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ECOLOGICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE SEA Preface Chapter 1 - Towards an ecological geography of the sea Progressive exploration of oceanic and shelf ecosystems The availability of timely global data from satellites Internal dynamics of satellite-observed algal blooms Our new understanding of the role of very small organisms Chapter 2 ¿ Biogeographic partitions of the ocean Taxonomic diversity: the shifting baseline of biogeography The useful results from 150 years of marine biogeography Biogeographic regions of the pelagos Geographical component of benthic-pelagic coupling From pristine to modified ecosystems Chapter 3 - Fronts and pycnoclines: ecological discontinuities Fronts and frontal systems Oceanic fronts Shelf-edge and upwelling fronts River plumes and tidal fronts of shelf seas The ubiquitous ¿horizontal front¿ at the shallow pycnocline Chapter 4 - Physical control of ecological processes Ecological consequences of mesoscale eddies and planetary waves Stratification and mixing in the open ocean: the consequences of latitude Regional and latitudinal resistance to mixing in the open ocean Rule-based models of ecological response to external forcing Coastal asymmetry, geomorphology and tidal forcing Chapter 5 ¿ Nutrient limitation: the example of iron Nutrient distribution and the consequences of differing supply ratios Regional anomalies in nutrient limitation Models of nutrient limitation: conflicting indications Chapter 6 ¿ Biomes: the primary compartments The four primary biomes of the upper ocean Polar biome Westerlies biome Trades biome Coastal biome Chapter 7 ¿ Provinces: the secondary partition Ecological provinces in the open ocean Ways of testing province boundaries in the open ocean A statistical test Analytical tests A biogeographic test Practical and useful partitions in coastal seas Chapter 8 - Longer term responses: from seasons to centuries Scales of external forcing Recurrent ENSO-scale changes of state Multi-decadal trends and changes Conclusion: a partition for a variable ocean? Chapter 9 ¿ The Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Polar Biome Boreal Polar Province (BPLR) Atlantic Arctic Province (ARCT) Atlantic Subarctic Province (SARC) Atlantic Westerlies Biome North Atlantic Drift Province (NADR) Gulf Stream Province (GFST) North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre Province (NAST) Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea Province (MEDS) Atlantic Trade Wind Biome North Atlantic Tropical Gyral Province (NATR) Caribbean Province (CARB) Western Atlantic Tropical Province (WATR) Eastern Atlantic Tropical Province (ETRA) South Atlantic Gyral Province (SATL) Atlantic Coastal Biome Northeast Atlantic Shelf Province (NECS) Eastern (Canary) Coastal Province (CNRY) Guinea Current Coastal Province (GUIN) Benguela Current Coastal Province (BENG) Northwest Atlantic Shelf Province (NWCS) Guianas Coastal Province (GUIA) Brazil Current Coastal Province (BRAZ) Southwest Atlantic Shelves Province (FKLD) Chapter 10 ¿ The Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Trade Wind Biome Indian Monsoon Gyres Province (MONS) Indian South Subtropical Gyre Province (ISSG) Indian Ocean Coastal Biome Red Sea, Persian Gulf Province (REDS) Northwestern Arabian Upwelling Province (ARAB) Western India Coastal Province (INDW) Eastern India Coastal Province (INDE) Eastern Africa Coastal Province (EAFR) Australia-Indonesia Coastal Province (AUSW) Chapter 11 ¿ The Pacific Ocean Pacific Polar Biome North Pacific Epicontinental Seas Province (BERS) Pacific Westerly Winds Biome Pacific Subarctic Gyres Province PSAG) Kuroshio Current Province (KURO) North Pacific Transitional and Polar Front Provinces (NPST, NPPF) Tasman Sea Province (TASM) Pacific Trade Winds Biome North Pacific Tropical Gyre Province (NPTG) North Pacific Equatorial Countercurrent Province (PNEC) Pacific Equatorial Divergence Province (PEQD) Western Pacific Warm Pool Province (WARM) Archipelagic Deep Basins Province (ARCH) South Pacific Subtropical Gyre Province (SPSG) Pacific Coastal Biome Alaska Downwelling Coastal Province (ALSK) California Current Province (CALC) Central American Coastal Province (CAMR) Humbolt Current Coastal Province (HUMB) China Sea Coastal Province (CHIN) Sunda-Arafura Shelves Province (SUND) East Australian Coastal Province (AUSE) New Zealand Coastal Province (NEWZ) Chapter 12 ¿ The Southern Ocean Antarctic Westerly Winds Biome South Subtropical Convergence Province (SSTC) Subantarctic Water Ring Province (SANT) Antarctic Polar Biome Antarctic Province (ANTA) Austral Polar Province (APLR)
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