7. The Ross Sea Continental Shelf: Regional Biogeochemical Cycles, Trophic Interactions, and Potential Future Changes

  1. Alex D. Rogers5,
  2. Nadine M. Johnston6,
  3. Eugene J. Murphy6 and
  4. Andrew Clarke6
  1. Walker O. Smith Jr.1,
  2. David G. Ainley2,
  3. Riccardo Cattaneo-Vietti3 and
  4. Eileen E. Hofmann4

Published Online: 29 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347241.ch7

Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World

Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World

How to Cite

Smith, W. O., Ainley, D. G., Cattaneo-Vietti, R. and Hofmann, E. E. (2012) The Ross Sea Continental Shelf: Regional Biogeochemical Cycles, Trophic Interactions, and Potential Future Changes, in Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World (eds A. D. Rogers, N. M. Johnston, E. J. Murphy and A. Clarke), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444347241.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK

  2. 6

    British Antarctic Survey, NERC, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Pt., VA 23062, USA

  2. 2

    H.T. Harvey and Associates, 3150 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118, USA

  3. 3

    Dipartimento per lo Studio del Territorio e delle sue Risorse, Università di Genova, 16132 Genova, Italy

  4. 4

    Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23508, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198400

Online ISBN: 9781444347241

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Keywords:

  • Ross Sea, shelf, biogeochemical cycles;
  • trophic interactions, future changes;
  • biological setting;
  • fishes, mobile predators;
  • upper trophic levels;
  • food web, biotic interactions;
  • Ross Sea, uniqueness;
  • commercial fishing activities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physical setting

  • Biological setting

  • Food web and biotic interactions

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References