Aquatic Life Cycle Strategies: Survival in a variable environment. Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological Association 6

Whitfield, M; Matthews, JBL; Reynolds, C. 1999 Aquatic Life Cycle Strategies: Survival in a variable environment. Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological Association 6. Plymouth (UK), Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 149pp.

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Abstract/Summary

In a rapidly changing world it is essential that we should understand the factors controlling the sustainability of ecosystems. In aquatic ecosystems, both sensitivity and recoverability are influenced strongly by the life cycles of the organisms concerned. The response of individual species to change and their chances of survival in a variable environment can be affected dramatically by the timing and location of disturbances relative to their natural rhythms of fertilisation, dispersal and development. This book illustrates the wide range of issues that must be addressed to understand such relationships. Its purpose is to consider those aspects of life history that make aquatic organisms especially susceptible to (or adaptable to) changing environments -and hence to discuss links between impacts on individuals and the consequent effects on populations and communities.

Item Type: Publication - Book
Additional Keywords: MBA Occasional Publication
Subjects: Marine Sciences
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: Dr Anne-Flore Laloƫ
Date made live: 26 Mar 2014 11:35
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:10
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/5636

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