Status of Marine Biodiversity in the Anthropocene

  title={Status of Marine Biodiversity in the Anthropocene},
  author={Thomas Luypaert and James G Hagan and Morgan L. McCarthy and Meenakshi Poti},
  journal={YOUMARES 9 - The Oceans: Our Research, Our Future},
Marine biodiversity plays an important role in providing the ecosystem functions and services which humans derive from the oceans. Understanding how this provisioning will change in the Anthropocene requires knowledge of marine biodiversity patterns. Here, we review the status of marine species diversity in space and time. Knowledge of marine species diversity is incomplete, with only 11% of species described. Nonetheless, marine biodiversity is clearly under threat, and habitat destruction and… 
Marine biodiversity conservation
  • H. Lotze
  • Environmental Science
    Current Biology
  • 2021
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