1st Edition

Oceanography and Marine Biology An annual review. Volume 60

Edited By S. J. Hawkins Copyright 2023
    698 Pages 94 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review remains one of the most cited sources in marine science and oceanography. The ever-increasing interest in work in oceanography and marine biology and its relevance to global environmental issues, especially global climate change and its impacts, creates a demand for authoritative refereed reviews summarizing and synthesizing the results of both historical and recent research.

    This Volume celebrates 60 years of OMBAR, over which time it has been an essential reference for research workers and students in all fields of marine science.

    The peer-reviewed contributions in Volume 60 are available to read Open Access via this webpage and on OAPEN. If you are interested in submitting a review for consideration for publication in OMBAR, please email the Editor-in-Chief, Stephen Hawkins ([email protected]) for Volume 61. For Volume 62 onwards, please email the new co-Editors in Chief, Dr Peter Todd ([email protected]) and Dr Bayden Russell ([email protected]).

    Volume 60 features an editorial on the UN Decade of Ocean Science and goes on to consider such diverse topics as Cenozoic tropical marine biodiversity, blue carbon ecosystems in Sri Lanka, marine litter and microplastics in the Western Indian Ocean, and the ecology and conservation status of the family Syngnathidae in southern and western Africa. This volume also contains a retrospective Prologue on the evolution of OMBAR and pays tribute to one of its early Editors in Chief, Margaret Barnes, by providing an update on her review  in OMBAR of the stalked barnacle Pollicipes.

    Supplementary online videos as well as additional Tables and Appendices are available on the Support Tab of the book's Routledge webpage.

    An international Editorial Board ensures global relevance and expert peer review, with editors from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore and the UK. The series volumes find a place in the libraries of not only marine laboratories and oceanographic institutes, but also universities worldwide.

    1. Prologue: Sixty years of Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review (OMBAR) – a brief retrospective and prospective
    2. Stephen J. Hawkins, Alice Oven, I. Philip Smith, Anaëlle J. Lemasson

    3. Editorial: An OMBAR perspective on the United Nations’ Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
    4. Louise Allcock, Louise B. Firth, Peter A. Todd, Peter J. Mumby, Ezequiel M. Marzinelli, Cathy H. Lucas, Maria Byrne, Bayden D. Russell, Anaëlle J. Lemasson, Stephen J. Hawkins

    5. Pedunculate cirripedes of the genus Pollicipes – 25 years after Margaret Barnes‘ review GOLD OPEN ACCESS
    6. Teresa Cruz, David Jacinto, Joana N. Fernandes, Maria Inês Seabra, Robert J. Van Syoc, Anne Marie Power, Gonzalo Macho, Alina Sousa, João J. Castro and Stephen J. Hawkins

    7. Diversity, distribution, ecology, and conservation status of the family Syngnathidae in southern and western Africa
    8. L. Claassens, A.N. Hodgson, G. Short, D. Harasti

    9. Hotspots of Cenozoic tropical marine biodiversity GOLD OPEN ACCESS
    10. Moriaki Yasuhara, Huai-Hsuan May Huang, Markus Reuter, Skye Yunshu Tian, Jonathan D. Cybulski, Aaron O’Dea, Briony L. Mamo, Laura J. Cotton, Emanuela Di Martino, Ran Feng, Clay R. Tabor, Gabriel Reygondeau, Qianshuo Zhao, Mark T. Warne, Kyawt Aye, Jingwen Zhang, Anne Chao, Chih-Lin Wei, Fabien L. Condamine, Adam T. Kocsis, Wolfgang Kiessling, Mark J. Costello, Derek P. Tittensor, Chhaya Chaudhary, Marina C. Rillo, Hideyuki Doi, Yun-wei Dong, Thomas M. Cronin, Erin E. Saupe, Heike K. Lotze, Kenneth G. Johnson, Willem Renema, John M. Pandolfi, Mathias Harzhauser, Jeremy B. C. Jackson, Yuanyuan Hong

    11. The status and future of blue carbon ecosystems in Sri Lanka: conservation, restoration and policy GOLD OPEN ACCESS
    12. Daniel Gorman, Sevvandi Jayakody, Sunanda Kodikara, Susantha Udagedara, D.D.G.L. Dahanayaka, Kithsiri B. Ranawana, M. P. Kumara, Vasantha Pahalawattaarachchi, Mathiventhan Thavanayagam, Andy Steven, Jagath A.A.L. Gunawardana, Mathew A. Vanderklift

    13. The ecology of kelp gametophytes and implications in a changing ocean GOLD OPEN ACCESS
    14. Reina J. Veenhof, Curtis Champion, Symon A. Dworjanyn, Thomas Wernberg, Antoine J.P. Minne, Cayne Layton, John J. Bolton, Daniel C. Reed, Melinda A. Coleman

    15. Progress and direction in the use of stable isotopes to understand complex coral reef ecosystems: a review. GOLD OPEN ACCESS
    16. C. Skinner, M. R. D. Cobain, Y. Zhu, A. S. J. Wyatt, N. V. C. Polunin

    17. Larval settlement in echinoderms: a review of processes and patterns GOLD OPEN ACCESS
    18. Peter C. Doll, Ciemon F. Caballes, Andrew S. Hoey, Sven Uthicke, Scott D. Ling & Morgan S. Pratchett

    19. The intimate relationship between boxer crabs and sea-anemones: what is known and what is not. GOLD OPEN ACCESS
    20. Yisrael Schnytzer, Yair Achituv, G.Curt Fiedler, and Ilan Karplus

    21. Amounts, sources, fates and ecological impacts of marine litter and microplastics in the western Indian ocean region: a review and recommendations for actions
    22. Daniela Honorato-Zimmer, Eleanor A. Weideman, Peter G. Ryan & Martin Thiel

    23. Vertical faunal exchange in the ocean and the deep source-sink hypotheses: insights from pressure tolerance studies GOLD OPEN ACCESS
    24. Annie Mercier, Jean-François Hamel, Alastair Brown, Justine Ammendolia

    25. Adaptations and plastic phenotypic responses of marine animals to the environmental challenges of the high intertidal zone GOLD OPEN ACCESS
    26. Robine H. J. Leeuwis, A. Kurt Gamperl

    27. Epilogue: MARGARET BARNES 1919 – 2009: AN APPRECIATION

    Robin N. Gibson


    Editor in Chief: Stephen J Hawkins BSc, PhD, DSc, FSB is Professor of Natural Sciences at Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton.