Meiobenthos in the sub-equatorial Pacific Abyss : a proxy in anthropogenic impact evaluation /

Against the backdrop of the environmental setting of the subequatorial NE Pacific abyssal plain, the book will characterise the meiobenthos as an ecological category in the deep sea and introduce research lines meiobenthic studies are applied to, including environmental assessments of human-induced...

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Author / Creator:Radziejewska, Teresa, author.
Imprint:Heidelberg : Springer, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (xvii, 105 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Language:English
Series:SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences. South America and the Southern Hemisphere, 2191-589X
SpringerBriefs in earth system sciences. South America and the Southern hemisphere,
Subject:Meiofauna -- Pacific Ocean.
Earth Sciences.
Oceanography.
Biogeosciences.
Marine & Freshwater Sciences.
Environmental Monitoring/Analysis.
Freshwater & Marine Ecology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Meiofauna.
Pacific Ocean.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11086695
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ISBN:9783642414589
3642414583
3642414575
9783642414572
9783642414572
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed August 6, 2014).
Summary:Against the backdrop of the environmental setting of the subequatorial NE Pacific abyssal plain, the book will characterise the meiobenthos as an ecological category in the deep sea and introduce research lines meiobenthic studies are applied to, including environmental assessments of human-induced disturbance of the deep seafloor. It will proceed to present an overview of the current knowledge on the meiobenthos of the area of concern and will discuss general considerations regarding the use of meiobenthos as indicator of seafloor disturbance. It will address the question of deep-sea mineral resources development versus benthic communities and will present an overview of field studies ("experiments") aimed at assessing the magnitude of potential impact associated with seafloor resources development (polymetallic nodule mining in particular) in the Pacific.
Other form:Printed edition: 9783642414572
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-642-41458-9