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Muddy Coast Dynamics and Resource Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444504647, 9780080537061

Muddy Coast Dynamics and Resource Management, Volume 2

1st Edition

Editors: B.W. Flemming M.T. Delafontaine G. Liebezeit
eBook ISBN: 9780080537061
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 8th December 2000
Page Count: 308
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Table of Contents


Section 1: Hydrodynamics and suspended particulate matter in bays and
back-barrier tidal basins

Hydrodynamics of Chwaka Bay, a shallow mangrove-fringed
tropical 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 particulate
matter through a tidal inlet of the East Frisian Wadden Sea
by acoustic doppler current profiling
(P. Santamarina Cuneo, B.W. Flemming).

Section 2: Erosion, deposition, and sediment budgets of tidal flats

Surface erosion of fine-grained sediment revisited
(A. J. Mehta, T.M. Parchure).
Comparison of the erosion shear stress of oxic and anoxic
sediments in the East Frisian Wadden Sea
(I. Austen, G. Witte).

Mass balancing the seasonal turnover of mud and sand in the vicinity
of 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 a
back-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 Sea

Significance of microphytobenthic primary production
in 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 of
methane 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 manganese
in 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 of
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (southern Baltic Sea)
(S. Berghoff, G. Schlungbaum, U. Selig).

Benthic microbial decomposition of organic matter and nutrient
fluxes at the sediment-water interface in a shallow coastal inlet
of 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 processes
of organic carbon in sediments of a shallow coastal inlet
in 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 deposits

Effects of plant roots on salt-marsh sediment geochemistry
(M.I. Caçador, M.J. Madureira, C. Vale).

Elemental composition of siderite grains in early Holocene
deposits 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 management

The impacts of sea-level rise on the coastal fisheries resources
and 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 evolution
of 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 trends
in mean tidal range on the marine environment in the vicinity
of the Huanghe River mouth
(J. Zhang, J. Wang).

The missing mud flats of the Wadden Sea: a reconstruction
of sediments and accommodation space lost in the wake of
land reclamation
(S. Mai, A. Bartholomä).

The Wadden Sea squeeze as a cause of decreasing sedimentary
organic loading
(M.T.Delafontaine, B.W. Flemming, S. Mai).

The utilization of coastal tidal flats: a case-study on Integrated
Coastal Area Management from China
(Y. Wang, X. Zou, D. Zhu).


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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@from:D. Scavia, Nat'l Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA
@qu:...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.
@source:Oceanography, Vol. 14. No. 4
@from:B. Kjerfve
@qu:...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.
@from:M. Grégoire
@qu:...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.
@source:Journal of Marine Systems

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About the Editors

B.W. Flemming

Affiliations and Expertise

Senckenberg Institute
Division of Marine Science
Wilhelmshaven, Germany

M.T. Delafontaine

Affiliations and Expertise

Senckenberg Institute
Division of Marine Science
Wilhelmshaven, Germany

G. Liebezeit

Affiliations and Expertise

Senckenberg Institute
Forschungszentrum Terramare
Wilhelmshaven, Germany