Migrations and Dispersal of Marine Organisms

Proceedings of the 37th European Marine Biology Symposium held in Reykjavík, Iceland, 5–9 August 2002

  • M. B. Jones
  • A. Ingólfsson
  • E. Ólafsson
  • G. V. Helgason
  • K. Gunnarsson
  • J. Svavarsson

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 174)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Dispersal of Marine Organisms

    1. Keynote presentations

    2. Other presentations

      1. Nina Mari Jørgensen, Hartvig Christie
        Pages 69-76
      2. Elisabeth Waage-Nielsen, Hartvig Christie, Eli Rinde
        Pages 77-91
      3. A. Cuttitta, V. Carini, B. Patti, A. Bonanno, G. Basilone, S. Mazzola et al.
        Pages 117-120
      4. Elena Guijarro Garcia, Gudrun G. Thorarinsdottir, Stefan A. Ragnarsson
        Pages 131-141
  3. Migrations of Marine Organisms

  4. Open Session

    1. Jens Kahle, Gerd Liebezeit, Gisela Gerdes
      Pages 237-244
    2. G. Garofalo, M. Gristina, F. Fiorentino, F. Cigala Fulgosi, G. Norrito, G. Sinacori
      Pages 245-250
    3. M. Modigh, S. Castaldo, M. Saggiomo, I. Santarpia
      Pages 251-262

About these proceedings


This book represents the Proceedings of the 37th European Marine Biology Symposium, held in Reykjavík, Iceland, 5-9 August 2002. The main themes of the symposium were Migrations and Dispersal of Marine Organisms. These themes are highly relevant today. There is widespread man-aided dispersal (e.g. by ballast water) of marine plants and animals, which may have substantial effects on the regions receiving new species. The new introductions may result in reduced diversity of plants and animals and may affect natural resources in the countries receiving toxic algae and other foreign elements. Studies of changes in distribution and dispersal of marine animals and plants are also highly relevant with reference to the changing climate taking place. The study of dispersal has recently gained new impetus with the discovery of the remarkable communities found on isolated hydrothermal vents and cold water seeps in the world's oceans.


Fauna Tempo algae benthic biogeography ecosystem fish community marine biology marine organisms oceanography plankton zooplankton

Editors and affiliations

  • M. B. Jones
    • 1
  • A. Ingólfsson
    • 2
  • E. Ólafsson
    • 3
  • G. V. Helgason
    • 2
  • K. Gunnarsson
    • 4
  • J. Svavarsson
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biological Sciences (Plymouth Environmental Research Centre)University of PlymouthUK
  2. 2.Institute of BiologyUniversity of IcelandReykjavíkIceland
  3. 3.Department of ZoologyUniversity of StockholmSweden
  4. 4.Marine Research InstituteReykjavíkIceland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6480-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2276-6
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