Estuarine Ecology, Second Edition

Estuarine Ecology, Second Edition

Editor(s): John W. Day, Byron C. Crump, W. Michael Kemp, Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia

Published Online: 24 SEP 2012 08:07AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780471755678

Online ISBN: 9781118412787

DOI: 10.1002/9781118412787

About this Book

Estuaries are among the most biologically productive ecosystems on the planet--critical to the life cycles of fish, other aquatic animals, and the creatures which feed on them. Estuarine Ecology, Second Edition, covers the physical and chemical aspects of estuaries, the biology and ecology of key organisms, the flow of organic matter through estuaries, and human interactions, such as the environmental impact of fisheries on estuaries and the effects of global climate change on these important ecosystems.

Authored by a team of world experts from the estuarine science community, this long-awaited, full-color edition includes new chapters covering phytoplankton, seagrasses, coastal marshes, mangroves, benthic algae, Integrated Coastal Zone Management techniques, and the effects of global climate change. It also features an entriely new section on estuarine ecosystem processes, trophic webs, ecosystem metabolism, and the interactions between estuaries and other ecosystems such as wetlands and marshes

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter One

      Introduction to Estuarine Ecology (pages 1–18)

      John W. Day, Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia, W. Michael Kemp and Byron C. Crump

    3. Chapter Six

      Coastal Marshes (pages 129–163)

      Carles Ibáñez, James T. Morris, Irving A. Mendelssohn and John W. Day

    4. Chapter Eight

      Estuarine Benthic Algae (pages 203–234)

      Karen J. McGlathery, Kristina Sundbäck and Peggy Fong

    5. Chapter Thirteen

      Estuarine Nekton (pages 327–355)

      James H. Cowan, Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia, Patricia Sánchez-Gil and Linda A. Deegan

    6. Chapter Fifteen

      Ecosystem Metabolism (pages 381–416)

      Jeremy M. Testa, W. Michael Kemp, Charles S. Hopkinson and Stephen V. Smith

    7. Chapter Twenty

      Global Climate Change and Estuarine Systems (pages 497–518)

      John M. Rybczyk, John W. Day, Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia and James H. Cowan

    8. Chapter Twenty-One

      Estuarine Ecological Modeling (pages 519–536)

      Enrique Reyes, Kenneth Rose and Dubravko Justić

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