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Estuarine Ecology


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

550 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Nov 2012 | Edition: 2 | #173152 | ISBN-13: 9780471755678
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NHBS Price: £59.99 $73/€67 approx

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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


1. Introduction to Estuarine Ecology
John W. Day, Jr., Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia, W. Michael Kemp, and Byron C. Crump

2. Estuarine Geomorphology and Coastal Hydrology
Gregg A. Snedden, Jaye E. Cable, and Björn Kjerfve

3. Estuarine Chemistry
Thomas S. Bianchi

4. Estuarine Phytoplankton
Hans W. Paerl and Dubravko Justiæ5. Seagrass and Related Submersed Vascular Plants
Jens Borum, Renee K. Gruber, and W. Michael Kemp

6. Coastal Marshes
Carles Ibáñez, James T. Morris, Irving A. Mendelssohn, and John W. Day, Jr.

7. Mangrove Wetlands
Robert R. Twilley and John Day, Jr

8. Estuarine Benthic Algae
Karen J. McGlathery, Kristina Sundbäck, and Peggy Fong

9. Estuarine Microbial Ecology
Linda K. Blum and Aaron L. Mills

10. Estuarine Microbial Food Webs
Byron C. Crump, Hugh W. Ducklow, and John E. Hobbie

11. Estuarine Zooplankton
Mark C. Benfield

12. Estuarine Benthos
James G. Wilson and John W. Fleeger

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

14. The Ecology of Estuarine Wildlife
Russell Greenberg

15. Ecosystem Metabolism
Jeremy M. Testa, W. Michael Kemp, Charles S. Hopkinson, Jr. and Stephen V. Smith

16. Estuarine Food Webs
James D. Hagy III and W. Michael Kemp

17. Budget Analyses of Estuarine Ecosystems
Walter R. Boynton and Scott W. Nixon

18. Fisheries in Lagoon-Estuarine Ecosystems
Daniel Pauly and Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia

19. Human Impact and Management of Estuarine Ecosystems
John W. Day, Jr., Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia, and W. Michael Kemp

20. Global Climate Change and Estuarine Systems
John M. Rybczyk, John W. Day, Jr., Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia, and James H. Cowan

21. Estuarine Ecological Modeling
Enrique Reyes, Kenneth Rose, and Dubravko Justic

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