The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf

The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf provides the first assembly of existing information of the North West Shelf in terms of geological, oceanographic and climatological history and current understanding of such issues as biodiversity, connectivity, larval dispersal and speciation in the sea that determine the distribution patterns of its invertebrate fauna. It is intended as a source of information and ideas on the biota of the shelf and its evolutionary origins and affinities and the environmental drivers of species’ ecology and distribution and ecosystem function. Regulators and industry environmental managers worldwide, but especially on the resource-rich North West Shelf, are faced with having to make decisions without adequate information or understanding of conservation values or the factors that drive ecosystem processes and resilience in the face of increasing anthropogenic and natural change. This book will provide a resource of information and ideas and extensive references to issues of primary concern. It will provide a big-picture narrative, putting the marine biota into a geological, evolutionary, and regional biodiversity context. The first book to cover the major benthic habitats and physical and ecological condition of the North West Shelf of Australia Covers new information on geomorphology and biota of coral reefs and other invertebrate habitats that are key species and functional groups of the North West Shelf Introduces new ideas on biogeographic processes and patterns in tropical seas

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  • Author : Barry Wilson
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Pages : 640 pages
  • ISBN : 0124114881
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf

The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf
  • Author : Barry Wilson
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 11 June 2013
GET THIS BOOKThe Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf

The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf provides the first assembly of existing information of the North West Shelf in terms of geological, oceanographic and climatological history and current understanding of such issues as biodiversity, connectivity, larval dispersal and speciation in the sea that determine the distribution patterns of its invertebrate fauna. It is intended as a source of information and ideas on the biota of the shelf and its evolutionary origins and affinities and the environmental drivers of

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Annual Report
  • Author : Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia). Division of Fisheries and Oceanography
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 31 July 1977
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Geology and Archaeology
  • Author : J. Harff,G. Bailey ,F. Lüth
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release : 05 January 2016
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Sea-level change has influenced human population globally since prehistoric times. Even in early phases of cultural development human populations were faced with marine regression and transgression as a result of changing climate and corresponding glacio-isostatic adjustment. Global marine regression during the last glaciation changed the palaeogeography of the continental shelf, converting former marine environments to attractive terrestrial habitats for prehistoric humans. These areas of the shelf were used as hunting and gathering areas, as migration routes between continents, and most

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Humpback Dolphins (Sousa spp.): Current Status and Conservation
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 11 January 2016
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Humpback Dolphins (Sousa spp.): Current Status and Conservation, Part 2 is part of Advances in Marine Biology, a series that has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963 — more than 50 years of outstanding coverage from a reference that is well known for its contents and editing. This latest addition to the series includes updates on many topics that will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, and biological oceanography. Specialty

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Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems
  • Author : Yossi Loya,Kimberly A. Puglise,Tom C.L. Bridge
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 22 May 2019
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This book summarizes what is known about mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) geographically and by major taxa. MCEs are characterized by light-dependent corals and associated communities typically found at depths ranging from 30-40 m. and extending to over 150 m. in tropical and subtropical ecosystems. They are populated with organisms typically associated with shallow coral reefs, such as macroalgae, corals, sponges, and fishes, as well as specialist species unique to mesophotic depths. During the past decade, there has been an increasing scientific

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  • Author : Charles Sheppard
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 03 September 2018
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World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Second Edition, Volume Two: The Indian Ocean to the Pacific provides a comprehensive review of the environmental condition of the seas from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. Each chapter is written by experts in the field who provide historical overviews in environmental terms, current environmental status, major problems arising from human use, informed comments on major trends, problems and successes, and recommendations for the future. The book is an invaluable worldwide reference source for

Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics
  • Author : Michael Heads
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 04 January 2012
GET THIS BOOKMolecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Molecular studies reveal highly ordered geographic patterns in plant and animal distributions. The tropics illustrate these patterns of community immobilism leading to allopatric differentiation, as well as other patterns of mobilism, range expansion, and overlap of taxa. Integrating Earth history and biogeography, Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics is an alternative view of distributional history in which groups are older than suggested by fossils and fossil-calibrated molecular clocks. The author discusses possible causes for the endemism of high-level taxa in tropical