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Dynamics of marine ecosystems: observation and experimentation

Roger P. Harris, Lawrence J. Buckley, Robert G. Campbell, Sanae Chiba, Daniel P. Costa, Tommy D. Dickey, Xabier Irigoien, Thomas Kiørboe, Christian Möllmann, Mark D. Ohman, Jeffrey A. Runge, Enric Saiz and Peter H. Wiebe

in Marine Ecosystems and Global Change

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199558025
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191721939 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558025.003.0006
Dynamics of marine ecosystems: observation and experimentation

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Advances in sampling and observation are described including new optical and acoustical systems together with animal tagging and telemetry. Shipboard, laboratory, and in situ studies of zooplankton feeding, reproduction and development, zooplankton and larval fish growth, and zooplankton mortality are reviewed. The relation between individual zooplankton behaviours, such as feeding, predator escape and mate‐finding, are considered in relation to population processes. Methods of retrospective data analysis applied in retrospective studies on past ecosystem states are described. Finally, potential future directions for marine ecosystem research using observational and experimental approaches are discussed.

Keywords: acoustics; experimentation; feeding; growth; mortality; observation; optical

Chapter.  26854 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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