Upwelling Systems of the World, A Scientific Journey to the Most Productive Marine Ecosystems Book uri icon


  • Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Upwelling systems are special places in the oceans where nutrient-enriched water is brought into the euphotic zone to fuel phytoplankton blooms that, via marine food-web interactions, create the worlds richest fish resources. This book introduces the reader to the interdisciplinary science of upwelling and provides a comprehensive overview of the worlds most productive marine ecosystems in the context of climate variability, climate change and human exploitation. This material presented is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate study or just for anyone interested to learn about the creation of life in the oceans and how this is compromised by human activities.

altmetric score

  • 14

author list (cited authors)

  • Kmpf, J., & Chapman, P.

citation count

  • 188

complete list of authors

  • Kämpf, Jochen||Chapman, Piers

publication date

  • January 2016