Muddy Coast Dynamics and Resource Management, 2

Edited By

  • B.W. Flemming, Senckenberg Institute
    Division of Marine Science
    Wilhelmshaven, Germany
  • M.T. Delafontaine, Senckenberg Institute
    Division of Marine Science
    Wilhelmshaven, Germany
  • G. Liebezeit, Senckenberg Institute
    Forschungszentrum Terramare
    Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Muddy coasts are land-sea transitional environments commonly found along low-energy shorelines which either receive large annual supplies of muddy sediments, or where unconsolidated muddy deposits are being eroded by wave action.
In providing 21 case studies in different parts of the world this book provides an up-to-date review of the state of the art in muddy coast research. Issues dealing with hydrodynamics and suspended matter transport, erosion, deposition, and sediment budgets on tidal flats, primary production, nutrient fluxes and mineralization in lagoons are treated in a multi disciplinary manner. Most articles deal with issues which are of relevance with respect to global warming and future sea level rise.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2000
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-50464-7


...The papers were all peer reviewed prior to publication and their quality reflects that. The results of thorough editing and proof reading are clearly evident. The common format among papers and clear writing style made for easy reading and comprehension.
...I recommend this survey of case studies that explore the dynamics of muddy coastal environments to specialists in these areas, as well as to those with a more general interest in how these processes impact use and sustainability of these environments.

D. Scavia, Nat'l Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA, Oceanography, Vol. 14. No. 4

...This reference volume is recommended reading for students and researchers who wish to obtain more detailed information on a number of specific coastal systems dominated by mud; it complements the SCOR results published in Muddy Coasts of the World: Processes, Deposits and Functions.
B. Kjerfve, EOS
...The papers presented in this book are all of high quality level, clearly written and organized including high-quality illustrations and a complete uniform bibliography. ...I recommend this survey of case studies that provide an up-to-date review of the state of the art in the dynamics of muddy coastal waters to specialists in this area, as well as to those with a more general interest in the physical and biogeochemical functioning of muddy coastal areas and in their protection.
M. Grégoire, Journal of Marine Systems

Table of Contents

PrefaceContentsContributorsSection 1: Hydrodynamics and suspended particulate matter in bays andback-barrier tidal basinsHydrodynamics of Chwaka Bay, a shallow mangrove-fringedtropical embayment, Tanzania(N. Nyandwi, O.U. Mwaipopo). Tidal characteristics of an accretional tidal flat (The Wash, U.K.)(X. Ke., M. Collins). Quantifying concentration and flux of suspended particulatematter through a tidal inlet of the East Frisian Wadden Seaby acoustic doppler current profiling(P. Santamarina Cuneo, B.W. Flemming). Section 2: Erosion, deposition, and sediment budgets of tidal flatsSurface erosion of fine-grained sediment revisited(A. J. Mehta, T.M. Parchure). Comparison of the erosion shear stress of oxic and anoxicsediments in the East Frisian Wadden Sea(I. Austen, G. Witte). Mass balancing the seasonal turnover of mud and sand in the vicinityof an intertidal mussel bank in the Wadden Sea (southern North Sea)(A. Bartholomä, B.W. Flemming, M.T. Delafontaine). Mass balancing the seasonal turnover of POC in mud and sand on aback-barrier tidal flat (southern North Sea)(M.T. Delafontaine, B.W. Flemming, A. Bartholomä). Section 3: Primary production, nutrient fluxes and mineralisation in shallow coastal lagoons (Bodden) of the Baltic SeaSignificance of microphytobenthic primary productionin the Bodden (southern Baltic Sea)(S. Gerbersdorf, H.J. Black, J. Meyercordt,L.-A. Meyer-Reil, T. Rieling, I. Stodian). Bodden waters (southern Baltic Sea) as a source ofmethane and nitrous oxide(S. Dahlke, C. Wolff, L.-A. Meyer-Reil, H.W. Bange,R. Ramesh, S. Rapsomanikis, M.O. Andreae). Geochemical investigations of iron and manganesein coastal sediments of the southern Baltic Sea(I. Stodian, H.J. Black, S. Gerbersdorf, M. Köster,L.-A. Meyer-Reil, T. Rieling). Phosphorus in sediments from coastal waters ofMecklenburg-Vorpommern (southern Baltic Sea)(S. Berghoff, G. Schlungbaum, U. Selig). Benthic microbial decomposition of organic matter and nutrientfluxes at the sediment-water interface in a shallow coastal inletof the southern Baltic Sea (Nordrügensche Bodden)(T. Rieling, S. Gerbersdorf, I. Stodian, H.J. Black, S. Dahlke,M. Köster, J. Meyercordt, L.-A. Meyer-Reil). Significance of aerobic and anaerobic mineralization processesof organic carbon in sediments of a shallow coastal inletin the southern Baltic Sea(M. Köster, H.-D. Babenzien, H.J. Black, S. Dahlke,S. Gerbersdorf, J. Meyercordt, L.-A. Meyer-Reil,T. Rieling, I. Stodian, A. Voigt). Section 4: Sediment geochemistry in salt-marshes and Holocene depositsEffects of plant roots on salt-marsh sediment geochemistry(M.I. Caçador, M.J. Madureira, C. Vale). Elemental composition of siderite grains in early Holocenedeposits of Youngjong Island (west coast of Korea),and its palaeoenvironmental implications(B.-K. Khim, K.-S. Choi, Y.A. Park). Section 5: Sea-level rise, land reclamation, and resource managementThe impacts of sea-level rise on the coastal fisheries resourcesand aquatic ecosystems of Cameroon (Central Africa)(C.E. Gabche, T.J. Youmbi, C.A. Angwe). Impacts of sea-level rise and human activities on the evolutionof the Pearl River delta, South China(M.-K. Han, L. Wu, Y.-F. Liu, N. Mimura). The combined impacts of mean sea-level rise and secular trendsin mean tidal range on the marine environment in the vicinityof the Huanghe River mouth(J. Zhang, J. Wang). The missing mud flats of the Wadden Sea: a reconstructionof sediments and accommodation space lost in the wake ofland reclamation(S. Mai, A. Bartholomä). The Wadden Sea squeeze as a cause of decreasing sedimentaryorganic loading(M.T.Delafontaine, B.W. Flemming, S. Mai). The utilization of coastal tidal flats: a case-study on IntegratedCoastal Area Management from China(Y. Wang, X. Zou, D. Zhu).