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Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change

Series: Marine Science Series (CRC) Volume: 33

Edited By: Michael J Kennish and Hans W Paerl

568 pages, 216 b/w illus, 59 tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Jun 2010 | #185042 | ISBN-13: 9781420088304
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This book examines the function and structure of coastal lagoonal ecosystems and the natural and anthropogenic drivers of change that affect them, most notably nutrient over-enrichment from coastal watersheds and airsheds. The contributors target the susceptibility of coastal lagoons to eutrophication, the indicators of eutrophic conditions, the influences of natural factors such as major storms and other climate effects, and the resulting biotic and ecosystem impairments that have developed.

One of the advantages of a book of this nature is that it brings together the recent work of leading experts in the field of coastal lagoon research into one volume. Although each chapter tends to focus on a particular system or aspect of research within this field, the major findings of these chapters are neatly summarized by the editors who also provide an overview of the knowledge and challenges that face scientists and managers who work in these important and often highly impacted ecosystems. --Alan K. Whitfield, Chief Scientist, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), in Marine Biology Research, 2011; 7: 416--417


Contents

Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change, M.J. Kennish and H. Paerl Assessing the Response of the Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, USA to Human and Climatic Disturbances: Management Implications, H. W. Paerl, B. L. Peierls, N. S. Hall, A. R. Joyner, R. R. Christian, J. D. Bales, and S. R. Riggs Sources and Fates of Nitrogen in Virginia Coastal Bays, I.C. Anderson, J.W. Stanhope, A.K. Hardison, and K.J. McGlathery Ecosystem Health Indexed through Networks of Nitrogen Cycling, R. R. Christian, C. M. Voss, C. Bondavalli, P. Viaroli, M. Naldi, A. C. Tyler, I. C. Anderson, Karen J. McGlathery, R. E. Ulanowicz, and V. Camacho-Ibar Blooms in Lagoons: Different from Those of River-Dominated Estuaries, P.M. Glibert, J.N. Boyer, C.A. Heil, C. Madden, B. Sturgis, and C.S. Wazniak Relationship between Macroinfaunal Diversity and Community Stability, and a Disturbance Caused by a Persistent Brown Tide Bloom in Laguna Madre, Texas, P.A. Montagna, R.D. Kalke, M.F. Conley, and D.A. Stockwell The Choptank Basin in Transition: Intensifying Agriculture, Slow Urbanization, and Estuarine Eutrophication, T.R. Fisher, A.B. Gustafson, A.I. Koskelo, R.J. Fox, T. Kana, K.A. Beckert, J.P. Stone, T.E. Jordan, K.W. Staver, A.J. Sutton, and G. McCarty and M. Lang Seagrass Decline in New Jersey Coastal Lagoons: A Response to Increasing Eutrophication, M.J. Kennish, S.M. Haag, and G.P. Sakowicz Controls Acting on Benthic Macrophyte Communities in a Temperate and a Tropical Estuary, S.E. Fox, I. Valiela, Y.S. Olsen, and M. Teichberg Phase Shifts, Alternative Stable States, and the Status of Southern California Lagoons, P. Fong and R.L. Kennison Lagoons of the Nile Delta, A.J. Oczkowski and S.W. Nixon Origins and Fate of Inorganic Nitrogen from Land to Coastal Ocean on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, T. Mutchler, R. F. Mooney, S. Wallace, K. H. Dunton, L. Podsim, and S. Fredriksen Subtropical Karstic Coastal Lagoon Assessment, SE Mexico: The Yucatan Peninsula Case, J.A. Herrera-Silveira and S.M. Morales-Ojeda Seasonal and Interannual Variability of Planktonic Microbes in a Mesotidal Coastal Lagoon (Ria Formosa, SE Portugal): Impact of Climatic Changes and Local Human Influences, A.B. Barbosa A Comparison of Eutrophication Processes in Three Chinese Subtropical Semienclosed Embayments with Different Buffering Capacities, K. Yin, J. Xu, and P.J. Harrison The Wadden Sea: A Coastal Ecosystem under Continuous Change, C.J.M. Philippart and H.G. Epping The Patos Lagoon Estuary: Biotic Responses to Natural and Anthropogenic Impacts in the Last Decades (1979--2008), C. Odebrecht, P.C. Abreu, C.E. Bemvenuti, M. Copertino, J.H. Muelbert, J.P. Vieira, and U. Seeliger Structure and Function of Warm Temperate East Australian Coastal Lagoons: Implications for Natural and Anthropogenic Changes, B.D. Eyre and D. Maher Response of Venice Lagoon Ecosystem to Natural and Anthropogenic Pressures over the Last 50 Years, C. Solidoro, V. Bandelj, F. A. Bernardi, E. Camatti, S. Ciavatta, G. Cossarini, C. Facca, P. Franzoi, S. Libralato, D. M. Canu, R. Pastres, F. Pranovi, S. Raicevich, G. Socal, A. Sfriso, M. Sigovini, D. Tagliapietra, and P. Torricelli Effect of Freshwater Inflow on Nutrient Loading and Macrobenthos Secondary Production in Texas Lagoons, P.A. Montagna and J. Li Index

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