Recent Submissions

  • GEOHAB Core Research Project: HABs in Benthic Systems.

    Berdalet, E.; Tester, P.; Zingone, A. (IOC and SCORParis, France, 2012)
    Harmful events associated with benthic microalgae (BHABs), have been reported more frequently over the last decade including in areas where BHAB genera were hardly known. Of particular concern are the out- breaks of Gambierdiscus, a toxic dinoflagellate genus associated to the ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP). The ciguatoxins produced by Gambierdiscus are bioaccumulated in reef fishes and are responsible for the most common algal toxin-related illnesses, globally affecting the greatest number of victims and often with sig- nificant long-term health effects. Although traditionally considered as a tropical sickness, CFP is also being recently reported on subtropical waters and the Mediterranean Sea, and new species of Gambierdiscus have been identified in these areas.
  • GEOHAB Core Research Project: HABs in Stratified Systems.

    Gentien, P.; Reguera, B.; Yamazaki, H.; Berdalet, E.; Raine, R.; Fernand, L. (IOC and SCORParis, France, 2008)
    Based on contributions by participants of the GEOHAB Open Science Meeting on HABs in Stratified Systems and members of the GOEHAB Scientific Committee.
  • Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms in Asia: A Regional Comparative Programme.

    Furuya, Ken; Glibert, Patricia M; Zhou, Mingjiang; Raine, Robin (IOC and SCORParis, France, 2010)
    Based on contributions by the participants of the 1st and 2nd Asian GEOHAB Meetings 2007, 2008.
  • GEOHAB Core Research Project: HABs in Fjords and Coastal Embayments

    Roy, S.; Diogène, J.; Cembella, A.; Guzmán, L. (IOC and SCORParis, France, 2010)
    The report was developed following workshop discussions with the Ocean Science Meeting International Organizing Committee and attending members of the GEOHAB Scientific Steering Committee, including Allan Cembella (Germany), Einar Dahl (Norway), Patricia Glibert (USA), Leonardo Guzmán (Chile), Bengt Karlson (Sweden), Grant Pitcher (South Africa), Robin Raine (Ireland), and Suzanne Roy (Canada). We further appreciate the ontributions to this document provided by those presenting plenary lectures on the key topics
  • Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms, HABs in Eutrophic Systems.

    Glibert, P.M. (IOCSCORParis, 2006)
    Nutrient enrichment of both land and water is a result of increased human population growth and many associated activities for food and energy production, and discharge of associated sewage and waste. The end result of nutrient loading to inland and coastal waters is often an increase in algal biomass, frequently dominated by one or more species or species groups; this process is eutrophication. An important consequence of eutrophication is the increased prevalence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) that develop high biomass, cause fish kills, intoxicate seafood, result in oxygen depletion, and alter trophic interactions. Nutrient enrichment can stimulate HABs not only directly by stimulation of growth and biomass, but indirectly in subtle, but nevertheless significant, ways through alterations in food web and ecosystem dynamics. The interactions of these alterations on HAB proliferation is only beginning to be understood.
  • Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms, Implementation Plan.

    Gentian, P.; Pitcher, G.; Cembella, A.; Glibert, P. (IOC and SCORParis, France, 2003)
    This document describes a Implementation Plan reviewed and approved by the Scientific Commission on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the U.N. Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
  • GEOHAB Core Research Project

    Figueiras, F.; Moita, T.; Pitcher, G.; Trainer, V.; Kudela, R.; Probyn, T. (IOC and SCORParis, France, 2005)
    Based on contributions by participants of the GEOHAB Open Scence Meeting on HABS in Upwelling Systems and the GEOHAB Scientific Steering Committee.
  • Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms, Science Plan

    Glibert, P.; Pitcher, G. (IOC and SCORParis, France, 2001)
    This document describes a Science Plan reviewed and approved by the Scientific Commission on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the U.N. Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)