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A review of approaches for classifying benthic habitats and evaluating habitat quality.
We have assessed the current state of knowledge relative to methods used in assessing sub-tidal benthic habitat quality and the classification of benthic habitats. While our main focus is on marineExpand
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The role of ecological theory in microbial ecology
Microbial ecology is currently undergoing a revolution, with repercussions spreading throughout microbiology, ecology and ecosystem science. The rapid accumulation of molecular data is uncoveringExpand
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Extinction and Ecosystem Function in the Marine Benthos
Rapid changes in biodiversity are occurring globally, yet the ecological impacts of diversity loss are poorly understood. Here we use data from marine invertebrate communities to parameterize modelsExpand
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Consistent patterns and the idiosyncratic effects of biodiversity in marine ecosystems
Revealing the consequences of species extinctions for ecosystem function has been a chief research goal and has been accompanied by enthusiastic debate. Studies carried out predominantly inExpand
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Linking biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being: three challenges for designing research for sustainability
Ecosystem services have become a mainstream concept for the expression of values assigned by people to various functions of ecosystems. Even though the introduction of the concept has initiated aExpand
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Hadal trenches: the ecology of the deepest places on Earth.
Hadal trenches account for the deepest 45% of the oceanic depth range and host active and diverse biological communities. Advances in our understanding of hadal community structure and function have,Expand
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A bioturbation classification of European marine infaunal invertebrates
Bioturbation, the biogenic modification of sediments through particle reworking and burrow ventilation, is a key mediator of many important geochemical processes in marine systems. In situExpand
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Microcosm experiments can inform global ecological problems.
Global-scale environmental problems are rarely regarded as amenable to traditional scientific experiment. We argue here that small-scale experiments using 'model organisms' in microcosms or mesocosmsExpand
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Global patterns of bioturbation intensity and mixed depth of marine soft sediments
The importance of bioturbation in mediating biogeochemical processes in the upper centimetres of oceanic sediments provides a compelling reason for wanting to quantify in situ rates of bioturbation.Expand
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In situ quantification of bioturbation using time-lapse fluorescent sediment profile imaging (f-SPI), luminophore tracers and model simulation
In order to link actual biological data on bioturbation to the abstract parameters in bioturbation models, high-resolution data on the frequency and lengths of particle displacements are required.Expand
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