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Structural and functional aspects of the benthic communities in the deep Angola Basin
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The structure and function of the benthic fauna in connection with sediment data give evidence for differences in food supply north and south of the front. Expand
Daily Growth Rates in Shells of Arctica islandica: Assessing Sub-seasonal Environmental Controls on a Long-lived Bivalve Mollusk
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This study demonstrates that A. islandica can provide seasonal to subseasonal, precisely dated proxies of environmental variables, of increasing importance for climate models. Expand
Recently established Crassostrea-reefs versus native Mytilus-beds: differences in ecosystem engineering affects the macrofaunal communities (Wadden Sea of Lower Saxony, southern German Bight)
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Crassostrea-reefs compensate for the conceivable loss of Mytilus-beds in the intertidal of the Wadden Sea by replacing the ecological function of M. edulis, which persisted at the site invaded by C. gigas. Expand
Seasonal variability of benthic indices: an approach to test the applicability of different indices for ecosystem quality assessment.
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The seasonal variability of several univariate and multimetric indices was studied on a monthly scale in different areas of the North Sea such as the German Bight, the Oyster Ground and the Dogger Bank to discuss possible consequences for ecological quality assessment. Expand
Ecosystem-based marine spatial management: Review of concepts, policies, tools, and critical issues
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Ecosystem based marine spatial management (EB-MSM) is an approach that recognizes the full array of interactions within an ecosystem, including human uses, rather than considering single issues, species, or ecosystem services in isolation. Expand
Effects of fishing disturbance on benthic communities and secondary production within an intensively fished area
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In implementing an EAFM, managers will need to consider the possibility that, even in areas with high chronic fishing disturbance, further increases in fishing activity may still cause addi- tional damage to benthic invertebrate communities. Expand
Diversity and community structure of epibenthic invertebrates and fish in the North Sea
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The study shows that effective large-scale sampling of benthic communities can be conducted during existing fisheries surveys, and indicates that concurrent bentho-fauna surveys should be conducted to monitor the environmental impacts of trawling disturbance, climate change, pollution and other natural and anthropogenic factors. Expand
Macrofauna communities in the Amundsen Basin, at the Morris Jesup Rise and at the Yermak Plateau (Eurasian Arctic Ocean)
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The results contradict the hypothesis that diversity decreases with increasing latitude, and the high species richness at low abundance at intermediate depths was comparable with that observed in Antarctic and tropical regions. Expand
Macrofauna Communities in the Eastern Mediterranean Deep Sea
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The significant correlations found for TOC contents and macrofauna with distance to coast during both expeditions apparently reflect the role of hydrographically governed transport of organic matter produced in coastal regions into greater and extreme depths of the Mediterranean Sea. Expand
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