Australian Saltmarsh Ecology presents the first comprehensive review of the ecology and management of Australian saltmarshes. The past 10 years in particular have seen a sustained research effort into this previously poorly understood and neglected resource.In ten chapters contributed by experts in each discipline, the book outlines what is known of the biogeography and geomorphology of Australian saltmarshes, their fish and invertebrate ecology, the use of Australian saltmarshes by birds and insectivorous bats, and the particular challenges of management, including the control of mosquito pests and the issue of sea-level rise. It provides a powerful argument that coastal saltmarsh is a unique and critical habitat vulnerable to the combined impacts of coastal development and sea-level rise.
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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 ContextPaul Adam; 2) Distribution of Australian Saltmarsh PlantsNeil Saintilan; 3) Geomorphology and Habitat DynamicsNail Santilan, Kerrylee Rogers and Alice Hoew; 4) The Ecology of Molluscs in Australian SaltmarshesPauline Ross, Rodd Minchintona nd Winston Ponder; 5) Ecology of Burrowing Crabs in Temperate Saltmarsh of South-east AustraliaDebashish Mazumder; 6) Fish on Australian SaltmarshesRod Connelly; 7) Saltmarsh as Habitat for Birds and Other VertebratesJennifer Spencer, Vaughan Monamy and Mark Breitfuss; 8) Ecology and Management of Coastal SaltmarshPia Laegdsgaard, Jeff Kelleway, Robert J. Williams and Christ Harty; 10) Mapping, Assessment and Monitoring of SaltmarshesJeff Kelleway, Robert J. Williams and Pia Laegdsgaard; Index.
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ContentsList of contributorsPreface 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 saltmarshesChapter 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 vertebratesChapter 8 - Ecology and management of mosquitoes Chapter 9 - Protection and management of coastal saltmarshChapter 10 - Mapping, assessment and monitoring of saltmarshes Index