Jellyfish in ecosystems, online databases, and ecosystem models

  title={Jellyfish in ecosystems, online databases, and ecosystem models},
  author={D. Pauly and W. Graham and S. Libralato and L. Morissette and M. L. Deng Palomares},
  • D. Pauly, W. Graham, +2 authors M. L. Deng Palomares
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • There are indications that pelagic cnidarians and ctenophores (‘jellyfish’) have increased in abundance throughout the world, or that outbreaks are more frequent, although much uncertainty surrounds the issue, due to the scarcity of reliable baseline data. Numerous hypotheses have been proposed for the individual increases or outbreaks that are better documented, but direct experimental or manipulative studies at the ecosystem scale cannot be used for testing them. Thus, ecological modeling… CONTINUE READING
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