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Announcing a new book on the deep sea ecosystem

"Hayward, Ron ELS R.Hayward at elsevier.nl
Mon Mar 31 05:29:35 EST 2003

Elsevier announce the publication of new volume in the Ecosystems of the
World series.

Ecosystems of the Deep Ocean
Edited by P.A. Tyler, Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK 

This new volume examines the deep sea ecosystem from a variety of
The initial chapters examine the deep-sea floor, the deep pelagic
environment and the more specialised chemosynthetic environments of
hydrothermal vents and cold seeps.
These environments are examined from the perspective of the relationship of
deep-sea animals
to their physico-chemical environment. Later chapters examine the
biogeography of the main deep oceans with particular attention to the
downward flux of surface-derived organic matter and how this drives the
processes within the deep-sea ecosystem. The peripheral deep seas including
the polar seas and the marginal deep seas are explored in the same context. 
The final chapters examine the processes occurring in the deep sea and
include an analysis of
why the deep sea has high species diversity, how the fauna respond to
organic input and how species have adapted reproductive activity in the deep
The volume concludes with an analysis of the anthropogenic impact on the
deep sea. 

Ecosystems of the World, Volume 28 
2003 Hardbound 580 pages ISBN: 0-444-82619-X
Further information and full contents available at:


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