Tools for Oceanography and Ecosystemic Modeling

Seas and Oceans Set - Volume 9

Tools for Oceanography and Ecosystemic Modeling

Edited by

André Monaco, CNRS, France
Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

ISBN : 9781848217782

Publication Date : July 2016

Hardcover 372 pp

125.00 USD



Studying the Ocean Planet requires measuring and sampling instruments to feed models that take into account its complexity.

This book presents the diversity of observation and monitoring techniques at various scales, but also different kinds of model that take into account some conceptual schemes incorporating various scientific knowledge.

Sampling is approached via the efficiency of fishing gears; underwater acoustics is used to detect, count, identify and listen to live and mobile living resources. Bio-logging allows us to rely on the behavior of marine animals to help investigate environments that are difficult to sample by conventional means, while listing the physiological changes they undergo.

Modeling is presented not only in a functional framework, but also in an exploratory design incorporating various scenarios for ecosystem changes under the pressure of global change.

This ninth volume completes the “Seas and Oceans” Set that adopts a transversal approach leading to the governance and sustainable management of the marine environment.


1. For a Systemic and Transdisciplinary Approach to the Environment, André Monaco, Patrick Prouzet and Patrick Vincent.
2. Vulnerability to Global Change: Observation Strategies for the Marine Environment, Patrick Farcy, Gilles Reverdin and Philippe Bertrand.
3. Fishing Technology for Fisheries Research, Pascal Larnaud and Benoit Vincent.
4. Acoustics to Detect and Measure Underwater Organisms, Verena Trenkel, Aude Pacini and Laurent Berger.
5. “Bio-logging” as a Tool to Study and Monitor Marine Ecosystems, or How to Spy on Sea Creatures, Yann Tremblay and Sophie Bertrand.
6. Modeling Strategies for Ecosystems, Cédric Bacher and Nathalie Niquil.
7. The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries: Reconciling Conservation and Exploitation, Philippe Cury, Arnaud Bertrand, Sophie Bertrand, Marta Coll, Philippe Gros, Souad Kifani, François Le Loch, Olivier Maury, Frédéric Menard, Florent Renaud, Lynn Shannon and Yunne-Jai Shin.
8. Modeling in Contemporary Sciences: Efficiency and Limits Examples from Oceanography, Alain Pavé.

About the authors/editors

André Monaco is Emeritus Director of Research for the French national center (CNRS). His research interests concern marine sedimentology and geochemistry. He was responsible for several French and European programs and has been guest editor for four special issues in international journals.

Patrick Prouzet is Director of Research focusing on the ecosystem approach of Ifremer in France. He specializes in the biology and dynamics of anadromous fish such as Atlantic salmon and eels. He is the author and co-author of several works on these species or on estuary fishing.

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