Subtropical Convergence Environments

The Coast and Sea in the Southwestern Atlantic

  • Ulrich Seeliger
  • Clarisse Odebrecht
  • Jorge Pablo Castello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. U. Seeliger, C. Odebrecht
    Pages 1-3
  3. A. H. F. Klein
    Pages 5-7
  4. M. L. Asmus
    Pages 9-12
  5. L. J. Calliari, C. A. E. Garcia, L. F. Niencheski, M. G. Baumgarten, C. S. B. Costa, U. Seeliger et al.
    Pages 13-64
  6. U. Seeliger, C. S. B. Costa, P. C. Abreu, C. E. Bemvenuti, R. R. Capítoli
    Pages 65-89
  7. L. J. Calliari, C. A. E. Garcia, L. F. Niencheski, G. Fillmann, U. Seeliger, N. M. Gianuca et al.
    Pages 91-160
  8. U. Seeliger, V. M. T. Garcia, N. M. Gianuca, J. P. Castello, M. Haimovici, C. Odebrecht et al.
    Pages 161-178
  9. P. C. Abreu, J. P. Castello
    Pages 179-182
  10. M. Haimovici, J. P. Castello, C. M. Vooren
    Pages 183-196
  11. U. Seeliger, C. S. B. Costa
    Pages 197-203
  12. M. L. Asmus, P. R. A. Tagliani
    Pages 205-208
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 209-308

About this book


Subtropical convergence regions in the southwestern Atlantic have a high biological productivity, and are important as nursery and feeding areas and as reproduction grounds for fishery stocks of subtropical and antarctic origin.
This book represents the first multidisciplinary treatise of this large and complex marine ecosystem. It analyses how subtropical convergence and land-sea interactions influence the coast, and sea and their biota. Synthesizing the rapidly expanding information, it provides a comprehensive appraisal of the biological resources, an assessment of their sustainable exploitation, and an evaluation of oceanographic processes. An inventory of all marine taxa in the southwestern Atlantic is included as an appendix.


Coast Meeresbiologie Ocean Schelf Southwestern Atlantic Südwest Atlantik continental shelf ecosystem environment marine marine biology marines subtropical convergence subtropische Konvergenz Ökosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Seeliger
    • 1
  • Clarisse Odebrecht
    • 1
  • Jorge Pablo Castello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OceanographyUniversidade do Rio GrandeRio GrandeBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64418-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60467-6
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