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The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
The first register of the marine species of the world is compiled and it is estimated that between one-third and two-thirds of marine species may be undescribed, and previous estimates of there being well over one million marine species appear highly unlikely. Expand
Aphia for a World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
This presentation will demonstrate the WoRMS webportal and all its functionalities, such as the web-based services and the online edit tool fo r the taxonom ic experts, and will encourage addition of overlooked species to the list. Expand
Global Coordination and Standardisation in Marine Biodiversity through the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) and Related Databases
The scale of the problems with species names, synonyms, and their classification is illustrated, and how WoRMS publishes online quality assured information on marine species is described to show increased taxonomic efficiency and quality control in marine biodiversity research and management. Expand
Zooplankton in the Schelde estuary (Belgium/The Netherlands). The distribution of Eurytemora affinis: effect of oxygen?
During the 1990s, a spatial shift of the population of Eurytemora affinis from brackish water towards lower salinities in the Schelde estuary coincided with an increase inoxy concentration in the freshwater zone, which suggests that the E. affinis population actively responded to the change in oxygen concentration. Expand
Advancing Marine Biological Observations and Data Requirements of the Complementary Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) and Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) Frameworks
Measurements of the status and trends of key indicators for the ocean and marine life are required to inform policy and management in the context of growing human uses of marine resources, coastalExpand
Globally Consistent Quantitative Observations of Planktonic Ecosystems
In this paper we review on the technologies available to make globally quantitative observations of particles, in general, and plankton, in particular, in the world oceans, and for sizes varying fromExpand
Essential ocean variables for global sustained observations of biodiversity and ecosystem changes
To identify biological and ecological essential ocean variables (EOVs) for implementation within a global ocean observing system that is relevant for science, informs society, and technologically feasible, a driver-pressure-state-impact-response (DPSIR) model was used. Expand
The importance of migratory connectivity for global ocean policy
The concept of migratory connectivity and its use in international policy are reviewed, the Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean system is described, and it is proposed that efforts to effectively conserve these critical species across jurisdictions will have limited effect. Expand
Access to Marine Genetic Resources (MGR): Raising Awareness of Best-Practice Through a New Agreement for Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)
Better knowledge of the little known deep sea and areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) is key to conservation, an urgent need in light of increasing environmental change. Access to marineExpand