Ecology of Barnegat Bay, New Jersey
Copyright 1984 by the Springer-Verlag
Editor(s): Michael J. Kennish, Richard A. Lutz
Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780387909356
Online ISBN: 9781118663691
Book Series: Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies
About this Book
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies Series, Volume 6.
Research on estuaries has expanded rapidly during the past two decades as a result of the increasing awareness of the ecological importance of these coastal ecosystems and the recognition of their exceptional value. The high biological productivity of estuaries is indisputable as exemplified by the voluminous literature on the subject. Clearly, the significance of this ecotone extends beyond its defined limits; estuaries greatly influence biotic processes in nearby coastal waters.