Marine Ecosystems and Global Change

One of 5 texts in the series: IGBP Science available on this site.

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Description

The ocean is a vital component of the metabolism of the Earth and plays a key role in global change. In fact, the oceans cover so much of the Earth's surface that our planet has been described as the Water Planet, and it could be argued that its most extensive ecosystems are marine. Marine ecosystems are inextricably involved in the physical, chemical, biological and societal processes of global change. It is impossible to describe and understand the Earth system without understanding the ocean, the special characteristics of the environment that it provides for life, the changes that it is undergoing ... continued below

Physical Description

32 p. : ill.

Creation Information

Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Project (GLOBEC) 2003.

Context

This text is part of the collection entitled: Environmental Policy Collection and was provided by UNT Libraries to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 449 times . More information about this text can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this text or its content.

Publisher

  • IGBP Secretariat
    Publisher Info: http://www.igbp.net/
    Place of Publication: Stockholm, Sweden

Provided By

UNT Libraries

With locations on the Denton campus of the University of North Texas and one in Dallas, UNT Libraries serves the school and the community by providing access to physical and online collections; The Portal to Texas History and UNT Digital Libraries; academic research, and much, much more.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this text. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Titles

  • Main Title: Marine Ecosystems and Global Change
  • Series Title: IGBP Science
  • Added Title: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Science No. 5

Description

The ocean is a vital component of the metabolism of the Earth and plays a key role in global change. In fact, the oceans cover so much of the Earth's surface that our planet has been described as the Water Planet, and it could be argued that its most extensive ecosystems are marine. Marine ecosystems are inextricably involved in the physical, chemical, biological and societal processes of global change. It is impossible to describe and understand the Earth system without understanding the ocean, the special characteristics of the environment that it provides for life, the changes that it is undergoing and the manner in which these changes interact with the total Earth System. Understanding the functioning of marine ecosystems and how they respond to global change is also essential in order to effectively manage global marine living resources, such as fisheries. The GLOBEC project is an international response to the need to understand how global change will affect the abundance, diversity and productivity of marine populations, from zooplankton to fish, that comprise a major component of oceanic ecosystems. GLOBEC's goal is to advance our understanding of the structure and functioning of such ecosystems, their major subsystems, and responses to physical forcing so that a capability can be developed to forecast the response of marine ecosystems to global change. This volume in the IGBP Science Series, "Marine Ecosystems and Global Change", gives topical examples of the scientifi c problems that GLOBEC is tackling, the innovative approaches adopted, and some selected scientific achievements. It has been written at a time when GLOBEC is in the mid-phase of its implementation. The ultimate achievements of GLOBEC research will be presented in a final synthesis at the end of the project.

Physical Description

32 p. : ill.

Notes

[harvested 2009-10-28]

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this text in the Digital Library or other systems.

Collections

This text is part of the following collection of related materials.

Environmental Policy Collection

The Environmental Policy Collection contains reports, policy documents, and media selected from local, statewide, national, and international organizations; government and private agencies; and scientific and research institutions. The collection also contains theses and dissertations relevant to environmental policy.

What responsibilities do I have when using this text?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this text.

Creation Date

  • 2003

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • March 16, 2010, 3:46 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • March 23, 2010, 5:55 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this text last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 3
Total Uses: 449

Interact With This Text

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Project (GLOBEC). Marine Ecosystems and Global Change, text, 2003; Stockholm, Sweden. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12042/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .