Estuarine Ecology

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This textbook 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. Each chapter will begin with basic concepts and then move on to describing applications and current practice. This new edition is being authored by a team of world experts from the estuarine science community.
 

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Contents

Background Theory and issues
3
Island glass lizard 447
18
Estuarine Geomorphology and Physical Oceanography
47
Kaneohi Bay Hawaii 326327
67
Estuarine Chemistry
79
Larval retention 331
136
Estuarine Phytoplankton
147
Salt Marshes and Mangrove Swamps
188
The Estuarine Bottom and Benthic Subsystem
338
Macoma balthica 351353 364 369
345
Nekton the FreeSwimming Consumers
377
The Role of Wildlife in Estuarine Ecosystems
438
Estuarine Fisheries
479
Macronutrients 105 167 See also Nutrients
493
Human Impact in Estuaries
512
INDEX
543

Estuarine Seagrasses
226
Microbial Ecology and Organic Detritus in Estuaries
257
Zooplankton the Drifting Consumers
311

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About the author (1989)

John W. Day, Jr. is Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at Louisiana State University, where he has taught since 1971. He is coeditor (with W. Conner) of The Ecology of the Barataria Basin, Louisiana: An Estuarine Profile, and coeditor (with Charles Hall) of Ecological Modeling in Theory and Practice (Wiley, 1977). Professor Day received his PhD in marine sciences from the University of North Carolina in 1971.

Charles A. S. Hall is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Forestry at the State University of New York at Syracuse. He is coeditor (with John Day) of Ecosystem Modeling in Theory and Practice (Wiley, 1977) and co-author (with Cutler Cleveland and Robert Kaufmann) of Energy and Resource Quality: The Ecology of the Economic Process (Wiley, 1986). Professor Hall received his PhD in zoology from the University of North Carolina in 1970.

W. Michael Kemp is Associate Professor at Horn Point Environmental Laboratories of the University of Maryland, where he has worked since 1978. He has held positions at the University of Copenhagen, the University of Aarhus, and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Kemp has written or coauthored numerous articles for professional journals, and he is a frequent participant in international conferences. Professor Kemp received his PhD in systems ecology from the University of Florida in 1977.

Alejandro Yanez-Arancibia is Research Scientist and Professor at the Institute of Marine Science and Limnology at the National University of Mexico, where he has been a faculty member since 1975. He is the editor of Taxonomy, Ecology, and Structure of Fish Communities in Coastal Regions with Ephemeral Inlets on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, and Fish Community Ecology in Estuaries and Coastal Regions. Dr. Yanez-Arancibia has written more than 40 scientific articles, and he has presented over 35 papers at international conferences. Professor Yanez-Arancibia received his PhD in marine science from the National University of Mexico in 1977.

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