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Author Radziejewska, Teresa, author

Title Meiobenthos in the sub-equatorial Pacific Abyss : a proxy in anthropogenic impact evaluation / Teresa Radziejewska
Published Heidelberg : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 105 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences. South America and the Southern Hemisphere, 2191-589X
SpringerBriefs in earth system sciences. South America and the Southern hemisphere. 2191-589X
Contents 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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed August 6, 2014)
Subject Meiofauna -- Pacific Ocean.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3642414575 (print)
3642414583 (electronic bk.)
9783642414572 (print)
9783642414589 (electronic bk.)