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Ecological Processes at Marine Fronts

Oases in the ocean
2015. Buch. viii, 68 S.: 1 s/w-Abbildung, 15 Farbabbildungen, Bibliographien. Softcover
Springer ISBN 978-3-319-15478-7
Format (B x L): 15,5 x 23,5 cm
Gewicht: 162 g
In englischer Sprache
Das Werk ist Teil der Reihe:
This book reviews and summarizes the results and hypotheses raised by studies directly or indirectly dealing with the ecology of fronts and aims to identify the themes that connect them to produce a synthesis of this knowledge.

Though not immediately perceived the ocean is highly structured and fronts are one of the most important components of its structural complexity.

Marine fronts have been known since the early 20th Century, however, the more recent availability of high resolution satellite imagery, field measurements and numerical simulations have greatly advanced our understanding of their ecological impact.

This work touches on topics such as front types, its biology and its comparisons with other bounderies at sea, as well as comparisons of fronts with terrestrial boundaries and the ‘ecotone’ concept. Furthermore, it also looks at the management and conservation of marine life.

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Summarizes relevant studies on biological oceanography and ecology of marine fronts Broadens the understanding of the number and types of ecological processes associated to marine fronts Clarifies the main differences between terrestrial and marine ecosystems for primary production, and explains why climate change would differentially affect such biotopes