Ecosystem Barents Sea
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. 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. Of course, in these changing times, impacts of global warming are also discussed. This book is written for all with an interest in marine ecology in the arctic seas, including research institutes, governmental ecosystem and natural resources management units, fishing and hunting organisations and, in particular, students at the bachelor, master and doctoral level.
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Remote sensing in the Barents Sea
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Meso and macrozooplankton
Sedimentation and degradation of biogenic matter
Seabirds in the Barents Sea
Marine mammals of the Barents Sea
Pollution in the Barents Sea
Integrated ecosystembased management
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