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The Ecology of Sandy Shores

By: Anton McLachlan(Author), Alec Brown(Author)

373 pages, illustrations, tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Oct 2006 | Edition: 2 | #160746 | ISBN: 0123725690
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About this book

The Ecology of Sandy Shores provides a one-volume resource for understanding the conservation and management of the sandy shore ecosystem. Covering all beach types, and addressing issues from the behavioral and physiological adaptations of the biota to exploring the effects of pollution and the impact of man's activities, The Ecology of Sandy Shores should become the standard reference for those interested in Sandy Shore study, management and preservation.


1. Introduction
2. The Physical Environment
3. The Interstitial Environment
4. Beach and Surf Zone Flora
5. Sandy Beach Invertebrates
6. Adaptation to Sandy Beach Life
7. Benthic Macrofauna Communities
8. Benthic Macrofauna Populations
9. Interstitial Ecology
10. Surf Zone Fauna
11. Turtles and Terrestrial Vertebrates
12. Energetics and Nutrient Cycling
13. Coastal Dune Ecosystems and Dune-beach Interactions
14. Conclusions
15. Human Impacts
16. Coastal Zone Management
17. Glossary
18. References
19. Appendices

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