3. Biodiversity Knowledge and its Application in the Gulf of Maine Area

  1. Alasdair D. McIntyre
  1. Lewis S. Incze1,
  2. Peter Lawton2,
  3. Sara L. Ellis1 and
  4. Nicholas H. Wolff1

Published Online: 23 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325508.ch3

Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance

Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance

How to Cite

Incze, L. S., Lawton, P., Ellis, S. L. and Wolff, N. H. (2010) Biodiversity Knowledge and its Application in the Gulf of Maine Area, in Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance (ed A. D. McIntyre), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325508.ch3

Editor Information

  1. The University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Aquatic Systems Group, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine 04101, USA

  2. 2

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, St. Andrews Biological Station, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, E5B 2L9, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192972

Online ISBN: 9781444325508

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Keywords:

  • biodiversity knowledge and its application in Gulf of Maine Area (GoMA);
  • diversity of life at all levels from ecosystems to genes - part of our natural heritage;
  • GoMA biodiversity, shaping over geologic time - by geophysical and evolutionary processes;
  • Gulf of Maine, international body of water - shared by Canada and the United States;
  • GoMA role in region - consolidating and summarizing existing data;
  • unknown biodiversity extent;
  • stunning level of diversity - among marine prokaryotes;
  • small infaunal crustaceans (harpacticoid copepods) - and polychaetes, abundant and diverse members of infaunal communities;
  • framework for representing biodiversity - in EBM applications;
  • ocean exploration, for our understanding and conservation of biodiversity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Environmental and Biogeographic Setting and History of Human Use

  • Objective, Approaches, and Progress

  • Perspectives on Generating and Using Biodiversity Information

  • Future Directions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References