Aquatic Ecosystems: Trends and Global Prospects by Nicholas V. C. Polunin

By Nicholas V. C. Polunin

predicament approximately destiny offers of clean water to society, to fulfill the entire diversity of human wishes, now comes very excessive at the precedence record of world societal matters. An overarching factor, which this ebook addresses, is whether or not international weather swap is a dominant driving force of switch within the constitution and serve as of all ordinary water-based ecosystems, or even if direct human inhabitants development and sped up intake are enjoying an equivalent or better function. This e-book divides the total aquatic realm into 21 ecosystems, from these on land (both saline and clean water) to these of the open and deep oceans. It attracts at the realizing of major ecologists to summarize the nation and sure situation by means of the yr 2025 of every of the ecosystems. Written for tutorial researchers and environmental execs, the purpose is to place the weather switch debate right into a broader context as a foundation for conservation technology and planning.

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