Biodiversity in the Marine Environment


Biodiversity in the Marine Environment Authors: , , , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer
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Pages: 198 Illustrations and other contents: 10 Tables, color; 71 Illustrations, color; 4 Illustrations, black and white; XXI, 198 p. 75 illus., 71 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9789401785655 Categories: , , , ,

The oceans cover over 70% of our planet. They are host to a biodiversity of tremendous wealth. Its preservation is now a global priority featuring in several international conventions and a confirmed objective of European policies and national strategies. Understanding the dynamics and the uses of the marine biodiversity is a genuine scientific challenge. Fourteen international experts have got together and identified five priority research themes to address the problem, based on analysing the state of knowledge.

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From the book reviews: "This excellent review, translated from French, extends beyond the general subject of biodiversity to encompass a wealth of information that will be valuable for managing and conserving living marine resources. ... this concise, well-written book will be useful as a textbook and as a reference work on marine biodiversity. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." (J. C. Briggs, Choice, Vol. 52 (1), September, 2014)

Author Biography

Philippe Goulletquer, PhD in biological oceanography, is in charge of issues of marine and coastal biodiversity at Ifremer. He is a member of the scientific council on Natural heritage & biodiversity. Philippe Gros, a highly qualified professor of biological sciences at the Ecole normale superieure, joined Ifremer in 1984. He was director of Living resources there. Gilles Boeuf, holding a PhD in developmental biology, is a professor at Pierre & Marie Curie university and President of the National museum of natural history (MNHN). Jacques Weber, an economist and anthropologist, research director at the Cirad, lecturer at the Ecole des hautes etudes and Pierre & Marie Curie university, is vice-chairman of the French committee for Man and biosphere.