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Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Martin Solan, Rebecca J. Aspden, and David M. Paterson


The biological composition and richness of most of the Earth’s major ecosystems are being dramatically and irreversibly transformed by anthropogenic activity. Yet, despite the vast areal extent of our oceans, the mainstay of research to-date in the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning arena has been weighted towards ecological observations and experimentation in terrestrial plant and soil systems. This book provides a framework for extending these concepts to a variety of marine systems. It addresses the latest advances in biodiversity-function science using marine examples. It brings together c ... More

Keywords: biological composition, ecosystem, anthropogenic activity, oceans, biodiversity, soil systems, marine systems, biodiversity-function science, environmental issues

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199642250
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Solan, editor
University of Southampton, UK

Rebecca J. Aspden, editor
University of St. Andrews, UK

David M. Paterson, editor
University of St. Andrews, UK

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