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Main Title Meiobenthos in the Sub-equatorial Pacific Abyss A Proxy in Anthropogenic Impact Evaluation / [electronic resource] :
Author Radziejewska, Teresa.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number GC1-1581
ISBN 9783642414589
Subjects Geography. ; Life sciences. ; Oceanography. ; Aquatic biology. ; Marine Sciences.
Internet Access
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Collation XVII, 105 p. 20 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 Characteristics of the sub-equatorial north-eastern pacific ocean's abyss, with a particular reference to the Clarion-clipperton fracture zone -- 3 Meiobenthos of the sub-equatorial north-eastern pacific abyssal seafloor: a synopsis -- 4 Meiobenthos as a component of anthropogenic disturbance assessment in the abyssal pacific environment -- 5 Epilogue. Against the backdrop of the environmental setting of the subequatorial NE Pacific abyssal plain, the book will characterise the meiobenthos as an ecological category in the deep sea and introduce research lines meiobenthic studies are applied to, including environmental assessments of human-induced disturbance of the deep seafloor. It will proceed to present an overview of the current knowledge on the meiobenthos of the area of concern and will discuss general considerations regarding the use of meiobenthos as indicator of seafloor disturbance. It will address the question of deep-sea mineral resources development versus benthic communities and will present an overview of field studies ("experiments") aimed at assessing the magnitude of potential impact associated with seafloor resources development (polymetallic nodule mining in particular) in the Pacific.