Ecosystems at the Land-Sea Margin: Drainage Basin to Coastal Sea

Ecosystems at the Land-Sea Margin: Drainage Basin to Coastal Sea

Editor(s): Thomas C. Malone, Alenka Malej, Lawrence W. Harding, Nenad Smodlaka, R. Eugene Turner

Published Online: 12 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875902692

Online ISBN: 9781118665091

DOI: 10.1029/CE055

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 55.

Nutrient and contaminant inputs to estuaries and coastal seas, the exploitation of living resources, translocation of nonindigenous species, and habitat loss or modification are among the most significant and sustained anthropogenic alterations of coastal ecosystems. Although the chapters that follow touch on all of these issues, the causes and consequences of nutrient enrichment are emphasized. Nutrient enrichment of estuaries and coastal seas has increased dramatically in recent decades, largely as a consequence of the combustion of fossil fuels and land-use patterns in coastal watersheds related to increases in population density and agriculture. How these changes and the compounding effects of meteorological events and local?]regional expressions of global climate change will play out in terms of ecosystem dynamics are important questions that will drive research and monitoring in the coastal zone for decades to come.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–6)

      Nenad Smodlaka, Thomas C. Malone, Alenka Malej and Lawrence W. Harding

    3. Chapter 10

      Pelagic-Benthic Coupling and Nutrient Cycling (pages 295–339)

      W. M. Kemp, J. Faganeli, S. Puskaric, E. M. Smith and W. R. Boynton

    4. Chapter 12

      Summary and Conclusions (pages 367–377)

      Alenka Malej, Lawrence W. Harding, Nenad Smodlaka and Thomas C. Malone

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