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Estuarine Ecohydrology

Provides a sound knowledge of the physical functioning of an estuary in order to understand its ecological functioning
Describes the essentials behind conceptual and numerical models of the health of an estuary ecosystem and how to use these models to quantify both human impacts and the value of remediation and management measures
Chapters are written in an accessible way that encourages collaboration between aquatic, marine and wetland biologists, ecologists, oceanographers, geologists, geomorphologists, chemists, and ecosystem modelers
Covers the physical, chemical, and biological elements of estuary environments, indicating that the essence of an estuary’s functioning lies in its connectivity with the adjacent catchment and the marine/coastal system

By: Eric Wolanski (Author), Mike Elliott (Author)

208 pages, ~105 illustrations


Hardback | Sep 2015 | Edition: 2 | #217551 | ISBN-13: 9780444633989
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Estuarine Ecohydrology, Second Edition, provides an ecohydrology viewpoint of an estuary as an ecosystem by focusing on its principal components: the river, the estuarine waters, the sediment, the nutrients, the wetlands, the oceanic influence, and the aquatic food web as well as models of the health of an estuary ecosystem. Estuaries, the intersection of freshwater and coastal ecosystems, exhibit complex physical and biological processes, which must be understood in order to sustain and restore them when necessary. Only after understanding an estuary as an ecosystem can the scientist confidently propose ecohydrology solutions for managing an estuary in an ecologically sustainable manner. This process leads to solutions beyond the purely technical.

Estuarine Ecohydrology, Second Edition, demonstrates how, based on an understanding of the processes controlling estuarine ecosystem health, one can quantify its ability to cope with human stresses. The theories, models, and real-world solutions presented will serve as a toolkit for designing a management plan for the ecologically sustainable development of an estuary.


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- Introduction
- Biogeochemical Box-Models
- More Complex Models
- Modeling Life Cycles
- Physical Control of Biological Processes
- Coupled Circulation- and Biogeochemical Models
- Circulation model, Zooplankton and Fish models
- A Brief introduction to MATLAB

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Professor Eric Wolanski is a coastal oceanographer and ecohydrologist. Eric has 360 publications; he is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Engineers Australia, and l'Acad mie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer. He was awarded an Australian Centenary medal for services in estuarine and coastal oceanography, a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Catholic University of Louvain, a Queensland Information Technology and Telecommunication award for excellence, and the ECSA LifeTime Achievement Award. Eric a member of the Scientific and Policy Committee of LOICZ and of EMECS. He is the senior Co-Editor-in-Chief of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, chief editor of Wetlands Ecology and Management, and the Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science. Eric is the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the international Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association. Director of the Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies and Professor of Estuarine and Coastal Sciences at the University of Hull, UK.

Professor Mike Elliott is a marine biologist with a wide experience of biological and environmental analyses, but also with interests in marine management and policy. Mike has studied the biota, physical characteristics and management of estuaries and coasts in great detail. His teaching, research, advisory and consultancy work has included studies of sediments, water quality, zooplankton, intertidal and subtidal benthic communities and fish communities, as well as policy, governance and management. In many instances, the interactions between these aspects have been investigated, usually in relation to human activities and the effects of human pressures on the systems. Mike has published widely in this field, co-authoring/co-editing 12 books and contributing to over 170 peer-reviewed publications. This includes co-authoring The Estuarine Ecosystem: Ecology, Threats and Management (with D.S. McLusky), Ecology of Marine Sediments: Science to Management (with J.S. Gray) and one of the volumes and several of the contributions in the Elsevier Treatise on Estuarine & Coastal Science. He has acted as an advisor on many environmental matters for academia, industry, government and statutory bodies in the UK and elsewhere. Mike is a past-President of the international Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association and is also a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science and an Editorial Advisor of Marine Pollution Bulletin and Marine Ecology Progress Series. He was previously the Senior Marine Biologist of the Forth River Purification Board (now the Scottish Environmental protection Agency). Professor Elliott has been a member of many advisory and evaluation boards in the UK and elsewhere including being appointed by the UK Environment Secretary of State onto the Defra Marine Conservation Zone Science Advisory Panel.

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