An Assessment and Annotated Bibliography of Marine Bioluminescence Research: 1979-1987
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEAN SCIENCES BRANCH
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Publications relevant to marine bioluminescence from 1979 through 1987 are annotated and cross-indexed by author, organism studied, geographic location, and key words. Sources of research funding are discussed, and the most prolific institutions and most popular sources for publication are identified. Six areas of particular interest-namely flash characteristics, stimulation techniques, geographic and temporal distribution and occurrence and correlation with environmental parameters, the luminous organism themselves, symbiosis, and circadian rhythms are identified and analyzed for significant progress, important research omissions, and trends. No significant trends are identified, although the suggestion possibility of a decrease in research effort in these areas over the decade is noted. The international nature of the research is considered.
- Biological Oceanography