Of boundaries, overlaps and variability in LMEs the case of Bay of Bengal

Vijayakumaran, K (2004) Of boundaries, overlaps and variability in LMEs the case of Bay of Bengal. In: Large Marine Ecosystems: Exploration and Exploitation for Sustainable Development and Conservation on Fish Stocks. Somvanshi, V S,(ed.) Fishery Survey of India, Mumbai, pp. 227-238.

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Abstract

The paper examines the influence of localized studies in enforcing arbitrary boundaries in the ecosystem" How the proliferation of studies in watertight compartments would make the boundaries more rigid and unbreakable is explained. Inadequate attention to overlap of communities and phenomena has been identified as an inevitable outcome of rigid boundary concepts. The issues related to the variability in the system and its intluence on rhe components often remain unnoticed or unresolved because of the limits of perception imposed by the boundaries" Over viewing the global trend, an approach to study the Bay of Bengal as a Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) is suggested.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:overlap; variability; LME; Bay of Bengal; Large Marine Ecosystem
Subjects:Marine Ecosystems
Oceanography
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:7912
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:05 Mar 2011 17:26
Last Modified:05 Mar 2011 17:26

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