Ecosystem Barents Sea

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Egil Sakshaug, Geir Helge Johnsen, Kit M. Kovacs
Tapir Academic Press, 2009 - Nature - 587 pages
This book describes the marine ecosystem of the Barents Sea, located north of Norway and Russia as part of the Arctic Ocean. Basic knowledge is presented about components of the ecosystem from virus and bacteria via plankton and fish to seabirds through to marine mammals and their interactions with the physical environment. Ecosystem dynamics are given a prominent role in the book. Mathematical models of the plankton and important fish stocks are employed to help elucidate the interplay between populations and trophic levels. The situation regarding contaminants is reviewed, as is the newly established Norwegian plan for the management of the Barents Sea. The impact of global warming is also discussed. Ecosystem Barents Sea is written for all those with an interest in marine ecology in the arctic seas, including research institutes, governmental ecosystem management units, and natural resources organizations.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Physical oceanography
33
Seaice
65
Seawater its constituents and chemistry
83
Light
117
Remote sensing in the Barents Sea
139
Phytoplankton and primary production
167
Meso and macrozooplankton
209
Seaice fauna
303
Sedimentation and degradation of biogenic matter
323
Benthiclife
339
Commercial fisheries
373
Seabirds in the Barents Sea
415
Marine mammals of the Barents Sea
453
Pollution in the Barents Sea
497
Integrated ecosystembased management
545

Bacteria and other members of the microbial loop
235
Interactions in the planktonic food web
251
Plankton and fish modelling
267
Ice algae
285
Authors
565
Index
584
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