Estuarine Processes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127518015, 9781483265582

Estuarine Processes

1st Edition

Uses, Stresses, and Adaptation to the Estuary

Editors: Martin Wiley
eBook ISBN: 9781483265582
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1976
Page Count: 560
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Description

Estuarine Processes, Volume I: Uses, Stresses, and Adaptation to the Estuary provides information pertinent to estuarine processes and focuses on dynamic interactions at several levels of organization. This book presents the strategies to rehabilitate and protect estuaries.

Organized into seven parts encompassing 37 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the alternative ways of attaining the pervasive goals of pollution abatement and estuarine management. This text then discusses the significance of maintaining estuarine environment quality if fisheries are to continue. Other chapters consider the great value of the estuarine zone, which lies in the multiplicity of uses it serves, but herein also lies its vulnerability. This book discusses as well the identification of the major factors regulating phytoplankton productivity and regulating the level of phytoplankton biomass. The final chapter deals with assessing the potential deleterious effects of certain toxicants to penaeid shrimp.

This book is a valuable resource for ecologists, environmentalists, and scientists.

Table of Contents


List of Conveners

List of Contributors

Preface

Rehabilitation of Estuaries

Estuarine Cleanup-Can it Work?

Estuarine Fisheries: Are they Doomed?

Tidal Locks Across the East River: An Engineering Solution to the Rehabilitation of Western Long Island Sound

The Santee-Cooper: A Study of Estuarine Manipulations

Zoning-A Rational Approach to Estuarine Rehabilitation and Management

Nutrient Cycling in Estuaries

Sources of New Nitrogen for the South Atlantic Bight

Phosphorus Dynamics in Some Coastal Plain Estuaries

The Significance of Urea for Phytoplankton Nutrition in the York River, Virginia

The Impact of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Release from a Siliceous Sediment on the Overlying Water

Nutrient-Phytoplankton Relationships in Narragansett Bay during the 1974 Summer Bloom

Population Dynamics

A Model Study of Striped Bass Population Dynamics in the Hudson River

An Analysis of 1974 Striped Bass Spawning Success in the Potomac Estuary

The Use of Innate Tags to Segregate Spawning Stocks of Striped Bass

The Dynamics of Estuarine Benthic Communities

Population Dynamics and Ecological Energetics of a Pulsed Zooplankton Predator, the Ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi

Wetlands Uses

Grazing on Wetland Meadows

Management of Wetlands for Wildlife Habitat Improvement

Assimilation of Sewage by Wetlands

Craft Industries from Coastal Wetland Vegetation

Pharmacological Potential of Marsh Plants

Behavior as a Measure of Sublethal Stress

Crustacean Larval Behavior as an Indicator of Sublethal Effects of an Insect Juvenile Hormone Mimic

PCB and the Activities Budget of the Crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis

Sublethal Effects of Petroleum Fractitms on the Behavior of the Lobster, Homarus amencanus, and the Mud Snail, Nassarius obsoletus

Avoidance Responses of Estuarine Organisms to Storm Water Runoff and Pulp Mill Effluents

Physiological and Biochemical Adaptations

Respiratory Adaptation: Fishes

Respiratory Adaptations: Invertebrates

The Function of Respiratory Pigments in Estuarine Animals

Activity of Bacteria in the Estuarine Environment

Osmoregulatory Responses to Estuarine Conditions: Chronic Osmotic Stress and Competition

Nitrogen Metabolism and Excretion: Regulation of Intracellular Amino Acid Concentrations

Aspects of Reproduction in Bivalve Molluscs

Endocrine Mechanisms in Estuarine Animals: Invertebrates and Fishes

The Detritus Problem and the Feeding and Digestion of an Estuarine Organism

Cycling of Pollutants

Microbiological Cycling of Oil in Estuarine Marshlands

Trace Metal Cycles in Seagrass Communities

Dynamics of Organochlorine Pesticides in Estuarine Systems: Effects on Estuarine Biota

Metals, Pesticides and PCBs: Toxicities to Shrimp Singly and in Combination

Index

Details

No. of pages:
560
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1976
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483265582

About the Editor

Martin Wiley