Australian Saltmarsh Ecology
Csiro Publishing, Feb 11, 2009 - Science - 248 pages
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. Leading experts in the field outline 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. They provide a powerful argument that coastal saltmarsh is a unique and critical habitat vulnerable to the combined impacts of coastal development and sea-level rise. The book will be an important reference for saltmarsh researchers, marine and aquatic biologists, natural resource managers, environmentalists and ecologists, as well as undergraduate students and the interested layperson.
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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 ofsoutheast Australia
Chapter 6 Fish on Australian saltmarshes
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