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Estuaries

The importance and ecological significance of estuaries has been long appreciated. In the last few years, there has been increased research activity, resulting in significant advances in understanding of estuarine ecology. This special thematic volume of Advances in Ecological Research provides an overview of a number of the important areas. Ranging from the macroscale: how differences in river basins influence the loads of nutrients, through the impacts and fates of the nutrient loads, to how both phytoplanktonic and benthic estuarine primary production are regulated. There is also a review of the key factors influencing the outcome of management decisions for estuaries from the point of sustainability of estuarine resources. This volume is essential reading and reference for all those interested in estuaries including ecologists, environmental scientists, botanists, and zoologists.

Audience
Research level ecologists in adademia and industry.

Hardbound, 320 Pages

Published: September 1999

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-013929-3

Reviews

  • "Without exception the papers are well and attractively written and together constitute an important and stimulating contribution to the modern science of ecology."
    Praise for the Series, --NATURE


    "This series should certainly serve as an effective means of keeping abreast of the major advances in this challenging and growing field."
    --PHYTOLOGIA

Contents

  • D.O. Hessen, Catchment Properties and the Transport of Major Elements to Estuaries.D.B. Nedwell, T.D. Jickells, M.T. Trimmer, and R. Sanders, Nutrients in Estuaries.G.J.C. Underwood and J. Kromkamp, Primary Production by Phytoplankton and Microphytobenthos in Estuaries.D.M. Paterson and K.S. Black, Water Flow, Sediment Dynamics, and Benthic Biology.P.M.J. Herman, J.J. Middleburg, J. Van de Koppel, and C.H.R. Heip, Ecology of Estuarine Macrobenthos.S. Crooks and R.K. Turner, Integrated Coastal Management: Sustaining Estuarine Natural Resources.

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