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About this book
About this book
Estuaries of South Africa presents an authoritative and comprehensive review of the current status of the country's estuarine research and management.
Information is provided on a wide range of topics, including geological, physical and chemical processes, diversity and productivity of plant and animal communities, interactions between estuarine organisms, and system properties, ecological modelling and current management issues. This broad scope is complemented by a comparative perspective, resulting in a volume which provides a unique contribution to the subject of estuarine ecology, relevant to all those working in this field throughout the world.
Paperback re-issue; originally published in 1999.
1. 15 years on! 150 years on! B. R. Allanson and D. Baird; 2. Geomorphology and sedimentology J. A. G. Cooper, C. I. Wright and T. R. Mason; 3. Estuarine hydrodynamics E. H. Schumann, J. L. Largier and J. H. Slinger; 4. Chemistry B. R. Allanson and D. Winter; 5. Primary producers J. B. Adams, G. C. Bate and M. O'Callaghan; 6. Mangroves T. D. Steinke; 7. Estuarine zooplankton T. Wooldridge; 8. Estuarine macro invertebrates C. J. De Villiers, A. N. Hodgson and A. T. Forbes; 9. The Ichthyofauna A. K. Whitfield and J. F. K. Marais; 10. Estuarine birds P. A. R. Hockey and J. K. Turpie; 11. Estuaries as ecosystems D. Baird; 12. Man and management P. D. Morant and N. W. Quinn; 13. Perspectives B. R. Allanson, D. Baird and A. E. F Heydorn; Index.
340 pages, 5 col plates, 10 b/w photos, 93 figs, 66 tabs
'The editors are certainly to be congratulated on their work. I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone wordwide with an interest in estuaries or their management.' Alec C. Brown, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 'Worldwide, both scientists and managers will find much to extract from this book.' George Branch, Tree