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Estuarine Comparisons - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124040700, 9781483257853

Estuarine Comparisons

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial International Estuarine Research Conference, Gleneden Beach, Oregon, November 1-6, 1981

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Editor: Victor S Kennedy
eBook ISBN: 9781483257853
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th September 1982
Page Count: 728
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Estuarine Comparisons compares the knowledge gained about many of the world's estuaries. The book compares the Pacific, Gulf, and Atlantic coast estuaries, and the physical, chemical, and biological parameters in estuaries throughout the world. The text also compares the features of North Sea, east and West Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific estuaries, as well as of pioneering work in the Chang Jiang estuary of China, one of the largest in the world. Comparisons of anadromous fisheries, estuarine microbiology, and many other interactive features over a wide variety of latitudinal and longitudinal variation are also encompassed. People interested in estuaries, including ecologists, will find the book invaluable.

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List of Contributors



Ecodynamic Comparisons among Estuaries

Scales of Variability in Estuarine Ecosystems

Localized Mixing of Low Salinity Patches in a Partially Mixed Estuary (Southampton Water, England)

Temporal and Spatial Considerations in Measuring Estuarine Water Fluxes

Relationship Between Physical Characteristics and Organic Carbon Sources as a Basis for Comparing Estuaries in Southern New England

A Comparative Analysis of Nutrients and other Factors Influencing Estuarine Phytoplankton Production

Biochemical Correlates of Structure and Stability in Divergent Plankton Communities

Responses of Texas Estuaries to Freshwater Inflows

An Analysis of Environmental Factors Regulating Community Metabolism and Fisheries Production in a Louisiana Estuary

Dynamics Beneath the Marsh Soil Surface

A Review of Primary Production and Decomposition Dynamics of the Belowground Marsh Component

Bacteria and Microbial Distribution in Estuarine Sediments

The Regulation of Decomposition and Heterotrophic Microbial Activity in Salt Marsh Soils: A Review

Nitrogen Cycling and Estuarine Interfaces: Some Current Concepts and Research Directions

Soil Dynamics and the Productivity of Spartina Alterniflora

Effects of Hypoxia on Root and Shoot Respiration of Spartina Alterniflora

Sedimentation, Nutrient Accumulation, and Early Diagenesis in Louisiana Baratarνa Basin Coastal Marshes

Ecological Implications of the Vertical Distribution of Meiofauna in Salt Marsh Sediments

The Influence of Fiddler Crab Burrows and Burrowing on Metabolic Processes in Salt Marsh Sediments

Emissions of Sulfur Gases to the Atmosphere from Estuaries and Coastal Areas

Comparisons of Anadromous Fishes in Estuaries

Juvenile Pacific Salmon in Estuaries: The Life Support System

The Role of Puget Sound and Washington Coastal Estuaries in the Life History of Pacific Salmon: An Unappreciated Function

Migration Characteristics of Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus Kisutch) Smolts in the Columbia River and its Estuary

Temporal Use of an Oregon Estuary by Hatchery and Wild Juvenile Salmon

Life History of Fall-Run Juvenile Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus Tshawytscha, in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary, California

Status of Anadromous Fishes in Southeastern U.S. Estuaries

Factors Affecting Recruitment of Potomac River Striped Bass and Resulting Implications for Management

Larval Retention in Estuaries

Estuarine Larval Retention Mechanisms on Two Scales

Larval Recruitment in the Crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun: An Amendment to the Concept of Larval Retention in Estuaries

Comparison of Dispersal of Crab Larvae in Delaware Bay, USA, and the Gulf of Nicoya, Central America

Timing of Larval Production and Flux of Invertebrate Larvae in a Well-Mixed Estuary

Tidally Timed Behavior: Effects on Larval Distributions in Estuaries

Selection for Retention or Export of Larvae in Estuaries

Population Genetics of Coastal and Estuarine Invertebrates: Does Larval Behavior Influence Population Structure?

Genetic Consequences of Larval Retention: Theoretical and Methodological Aspects

Estuarine Sediment Dynamics and Sedimentation Control

Introduction to Session on Estuarine Sediment Dynamics and Sedimentation Control

Time Dependent Properties of Cohesive Sediment Relevant to Sedimentation Management - European Experience

Resuspension Potential of Deposited Cohesive Sediment Beds

Sedimentation Associated with Tidal Barriers in China's Estuaries and Measures for its Reduction

Sediment Problems and their Control in U.S. Navy Pier Slips in Selected Harbors of the United States

Sediment Control Through Dredging

The Yangtze Estuary: Its Origin and Development

The Chang Jiang (Yangtze) Estuary: Establishing its Place in the Community of Estuaries

The Model of Development of the Chang Jiang Estuary During the Last 2000 Years

Descriptions of the Morphology and Sedimentary Structures of the River Mouth Bar in the Chang Jiang Estuary

Circulation of the Chang Jiang Estuary and its Effect on the Transport of Suspended Sediment

A Study of Diffusion of Upper-Layer Suspended Sediments in Discharges from the Chang Jiang Estuary into the Sea, Based on Satellite Imagery



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