The deep-sea floor ecosystem: current status and prospects of anthropogenic change by the year 2025

  title={The deep-sea floor ecosystem: current status and prospects of anthropogenic change by the year 2025},
  author={Adrian G. Glover and Craig R. Smith},
  journal={Environmental Conservation},
  pages={219 - 241}
  • A. Glover, C. Smith
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Conservation
The goal of this paper is to review current impacts of human activities on the deep-sea floor ecosystem, and to predict anthropogenic changes to this ecosystem by the year 2025. The deep-sea floor ecosystem is one of the largest on the planet, covering roughly 60% of the Earth's solid surface. Despite this vast size, our knowledge of the deep sea is poor relative to other marine ecosystems, and future human threats are difficult to predict. Low productivity, low physical energy, low biological… 
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