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Manual on marine experimental ecosystems. Prepared by SCOR Workin Group 85
(1991). Manual on marine experimental ecosystems. Prepared by SCOR Workin Group 85. UNESCO Technical Papers in Marine Science = Documents techniques de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer, 61. UNESCO: Paris. v, 178 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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Keywords
    Ecosystems; Marine

Abstract
    This SCOR WG 85 report describes various kinds of experimental enclosures for the study of marine ecosystems. The report starts with the recommendations regarding choice of different experimental ecosystems including sections of design and operation. Illustrations are given of approximately 50 different types of experimental ecosystems, including details of application, a contact address and key references regarding the use of each specific ecosystem.The range of experiments covered in the report includes pelagic, soft and hard bottom benthic ecosystems, microcosms (less than 1 m3), mesocosms (1 m3 to 10 m3) and macrocosms (greater than 10 m3). An index and table of contents is provided for ready reference.

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