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Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat:

GeoHab Atlas of seafloor geomorphic features and benthic habitats

Second Edition

Edited by Peter T. Harris and Elaine K. Baker


It has been decided that GeoHab will undertake the production of a second edition of the GeoHab Atlas of seafloor geomorphic features and benthic habitats, published by Elsevier in 2011. The second edition will include an update of the 6 introductory chapters, an update of the original case studies, add new case studies and update the final synthesis chapter.

Updated case studies should ensure that the lead author’s contact details are correct and they should complete the questionnaire (attached below) as far as possible. If there is no response from authors the case study will not be included in the second edition. If the authors have nothing new to add to an original case study the editors may decide not to include them in the second edition if they can be replaced by new case studies that overlap in terms of topic and/or geographic location.

New case studies are welcome from all geographic areas and all habitats. We are particularly interested in adding new case studies that describe habitats and/or studies from geographic areas that were not included in the first edition.

For reference, we have received 40 expressions of interest for the 2nd edition, covering a range of habitats:

  • Coastal Habitats
        -Estuaries/ Fjords
        – Mangroves
        – Maerl beds
        – Volcano and limestone
        – Rocky temperate coast 
        – Antarctic coast
  • Shelf habitats
        – Coral Reefs
        – Mud volcano  
        – Kelp forest
        – Sand banks
        – Rocky reef
        – Mesophotic reef
        – Carbonate banks
        – Worm and sponge reefs
        – Seagrass
  • Oceanic habitats
        – Seamount
        – Submarine canyon
        – Slump scarp seeps
        – Manganese nodules
        – Trench
        – Slope hydrocorals

The approximate geographic distribution of case study EoI’s is shown here: