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Marine Ecosystems and Climate Variation: The North Atlantic: A Comparative Perspective

Nils Chr. Stenseth, Geir Ottersen, James W. Hurrell, and Andrea Belgrano


This book focuses on the influence of climate variability on the marine ecosystems of the North Atlantic. The ecological impact of climate variability on population dynamics is addressed at the full range of trophic levels, from phytoplankton through zooplankton and fish to marine birds. Climate effects on biodiversity and community structure are also examined. The book discusses what is currently known about how climate affects the ecological systems of the North Atlantic, and then places these insights within a broader ecological perspective. Many of the general features of the North Atlanti ... More

Keywords: North Atlantic, climate variability, population dynamics, biodiversity, community structures, plankton populations, community ecology

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198507499
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507499.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nils Chr. Stenseth, editor
University of Oslo

Geir Ottersen, editor
Institute of Marine Research

James W. Hurrell, editor
National Center for Atmospheric Research

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CHAPTER 2 Climate Variability Over the North Atlantic

James W. Hurrell, and Robert R. Dickson

CHAPTER 3 Modelling Marine Ecosystems and Their Environmental Forcing

Francisco E. Werner, Alfredo Aretxabaleta, and Karen Pehrson Edwards

CHAPTER 4 Responses of Marine Phytoplankton Populations to Fluctuations in Marine Climate

Theodore J. Smayda, David G. Borkman, Gregory Beaugrand, and Andrea Belgrano

CHAPTER 5 The Influences of climate Variability on North Atlantic Zooplankton Populations

Andrew J. Pershing, Charles H. Greene, Benjamin Planque, and Jean-Marc Fromentin

CHAPTER 6 The Responses of Fish Populations to Ocean Climate Fluctuations

Geir Ottersen, Jürgen Alheit, Ken Drinkwater, Kevin Friedland, Eberhard Hagen, and Nils Chr. Stenseth

CHAPTER 7 Marine Birds and Climate Fluctuation in the North Atlantic

Joël M. Durant, Nils Chr. Stenseth, Tycho Anker-Nilssen, Michael P. Harris, Paul M. Thompson, and Sarah Wanless

CHAPTER 8 Responses of Phytoplankton Communities to climate Variability

Andrea Belgrano, Mauricio Lima, Nils Chr. Stenseth, and Odd Lindahl

CHAPTER 9 Effects of Climate Variability on Benthic Communities

Jacob Hagberg, Björn G. Tunberg, Gunther Wieking, Ingrid Kröncke, and Andrea Belgrano



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