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Pelagic biogeography. Proceedings of an international conference, the Netherlands, 29 May-5 June 1985
Pierrot-Bults, A.C.; van der Spoel, S.; Zahuranec, B.J.; Johnson, R.K. (Ed.) (1986). Pelagic biogeography. Proceedings of an international conference, the Netherlands, 29 May-5 June 1985. UNESCO Technical Papers in Marine Science = Documents techniques de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer, 49. UNESCO: Paris. vi, 295 pp.
Part of: UNESCO Technical Papers in Marine Science = Documents techniques de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer. UNESCO: Paris. ISSN 0503-4299, more

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    Conferences; Marine

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  • Pierrot-Bults, A.C., editor, more
  • van der Spoel, S., editor
  • Zahuranec, B.J., editor
  • Johnson, R.K., editor

Abstract
    The International Conference on Pelagic Biogeography (ICoPB) was held at Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands, from 29 May to 6 June 1985.The conference was scheduled around nine topics in a combined symposium/workshop format. It brought together active workers on phytoplankton, zooplankton, fishes, cetaceans, scientists from a variety of disciplines, ecologists, systematists, historical biogeographers, palaeontologists and physical oceanographers.The conference recognized a.o. the need:1. To incorporate modern concepts and theory on biogeography in pelagic oceanography, such as cladistics and vicariance, and to relate modern distribution patterns with patterns and changes read from the fossil record.2. To develop adequate techniques.3. To simulate systematic studies utilizing both traditional and recently developed approaches such as genetic/biochemical methods and studies of living organisms both in situ and culture.4. To carry out additional mapping studies, also advocating the use of existing collections.5. To study the congruencies of distribution patterns and to test the hypothesis that closer correspondence between major distribution patterns and large-scale current patterns is related to marked changes in productivity.This report does not consist of polished and finished research documents. The deliberately short papers are an outpouring of ideas, where we are now and where we ought to be going.

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