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Coastal Marine Ecosystems of Latin America

Series: Ecological Studies Volume: 144

Edited By: U Seeliger and B Kjerfve

350 pages, 69 figs, 6 tabs


Hardback | Dec 2000 | #113090 | ISBN: 3540672281
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NHBS Price: £191.50 $268/€217 approx

About this book

Review on the structure, processes and function of 20 important Latin American coastal marine ecosystems.

From the reviews "... I can highly recommend this book to all those who (start to) work in Latin America's coastal environments be it for basic, applied, or conservation research. They will find it a good introduction and overview. It should be present in all university libraries, not only those in Latin America." (Aquatic Ecology)


From the contents: The tectonic and geological environment of coastal South America.- The Gulf of Honduras.- The coastal lagoon Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia.- The Maracaibo System,Venezuela.- The Orinoco River Delta, Venezuela.- The Itamataca estuarine ecosystem, Brazil.- the Abrolhos Reefs of Brazil.- The Cabo Frio upwelling system, Brazil.- Baja de Guanabara, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.- The Lagunar region and estuary ecosystem of Cananeia, Brazil.- The subtropical estuarine complex of Paranagua Bay, Brazil.- The convergence ecosystem in the southwest Atlantic.- The Patos Lagoon Estuary, Brazil.- The Rio de la Plata Estuary, Argentina-Uruguay.- The Bahia Blanca Estuary, Argentina.- The sand beach ecosystem of Chile.- The Peruvian coastal upwelling system. The Gulf of Guayaquil and the Guayas River estuary, Ecuador.- The estuary ecosystem of Buenaventura Bay, Colombia.- Eastern Pacific coral reef ecosystems.- The tropical Pacific coast of Mexico.- And much more ...

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