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Estuaries

Editat de Julian R. Crane, Ashton E. Solomon
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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 15 Sep 2010
Estuaries are productive ecosystems of high ecological value. They are important habitats for various species and those of highest value are protected by national and international conventions. This book highlights possible pollution impacts in a protected estuarine ecosystem, Amvrakikos Gulf, considered as one of the most important wetlands in Greece. In addition, the Changjiang (Yangtze) River is known to contribute significantly to the ecosystems of the Changjiang River estuary and adjacent waters. In this book, some long-term data of freshwater discharge, sediment load, nutrient concentrations and compositions in the river and estuary waters are presented, as well as the long-term response of the ecosystem in the estuary. Moreover, the literature on modern estuarine diatoms from Argentina is revised in order to synthesise the available ecological information and to detect possible modern analogues for Quaternary diatom assemblages. The authors also discuss negative or inverse estuaries, those where seawater is concentrated by the removal of fresh water, in the Northern Gulf of California. The challenges facing the sustainable management of temporarily open/closed estuaries (TOCEs) is addressed as well, critical in some cases because their ecological integrity, biodiversity and nursery function have already been compromised.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781608768592
ISBN-10: 1608768597
Pagini: 329
Dimensiuni: 181 x 256 x 24 mm
Greutate: 0.96 kg
Editura: Nova Science Publishers Inc

Cuprins

Preface; Ecosystem Functioning of Temporarily Open/Closed Estuaries in South Africa ; Paleoecological Significance of Diatoms in Argentinean Estuaries: What Do They Tell Us About the Environment?; Anthropogenic Impacts in a Protected Estuary (Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece): Biological Effects and Contaminant Levels in Sentinel Species; Santos and São Vicente Estuarine System: Contamination by Chlorophenols, Anaerobic Diversity of Degraders under Methanogenic Condition and Potential Application for Ex-Situ Bioremediation in Anaerobic Reactor; Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Negative Estuaries in the Northern Gulf of California, Mexico; Implications for the Evolution of the Southwestern Coast of India: A Multi-Proxy Analysis Using Palaeodeposits; Human Impacts on the Environment of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River Estuary ; Integrated Approaches to Estuarine Use and Protection: Tampa Bay Ecosystem Services Case Study; Integrative Ecotoxicological Assessment of Contaminated Sediments in a Complex Tropical Estuarine System; Index.