Oceanic and anthropogenic controls of life in the Pacific Ocean [electronic resource] : proceedings of the 2nd Pacific Symposium on Marine Sciences, Nakhodka, Russia, August 11-19, 1988 / edited by V.I. Ilyichev and V.V. Anikiev.
This volume presents a collection of original, multidisciplinary papers written by leading scientists from the various countries of the Pacific rim. The major topics covered are the origins of life in the marine environment; the changing distribution of biological parameters; hydrophysical and hydrochemical processes; and the exploitation of ocean resources and the ensuing consequences. The material is divided into five parts. The Introduction (Part I) gives a comprehensive overview of the research activities of the IOC and related organisations. The following four parts of the book comprise a number of survey papers which deal with specific aspects of marine science in the Pacific Ocean. For researchers and decision makers interested in marine and environmental science with an emphasis on the Pacific Ocean.