Australian Saltmarsh Ecology

Australian Saltmarsh Ecology


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ISBN-13: 9780643093713
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2009
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Neil Saintilan is Principal Research Scientist in the NSW Department of Environment and
Climate Change where he heads the Rivers and Wetlands Unit. He has spent more than 20 years exploring the ecology of coastal wetlands, including mangroves and saltmarshes. He and his students have discovered the importance of coastal saltmarsh a range of organisms including crustaceans, birds, fish and bats, and have documented the vulnerability of coastal saltmarsh to sea level rise.
Professor Saintilan lives in Sydney.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors; Preface; 1) Australian Saltmarshes in a Global Context—Paul Adam; 2) Distribution of Australian Saltmarsh Plants—Neil Saintilan; 3) Geomorphology and Habitat Dynamics—Nail Santilan, Kerrylee Rogers and Alice Hoew; 4) The Ecology of Molluscs in Australian Saltmarshes—Pauline Ross, Rodd Minchintona nd Winston Ponder; 5) Ecology of Burrowing Crabs in Temperate Saltmarsh of South-east Australia—Debashish Mazumder; 6) Fish on Australian Saltmarshes—Rod Connelly; 7) Saltmarsh as Habitat for Birds and Other Vertebrates—Jennifer Spencer, Vaughan Monamy and Mark Breitfuss; 8) Ecology and Management of Coastal Saltmarsh—Pia Laegdsgaard, Jeff Kelleway, Robert J. Williams and Christ Harty; 10) Mapping, Assessment and Monitoring of Saltmarshes—Jeff Kelleway, Robert J. Williams and Pia Laegdsgaard; Index.

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List of contributors
Chapter 1 - Australian saltmarshes in global context
Chapter 2 - Distribution of Australian saltmarsh plants
Chapter 3 - Geomorphology and habitat dynamics
Chapter 4 - The ecology of molluscs in Australian saltmarshes
Chapter 5 - Ecology of burrowing crabs in temperate saltmarsh of south-east Australia
Chapter 6 - Fish on Australian saltmarshes
Chapter 7 - Saltmarsh as habitat for birds and other vertebrates
Chapter 8 - Ecology and management of mosquitoes
Chapter 9 - Protection and management of coastal saltmarsh
Chapter 10 - Mapping, assessment and monitoring of saltmarshes

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