Articles | Volume 17, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 17, 6163–6184, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-6163-2020

Special issue: Assessing environmental impacts of deep-sea mining...

Biogeosciences, 17, 6163–6184, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-6163-2020

Research article 09 Dec 2020

Research article | 09 Dec 2020

Adult life strategy affects distribution patterns in abyssal isopods – implications for conservation in Pacific nodule areas

Saskia Brix et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 Sep 2020) by Matthias Haeckel
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 Sep 2020) by Jack Middelburg(Co-Editor-in-Chief)
AR by Saskia Brix on behalf of the Authors (18 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Sep 2020) by Matthias Haeckel
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Sep 2020) by Jack Middelburg(Co-Editor-in-Chief)
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The Clarion–Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ) located in the Pacific is commercially the most important area of proposed manganese nodule mining. Extraction of this will influence the life and distribution of small deep-sea invertebrates like peracarid crustaceans, of which >90 % are undescribed species new to science. We are doing a species delimitation approach as baseline for an ecological interpretation of species distribution and discuss the results in light of future deep-sea conservation.
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