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Biogeography of Deep-Water Chemosynthetic Ecosystems – The ChEss Collection
This collection presents some of the recent advances in biogeography and taxonomy within deep-sea chemosynthetic environments: patterns, processes, and synthesis resulting from the Census of Marine Life ChEss Program (2002-2010). Over 110 ChEss researchers have studied various elements of the biogeography of species from deep-water hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, and whale falls, to oxygen minimum zones. Through their concerted efforts our knowledge of these extraordinary habitats and their faunal composition has been greatly expanded. An overall synthesis paper by the ChEss Office summarises the program and the collection contributions.
January 3, 2012Alex Rogers, Paul Tyler, Douglas Connelly, Jon Copley, Rachel James, Robert Larter, Katrin Linse, Rachel Mills, Alberto Naveiro-Garabato, Richard Pancost, David Pearce, Nicholas Polunin, Christopher German, Timothy Shank, Philipp Boersch-Supan, Belinda Alker, Alfred Aquilina, Sarah Bennett, Andrew Clarke, Robert Dinley, Alastair Graham, Darryl Green, Jeffrey Hawkes, Laura Hepburn, Anna Hilario, Veerle Huvenne, Leigh Marsh, Eva Ramirez-Llodra, William Reid, Christopher Roterman, Christopher Sweeting, Sven Thatje, Katrin Zwirglmaier