Ecology Of Coastal Waters 2e / Edition 2

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This is the most up-to-date book available on coastal marine ecosystem s. Students will easily relate to the content of the book as subjects are divided by the environment and scientific principles are applied t o steps in the management and the decision making processes.

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"Ecology of Coastal Waters: With Implications for Management, Second Edition is a thorough synthesis that describes the processing of materials in nearshore ecosystems, with an emphasis on the importance of this information for policy issues. The book will be useful as a text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students interest in coastal marine ecology and resource management. Ken Mann's style is easy to read and informative.
—Merryl Alber, PhD, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia

"I found few books that give a broad introduction to this subject. Mann's book appears to fill this gap, and I will very likely adopt it as a text when it is published."
—Chris Tanner, PhD, Department of Biology, St. Mary's College of Maryland

This textbook for graduate and senior undergraduate students in biology, ecology, oceanography, and resource management is divided into sections on estuarine ecosystems, coastal systems, and shelf ecosystems. At the end of each chapter, "implications for management" sections apply the scientific principles covered to management and decision-making processes. The second edition adds eight chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865425507
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents


1. The Subject and the Approach.

Part One: Estuarine Ecosystems and their Components.

2. Estuaries: their Physical Properties in Relation to their Biological Functioning.

3. Salt-Marshes.

4. Mangroves.

5. Seagrass Systems.

6. The Fate of Macrophyte Detritus.

7. Estuarine Planktonic Systems.

8. Estuarine Benthic Systems.

9. Fish and Shellfish in Estuaries.

10. The Integrated Functioning of Estuaries.

Part Two: Coastal Systems: Rocky Shortes and Beaches.

11. Intertidal Rocky Shores.

12. Subtidal Rocky Shores.

13. Sandy Beaches.

Part Three: Shelf Ecosystems.

14. Planktonic Systems on the Continental Shelves.

15. Coastal Upwelling Ecosystems.

16. Coral Reefs.

17. Fish Production on the Continental Shelves.

Part Four: Synthesis.

18. The Whole-Ecosystem Approach to Managing Coastal Waters: Questions for the Future.


Suggestions for Further Reading: recent Developments and More.

Advanced Topics.


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