Academic Press, Sep 14, 1999 - Science - 320 pages
The importance and ecological significance of estuaries has been long appreciated. In the last few years, there has been increased research activity, resulting in significant advances in understanding of estuarine ecology. This special thematic volume of Advances in Ecological Research provides an overview of a number of the important areas. Ranging from the macroscale: how differences in river basins influence the loads of nutrients, through the impacts and fates of the nutrient loads, to how both phytoplanktonic and benthic estuarine primary production are regulated. There is also a review of the key factors influencing the outcome of management decisions for estuaries from the point of sustainability of estuarine resources. This volume is essential reading and reference for all those interested in estuaries including ecologists, environmental scientists, botanists, and zoologists.
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Chapter 2 Nutrients in Estuaries
Chapter 3 Primary Production by Phytoplankton and Microphytobenthos in Estuaries
Chapter 4 Water Flow Sediment Dynamics and Benthic Biology
Chapter 5 Ecology of Estuarine Macrobenthos
algae algal ammonium anthropogenic aquatic areas bacteria benthic benthos biofilms Biogeochemistry Biol biological biomass bioturbation bloom catchment changes chlorophyll Cloern coastal cohesive sediment Colne estuary current velocity cycling decrease denitrification deposit feeders diatoms dissolved distribution dynamics Ecol ecological ecosystems effects environment environmental epipelic erosion estimates estuary eutrophication export factors flow freshwater function global grazing habitat Heip Hessen impact important increased influence inputs interactions Jonge kg N km Kromkamp lakes Limnol marine measure microbial microphytobenthos mineralization mudflat natural Nedwell nitrate nitrate concentrations nitrification nitrogen nutrient nutrient fluxes nutrient limitation nutrient loads Oceanogr organic carbon organic matter oxygen particles phosphorus photosynthesis phytoplankton plankton primary production processes Prog rates ratio region respiration retention riverine rivers runoff salinity Scheldt sediment sediment—water shear Shelf Sci spatial species stress surface suspension feeders tidal transport turbid turbulent Underwood uptake values variability Wadden Sea water column watersheds Westerschelde wetlands zone