on jellyfish. Topics covered include the evolution of jellyfish blooms, the impacts of climate change on jellyfish populations, advances in acoustic and molecular methods used to study jellyfish, the role of jellyfish in food webs and nutrient cycles, and the ecology of the benthic stages of the jellyfish life history. This is a valuable resource for students and professional marine biologists, fisheries scientists, oceanographers, and researchers of climate change.

Keywords

Climate Change Fisheries Jellyfish Plankton benthic ecosystem temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Kylie A. Pitt
    • 1
  • Jennifer E. Purcell
    • 2
  1. 1.Australian Rivers Institute and Griffith School of EnvironmentGriffith UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Shannon Point Marine CenterWestern Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9749-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9748-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9749-2
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