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Estuarine Ecology, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-75567-8
568 pages
November 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Estuaries are among the most biologically productive ecosystems on the planet--critical to the life cycles of fish, other aquatic animals, and the creatures which feed on them. Estuarine Ecology, Second Edition, covers the physical and chemical aspects of estuaries, the biology and ecology of key organisms, the flow of organic matter through estuaries, and human interactions, such as the environmental impact of fisheries on estuaries and the effects of global climate change on these important ecosystems.

Authored by a team of world experts from the estuarine science community, this long-awaited, full-color edition includes new chapters covering phytoplankton, seagrasses, coastal marshes, mangroves, benthic algae, Integrated Coastal Zone Management techniques, and the effects of global climate change. It also features an entriely new section on estuarine ecosystem processes, trophic webs, ecosystem metabolism, and the interactions between estuaries and other ecosystems such as wetlands and marshes

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Preface, ix

Acknowledgments, xi

Contributors, xiii

CHAPTER ONE Introduction to Estuarine Ecology 1
John W. Day Jr., Alejandro Yanez-Arancibia, W. Michael Kemp, and Byron C. Crump

CHAPTER TWO Estuarine Geomorphology and Coastal Hydrology 19
Gregg A. Snedden, Jaye E. Cable, and Bjorn Kjerfve

CHAPTER THREE Estuarine Chemistry 39
Thomas S. Bianchi

CHAPTER FOUR Estuarine Phytoplankton 85
Hans W. Paerl and Dubravko Justic

CHAPTER FIVE Seagrass and Related Submersed Vascular Plants 111
Jens Borum, Renee K. Gruber, and W. Michael Kemp

CHAPTER SIX Coastal Marshes 129
Carles Ibanez, James T. Morris, Irving A. Mendelssohn, and John W. Day Jr.

CHAPTER SEVEN Mangrove Wetlands 165
Robert R. Twilley and John W. Day Jr.

CHAPTER EIGHT Estuarine Benthic Algae 203
Karen J. McGlathery, Kristina Sundback, and Peggy Fong

CHAPTER NINE Estuarine Microbial Ecology 235
Linda K. Blum and Aaron L. Mills

CHAPTER TEN Estuarine Microbial Food Webs 263
Byron C. Crump, Hugh W. Ducklow, and John E. Hobbie

CHAPTER ELEVEN Estuarine Zooplankton 285
Mark C. Benfield

CHAPTER TWELVE Estuarine Benthos 303
James G. Wilson and John W. Fleeger

CHAPTER THIRTEEN Estuarine Nekton 327
James H. Cowan Jr., Alejandro Yanez-Arancibia, Patricia Sanchez-Gil, and Linda A. Deegan

CHAPTER FOURTEEN The Ecology of Estuarine Wildlife 357
Russell Greenberg

CHAPTER FIFTEEN Ecosystem Metabolism 381
Jeremy M. Testa, W. Michael Kemp, Charles S. Hopkinson Jr., and Stephen V. Smith

CHAPTER SIXTEEN Estuarine Food Webs 417
James D. Hagy III and W. Michael Kemp

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Budget Analyses of Estuarine Ecosystems 443
Walter R. Boynton and Scott W. Nixon

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Fisheries in Lagoon-Estuarine Ecosystems 465
Daniel Pauly and Alejandro Yanez-Arancibia

CHAPTER NINETEEN Human Impact and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Ecosystems 483
John W. Day Jr., Alejandro Yanez-Arancibia, and W. Michael Kemp

CHAPTER TWENTY Global Climate Change and Estuarine Systems 497
John M. Rybczyk, John W. Day Jr., Alejandro Yanez-Arancibia, and James H. Cowan Jr.

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE Estuarine Ecological Modeling 519
Enrique Reyes, Kenneth Rose, and Dubravko Justic

Index, 537

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“Overall, this is a worthwhile contribution. Students, instructors, and researchers interested in estuaries will want access to this book. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”  (Choice, 1 August 2013)

"In conclusion, I have no hesitation in commending the editors and authors of the chapters on a job well done. This treatise clearly meets the need for an introductory text on estuarine ecology and is a must for any aspiring or established scientist within this field."  (Marine Biology Research, 3 June 2013)

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