Tropical marginal seas: priority regions for managing marine biodiversity and ecosystem function

Mckinnon, A. David, Williams, Alan, Young, Jock, Ceccarelli, Daniela, Dunstan, Piers, Brewin, Robert J. W., Watson, Reg, Brinkman, Richard, Cappo, Mike, Duggan, Samantha, Kelley, Russell, Ridgway, Ken, Lindsay, Dhugal, Gledhill, Daniel, Hutton, Trevor and Richardson, Anthony J. (2014) Tropical marginal seas: priority regions for managing marine biodiversity and ecosystem function. Annual Review of Marine Science, 6 415-437. doi:10.1146/annurev-marine-010213-135042

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Author Mckinnon, A. David
Williams, Alan
Young, Jock
Ceccarelli, Daniela
Dunstan, Piers
Brewin, Robert J. W.
Watson, Reg
Brinkman, Richard
Cappo, Mike
Duggan, Samantha
Kelley, Russell
Ridgway, Ken
Lindsay, Dhugal
Gledhill, Daniel
Hutton, Trevor
Richardson, Anthony J.
Title Tropical marginal seas: priority regions for managing marine biodiversity and ecosystem function
Journal name Annual Review of Marine Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1941-1405
ISBN 9780824345068
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1146/annurev-marine-010213-135042
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 6
Start page 415
End page 437
Total pages 23
Editor Carlson, CA
Giovannoni, SJ
Place of publication Palo Alto, CA, United States
Publisher Annual Reviews
Language eng
Abstract Tropical marginal seas (TMSs) are natural subregions of tropical oceans containing biodiverse ecosystems with conspicuous, valued, and vulnerable biodiversity assets. They are focal points for global marine conservation because they occur in regions where human populations are rapidly expanding. Our review of 11 TMSs focuses on three key ecosystems coral reefs and emergent atolls, deep benthic systems, and pelagic biomes and synthesizes, illustrates, and contrasts knowledge of biodiversity, ecosystem function, interaction between adjacent habitats, and anthropogenic pressures. TMSs vary in the extent that they have been subject to human influence from the nearly pristine Coral Sea to the heavily exploited South China and Caribbean Seas but we predict that they will all be similarly complex to manage because most span multiple national jurisdictions. We conclude that developing a structured process to identify ecologically and biologically significant areas that uses a set of globally agreed criteria is a tractable first step toward effective multinational and transboundary ecosystem management of TMSs. Copyright
Keyword Coral reef
Deep sea
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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