Impact of oil pollution on marine populations, communities, and ecosystems: a summing up




Clark, R. B.

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London: The Royal Society


The Discussion Meeting revealed a considerable divergence of views. Present evidence suggests that oil pollution may have serious local and temporary consequences, but they are no greater, and generally less than natural fluctuations. There are a number of areas of ignorance or uncertainty, which accounts for the different attitudes taken at the meeting. The principal need is to gain a better understanding of the functional performace of ecosystems and their response to disturbance, whether caused by natural events or pollution.


Chapter of the book cataloged as part of the TAMUG collection at QH191.8.O4 L6


oil pollution, marine ecosystems


Clark, R.B. 1982. The impact of oil pollution on marine populations, communities and ecosystems: a summing up. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London. Part B, Volume 297. Pages 433-443.