Building bridges across subdisciplines in marine ecology

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  • Lawrence R. Pomeroy Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2004.68s15

Keywords:

bridging subdisciplines, top-down, bottom-up, eutrophication, overfishing, dinoflagellate blooms

Abstract


Ecology has evolved many subdisciplines whose members do not necessarily communicate regularly through attending the same meetings or reading and publishing in the same journals. As a result, explanations of ecological processes are often limited to a single factor, process, or group of organisms, and this limited approach may fail to provide the best understanding of how communities and ecosystems are assembled and function. Specifically, there is a need to bring together information on the interplay of top-down and bottom-up influences on complete communities consisting of both macroorganisms and microorganisms. A number of examples from the recent literature illustrate the problems encountered in achieving this goal. These include declining fish populations, estuarine eutrophication, the complex origin of a toxic dinoflagellate bloom, and the interactions of microorganisms and macrooorganisms in marine planktonic food webs.

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Published

2004-04-30

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Pomeroy LR. Building bridges across subdisciplines in marine ecology. scimar [Internet]. 2004Apr.30 [cited 2022Nov.27];68(S1):5-12. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/375

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