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Main Title Ecological Processes at Marine Fronts Oases in the ocean / [electronic resource] :
Author Acha, Eduardo Marcelo.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Piola, Alberto.
Iribarne, Oscar.
Mianzan, Hermes.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2015
Call Number QH541.5.W3; QH541.5.F7; QH541.5.S3
ISBN 9783319154794
Subjects Life sciences ; Oceanography ; Endangered ecosystems ; Landscape ecology ; Aquatic biology ; Climatic changes
Internet Access
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Collation VIII, 68 p. 16 illus., 15 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
1. Introduction -- 2. Frontal types -- 3. Biology of fronts -- 4. Management and conservation of marine life -- 5. Comparisons of fronts with other boundaries at sea -- 6. Comparisons of fronts with terrestrial boundaries and the 'ecotone' concept -- 7. Final remarks -- 8. Conclusions. This book reviews and summarizes the results and hypotheses raised by studies directly or indirectly dealing with the ecology of fronts and aims to identify the themes that connect them to produce a synthesis of this knowledge. Though not immediately perceived the ocean is highly structured and fronts are one of the most important components of its structural complexity. Marine fronts have been known since the early 20th Century, however, the more recent availability of high resolution satellite imagery, field measurements and numerical simulations have greatly advanced our understanding of their ecological impact. This work touches on topics such as front types, its biology and its comparisons with other bounderies at sea, as well as comparisons of fronts with terrestrial boundaries and the 'ecotone' concept. Furthermore, it also looks at the management and conservation of marine life.