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Global Change in Atlantic Coastal Patagonian Ecosystems

A Journey Through Time

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  • This is an unique volume addressing Patagonian aquatic ecosystem’s functions and services

  • It explores the past, present and future of ecosystem functions and services in Patagonian coastal ecosystems

  • The book will focus on local/regional-scale changes seeking an integral approach that encompasses various levels and processes

  • This volume seeks to establish the state of the art on patagoian coastal ecosystem population, climate, resources, atmospheric / ocean circulation, food webs, biological diversity, pollution, over-fishing

Part of the book series: Natural and Social Sciences of Patagonia (NSSP)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxx
  2. Introduction: When and How Our Journey Started

    • E. Walter Helbling, Maite A. Narvarte, Raúl A. González, Marco J. Cabrerizo, Virginia E. Villafañe
    Pages 1-10
  3. The Abiotic Environment of the Patagonian Coast

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Climate Changes in Coastal Areas of Patagonia: Observed Trends and Future Projections

      • Natalia Pessacg, Josefina Blázquez, Julio Lancelotti, Silvina Solman
      Pages 13-42
    3. Physical Changes in the Patagonian Shelf

      • Martín Saraceno, Jacobo Martín, Diego Moreira, Juan Pablo Pisoni, Mariano Hernán Tonini
      Pages 43-71
    4. Geological Changes in Coastal Areas of Patagonia, Argentina, and Chile

      • Federico Ignacio Isla, Manuel Fermín Isla
      Pages 73-89
    5. Past Sea Incursions into Patagonia and the Resulting Record of Marine Invertebrates

      • Miguel Griffin, M. Alejandra Pagani, Susana Damborenea
      Pages 91-113
  4. Biodiversity and Ecological Interactions in Coastal Patagonia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115
    2. Global Change Effects on Plankton from Atlantic Patagonian Coastal Waters: The Role of Interacting Drivers

      • Virginia E. Villafañe, Marco J. Cabrerizo, Presentación Carrillo, Marcelo P. Hernando, Juan M. Medina-Sánchez, Maite A. Narvarte et al.
      Pages 117-150
    3. Patagonian Marine Forests in a Scenario of Global and Local Stressors

      • Paulo Horta, Gabrielle Koerich, Guido Grimaldi, Carolina Melissa Mueller, Giovanna Destri, Pedro Bastos de Macêdo Carneiro
      Pages 151-176
    4. Changes in the Specific and Biogeographic Composition of Coastal Fish Assemblages in Patagonia, Driven by Climate Change, Fishing, and Invasion by Alien Species

      • David E. Galván, Nelson D. Bovcon, Pablo D. Cochia, Raúl A. González, María E. Lattuca, Matías Ocampo Reinaldo et al.
      Pages 205-231
    5. Long-Term Ecology Studies in Patagonian Seabirds: A Review with the Imperial Cormorant as a Case Study

      • Flavio Quintana, Rory Wilson, Nicolás Prandoni, Walter S. Svagelj, Agustina Gómez-Laich
      Pages 233-262
    6. Global Change Effects on Biological Interactions: Nutrient Inputs, Invasive Species, and Multiple Drivers Shape Marine Patagonian Communities

      • Macarena S. Valiñas, Ricarda Blum, David E. Galván, Martín Varisco, Paulina Martinetto
      Pages 291-316
  5. Human Beings and Their Relation with the Environment and Biodiversity in Coastal Patagonia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 317-317
    2. The Patagonian Fisheries Over Time: Facts and Lessons to Be Learned to Face Global Change

      • Maite A. Narvarte, María Soledad Avaca, Paula de la Barra, María Eva Góngora, Andrés Javier Jaureguízar, Matías Ocampo Reinaldo et al.
      Pages 349-385

About this book

This book provides an integrated view of Atlantic coastal Patagonian ecosystems, including the physical environment, biodiversity and the main ecological processes, together with their derived ecosystem services and anthropogenic impacts. It focuses on the key components of the aquatic ecosystem, covering the lower levels (plankton) to the top predators like large mammals and birds, before turning to human beings as consumers and shapers of coastal marine resources. 
The book then presents an overview of how organisms that constitute the aquatic food webs have changed through time and how they likely will soon change due to global change processes and anthropogenic pressures. In this regard it offers a wealth of information such as long-term patterns in physical / atmospheric processes, biodiversity and the distribution of marine organisms, as well as the results of experimental studies designed to understand their responses under future scenarios shaped by both climate change and anthropogenic pressures. The book also covers various aspects of the past, present and potential future relationship of human beings with Patagonian coastal environments, including the utilization of sea products, tourism, and growth of cities.

Keywords

  • Patagonian coastal marine ecosystem
  • Climate trends
  • Anthropogenic changes
  • Marine Invertebrates and Fishes
  • Patagonian plankton
  • Marine birds
  • Marine mammals
  • Ecosystem services
  • Human well-being
  • Urban Geography and Urbanism

Editors and Affiliations

  • Estación de Fotobiología Playa Unión and CONICET, Rawson, Argentina

    E. Walter Helbling, Virginia E. Villafañe

  • Universidad Nacional del Comahue and CONICET, San Antonio Oeste, Argentina

    Maite A. Narvarte, Raul A. González

About the editors

E. Walter Helbling is a CONICET researcher at the Estación de Fotobiología Playa Unión. He holds an M. Sc. and Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD, USA) and his interests are centered on the ecophysiology of plankton and the photobiology of aquatic systems in relation to global change. He was part of the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel, which provided information and guidelines for policymakers regarding the impact of ultraviolet radiation and global change-related matters. He has been a visiting professor in China, Europe and South America, as well as an associate editor of the journals Photochemistry and Photobiology and Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research. 

Maite Narvarte is a CONICET researcher and professor at the Universidad Nacional del Comahue. Her work focuses on marine conservation, providing information for environmental conservation decision-making. She has authored many peer-reviewed articles and governmental reports, covering topics from the factors contributing to the unsustainability of Patagonian shellfisheries to the role of coastal gregarious species as ecosystem engineers, relevant in reducing risks to coastal protection and habitat quality. 

Raul González is a CONICET researcher and professor at the Universidad Nacional del Comahu. His research mainly focuses on fisheries, including fish biology/ecology, stock assessment, ecosystem indicators and sustainability. He was the Director of the Almirante Storni Institute of Marine Biology and Fisheries, a member of the Advisory Commission on Biodiversity and Sustainability of the Argentine Ministry of Science and Technology, and a member of the Livestock and Fisheries Technology Commission of the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Promotion. 

Virginia E. Villafañe is a CONICET researcher at the Estación de Fotobiología Playa Unión. She holds an M. Sc. in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a Ph.D. from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the effects of increased ultraviolet-B levels on phytoplankton, as well as stressors related to global change. She has been studying the impacts of these variables on diverse aspects of plankton metabolism in various marine and freshwater environments, e.g. Antarctica, high-altitude lakes, cenotes, southern China, and the Barents and Baltic Seas, for the past several years.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-86676-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)