ICES Zooplankton Methodology Manual

ICES Zooplankton Methodology Manual
Author: Roger Harris,Peter Wiebe,Jurgen Lenz,Hein-Rune Skjoldal,Mark Huntley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2000-02-14
ISBN: 0080495338
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICES Zooplankton Methodology Manual Book Excerpt:

The term "zooplankton" describes the community of floating, often microscopic, animals that inhabit aquatic environments. Being near the base of the food chain, they serve as food for larger animals, such as fish. The ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Zooplankton Methodology Manual provides comprehensive coverage of modern techniques in zooplankton ecology written by a group of international experts. Chapters include sampling, acoustic and optical methods, estimation of feeding, growth, reproduction and metabolism, and up-to-date treatment of population genetics and modeling. This book will be a key reference work for marine scientists throughout the world. Sampling and experimental design Collecting zooplankton Techniques for assessing biomass and abundance Protozooplankton enumeration and biomass estimation New optical and acoustic techniques for estimating zooplankton biomass and abundance Methods for measuring zooplankton feeding, growth, reproduction and metabolism Population genetic analysis of zooplankton Modelling zooplankton dynamics This unique and comprehensive reference work will be essential reading for marine and freshwater research scientists and graduates entering the field.

Biological Sampling in the Deep Sea

Biological Sampling in the Deep Sea
Author: Malcolm R. Clark,Mireille Consalvey,Ashley A. Rowden
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2016-03-16
ISBN: 1118332555
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Sampling in the Deep Sea Book Excerpt:

The deep sea covers over 60% of the surface of the earth, yet less than 1% has been scientifically investigated. There is growing pressure on deep-sea resources and on researchers to deliver information on biodiversity and the effects of human impacts on deep-sea ecosystems. Although scientific knowledge has increased rapidly in recent decades, there exist large gaps in global sampling coverage of the deep sea, and major efforts continue to be directed into offshore research. Biological Sampling in the Deep Sea represents the first comprehensive compilation of deep-sea sampling methodologies for a range of habitats. It reviews the real life applications of current, and in some instances developing, deep-sea sampling tools and techniques. In creating this book the authors have been able to draw upon the experiences of those at the coal face of deep-sea sampling, expanding on the existing methodological texts whilst encompassing a level of technical detail often omitted from journal publications. Ultimately the book will promote international consistency in sampling approaches and data collection, advance the integration of information into global databases, and facilitate improved data analyses and consequently uptake of science results for the management and conservation of the deep-sea environment. The book will appeal to a range of readers, including students, early-career through to seasoned researchers, as well as environmental managers and policy makers wishing to understand how the deep-sea is sampled, the challenges associated with deep survey work, and the type of information that can be obtained.

Marine Plankton

Marine Plankton
Author: Claudia Castellani,Martin Edwards
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0199233268
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Plankton Book Excerpt:

A thorough understanding of planktonic organisms is the first step towards a real appreciation of the diversity, biology, and ecological importance of marine life. A detailed knowledge of their distribution and community composition is particularly important since these organisms are often very delicate and sensitive to change, and can be used as early indicators of environmental change. Natural and man-induced modification of the environment can affect both the distribution and composition of plankton, with important ecological and economic impacts. Marine Plankton provides a practical guide to plankton biology with a large geographic coverage spanning the North Sea to the north-eastern Atlantic coast of the USA and Canada. The book is divided into three sections: an overview of plankton ecology, an assessment of methodology in plankton research covering sampling, preservation, and counting of samples, and a taxonomic guide richly illustrated with detailed line drawings to aid identification. This is an essential reference text suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in marine ecology (particularly useful for fieldwork) as well as for professional marine biologists. It will also be of relevance and use to environmental scientists, conservation biologists, marine resource managers, environmental consultants, and other specialised practitioners.

Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts

Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts
Author: William S. Johnson,Dennis M. Allen
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2012-10-05
ISBN: 1421406187
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts Book Excerpt:

Zooplankton are critical to the vitality of estuaries and coastal waters. In this revised edition of Johnson and Allen's instant classic, readers are taken on a tour of the miniature universe of zooplankton, including early developmental stages of familiar and diverse shrimps, crabs, and fishes. Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts details the behavior, morphology, and coloration of these tiny aquatic animals. Precise descriptions and labeled illustrations of hundreds of the most commonly encountered species provide readers with the best source available for identifying zooplankton. Inside the second edition• an updated introduction that orients readers to the diversity, habitats, environmental responses, collection, history, and ecological roles of zooplankton• descriptions of life cycles• illustrations (including 88 new drawings) that identify 340-plus taxa and life stages• range, habits, and ecology for each entry located directly opposite the illustration• appendices with information on collection and observation techniques and citations of more than 1,300 scientific articles and books

Handbook of Scaling Methods in Aquatic Ecology

Handbook of Scaling Methods in Aquatic Ecology
Author: Laurent Seuront,Peter G. Strutton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2003-09-25
ISBN: 0203489551
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Scaling Methods in Aquatic Ecology Book Excerpt:

The evolution of observational instruments, simulation techniques, and computing power has given aquatic scientists a new understanding of biological and physical processes that span temporal and spatial scales. This has created a need for a single volume that addresses concepts of scale in a manner that builds bridges between experimentalists and

ICES Cooperative Research Report

ICES Cooperative Research Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fisheries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICES Cooperative Research Report Book Excerpt:

Plankton

Plankton
Author: Iain Suthers,David Rissik,Anthony Richardson
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN: 1486308805
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plankton Book Excerpt:

Healthy waterways and oceans are essential for our increasingly urbanised world. Yet monitoring water quality in aquatic environments is a challenge, as it varies from hour to hour due to stormwater and currents. Being at the base of the aquatic food web and present in huge numbers, plankton are strongly influenced by changes in environment and provide an indication of water quality integrated over days and weeks. Plankton are the aquatic version of a canary in a coal mine. They are also vital for our existence, providing not only food for fish, seabirds, seals and sharks, but producing oxygen, cycling nutrients, processing pollutants, and removing carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. This Second Edition of Plankton is a fully updated introduction to the biology, ecology and identification of plankton and their use in monitoring water quality. It includes expanded, illustrated descriptions of all major groups of freshwater, coastal and marine phytoplankton and zooplankton and a new chapter on teaching science using plankton. Best practice methods for plankton sampling and monitoring programs are presented using case studies, along with explanations of how to analyse and interpret sampling data. Plankton is an invaluable reference for teachers and students, environmental managers, ecologists, estuary and catchment management committees, and coastal engineers.

Report of the ICES Advisory Committee on the Marine Environment 2000 Copenhagen 26 January 2 February 2000 5 10 June 2000

Report of the ICES Advisory Committee on the Marine Environment  2000  Copenhagen  26 January 2 February 2000  5 10 June 2000
Author: ICES Advisory Committee on the Marine Environment
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Environmental monitoring
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report of the ICES Advisory Committee on the Marine Environment 2000 Copenhagen 26 January 2 February 2000 5 10 June 2000 Book Excerpt:

Zooplankton Ecology

Zooplankton Ecology
Author: Maria Alexandra Teodosio,Ana Maria Branco Barbosa
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2020-11-19
ISBN: 1351021818
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zooplankton Ecology Book Excerpt:

This book aims at providing students and researchers an advanced integrative overview on zooplankton ecology, covering marine and freshwater organisms, from microscopic phagotrophic protists, to macro-jellyfishes and active fish larvae. The first book section addresses zooplanktonic organisms and processes, the second section is devoted to zooplankton spatial and temporal distribution patterns and trophic dynamics, and the final section is dedicated to emergent methodological approaches (e.g., omics). Book chapters include comprehensive synthesis, observational and manipulative studies, and sediment-based analysis, a vibrant imprint of benthic-pelagic coupling and ecosystem connectivity. Most chapters also address the impacts of anticipated environmental changes (e.g., warming, acidification).

Zooplankton Diversity and Pelagic Food Webs

Zooplankton Diversity and Pelagic Food Webs
Author: Marina Manca,Roberta Piscia,Barbara Leoni,Roberta Bettinetti
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 3039435493
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zooplankton Diversity and Pelagic Food Webs Book Excerpt:

Zooplankton are of key importance in the structure and functioning of aquatic food webs. They contribute to a large part of the functional and structural biodiversity of predator and prey plankton communities. Promptly responding to long-term and seasonal changes in the physical and chemical environment, they are sensitive indicators of patterns and mechanisms of impact drivers, both natural and human induced. In this volume, we aim to present evidence for both long-term and seasonal changes in zooplankton community structure and dynamics, investigating different approaches from population dynamics to advanced molecular techniques and reconstructing past communities from subfossil remains in lake sediments.

Field Methods in Marine Science

Field Methods in Marine Science
Author: Scott Milroy
Publsiher: Garland Science
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN: 0429640773
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Methods in Marine Science Book Excerpt:

Field Methods in Marine Science: From Measurements to Models is an authoritative guide of the methods most appropriate for field research within the marine sciences, from experimental design to data analysis. Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students as well as early-career researchers, this textbook also serves as an accessible introduction to the concepts and practice of modeling marine system dynamics. This textbook trains the next generation of field scientists to move beyond the classic methods of data collection and statistical analysis to contemporary methods of numerical modeling; to pursue the assimilation and synthesis of information, not the mere recording of data. Boxes and side bars highlight important questions, interesting facts, relevant examples, and research techniques that supplement the text. Students and researchers alike will find the thorough appendices useful as a way of expanding comprehension of fundamental concepts.

Respiration in Aquatic Ecosystems

Respiration in Aquatic Ecosystems
Author: Paul del Giorgio
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2005-01-06
ISBN: 019852708X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Respiration in Aquatic Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive overview of the state of knowledge on aquatic respiration, this work provides quantitative information on the magnitude and variation of respiration in the major aquatic ecosystems of the world.

Imaging Marine Life

Imaging Marine Life
Author: Emmanuel G. Reynaud
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN: 3527675426
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaging Marine Life Book Excerpt:

Written by an international team of experts from the Tara Oceans Marine Biology Imaging Platform (TAOMI), this is the first and only compendium on marine imaging technologies, and includes all known underwater as well as on-land techniques. TAOMI is imaging the largest collection of marine organisms in recent history, ranging from viruses to corals, and is duplicated on land to perform high throughput confocal analysis of plankton, X-ray tomography as well as cryo-electron microscopy. This unique platform combines underwater imaging with cytometry, stereomicroscopy, fluorescence microscopy and 3D microscopy - all of which are covered in this practical book, along with remote sensing, MRI, and optical projection tomography. The definitive resource for every marine biologist who is planning to image marine species, whether underwater or on land.

Basic and Applied Zooplankton Biology

Basic and Applied Zooplankton Biology
Author: Perumal Santhanam,Ajima Begum,Perumal Pachiappan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2018-07-23
ISBN: 9811079536
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic and Applied Zooplankton Biology Book Excerpt:

The coastal and ocean ecosystem is a significant feature of our planet and provides a source of food for much of life on Earth. Millions of species have been, and are still being discovered in the world’s oceans. Among these zooplankton serve as secondary producers and are significant as they form pelagic food links and act as indicators of water masses. They constitute the largest and most reliable source of protein for most of the ocean’s fishes. As such, their absence or depletion often affects fishery. In many countries, the decline in fishery has been attributed to reduced plankton populations. Furthermore, trillions of tiny copepods produce countless faecal pellets contributing greatly to the marine snow and therefore accelerating the flow of nutrients and minerals from the surface waters to the seabed. They are phylogenetically highly successful groups in terms of phylogenetic age, number of living species and success of adaptive radiation. A study of the basic and applied aspects of zooplankton would provide an index of the fishery potential and applications, offering insights into ocean ecology to safeguard food supplies and livelihoods of the millions of people living in coastal areas. For this reason, we need to understand all the facets of zooplankton as well as their interactions with atmosphere and other life forms, including human. In this context, this book discusses the basic and applied aspects of zooplankton, especially taxonomy, mosquitocidal activity, culture, analysis of nutritional, pigments and enzyme profile, preservation of copepods eggs, bioenrichment of zooplankton and application of zooplankton in sustainable aquaculture production, focusing on novel biofloc-copefloc technologies, and the impact of acidification and microplastics on zooplankton. Offering a comprehensive overview of the current issues and developments in the field of environmental and commercial applications, this book is a valuable resource for researchers, aquaculturists, environmental mangers wanting to understand the importance of zooplankton and develop technologies for the sustainable production of fish and other commodities to provide food and livelihoods for mankind.

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 4306
Release: 2019-04-12
ISBN: 0128130822
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences Book Excerpt:

The oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, and are critical components of Earth’s climate system. This new edition of Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences summarizes the breadth of knowledge about them, providing revised, up to date entries as well coverage of new topics in the field. New and expanded sections include microbial ecology, high latitude systems and the cryosphere, climate and climate change, hydrothermal and cold seep systems. The structure of the work provides a modern presentation of the field, reflecting the input and different perspective of chemical, physical and biological oceanography, the specialized area of expertise of each of the three Editors-in-Chief. In this framework maximum attention has been devoted to making this an organic and unified reference. Represents a one-stop. organic information resource on the breadth of ocean science research Reflects the input and different perspective of chemical, physical and biological oceanography, the specialized area of expertise of each of the three Editors-in-Chief New and expanded sections include microbial ecology, high latitude systems and climate change Provides scientifically reliable information at a foundational level, making this work a resource for students as well as active researches

Fishery Science

Fishery Science
Author: Lee A. Fuiman,Robert G. Werner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-02-12
ISBN: 1405147377
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fishery Science Book Excerpt:

It is now clear that data based on the studies of fish eggs andlarvae make a number of unique contributions to fishery sciencethat are crucial for accurate assessment and management of fishpopulations, including those of commercially important fisheries. This valuable book demonstrates why fish eggs and larvae areimportant, how the characteristics of early life stages require asomewhat different research approach and how information on earlylife stages can be applied and interpreted to yield unique insightsinto fish populations. The editors of Fishery Science havedrawn together an extremely useful and well-written book withcontributions from internationally respected researchers from NorthAmerica, Asia and Europe. Chapters include a discussion of theunique nature of early life stages, age and growth, mortality,recruitment, populations analysis, habitats, human impacts andmanagement. A carefully selected set of case studies demonstratesseveral specific applications of early life history information toa number of fishery problems. Fishery Science was designed to complement existingtextbooks and is an essential purchase for all fisheries studentsand professionals, and for biologists working on the early lifestages of fish. This exciting book is also of great value toecologists, marine, freshwater and environmental scientists,populations biologists and oceanographers. All libraries inuniversities and research establishments where biological andfishery science are studied and taught should have copies of thisbook available on their shelves.

Real time Coastal Observing Systems for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Harmful Algal Blooms

Real time Coastal Observing Systems for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Harmful Algal Blooms
Author: Babin, Marcel,Roesler, Collin S.,Cullen, John J.
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2008-06-05
ISBN: 9231040421
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real time Coastal Observing Systems for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Harmful Algal Blooms Book Excerpt:

The proliferation of harmful phytoplankton in marine ecosystems can cause massive fish kills, contaminate seafood with toxins, impact local and regional economies and dramatically affect ecological balance. Real-time observations are essential for effective short-term operational forecasting, but observation and modelling systems are still being developed. This volume provides guidance for developing real-time and near real-time sensing systems for observing and predicting plankton dynamics, including harmful algal blooms, in coastal waters. The underlying theory is explained and current trends in research and monitoring are discussed.Topics covered include: coastal ecosystems and dynamics of harmful algal blooms; theory and practical applications of in situ and remotely sensed optical detection of microalgal distributions and composition; theory and practical applications of in situ biological and chemical sensors for targeted species and toxin detection; integrated observing systems and platforms for detection; diagnostic and predictive modelling of ecosystems and harmful algal blooms, including data assimilation techniques; observational needs for the public and government; and future directions for research and operations.

Nitrogen in the Marine Environment

Nitrogen in the Marine Environment
Author: Douglas G. Capone,Deborah A. Bronk,Margaret R. Mulholland,Edward J. Carpenter
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1757
Release: 2008-08-15
ISBN: 0080558925
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nitrogen in the Marine Environment Book Excerpt:

Since the first edition of Nitrogen in the Environment published in 1983, it has been recognized as the standard in the field. In the time since the book first appeared, there has been tremendous growth in the field with unprecedented discoveries over the past decade that have fundamentally changed the view of the marine nitrogen cycle. As a result, this Second Edition contains twice the amount of information as contained in the first edition. This updated edition is now available online, offering searchability and instant, multi-user access to this important information. *The classic text, fully updated to reflect the rapid pace of discovery*Provides researchers and students in oceanography, chemistry, and marine ecology an understanding of the marine nitrogen cycle*Available online with easy access and search - the information you need, when you need it

Modeling the Plankton Enhancing the Integration of Biological Knowledge and Mechanistic Understanding

Modeling the Plankton   Enhancing the Integration of Biological Knowledge and Mechanistic Understanding
Author: Christian Lindemann,Dag L. Aksnes,Kevin J. Flynn,Susanne Menden-Deuer
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-12-28
ISBN: 2889453650
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling the Plankton Enhancing the Integration of Biological Knowledge and Mechanistic Understanding Book Excerpt:

In light of climate change and allied changes to marine ecosystems, mathematical models have become an important tool to examine processes and predict phenomena from local through to global scales. In recent years model studies, laboratory experiments and a better ecological understanding of the pelagic ecosystem have enabled advancements on fundamental challenges in oceanography, including marine production, biodiversity and anticipation of future conditions in the ocean. This research topic presents a number of studies that investigate functionally diverse organism in a dynamic ocean through diverse and novel modeling approaches.

Elements of Physical Oceanography

Elements of Physical Oceanography
Author: John H. Steele,Steve A. Thorpe,Karl K. Turekian
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 647
Release: 2009-08-26
ISBN: 0123757258
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elements of Physical Oceanography Book Excerpt:

Elements of Physical Oceanography is a derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd Edition and serves as an important reference on current physical oceanography knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. Its selection of articles—all written by experts in their field—focuses on ocean physics, air-sea transfers, waves, mixing, ice, and the processes of transfer of properties such as heat, salinity, momentum and dissolved gases, within and into the ocean. Elements of Physical Oceanography serves as an ideal reference for topical research. References related articles in physical oceanography to facilitate further research Richly illustrated with figures and tables that aid in understanding key concepts Includes an introductory overview and then explores each topic in detail, making it useful to experts and graduate-level researchers Topical arrangement makes it the perfect desk reference