CIESM Workshop Monographs, n°45

 

Marine extinctions - patterns and processes

To be cited as: CIESM 2013. Marine extinctions – patterns and processes. CIESM Workshop Monograph n° 45 [F. Briand, ed.], 188 p., CIESM Publisher, Monaco.

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Contents:

I – Executive Summary …………………………………………………………………

1. Introduction
2. Assessing extinction – what can we learn from paleontology?
      2.1 Which traits render a species prone to extinction?
      2.2 What besides magnitude distinguishes background extinctions from a mass extinction?
      2.3 What are the natural causes of extinction?
      2.4 What is the natural variability of population sizes?
3. Predicting risk of extinction
      3.1 Overexploitation
      3.2 What do we need to build reliable models and scenarios?
      3.3
      3.2Genetic warning signals (loss of genes
      3.4 From local to global extinction
4. Management issues (and recommendations)
      
II – Workshop Communications

- Global marine extinctions in historical time: what we know and why we don’t know (a lot) more
James T. Carlton ……………………

- Marine mass extinctions and ecosystem crises in deep time
Wolfgang Kiessling……………………

- Patterns of ecosystem collapse and extinction during the Late Permian extinction event
Richard J. Twitchett…………………………………………

- Population genetics and the sixth extinction threat on marine species
Anne Chenuil……………………

- Radiations, collapse and recovery of biodiversity
Carlos J. Melián………………

- Extinction trends of marine species and populations in the Aegean Sea and adjacent ecoregions
Eleni Voultsiadou, Vasilis Gerovasileiou and Thanos Dailianis………………………………

- The bio-ecology of marine extinctions, with a lesson from the Hydrozoa
Ferdinando Boero and Cinzia Gravili…………………………………………………

- Marine mammals and risk of extinction: an overview at local, regional and global scales
Simone Panigada and Nino Pierantonio…………………………

- Extinction vulnerability of chondrichthyans
Alen Soldo…………………………………

- Assessing neoextirpations in the Adriatic Sea: an historical ecology approach
Saša Raicevich and Tomaso Fortibuoni……………………

- Life history correlates of marine fisheries vulnerability: a review and a test with tunas and mackerel species
Maria José Juan-Jordá, Iago Mosqueira, Juan Freire and Nicholas K. Dulvy……………………

- The Gulf of Gabes (southern Tunisia): an endemic fish hotspot under threat
Frida Ben Rais Lasram……………………

- Food for thought – A general framework for an ecosystem approach to fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea
Philippe Cury…………………………………………

III – Bibliographic References …………………………………………………………

IV – List of Participants …………………………………………………………………