Island, Ocean and Deep-Sea Biology

Island, Ocean and Deep-Sea Biology : Proceedings of the 34th European Marine Biology Symposium, held in Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal, 13-17 September 1999

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The 34th European Marine Biology Symposium was held in Ponta Delgada, The Azores, between 13th and 17th September 1999. It was organised by the University of the Azores in association with the Municipal Museum of Funchal (Madeira), and the Plymouth Environment Research Centre (University of Plymouth, UK).
The selected topics, dictated by the position of the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, were: `Ecology and Evolution on Island Shores', `The Open Ocean', and `The Deep Ocean'. Each topic was introduced by a recognised expert of international reputation and these keynote reviews provide authoritative summaries of the current status of these very important topics in marine biology. The 35 papers which make up this volume bring new ideas and concepts relating to the functioning of marine systems extending from the intertidal, through the pelagic realm down to the deep sea. The book covers many aspects of the biology of marine organisms and will have wide interest to all those interested in the life of the world's oceans.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 391 pages
  • 193 x 259.1 x 30.5mm | 975.23g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000
  • 124 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 391 p. 124 illus.
  • 0792368460
  • 9780792368465

Table of contents

Topic 1: Ecology and Evolution on Island Shores. 1.1. Thoughts on the ecology and evolution of the intertidal biota of the Azores and other Atlantic islands; S.J. Hawkins, et al. Invitied Keynote Address. 1.2. A provisional classification of algal characterized rocky shore biotopes in the Azores; I. Tittley, A.I. Neto. 1.3. Variability at different spatial scales of a coralligenous assemblage at Giannutri Island (Tuscan Archipelago, northwest Mediterranean); F. Ferdeghini, et al. 1.4. Diversity, recruitment and competition on island shores at south-polar localities compared with lower latitudes: encrusting community examples; D.K.A. Barnes. 1.5. Are kelp holdfasts islands on the ocean floor? - Indication for temporarily closed aggregations of peracarid crustaceans; M. Thiel, J.A. Vasquez. 1.6. A sponge diversity centre within a marine `Island'; J.J. Bell, D.K.A. Barnes. 1.7. An offshore buoy as a small artificial island and a Fish Aggregatory Device (FAD) in the Mediterranean; G. Relini, et al. 1.8. Periodic movement, recruitment and size-related distribution on the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra in Solomon Islands; A. Mercier, et al. 1.9. A `minimum stress inflexion' in relation to environmental and biotic influences on the dynamics of subtidal encrusting communities?; B.C. Maughan, D.K.A. Barnes. 1.10. Shell occupancy of the intertidal hermit crab Clibanarius erythropus (Decapoda, Diogenidae) on Sao Miguel (Azores); A.Z. Botelho, A.C. Costa. 1.11. Direct and indirect effects of Littorina littorea (L.) on barnacles growing on mussel beds in the Wadden Sea; C. Buschbaum.1.12. Age and growth, reproduction and diet of a sublittoral population of the rock goby Gobius paganellus (Teleostei: Gobiidae); J.M.N. Azevedo, A.M.V. Simas. 1.13. Luminous capabilities and life-history traits of the polychromatic ophiuroid Amphipholis squamata in two isolated populations from Oliveri-Tindari lagoon system (Sicily); S. Dupont, J. Mallefet. 1.14 Physical control of plankton population abundance and dynamics in intertidal rock pools; M.P. Johnson. 1.15. New records of brown algae (Phaeophyta) from the Azores; M.I. Parente, et al. Topic 2: The Open Ocean. 2.1. Quantification of diel vertical migration by micronektonic taxa in the Northeast Atlantic; M.V. Angel, P.R. Pugh. Invited Keynote Address. 2.2. Colonization of floating seaweed by pelagic and subtidal benthic animals in south-western Iceland; A. Ingolfsson. 2.3. (Semper's (zoanthid) larvae: pelagic life, parentage and other problems; J.S. Ryland, et al. Topic 3: The Deep Ocean. 3.1. A review of the distribution of hydrothermal vent communities along the northern mid-Atlantic ridge: dispersal vs. environmental controls; D. Desbruyeres, et al. Invited Keynote Address. 3.2. The effect of water depth on bacterial numbers, thymidine incorporation rates and C:N ratios in north-east Atlantic surficial sediments; J.L. Dixon, C.M. Turley. 3.3. Distribution of live benthic Foraminifera at three oceanographically dissimilar sites in the north-east Atlantic: preliminary results; J.A. Hughes, et al. 3.4. Foraminiferan (protozoa) epizoites on deep-water arcturids (Crustacea, Isopoda); J. Svavarsson,
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