Preface. Acknowledgements. Poole Harbour Study Group. Contributors. Introduction: Poole Harbour in Context (J. Humphreys, V. May).
- The Geology of Poole Harbour (A. Gale).
- Geomorphology of Poole Harbour (V. May).
- Salinity and Tides in Poole Harbour: Estuary or Lagoon? (J. Humphreys).
- The Vegetation of Poole Harbour (B. Edwards).
- Physical and Ecological Aspects of the Poole Harbour Reedbeds (K. Cook).
- History and Ecology of Spartina anglica in Poole Harbour (A. Raybould).
- Macro-invertebrate Fauna in the Intertidal Mudflats (R. Caldow et al.).
- Sub-tidal Ecology of Poole Harbour - An Overview (P. Dyrynda).
- Zooplankton Distribution in Poole Harbour (P. Barbuto, E. Pinn, A. Jensen).
- The Important Birds of Poole Harbour: Population Changes Since 1998 (B. Pickess).
- Otters in Poole Harbour (B. Bruce).
- Non-native Species in and around Poole Harbour (J. Underhill-Day, P. Dyrynda).
- The Manila Clam in Poole Harbour (A. Jensen et al.).
- Ecological Impacts of Sika Deer on Poole Harbour Saltmarshes (A. Diaz, E. Pinn, J. Hannaford).
- Sika Deer Trampling and Saltmarsh Creek Erosion: Preliminary Investigation (C. House, V. May, A. Diaz).
- Marine Fisheries of Poole Harbour (A. Jenson, I. Carrier, N. Richardson).
- Ecological Effects of Pump-scoop Dredging for Cockles on the Intertidal Benthic Community (L. Parker, E. Pinn).
- Water Quality and Pollution Monitoring in Poole Harbour (J. Wardlaw).
- Sediment Quality and Benthic Invertebrates in Holes Bay (F. Bowles, P. English).
- Macroalgal Mat Development and Associated Changes in Infaunal Biodiversity (E. Pinn, M. Jones).
- Predicting Habitat Change in Poole Harbour Using Aerial Photography (K. Born).
- Poole Harbour European Marine Site (H. Powell). Conclusion: Science, Development and Management (J. Humphreys, V. May) Index.
Poole Harbour's unique combination of physical characteristics provide for a rich and productive ecological community recognised for its internationally significant bird populations and as a haven for the naturalisation of exotic species. But the Harbour is also exceptional in the extent to which it represents in microcosm the world-wide tensions between environment and development. The contrasts are sometimes startling: the narrow Harbour entrance separates an unspoilt natural environment of considerable importance from an urban landscape where property competes with Manhattan and Hong Kong Island in the world-wide table of real estate values. The Harbour serves as a port, fishing ground, a receiver of effluent and increasingly as a playground for the affluent. It also lies above Europe's largest on-shore oil-field.
The Ecology of Poole Harbour brings together for the first time expert contributions in such a way as to provide a picture of the ecology of the Harbour system as a whole. It covers all the major habitats from reed beds and salt marshes to the extensive mudflats and unseen sub-tidal regions, while also examining in some detail a wide range of ecological phenomena and issues.
- First expert overview of ecology of Poole Harbour as a whole
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