Marine biodiversity and resource management – what is the link?

  title={Marine biodiversity and resource management – what is the link?},
  author={Derek J. Staples and Rudolf Hermes},
  journal={Aquatic Ecosystem Health \& Management},
  pages={245 - 252}
  • D. StaplesR. Hermes
  • Published 1 July 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management
Marine biodiversity refers to the variation of life at all levels and is much more than just a count of species. Marine biodiversity decline is occurring across the globe and is characterized not only by extinctions (sometimes local), but also by invasions and hybridizations, reductions in the abundance of some species, degradation of habitats and changes in ecosystem processes (e.g. cycling of water, nutrients and energy). The major threats and causes of marine diversity can be categorized as… 

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