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Coastal Wetlands, 1st Edition

An Integrated Ecosystem Approach

 
Coastal Wetlands, 1st Edition,Gerardo Perillo,Eric Wolanski,Donald Cahoon,Mark Brinson,ISBN9780444531032
 
 
 

Perillo   &   Wolanski   &   Cahoon   &   Brinson   

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* Includes a CD containing color figures of wetlands and estuaries in different parts of the world.

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Coastal wetlands are under a great deal of pressure from the dual forces of rising sea level and the intervention of human populations both along the estuary and in the river catchment. Direct impacts include the destruction or degradation of wetlands from land reclamation and infrastructures. Indirect impacts derive from the discharge of pollutants, changes in river flows and sediment supplies, land clearing, and dam operations. As sea level rises, coastal wetlands in most areas of the world migrate landward to occupy former uplands. The competition of these lands from human development is intensifying, making the landward migration impossible in many cases. This book provides an understanding of the functioning of coastal ecosystems and the ecological services that they provide, and suggestions for their management. In this book a CD is included containing color figures of wetlands and estuaries in different parts of the world.

Readership

students, engineers, scientists, researchers on coastal environments, and resource managers with special interest in coastal wetland ecosystems.

Gerardo Perillo

Affiliations and Expertise

Instituto Argentino de Oceanografia, Bahia Blanca, Argentina

Eric Wolanski

Professor Eric Wolanski is a coastal oceanographer and ecohydrologist. Eric has 360 publications; he is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Engineers Australia, and l'Académie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer. He was awarded an Australian Centenary medal for services in estuarine and coastal oceanography, a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Catholic University of Louvain, a Queensland Information Technology and Telecommunication award for excellence, and the ECSA LifeTime Achievement Award. Eric a member of the Scientific and Policy Committee of LOICZ and of EMECS. He is the senior Co-Editor-in-Chief of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, chief editor of Wetlands Ecology and Management, and the Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science. Eric is the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the international Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

James Cook University & Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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Donald Cahoon

Affiliations and Expertise

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, US Geological Survey, Beltsville, MD, USA

Mark Brinson

Affiliations and Expertise

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA

Coastal Wetlands, 1st Edition

COASTAL WETLANDS: AN INTEGRATED ECOSYSTEM APPROACH

Preface

Chapter 1.- Eric Wolanski, Mark M. Brinson, Donald R. Cahoon, Gerardo M. E. Perillo
Coastal wetlands: A synthesis

Section I. Coastal Wetlands as Ecosystems
Chapter 2.- Colin D. Woodroffe, Gareth Davies
The morphology and development of tropical coastal wetlands
Chapter 3.- Paula Pratolongo, Jason Kirby, Andrew Plater, Mark M. Brinson
Temperate coastal wetlands: morphology, sediment processes, and plant communities
Chapter 4.- I. Peter Martini, Robert L. Jefferies, R. I. Guy Morrison, Kenneth F. Abraham
Polar coastal wetlands: development, structure and landuse

Section II. Physical Processes
Chapter 5.- Andrea D'Alpaos, Stefano Lanzoni, Andrea Rinaldo, Marco Mariani
Intertidal eco-geomorphological dynamics and hydrodynamic circulation
Chapter 6.- Gerardo M. E. Perillo
Tidal courses: classification, origin and functionality
Chapter 7.- M. Cintia Piccolo
Heat energy balance in coastal wetlands
Chapter 8.- Yoshihiro Mazda, Eric Wolanski
Hydrodynamics and modeling of water flow in mangrove areas
Chapter 9.- Luigi D'Alpaos, Luca Carniello, Andrea Defina
Mathematical modeling of tidal flow over saltmarshes and tidal flats with applications to the Venice Lagoon

Section III. Tidal Flats
Chapter 10.- Shu Gao
Geomorphology and sedimentology of tidal flats
Chapter 11.- David Paterson, Rebeca J. Aspden, Kevin S. Black
Intertidal flats: Ecosystem functioning of soft sediment systems
Chapter 12.- Samantha B. Joye, Dirk de Beer, Perran L. M. Cook
Biogeochemical dynamics of coastal tidal flats

Section IV. Marshes and Seagrasses
Chapter 13.- Marianne Holmer
Productivity and biogeochemical cycling in seagrass ecosystems
Chapter 14.- John R.L. Allen
Tidal salt marshes: geomorphology and sedimentology
Chapter 15.- Jenneke Visser, Donald M. Baltz
Ecosystem structure of tidal saline marshes
Chapter 16.- Craig Tobias, Scott Neubauer

Salt marsh biogeochemistry – an overview
Chapter 17.- Laurence A. Boorman
The role of freshwater flows on salt marsh growth and development
Chapter 18.- Dennis Whigham, Andrew H. Baldwin, Aat Barendregt
Tidal freshwater wetlands
Chapter 19.- J. Patrick Megonigal, Scott C. Neubauer
Biogeochemistry of tidal freshwater wetlands

Section V. Mangroves
Chapter 20.- Joanna C. Ellison
Geomorphology and sedimentology of mangroves
Chapter 21.- Rubén, J. Lara, Claudio F. Szlafsztein, Marcelo C.L. Cohen, Julian Oxmann, Bettina B. Schmitt, Pedro.W.M. Souza Filho
Geomorphology and sedimentology of mangroves and salt marshes: the formation of geobotanical units
Chapter 22.- Daniel M. Alongi
Paradigm shifts in mangrove biology
Chapter 23.- Robert R. Twilley, Victor Rivera-Monroy
Nutrient biogeochemistry of mangrove wetlands

Section VI. Coastal Wetland Restoration and Management
Chapter 24.- Eric I. Paling, Mark Fonseca, Marieke van Katwijk, Mike van Keulen
Seagrass restoration
Chapter 25.- Stephen Broome, Christopher B. Craft
Tidal marsh creation
Chapter 26.- Paul Adam
Salt marsh restoration
Chapter 27.- Angus Garbutt, Laurence A. Boorman
Managed realignment: recreating inter-tidal habitats on formerly reclaimed land
Chapter 28.- Roy R. Lewis III
Methods and criteria for successful mangrove forest restoration
Chapter 29.- Andrew H. Baldwin, Richard S. Hammerschlag, Donald R. Cahoon
Restoration of tidal freshwater wetlands: Ecosystem characteristics and environmental constraints

Section VII. Coastal Wetland Sustainability and Landscape Dynamics
Chapter 30.- John Rybczyk, John Callaway
Surface elevation models
Chapter 31.-Neil Saintilan, Kerrylee Rogers, Karen McKee
Salt marsh - mangrove interactions
Chapter 32.- Enrique Reyes
Spatially-explicit dynamic wetland modeling

Subject Index
Geographic Index
Taxonomic Index
 
 
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