By: JR Packham and AJ Willis
334 pages, B/w photos, line illus, figs, tabs
Describes and interprets the complex interactions between coastal organisms and the winds, tides and other water movements which shape the silt, sand and shingle of these ecosystems. |The book deals with: primary production from a systems approach; the strategies of key species; ecosystem dynamics; the operation of ecological processes; environmental impacts of pollution, drainage and water abstraction and recent increases in invasive species; effects of sea level changes, and coastal management and conservation. An immensely useful synthesis of current knowledge.
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