Goods and Services of Marine Bivalves

The aim of this book is to review and analyse the goods and services of bivalve shellfish. How they are defined, what determines the ecological functions that are the basis for the goods and services, what controversies in the use of goods and services exist, and what is needed for sustainable explo...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Smaal, Aad C. (Editor), Ferreira, Joao G. (Editor), Grant, Jon (Editor), Petersen, Jens K. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2019, 2019
Edition:1st ed. 2019
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • PART I General Introduction
  • PART II Provisioning services
  • Introduction
  • 2 Global production trends and challenges
  • 3 Resource provisioning and efficient use
  • 4 Bivalve production system in China
  • 5 Production of pearls
  • 6 Biotechnologies from marine bivalves
  • PART III Regulating services
  • 7 Introduction
  • 8 Biofiltration for turbidity management
  • 9 Feedbacks by filter feeders: nutrient regeneration
  • 10 Nutrient extraction through bivalves
  • 11 Perspectives of bivalves in IMTA
  • 12 Regulating services of bivalve molluscs in the context of the carbon cycle and implications for ecosystem valuation
  • 13 Bivalve reefs as eco-engineers
  • 14 Bivalve beds as biodiversity hot spots
  • 15 Enhanced production of finfish and large crustaceans by bivalve reefs
  • PART IV Cultural services
  • 16 Introduction
  • 17 Socio-economy of shellfish culture communities
  • 18 A variety of approaches for incorporating community outreach and education in oyster reef restoration projects: Examples from the United States
  • 19 Bivalve gardening
  • 20 Shells as collector’s item
  • 21 Archaeology and sclerochronology of marine bivalves
  • PART V Assessment of services
  • 22 Introduction
  • 23 Bivalve aquaculture carrying capacity: concepts and assessment tools
  • 24 Farm scale production models
  • 25 Ecosystem models
  • 26 Spatial models
  • 27 Nutrient trading
  • Epilogue