Plankton Ecology of the Southwestern Atlantic

From the Subtropical to the Subantarctic Realm

  • Mónica S. Hoffmeyer
  • Marina E. Sabatini
  • Frederico P. Brandini
  • Danilo L. Calliari
  • Norma H. Santinelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Historical Background of Plankton Research in the Region

  3. Regional Settings of Productivity and Nutrient Cycling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Alberto R. Piola, Elbio D. Palma, Alejandro A. Bianchi, Belmiro M. Castro, Marcelo Dottori, Raul A. Guerrero et al.
      Pages 37-56
    3. Flavio E. Paparazzo, José L. Esteves
      Pages 71-86
    4. Augusto C. Crespi-Abril, Elena S. Barbieri, Leilén Gracia Villalobos, Gaspar Soria, Flavio E. Paparazzo, Joanna M. Paczkowska et al.
      Pages 87-99
    5. Vivian Lutz, Valeria Segura, Ana Dogliotti, Virginia Tavano, Frederico P. Brandini, Danilo L. Calliari et al.
      Pages 101-126
  4. Plankton of Shelf and Boundary Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Georgina D. Cepeda, Brenda Temperoni, Marina E. Sabatini, María D. Viñas, Carla M. Derisio, Betina A. Santos et al.
      Pages 171-199
    3. Fabiana L. Capitanio, Mariela L. Spinelli, María L. Presta, Gastón E. Aguirre, Guillermo Cervetto, Marcelo Pájaro et al.
      Pages 201-218
    4. Eduardo M. Acha, Martin D. Ehrlich, José H. Muelbert, Marcelo Pájaro, Daniel Bruno, Laura Machinandiarena et al.
      Pages 219-246
  5. Plankton of Coastal Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Clarisse Odebrecht, Maria C. Villac, Paulo C. Abreu, Lumi Haraguchi, Piter D. F. Gomes, Denise Rivera Tenenbaum
      Pages 249-267
    3. Leonardo R. Rörig, Marcio da Silva Tamanaha, Graziela da Rosa Persich, Carlos A. França Schettini, Eliane C. Truccolo Schettini
      Pages 269-288
    4. Danilo L. Calliari, Mónica Gómez-Erache, Denise Vizziano Cantonnet, Cecilia Alonso
      Pages 289-306
    5. Gabriela N. Williams, Miriam E. Solís, José L. Esteves
      Pages 307-325
    6. Anabela A. Berasategui, María C. López Abbate, Valeria C. D’Agostino, María L. Presta, Román Uibrig, Tami M. García et al.
      Pages 327-347
  6. Gelatinous Zooplankton

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Miodeli Nogueira Jr., Lorena Silva do Nascimento, Pedro Vieira Maciel, Sebastião Tilbert, Lívia Dias Oliveira
      Pages 375-412
    3. Agustín Schiariti, María S. Dutto, André Carrara Morandini, Renato M. Nagata, Daiana Y. Pereyra, Francisco A. Puente Tapia et al.
      Pages 413-449
  7. Harmful Algae and Their Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-451
    2. Silvia M. Méndez, José I. Carreto
      Pages 477-493
    3. Alicia V. Sastre, Norma H. Santinelli, Miriam E. Solís, Laura B. Pérez, Soledad Díaz Ovejero, Leilén Gracia Villalobos et al.
      Pages 495-515
  8. Plankton, Climate Change and Human-Induced Changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 517-517
    2. Norma H. Santinelli, Alicia V. Sastre, Mónica N. Gil, José L. Esteves
      Pages 519-540
    3. Marcelo P. Hernando, Gabriela Malanga, Gastón O. Almandoz, Irene R. Schloss, Gustavo A. Ferreyra
      Pages 541-563
    4. Elena S. Barbieri, María A. Marcoval, Rodrigo D. Hernández-Moresino, Mariela L. Spinelli, Rodrigo J. Gonçalves
      Pages 565-574
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 575-586

About this book


This book integrates a variety of issues such as regional settings of productivity and nutrient cycling; plankton of coastal and shelf systems; plankton, climate change and human-induced changes; harmful algae and their impacts; and gelatinous zooplankton. This book explores the intriguing marine plankton communities of the SWA region of South America encompassing low to high latitude environments, framed by a complex hydrographic background and global climate change.

This vast and iconic region has been largely under-recognized and under-studied. However, in recent years a strong interest has emerged along with the acknowledgment of its high biological productivity. The book concludes by discussing conservation in the region, highlighting regional biodiversity hotspots where the challenges of climate change, habitat loss, and other threats to biodiversity may be particularly acute.

Plankton Ecology of the Southwestern Atlantic is a timely synthesis of the field, setting a new baseline for future research. It will be important reading for both researchers and graduate students, and will also be of interest and use to a professional audience of oceanographers, conservation biologists, stake holders and educated science enthusiasts


Biological oceanography Plankton biodiversity Plankton functional ecology Plankton of the SWA large marine ecosystem Plankton of Atlantic South America South America Plankton

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.CONICETInstituto Argentino de OceanografíaBahía BlancaArgentina
  2. 2.CONICET, INIDEPMar del PlataArgentina
  3. 3.Universidade de São PauloOceanographic InstituteSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Universidad de la RepublicaFacultad de Ciencias+CUREMontevideoUruguay
  5. 5.Laboratorio de HidrobiologíaUniversidad de la Patagonia San Juan BoscoTrelewArgentina

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