ISBN : 9780198841661
The deep ocean is by far the planet's largest biome and holds a wealth of potential natural assets. Human exploitation of the deep ocean is rapidly increasing whilst becoming more visible to many through the popular media, particularly film and television. The scientific literature of deep-sea exploitation and its effects has also rapidly expanded as a direct function of this increased national and global interest in exploitation of deep-sea resources, both biological (e.g. fisheries, genetic resources) and non-biological (e.g. minerals, oil, gas, methane hydrate). At the same time there is a growing interest in deep-sea contamination (including plastics), with many such studies featured in high profile scientific journals and covered by global media outlets. However, there is currently no comprehensive integration of this information in any form and these topics are only superficially covered in classic textbooks on deep-sea biology. This concise and accessible work provides an understanding of the relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, both at the seafloor and in the water column, and how these might be affected as a result of human interaction, exploitation and, ultimately, environmental change. It follows a logical progression from geological and physical processes, ecology, biology, and biogeography, to exploitation, management, and conservation.
Natural Capital and Exploitation of the Deep Ocean is aimed at marine biologists and ecologists, oceanographers, fisheries scientists and managers, fish biologists, environmental scientists, and conservation biologists. It will also be of relevance and use to a multi-disciplinary audience of fish and wildlife agencies, NGOs, and government departments involved in deep-sea conservation and management.
1:Introduction: evolution of knowledge, exploration and exploitation of the deep ocean Maria Baker, Eva Ramirez-Llodra and Paul Alan Tyler
2:A primer on the economics of natural capital and its relevance to deep-sea exploitation and conservation Porter Hoagland, Di Jin and Stace Beaulieu
3:The legal framework for resource management in the deep sea Aline Jaeckel, Kristina Gjerde and Duncan Currie
4:Exploitation of deep-sea fisheries Les Watling, Lissette Victorero, Jeffrey Drazen and Matthew Gianni
5:Deep-sea mining: processes and impacts Daniel O. B. Jones, Diva J. Amon and Abbie S. A. Chapman
6:The natural capital of offshore oil, gas and methane hydrates in the world oceans Angelo F. Bernardino, Erik Cordes and Thomas Schlacher
7:The exploitation of deep-sea biodiversity: components, capacity and conservation Harriet Harden-Davies
8:The deep ocean's link to culture and global processes: non-extractive value of the deep sea Andrew R. Thurber and Amanda N. Netburn
9:Climate change Nadine Le Bris and Lisa A. Levin
10:Space, the final resource S. Kim Juniper, Kate Thornborough, Paul Alan Tyler and Ylenia Randrianarisoa
11:A holistic vision for our future deep ocean Eva Ramirez-Llodra, Maria Baker and Paul Alan Tyler