This book focuses on the food chains and biomass yields of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and adjacent waters. It provides case studies of large marine ecosystems and focuses on the management strategies for increasing the long-term sustainability of the living marine resources. .
Table of Contents
1. Sustainability of Resources in Large Marine Ecosystems 2. A Carbon Budget for the Northeast Continental Shelf Ecosystem: Results of the Shelf Edge Exchange Process Studies 3. Warm-Temperate Food Chains of the Southeast Shelf Ecosystem 4. Continental Shelf Food Chains of the Northern Gulf of Mexico 5. Resource Productivity and Fisheries Management of the Northeast Shelf Ecosystem 6. Biomass, Yield Models, and Management Strategies for the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem 7. Spatial-Temporal Scales and Secondary Production Estimates in the California Current Ecosystem 8. The State of the Main Commercial Species of Fish in the Changeable Barents Sea Ecosystem 9. Predictive Yield Models and Food Chain Theory 10. Adaptive Strategies for Management of Fisheries Resources in Large Marine Ecosystems 11. Empirical and Theoretical Aspects of Fisheries Yield Models for Large Marine Ecosystems 12. On the Causes for Variability of Fish Populations: The Linkage Between Large and Small Scales 13. Global Epidemic of Noxious Phytoplankton Blooms and Food Chain Consequences in Large Ecosystems