Estuarine Perspectives

Estuarine Perspectives

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editor: Victor S Kennedy
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483277493

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Estuarine Perspectives presents most of the invited papers presented at the Fifth Biennial International Research Conference on Estuarine Research. The book includes information on one tropical and two Arctic estuaries; contemporary techniques as applied to estuarine research; and some hypotheses of estuarine ecology. The text also describes value and management of wetlands as well as the chemical cycles and fluxes. The primary production and photosynthesis; the physical and biological factors of estuarine sediment; and the ecosystem dynamics are also encompassed.

Table of Contents


  • List of Contributors

    Foreword

    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    Value and Management of Wetlands

    Estimating the Economic Value of Coastal Wetlands: Conceptual Issues and Research Needs

    Wetlands' Values—Contributions to Environmental Quality or to National Economic Development?

    Quantification of Environmental Impacts in the Coastal Zone

    Wetlands and Wildlife Values: A Practical Field Approach to Quantifying Habitat Values

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Coastal Zone Management

    A New Zealand Research Program to Assist Community Management of an Estuary

    Territorial Sea Fisheries Management and Estuarine Dependence

    Socio-Cultural Values of Wetlands

    Chemical Cycles and Fluxes

    Nutrient Fluxes Across the Sediment-Water Interface in the Turbid Zone of a Coastal Plain Estuary

    Nutrient Variability and Fluxes in an Estuarine System

    Nutrient Interactions Between Salt Marsh, Mudflats and Estuarine Water

    An Evaluation of Marsh Nitrogen Fixation

    Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycling in a Gulf Coast Salt Marsh

    Microbial Nitrogen Cycling in a Seagrass Community

    Effects of Bioturbation and Predation by Mellita quinquiesperforata on Sedimentary Microbial Community Structure

    A Bioenergetic Model of Anaerobic Decomposition: Sulfate Reduction

    Arctic Estuaries

    A Study of Plankton Ecology in Chesterfield Inlet, Northwest Territories: An Arctic Estuary

    Zooplankton in a Canadian Arctic Estuary

    Primary Production and Photosynthesis

    Effects of Harvesting on the Annual Net Aboveground Primary Productivity of Selected Gulf Coast Marsh Plants

    A Comparison of Spartina Alterniflora Primary Production Estimated by Destructive and Nondestructive Techniques

    An Evaluation of Aeration, Nitrogen, pH and Salinity as Factors Affecting Spartina Alterniflora Growth: A Summary

    Influences of Estuarine Circulation on the Distribution and Biomass of Phytoplankton Size Fractions

    Characterization of Light Extinction and Attenuation in Chesapeake Bay, August 1977

    Contemporary Techniques in Estuarine Research

    Measuring Effects of Prédation on Benthic Communities in Soft Sediments

    Approaches to the Study of Competition in Benthic Communities in Soft Sediments

    Computer-Processing of Zooplankton Samples

    Computer Simulation of Air-Estuary Thermal Energy Fluxes

    Box Model Application to a Study of Suspended Sediment Distributions and Fluxes in Partially Mixed Estuaries

    Time Series Measurements of Estuarine Material Fluxes

    Remote Sensing as a Technique for Synoptic Inventories of Fisheries Related Resources

    Estuarine Sediment: Physical and Biological Factors

    Sediment Introduction and Deposition in a Coastal Lagoon, Cape May, New Jersey

    The Biodeposition Cycle of a Surface Deposit-Feeding Bivalve, Macoma Balthica (L.)

    Ecosystem Dynamics

    The Impact of Prey-Predator Waves from Estuaries on the Planktonic Marine Ecosystem

    Ontogenetic Trophic Relationships and Stress in a Coastal Seagrass System in Florida

    Feeding Strategies and Patterns of Movement in Juvenile Estuarine Fishes

    Seagrass Habitats: The Roles of Habitat Complexity, Competition and Predation in Structuring Associated Fish and Motile Macroinvertebrate Assemblages

    Fish Community Structure and Function in Terminos Lagoon, a Tropical Estuary in the Southern Gulf of Mexico

    Hypotheses of Estuarine Ecology

    The Status of Three Ecosystem-Level Hypotheses Regarding Salt Marsh Estuaries: Tidal Subsidy, Outwelling, and Detritus-Based Food Chains

    On the Epistemology of Ecosystem Analysis

    Genetic Divergence in Estuaries

    Filter Feeder Coupling Between the Estuarine Water Column and Benthic Subsystems

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 556
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483277493

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Victor S Kennedy

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