Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Provisioning Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jon Grant, Øivind Strand
      Pages 3-5 Open Access
    3. J. W. M. Wijsman, K. Troost, J. Fang, A. Roncarati
      Pages 7-26 Open Access
    4. P. Kamermans, J. J. Capelle
      Pages 27-49 Open Access
    5. Yuze Mao, Fan Lin, Jianguang Fang, Jinghui Fang, Jiaqi Li, Meirong Du
      Pages 51-72 Open Access
    6. Changbo Zhu, Paul C. Southgate, Ting Li
      Pages 73-93 Open Access
    7. Paola Venier, Marco Gerdol, Stefania Domeneghetti, Nidhi Sharma, Alberto Pallavicini, Umberto Rosani
      Pages 95-112 Open Access
  3. Regulating Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Øivind Strand, Joao G. Ferreira
      Pages 115-117 Open Access
    3. Henrice Maria Jansen, Øivind Strand, Wouter van Broekhoven, Tore Strohmeier, Marc C. Verdegem, Aad C. Smaal
      Pages 143-177 Open Access
    4. Jens Kjerulf Petersen, Marianne Holmer, Mette Termansen, Berit Hasler
      Pages 179-208 Open Access
    5. Øivind Strand, Henrice M. Jansen, Zengjie Jiang, Shawn M. C. Robinson
      Pages 209-230 Open Access
    6. Tom Ysebaert, Brenda Walles, Judy Haner, Boze Hancock
      Pages 253-273 Open Access
    7. J. A. Craeymeersch, H. M. Jansen
      Pages 275-294 Open Access
    8. Boze Hancock, Philine zu Ermgassen
      Pages 295-312 Open Access
  4. Cultural Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Aad C. Smaal, Øivind Strand
      Pages 315-316 Open Access
    3. Gesche Krause, Bela H. Buck, Annette Breckwoldt
      Pages 317-334 Open Access
    4. Bryan DeAngelis, Anne Birch, Peter Malinowski, Stephan Abel, Jeff DeQuattro, Betsy Peabody et al.
      Pages 335-354 Open Access
    5. C. Saurel, D. P. Taylor, K. Tetrault
      Pages 355-380 Open Access
    6. Peter F. Duncan, Arne Ghys
      Pages 381-411 Open Access
    7. Paul G. Butler, Pedro S. Freitas, Meghan Burchell, Laurent Chauvaud
      Pages 413-444 Open Access
  5. Assessment of Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 445-445
    2. Joao G. Ferreira, Jens K. Petersen
      Pages 447-449 Open Access
    3. Aad C. Smaal, L. A. van Duren
      Pages 451-483 Open Access
    4. Carter R. Newell, Damian C. Brady, John Richardson
      Pages 485-506 Open Access
    5. C. Bacher, A. Gangnery, P. Cugier, R. Mongruel, Øivind Strand, K. Frangoudes
      Pages 527-549 Open Access
    6. J. G. Ferreira, S. B. Bricker
      Pages 551-584 Open Access
  6. Aad C. Smaal, Joao G. Ferreira, Jon Grant, Jens K. Petersen, Øivind Strand
    Pages E1-E1 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 585-591

About this book


The aim of this book is to review and analyse the goods and services of bivalve shellfish. How they are defined, what determines the ecological functions that are the basis for the goods and services, what controversies in the use of goods and services exist, and what is needed for sustainable exploitation of bivalves from the perspective of the various stakeholders. The book is focused on the goods and services, and not on impacts of shellfish aquaculture on the benthic environment, or on threats like biotoxins; neither is it a shellfish culture handbook although it can be used in evaluating shellfish culture. The reviews and analysis are based on case studies that exemplify the concept, and show the strengths and weaknesses of the current applications. The multi-authored reviews cover ecological, economic and social aspects of bivalve goods and services. The book provides new insights for scientists, students, shellfish producers, policy advisors, nature conservationists and decision makers. This book is open access under the CC BY license.


Marine bivalves Eco-engineer Bivalves production Biodiversity hot spots Biofiltration Biotechnological products Bivalve reefs Bivalve beds Nutrient extraction Pearls Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Aad C. Smaal
    • 1
  • Joao G. Ferreira
    • 2
  • Jon Grant
    • 3
  • Jens K. Petersen
    • 4
  • Øivind Strand
    • 5
  1. 1.Wageningen Marine Research and Aquaculture and Fisheries groupWageningen University and ResearchYersekeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Universidade Nova de LisboaMonte de CaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.Department of OceanographyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  4. 4.Technical University of DenmarkNykøbing MorsDenmark
  5. 5.Institute of Marine ResearchBergenNorway

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