By: KH Mann
406 pages, 15 col plates, 128 illus
Undergraduate textbook on coastal marine ecosystems. The content is accessible - chapters cover various environments and scientific principles are applied to steps in the management and decision-making process.
Praise from Reviewers: "Ecology of Coastal Waters: With Implications for Management, Second Edition is a thorough synthesis that describes the processing of materials in nearshore ecosystems, with an emphasis on the importance of this information for policy issues. The book will be useful as a text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students interest in coastal marine ecology and resource management. Ken Mann's style is easy to read and informative.--Merryl Alber, PhD, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia "I found few books that give a broad introduction to this subject. Mann's book appears to fill this gap, and I will very likely adopt it as a text when it is published."--Chris Tanner, PhD, Department of Biology, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Preface.1. The Subject and the Approach.Part One: Estuarine Ecosystems and their Components.2. Estuaries: their Physical Properties in Relation to their Biological Functioning.3. Salt-Marshes.4. Mangroves.5. Seagrass Systems.6. The Fate of Macrophyte Detritus.7. Estuarine Planktonic Systems.8. Estuarine Benthic Systems.9. Fish and Shellfish in Estuaries.10. The Integrated Functioning of Estuaries. Part Two: Coastal Systems: Rocky Shortes and Beaches.11. Intertidal Rocky Shores.12. Subtidal Rocky Shores.13. Sandy Beaches. Part Three: Shelf Ecosystems.14. Planktonic Systems on the Continental Shelves.15. Coastal Upwelling Ecosystems.16. Coral Reefs.17. Fish Production on the Continental Shelves. Part Four: Synthesis.18. The Whole-Ecosystem Approach to Managing Coastal Waters: Questions for the Future. References. Suggestions for Further Reading: recent Developments and More. Advanced Topics. Index.
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