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Ecological Processes at Marine Fronts

Oases in the ocean

  • Eduardo Marcelo Acha
  • Alberto Piola
  • Oscar Iribarne
  • Hermes Mianzan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Eduardo Marcelo Acha, Alberto Piola, Oscar Iribarne, Hermes Mianzan
    Pages 1-4
  3. Eduardo Marcelo Acha, Alberto Piola, Oscar Iribarne, Hermes Mianzan
    Pages 5-12
  4. Eduardo Marcelo Acha, Alberto Piola, Oscar Iribarne, Hermes Mianzan
    Pages 13-32
  5. Eduardo Marcelo Acha, Alberto Piola, Oscar Iribarne, Hermes Mianzan
    Pages 33-39
  6. Eduardo Marcelo Acha, Alberto Piola, Oscar Iribarne, Hermes Mianzan
    Pages 41-46
  7. Eduardo Marcelo Acha, Alberto Piola, Oscar Iribarne, Hermes Mianzan
    Pages 47-51
  8. Eduardo Marcelo Acha, Alberto Piola, Oscar Iribarne, Hermes Mianzan
    Pages 53-57
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 59-68

About this book

Introduction

This book reviews and summarizes the results and hypotheses raised by studies directly or indirectly dealing with the ecology of fronts and aims to identify the themes that connect them to produce a synthesis of this knowledge. Though not immediately perceived the ocean is highly structured and fronts are one of the most important components of its structural complexity. Marine fronts have been known since the early 20th Century, however, the more recent availability of high resolution satellite imagery, field measurements and numerical simulations have greatly advanced our understanding of their ecological impact. This work touches on topics such as front types, its biology and its comparisons with other bounderies at sea, as well as comparisons of fronts with terrestrial boundaries and the ‘ecotone’ concept. Furthermore, it also looks at the management and conservation of marine life.

Keywords

Biological production Bouneries at sea Climate Change Ecotones Estuarine fonts Migrations Plankton retention Plume fonts Shelf-break fronts Terrestrial boundaries Tidal fonts Trophic webs Upwelling fronts

Authors and affiliations

  • Eduardo Marcelo Acha
    • 1
  • Alberto Piola
    • 2
  • Oscar Iribarne
    • 3
  • Hermes Mianzan
    • 4
  1. 1.Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas-Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Dean Funes N° 3350Proyecto Ecología Pesquera INIDEP and Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (IIMyC), ConsejoMar del PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Instituto Franco-Argentino Sobre Estudios del Clima y sus Impactos,Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas,Servício de Hídrografia Naval Avda. and Departamento de Ciencias de la Atmósfera y los Océanos, Facultadde Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires eBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas-Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Dean Funes N° 3350,Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (IIMyC), ConsejoMar del PlataArgentina
  4. 4.Nacional de Mar del Plata, Dean Funes N° 3350,Proyecto Ecología Pesquera INIDEP and Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (IIMyC),and Consejo Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (IIMyC), Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas-UniversidadMar del PlataArgentina

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