Natural Capital and Exploitation of the Deep Ocean is a timely and comprehensive integration of information, providing a concise and accessible work which 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. The book 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. Advances in capacity development, sharing of new technologies and collaboration across all nations will vastly improve our knowledge of the deep ocean, the riches therein, and the ecosystem vulnerabilities.