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Editors: Stephen J. Jordan (Special Assistant to the Director USEPA, Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze, FL)
Book Description:
Estuaries are minor geographical features at the global scale, but have major importance for society and the world’s economies. This book, with case studies from three continents, offers a perspective on estuaries as ecosystems that are intimately linked to society in both positive and negative ways. As focal points of trade, industry, energy production, fisheries, and tourism, estuaries provide a bounty of services to society; they are also centers of human population and vulnerable to the accompanying environmental stresses. This book covers a wide range of topics, from the definition and classification of estuaries, to chemical and physical properties, ecological processes, habitat values, fisheries, and tools for improving management and policy. (Imprint: Nova)

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Chapter 1 - Introduction to Estuaries (pp.1-14)
Authors / Editors: (S. J. Jordan)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 2 - Classification for Estuarine Ecosystems: A Review and Comparison of Selected Classification Systems (pp.15-40)
Authors / Editors: (J. Kurtz, J. Hagy)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 3 - Tagus Estuary Salt Marshes Structure and Dynamics: A Historical Perspective (pp.41-56)
Authors / Editors: (I. Caçador, B. Duarte)

Chapter 4 - Habitat Function of a Restored Salt Marsh: Post-Larval Gulf Killifish as a Sentinel (pp.57-74)
Authors / Editors: (D. Vivian, C. F. Rakocinski, M. S. Peterson)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 5 - Contributions of Estuarine Habitats to Major Fisheries (pp.75-92)
Authors / Editors: (S. J. Jordan, M. S. Peterson)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 6 - Mechanisms of Transformation of Various Forms of Carbon and Cycling Pathways in the Hooghly Estuarine System (pp.93-114)
Authors / Editors: (J. Mukherjee, M. Roy, S. Ray)

Chapter 7 - Long-term Nitrate Transport through Watersheds to Estuaries on Cape Cod: Climate and Transient Scales (pp.115-136)
Authors / Editors: (G. Seaver)

Chapter 8 - Contaminants in Estuaries in Relation to Human Activities (pp.137-168)
Authors / Editors: (L. Bartolomé, N. Etxebarria, J. C. Raposo)

Chapter 9 - Long-term Monitoring of Trace Elements in Estuarine Waters, a Case Study: the Estuary of the Nerbioi-Ibaizabal River (Bilbao, Basque Country) (pp.169-204)
Authors / Editors: (A. Gredilla, S. F. de Vallejuelo, G. Arana, A. de Diego, J. M. Madariaga)

Chapter 10 - Modeling an Estuarine Ecosystem: How Tidal Flats and Benthic Ecosystems Affect the Eutrophic Estuary (pp.205-248)
Authors / Editors: (A. Sohma)

Chapter 11 - Monitoring the Condition of the Estuaries of the United States: The National Coastal Assessment Experience (pp.249-268)
Authors / Editors: (J. K. Summers, V. D. Engle, L. M. Smith, L. M. Harwell, J. M. Macauley, J. E. Harvey)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 12 - Impacts of Floods and Sea-Level Rise on Coasts and Eastuaries: A Probabilistic Bayesian Modeling Strategy (pp.269-290)
Authors / Editors: (M. Rajabalinejad, Z. Demirbilek)

Chapter 13 - Restoring And Managing Gulf Of Mexico Fisheries: A Path Toward Creative Decision-Making (pp.291-334)
Authors / Editors: (J. Carriger, W. H. Benson)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 14 - Synthesis: Estuaries under Stress (pp.335-340)
Authors / Editors: (S. J. Jordan)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

   Series:
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
      Marine Biology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 371, 7 x 10 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-61942-083-0
   Status: AV
  
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