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Marine Conservation Ecology

ISBN-10: 1844078841

ISBN-13: 9781844078844

Edition: 2011

Authors: John Roff, Mark Zacharias, Jon Day

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This book provides a broad coverage of the ecological foundations of marine conservation, including the rationale, importance and practicalities of various approaches to marine conservation and management. The scope of the book encompasses an understanding of the elements of marine biodiversity - from global to local levels - threats to marine biodiversity, and the structure and function of marine environments as related to conservation issues. The authors describe the potential approaches, initiatives and various options for conservation, from the genetic to the species, community and ecosystem levels in marine environments. They explore methods for identifying the units of conservation, and the development of defensible frameworks for marine conservation. They describe planning of ecologically integrated conservation strategies, including decision-making on size, boundaries, numbers and connectivity of protected area networks. The book also addresses relationships between fisheries and biodiversity, novel methods for conservation planning in the coastal zone and the evaluation of conservation initiatives.
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Figures, Tables and Boxes
Preface
Marine Conservation Ecology: Concepts and Frameworks
Acknowledgements
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction: Why Marine Conservation is Necessary
Significance, threats and management of the oceans and biodiversity
The Marine Environment: Physico-chemical Characteristics
Structures and processes - enduring and recurrent factors
The Marine Environment: Ecology and Biology
Pelagic and benthic realms and coastal fringing communities
Approaches to Marine Conservation
Traditional strategies and ecological frameworks
Representative Areas: Global to Ecoregional
Marine conservation at the ecosystem/habitat level
Habitats and Communities: Ecoregional to Local
Reality, variability and scales of relationships
Distinctive Areas: Species and Ecosystem Processes
Ecosystem processes - ergoclines and hotspots
Patterns of Biodiversity: Species Diversity
Theories and relationships - global, regional, local
Species and Focal Species
Keystones, umbrellas, flagships, indicators and others
Genetic Diversity
Significance of genetics: From genes to ecosystems
Coastal Zones
Components, complexities and classifications
High Seas and Deep Seas
Pelagic and benthic, hydrography and biogeography
Linking Fisheries Management with Marine Conservation Objectives through Ecosystem Approaches
Compatibility of exploitation and preservation
Size and Boundaries of Protected Areas
Rationale for function, location, dimensions
Evaluation of Protected Areas
The concept of 'value' as applied to marine biodiversity
Sets of Protected Areas
Integrating distinctive and representative protected areas
Networks of Protected Areas
Patterns of connectivity in the oceans
Approaches to the Establishment of Marine Monitoring Programmes
Stabilizing the baselines
Remaining Problems in Marine Conservation
Present problems, future solutions
Index