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Saltmarsh Conservation, Management and Restoration

By: J Patrick Doody
217 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer Nature
Saltmarsh Conservation, Management and Restoration
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  • Saltmarsh Conservation, Management and Restoration ISBN: 9781402046032 Hardback Oct 2007 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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About this book

Coastal habitats provide the link between the land and the sea. They are dynamic, combine to form ecosystems of great complexity and provide significant areas for wildlife. Their landscapes are treasured by visitors, painters and musicians. They also provide locations for significant economic activity and are intimately bound up with fisheries, providing food and shelter for some species of commercially exploited fish stocks. The habitats themselves provide a buffer to tides and wave action, which may be particularly important in areas where relative sea level is rising and during storm periods. Managing these assets in the face of continuing pressure from human populations on a sustainable basis is a major task.

This book series will look at each of the main coastal habitats - saltmarshes, sand dunes and sand/shingle shores, modified coastal grazing marshes/salinas and sea cliffs in turn. Each habitat will be described in relation to its natural development and the way this has been influenced by human actions. The different states in which the habitats exist will be reviewed against the pressures exerted upon them. Options for management will be considered and the likely consequences of taking a particular course of action will be highlighted. These options will include the traditional approaches to management (for the conservation of wildlife and landscapes) as well as habitat restoration. The way the value of the areas change under different management regimes will be considered from both a socio-economic and environmental perspective.


Introduction.- Human influences.- Nature conservation.- States and values.- The physical states.- Physical states, restoration methods.- Vegetation states.- Grazing management.- Spartina.- Conclusions.- Appendices.

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By: J Patrick Doody
217 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer Nature
Media reviews

From the reviews: "This work ! focuses on the values of temperate salt marshes, problems associated with anthropogenic impacts, and methods of achieving positive changes. ! The text is extremely well organized ! . The wealth of information in this book comprises a valuable resource, not only for professional managers and policy makers, indeed for anyone who cares about saving these ecologically valuable land-sea interfaces. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers; upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (R. E. Knowlton, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (9), 2008)

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