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Recent advances in deep-sea coral science and emerging links to conservation and management of deep-sea ecosystems

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Miller, KJ and Neil, H and Tracey, D, Recent advances in deep-sea coral science and emerging links to conservation and management of deep-sea ecosystems, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 397, (December) pp. 1-5. ISSN 0171-8630 (2009) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright © 2009 Inter-Research

Official URL: http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v397/p1-5/

DOI: doi:10.3354/meps08452

Abstract

Conservation and management of deep-sea corals and coral reefs was the theme of the 4th International Deepsea Coral Symposium held in Wellington, New Zealand from 1 to 5 December 2008. A selection of resulting studies is published here. Recent advances in our understanding of deep-sea corals and associated ecosystems have demonstrated their high diversity, abundance, longevity and widespread global distribution. Such deep-water communities are increasingly threatened by anthropogenic environmental change (e.g. ocean acidity, fishing pressures) and require timely management policies and actions to reduce potential deleterious effects. The interdisciplinary nature of deep-sea coral research is a significant strength, helping to provide the broad base of knowledge and resources that are required for the conservation and management of this important ecological group.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Biodiversity · Ecology · Growth · Geochemical archives · Mapping tools · Conservation
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Miller, KJ (Dr Karen Miller)
ID Code:62812
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2010-03-24
Last Modified:2012-03-05
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