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ASFA 1: Biological Sciences and Living Resources

For scientists involved in the cooperative management of the world's living aquatic resources, ASFA 1 provides extensive coverage of basic and applied research on aquatic organisms. All aspects of marine, freshwater, and brackish water organisms and environments are examined, including information on biology and ecology of aquatic organisms, exploitation of living resources, and related legal, policy, and socioeconomic issues. Since natural resources are an important feature of ASFA 1, fisheries receive particular attention, with comprehensive sections that put scientists and managers in touch with the latest fishing methods, statistics, aquaculture, food technology, productivity, conservation, and marketing.

Abstracts cover laboratory studies of aquatic organisms as well as research in the field. All types of source documents dealing with aquatic organisms and issues that affect their environment are surveyed. And the journal's hierarchic subject classification, with multiple indexes, makes it easy to locate specific information. ASFA 1 represents an indispensable resource for researchers, administrators, policy makers, and librarians whose work is involved with the science, technology, and management of marine, brackish water, and freshwater environments and organisms.

Copyright 2006 FAO (On behalf of the ASFA Advisory Board). All rights reserved.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • General Aspects
    • Law, Policy, Economics, and Social Sciences
    • Biology: General
    • Microbiology
    • Botany
    • Invertebrate Biology: General
    • Malacology
    • Carcinology
    • Entomology
    • Chordate Biology: General
    • Ichthyology
    • Ornithology
    • Mammalogy
    • Ecology and Ecosystems: Aquatic Ecology
    • Autecology
    • Population Studies
    • Aquatic Communities
    • Productivity, Ecosystems, Species Interactions
    • Fouling and Boring
    • Fisheries: Practical Aspects of Fisheries
    • Aquaculture
    • Fishable Stocks
    • Aquatic Products and their Utilization
    • Marketing and Economics of Aquatic products
Dates of Coverage
    1971 - current. Note: These are several hundred records published before 1971.
Update Frequency
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
Print Equivalent
    ASFA 1: Biological Sciences and Living Resources
    789 E. Eisenhower Parkway
    P.O. Box 1346
    Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
    Tel: +1-734-761-4700
Sample Record
    TI: Title
    The role of mesoscale hydrography on microbial dynamics in the Northeast Atlantic: Results of a spring bloom experiment
    AU: Author
    Karrasch, B; Hoppe, H-G; Ullrich, S; Podewski, S
    AF: Author Affiliation
    UFZ, Umwelforschungstent. Leipig-Halle, Gewaesserforsch. Am Biederiter Busch 12, 39114 Magdeburg, FRG
    SO: Source
    J. MAR. RES., vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 99- 122, 1996
    IS: ISSN
    AB: Abstract
    During RV Meteor cruise No. 10 from May to June 1989 (JGOFS pilot study) bacterial and picocyanobacterial abundance, biomass, and bacterial production were estimated at two drift stations close to 47N, 20W and 58N, 20W in the northeast Atlantic. At 47N two different mesoscale hydrographic structures were sampled which divided the drift experiment into a cyclonic and an anticyclonic circulation phase. Transition from one phase to the next was clearly reflected by changes of the biological structure in the upper water column. The results suggest that within a specific type of hydrographic structure either a heterotrophic or an autotrophic system can be established, depending on the stage of bloom development. In conclusion: Depending on their origin and age, mesoscale hydrographic structures can be correlated with different stages of biological development. This leads to the mesoscale patchiness of biological measurements, which is a characteristic feature of the northeast Atlantic.
    LA: Language
    SL: Summary Language
    PY: Publication Year
    PT: Publication Type
    Journal Article
    DE: Descriptors
    ANE, Atlantic; mesoscale features; hydrographic surveys; algal blooms; phytoplankton; bacteria; nannoplankton
    ER: Environmental Regime
    TR: ASFA Input Center Number
    CL: Classification
    Q1 01481 Productivity; O 1070 Ecology/Community Studies
    SF: Subfile
    ASFA 1: Biological Sciences & Living Resources; Oceanic Abstracts
    AN: Accession Number
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract IS = ISSN
    AF = Author Affiliation LA = Language
    AN = Accession Number NT = Notes
    AU = Authors NU = Other Numbers
    CA = Corporate Author OT = Original Title
    CF = Conference PB = Publisher
    CL = Classification Code PT = Publication Type
    DE = Descriptors PY = Publication Year
    ED = Editor SF = Subfile Name
    EM = Entry Month SL = Summary Language
    ER = Environmental Regime SO = Source
    IB = ISBN TI = Title
    ID = Identifiers TR = ASFA Input Center Number