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Watersheds, Bays, and Bounded Seas: The Science and Management of Semi-Enclosed Marine Systems / Edition 2

Watersheds, Bays, and Bounded Seas: The Science and Management of Semi-Enclosed Marine Systems / Edition 2


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597265034
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 11/29/2008
Series: Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) Series , #70
Edition description: 1
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Edward R. Urban, Jr. is SCOR Executive Director.

Bjø rn Sundby is professor at the Université du Qué bec à Rimouski and in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University, and is the SCOR President.

Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli is a professor of Physical Oceanography in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and past president of IAPSO.

Jerry M. Melillo is past president of SCOPE and co-director of The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes ix

Foreword Bernard D. Goldstein xv

1 Introduction Edward R. Urban Bjorn Sundby Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli Jerry M. Melillo 1

2 Vulnerability of Semi-Enclosed Marine Systems to Environmental Disturbances Michael MacCracken Elva Escobar-Briones Denis Gilbert Gennady Korotaev Wajih Naqvi Gerardo M.E. Perillo Tim Rixen Emil Stanev Bj&ophi;rn Sundby Helmuth Thomas Daniela Unger Edward R. Urban 9

3 Threshold Effects in Semi-Enclosed Marine Systems Johan van de Koppel Paul Tett Wajih Naqvi Temel Oguz Gerardo M.E. Perillo Nancy N. Rabalais Maurizio Ribera d'Alcala Jilan Su Jing Zhang 31

4 Governance and Management of Ecosystem Services in Semi-Enclosed Marine Systems Paul V.R. Snelgrove Michael Flitner Edward R. Urban Werner Ekau Marion Glaser Heike K. Lotze Catharina J.M. Philippart Penjai Sompongchaiyakul Edy Yuwono Jerry M. Melillo Michel Meybeck Nancy N. Rabalais Jing Zhang 49

5 Integrating Tools to Assess Changes in Semi-Enclosed Marine Systems Carolien Kroeze Jack Middelburg Rik Leemans Elva Escobar-Briones Wolfgang Fennel Marion Glaser Akira Harashima Kon-Kee Liu Michel Meybeck 77

6 Physical Processes in Semi-Enclosed Marine Systems Wolfgang Fennel Denis Gilbert Jilan Su 97

7 Cascading Filters of River Material from Headwaters to Regional Seas: The European Example Michel Meybeck Hans H. Düet;rr 115

8 Fluxes of Nutrients and Selected Organic Pollutants Carried by Rivers Kon-Kee Liu S. Seitzinger E. Mayorga J. Harrison V. Ittekkot 141

9 Biogeochemical Cycling in Semi-Enclosed Marine Systems and Continental Margins Helmuth Thomas Daniela Unger Jing Zhang Kon-Kee Liu Elizabeth H. Shadwick 169

10 Dynamics and Vulnerability ofMarine Food Webs in Semi-Enclosed Systems Catharina J.M. Philippart Werner Ekau 191

11 Distribution and Consequences of Hypoxia Nancy N. Rabalais Denis Gilbert 209

12 Ecosystem Services of Semi-Enclosed Marine Systems Heike K. Lotze Marion Glaser 227

Appendix: Workshop Participants and Other Contributors 251

About the Editors 255

SCOPE Series List 257

SCOPE Executive Committee 2005-2008 261

Index 263

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