The Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Community: An Overview

  1. Susan E. Humphris,
  2. Robert A. Zierenberg,
  3. Lauren S. Mullineaux and
  4. Richard E. Thomson
  1. Robert R. Hessler1 and
  2. Victoria A. Kaharl2

Published Online: 22 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM091p0072

Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems: Physical, Chemical, Biological, and Geological Interactions

Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems: Physical, Chemical, Biological, and Geological Interactions

How to Cite

Hessler, R. R. and Kaharl, V. A. (1995) The Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Community: An Overview, in Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems: Physical, Chemical, Biological, and Geological Interactions (eds S. E. Humphris, R. A. Zierenberg, L. S. Mullineaux and R. E. Thomson), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM091p0072

Author Information

  1. 1

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.

  2. 2

    P.O. Box 679, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900483

Online ISBN: 9781118663998

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Keywords:

  • Hydrothermal vents—Congresses;
  • Hydrothermal deposits—Congresses;
  • Hydrothermal vent ecology—Congresses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Vent Environment

  • Bacteria

  • Community Structure

  • Food Web

  • Endemicity

  • Biogeography

  • Temporal Changes in the Vent Community's Composition