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Ecology of Barnegat Bay, New Jersey

Ecology of Barnegat Bay, New Jersey

Michael J. Kennish (Editor), Richard A. Lutz (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66369-1

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

396 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies Series, Volume 6.

Research on estuaries has expanded rapidly during the past two decades as a result of the increasing awareness of the ecological importance of these coastal ecosystems and the recognition of their exceptional value. The high biological productivity of estuaries is indisputable as exemplified by the voluminous literature on the subject. Clearly, the significance of this ecotone extends beyond its defined limits; estuaries greatly influence biotic processes in nearby coastal waters.

INTRODUCTION
Michael J. Kennish ix

Chapter 1. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF BARNEGAT BAY
Patricia A. Chizmadia, Michael J. Kennish, and Virginia L. Ohori 1

Chapter 2. NITROGEN DISTRIBUTION IN NEW JERSEY COASTAL BAYS
James B. Durand 29

Chapter 3. PHYTOPLANKTON
Kent Mountford 52

Chapter 4. MACROFLORA
Robert E. Loveland, John F. Brauner, Jonathan E. Taylor, and Michael J. Kennish 78

Chapter 5. ZOOPLANKTON
Phillip H. Sandine 95

Chapter 6. BENTHIC FAUNA
Robert E. Loveland and James J. Vouglitois 135

Chapter 7. SHELLFISH
Michael J. Kennish, James J. Vouglitois, Donald J. Danila, and Richard A. Lutz 171

Chapter 8. SHIPWORMS
Beatrice R. Richards, Robert E. Hillman, and Nancy J. Maciolek 2 0 1

Chapter 9. FOULING ORGANISMS
Robert E. Loveland and Sylvia S. Shafto 226

Chapter 10. FISHES OF BARNEGAT BAY, NEW JERSEY
Thomas R. Tatham, David L. Thomas, and Donald J. Danila 241

Chapter 11. COMMERCIAL AND SPORT FISHERIES
Robert J. Hillman and Michael J. Kennish 281

Chapter 12. TROPHIC RELATIONSHIPS
Michael J. Kennish and Robert E. Loveland 302

Chapter 13. ANTHROPOGENIC EFFECTS ON AQUATIC COMMUNITIES
Michael J. Kennish, Michael B. Roche, and Thomas R. Tatham 318

Chapter 14. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
Michael J. Kennish 339

Appendix A. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF UNPUBLISHED TECHNICAL PAPERS, THESES, AND GOVERNMENT REPORTS ON BARNEGAT BAY, NEW JERSEY 355

AUTHOR INDEX 361

ORGANISM INDEX (Scientific Name) 370

SUBJECT INDEX 385