Estuarine Ecology (2nd Edition)

Estuarine Ecology (2nd Edition)

By: W. Michael Kemp (editor), Alejandro Yanez-Arancibia (editor), Byron C. Crump (editor), Dr. John W. Day (editor)Hardback

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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

About Author

John W. Day, Jr. is aDistinguished Professor in theDept. of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences and the Coastal Ecology Institute at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Byron C. Crump isanAssistant Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, Maryland W. Michael Kemp is aProfessor atHorn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Baltimore Alejandro Yanez-Arancibia is aResearch Scientist and Full Professor as well asHead of the Program of Coastal Resources at the Instituto de Ecologia, A.C. (INECOL), Mexico

Contents

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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780471755678
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 564
  • ID: 9780471755678
  • weight: 1864
  • ISBN10: 0471755672
  • edition: 2nd Edition

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