Pollution Impacts on Marine Biotic Communities / Edition 1

Pollution Impacts on Marine Biotic Communities / Edition 1

by Michael J. Kennish
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849384281

ISBN-13: 9780849384288

Pub. Date: 10/23/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Pollution of estuaries and coastal marine waters is of profound ecological and societal importance. These coastal environments serve as critical habitat for a multitude of organisms and are of great commercial and recreational value to humans. Designed to meet the research, monitoring, and assessment needs of scientists, administrators, planners, and managers,

Overview

Pollution of estuaries and coastal marine waters is of profound ecological and societal importance. These coastal environments serve as critical habitat for a multitude of organisms and are of great commercial and recreational value to humans. Designed to meet the research, monitoring, and assessment needs of scientists, administrators, planners, and managers, Pollution Impacts on Marine Biotic Communities is a uniquely comprehensive reference covering pollution in coastal marine and estuarine waters. The book provides a detailed look at the short- and long-term impacts of pollutants on these ecologically important regions. Case studies that reflect a broad range of pollution problems are analyzed, outlining the real-life issues and providing solutions to common problems.
Despite being highly sensitive systems, estuarine and coastal marine environments have served as repositories for dredge spoils, sewage sludge, and industrial and municipal effluents for many decades. The adverse effects of these pollutants are only now being fully realized and understood. Pollution Impacts on Marine Biotic Communities includes a basic introduction to the subject of pollution in estuarine and marine environments and also a detailed examination of specific marine pollutants. Both the coverage and the format - which includes abundant illustrations and tables - make this book a valuable reference for scientists, administrators, and students engaged in coastal research and planning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849384288
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/23/1997
Series:
CRC Marine Science Series, #14
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Statement of the Problem
Sources of Pollution
Plan of the Volume
Pollution in Estuarine and Marine Environments
Introduction
Conflicting Coastal Resource Uses
Definitions
Waste Inputs
Point and Nonpoint Pollution Sources
Fate of Wastes and Pollutants
Biotic Effects of Waste Inputs
Types of Marine Pollutants
Other Anthropogenic Impacts
Marine Pollution Monitoring and Assessment
Status of Marine Pollution
References
Case Study 1: New York Bight Apex
Introduction
Area Description and Pollutant Sources
Historical Developments
Biotic Studies
References
Case Study 2: Chesapeake Bay
Introduction
Principal Pollution Problems
Other Anthropogenic Impacts
Biotic Communities
References
Case Study 3: Southern California Bight
Introduction
Physical Description
Waste Disposal
Biotic Effects
Conclusions
References
Case Study 4: San Francisco Bay
Introduction
Principal Anthropogenic Impacts
Other Anthropogenic Impacts
Biotic Communities
Conclusions
References
Case Study 5: Puget Sound
Introduction
Physical Description
Chemical Contamination
Biotic Impacts
References
Case Study 6: Firth of Clyde and the Tees River Estuary
Introduction
Firth of Clyde, Scotland
Tees River Estuary
References
Case Study 7: Wadden Sea
Introduction
Physical Description
Pollution Sources
Eutrophication Effects
Conclusions
References

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