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Special issue with the contribution of Ismar authors

Antarctic silverfish: a keystone species in a changing ecosystem. Edited by: Vacchi M; Pisano E; Ghigliotti L. Book Series: Advances in Polar Ecology. Springer

Sunday 19 August 2018

Special issue with the contribution of Ismar authors

Part of  "Advances in Polar Ecology"  book series (AVPE, volume 3)

The Antarctic Silverfish: a Keystone Species in a Changing Ecosystem

Edited by: Vacchi M (Ismar-Ge); Pisano E (Università Genova) ; Ghigliotti L (Ismar-Ge)


Chapters with the contribution of Ismar-CNR authors:

Vacchi, M; Pisano, E; Ghigliotti, L     
The Antarctic Silverfish: a Keystone Species in a Changing Ecosystem Preface
In: ANTARCTIC SILVERFISH: A KEYSTONE SPECIES IN A CHANGING ECOSYSTEM, 3 VII-VIII; 2017, Edited by: Vacchi M; Pisano E; Ghigliotti L
Book Series: Advances in Polar Ecology

O'Driscoll, RL; Leonori, I; De Felice, A; Macaulay, GJ      
Acoustic Methods of Monitoring Antarctic Silverfish Distribution and Abundance
In: ANTARCTIC SILVERFISH: A KEYSTONE SPECIES IN A CHANGING ECOSYSTEM, 3 VII-VIII; 2017, Edited by: Vacchi M; Pisano E; Ghigliotti L
Book Series: Advances in Polar Ecology

Voskoboinikova, O; Detrich, HW; Albertson, RC; Postlethwait, JH; Ghigliotti, L; Pisano, E      
Evolution Reshaped Life for the Water Column: The Skeleton of the Antarctic Silverfish Pleuragramma antarctica Boulenger, 1902
In: ANTARCTIC SILVERFISH: A KEYSTONE SPECIES IN A CHANGING ECOSYSTEM, 3 VII-VIII; 2017, Edited by: Vacchi M; Pisano E; Ghigliotti L
Book Series: Advances in Polar Ecology

Koubbi, P; Grant, S; Ramm, D; Vacchi, M; Ghigliotti, L; Pisano, E    
Conservation and Management of Antarctic Silverfish Pleuragramma antarctica Populations and Habitats
In: Antarctic silverfish: a keystone species in a changing ecosystem, 3 VII-VIII; 2017, Edited by: Vacchi M; Pisano E; Ghigliotti L
Book Series: Advances in Polar Ecology

Ghigliotti, L; Herasymchuk, VV; Kock, KH; Vacchi, M        
Reproductive Strategies of the Antarctic Silverfish: Known Knowns, Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns
In: ANTARCTIC SILVERFISH: A KEYSTONE SPECIES IN A CHANGING ECOSYSTEM, 3 VII-VIII; 2017, Edited by: Vacchi M; Pisano E; Ghigliotti L
Book Series: Advances in Polar Ecology

Ashford, J; Zane, L; Torres, JJ; La Mesa, M; Simms, AR     
Population Structure and Life History Connectivity of Antarctic Silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica) in the Southern Ocean Ecosystem
In: ANTARCTIC SILVERFISH: A KEYSTONE SPECIES IN A CHANGING ECOSYSTEM, 3 VII-VIII; 2017, Edited by: Vacchi M; Pisano E; Ghigliotti L
Book Series: Advances in Polar Ecology

 

ABSTRACT

This book encompasses the body of available scientific information on the notothenioid fish Pleuragramma antarctica commonly known as Antarctic silverfish. This plankton-feeder of the intermediate trophic level is the most abundant fish in the coastal regions of high Antarctica, and plays a pivotal ecological role as the main prey of top predators like seals, penguins, whales and Antarctic toothfish. Broad circum-polar distribution, a key role in the Antarctic shelf pelagic ecosystem, and adaptations makes understanding the species’ likely response to environmental change relevant to foresee the potential responses at the local ecosystem level. Additionally, a detailed understanding of the abundance and trophic interactions of such a dominant keystone species is a vital element of informing the development of marine spatial planning and marine protected areas in the Antarctic continental shelf region.

Experts in the field provide here unique insights into the evolutionary adaptation, eco-physiology, trophic ecology, reproductive and population ecology of the Antarctic silverfish and provide new clues about its vulnerability in facing the challenges of the ongoing environmental changes.


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