A Renewable Engineer's Essential Guide to Marine Ecology

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The environmental impacts of tidal stream energy extraction. are not yet understood. What is known is that the ecological effects of tidal mixing are both direct and indirect. The direct effects of changes in mixing affect the location and timing of foraging of a range of marine animals. The indirect effects of changes in mixing influence the amount and location of primary production. The complexity of the possible effects due to the placement of tidal devices needs to be understood by both ecologist and engineers. Designing and implementing collaborative field studies will improve the decision making process for the environmentally sound deployment of tidal energy devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2007 - Europe, Vols 1-3
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-0634-0
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventOCEANS 2007: Europe - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 200721 Jun 2007
https://www.tib.eu/en/search/id/TIBKAT%3A557478170/ (Link to Conference proceedings from TIB)


ConferenceOCEANS 2007: Europe
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • environmental impacts
  • marine predators
  • primary production
  • tidal mixing
  • tidal fronts
  • aggregation
  • behavior
  • estuary
  • channel
  • system
  • krill
  • sea


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