Special Issue "Marine Nearshore Biodiversity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2022) | Viewed by 2310
Nearshore ecosystems contain most of the ocean’s highly productive waters and varied habitats that support a range of phyla more diverse than terrestrial ecosystems hold. This band of water ringing continents and islands extends seaward from the intertidal zone out through the subtidal to 90 meters depth and envelopes most of the marine biodiversity hotspots. The valuable services provided by nearshore ecosystems are as diverse as its plant and animal inhabitants. Among marine ecosystems, nearshore biodiversity has the deepest history of exploration, exploitation, and benefits to society. Yet, as coastal sea water temperatures, sea levels, sea water chemistries, and coastal currents change, populations of the nearshore benthos are reduced, restructured, and replaced. These consequences are understood through the altered phenology of life histories, changed abundance and genetic diversity, species range shifts, and modified ecosystem functions.
This Special Issue will spotlight recent advances in research on nearshore biodiversity, as varied as its relationship with biogeography, coastal oceanographic processes, ecosystem functions, species introductions and range shifts, community ecology and genetics. Research concerned with the interactions of commercial harvesting, aquaculture and pollution with nearshore biodiversity is also invited. In summary, this collection aims to present, in a broad sense, a global comparison of nearshore biodiversity and the drivers of change.
Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Trott
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- range shifts
- community ecology