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The Resource The Estuarine Ecosystem, by Donald S. McLusky

The Estuarine Ecosystem, by Donald S. McLusky

Label
The Estuarine Ecosystem
Title
The Estuarine Ecosystem
Statement of responsibility
by Donald S. McLusky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the inhabitants of many of the world's major cities and towns, estuaries provide their nearest glimpse of a natural habitat; a habitat which, despite the attempts of man to pollute it or reclaim it, has remained a fascinating insight into a natural world where energy is transformed from sunlight into plant material, and then through the steps of a food chain is converted into a rich food supply for birds and fish. The biologist has become interested in estuaries as areas in which to study the responses of animals and plants to severe environmental gradients. Gradients of salinity for example, and the problems of living in turbid water or a muddy substrate, prevent most animal species from the adjacent sea or rivers from entering estuaries. In spite of these problems, life in estuaries can be very abundant because estuarine mud is a rich food supply which can support a large number of animals with a large total weight and a high annual production. Indeed estuaries have been claimed to be among the most productive natural habitats in the world. When the first edition of this book appeared, biologists were beginning to realise that the estuarine ecosystem was an ideal habitat in which to observe the processes controlling biological productivity
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McLusky, Donald S
Dewey number
574.5/26365
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Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Tertiary Level Biology
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Label
The Estuarine Ecosystem, by Donald S. McLusky
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
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Contents
1 The Estuarine Environment -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Estuarine circulation -- 1.3 Estuarine sediments -- 1.4 Other physico-chemical factors -- 1.5 Distribution of estuarine organisms -- 1.6 The problems of life in estuaries -- 1.7 The estuarine food web -- 2 Primary Producers: Plant production and its availability -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Salt marshes -- 2.3 Intertidal plants -- 2.4 Phytoplankton -- 2.5 Detritus -- 2.6 Summation of plant and microbial production in estuaries -- 3 Primary Consumers: Herbivores and detritivores -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 The mud dwellers -- 3.3 The surface dwellers -- 3.4 Meiofauna -- 3.5 Zooplankton -- 3.6 The primary consumer community -- 4 The Secondary Consumers: Carnivores -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Fish -- 4.3 Invertebrates -- 4.4 Birds -- 4.5 The impact of the secondary consumers -- 5 Estuarine Pollution -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Mankind's use of estuaries -- 5.3 Methodologies of studying pollution -- 5.4 Organic enrichment -- 5.5 Industrial contamination -- 5.6 Reclamation and engineering works -- 6 The Management of Estuaries -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Policies -- 6.3 Planning -- 6.4 Practice -- Reading List
Control code
ocn858950369
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780751401646
Level of compression
uncompressed
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858950369
Label
The Estuarine Ecosystem, by Donald S. McLusky
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Color
not applicable
Contents
1 The Estuarine Environment -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Estuarine circulation -- 1.3 Estuarine sediments -- 1.4 Other physico-chemical factors -- 1.5 Distribution of estuarine organisms -- 1.6 The problems of life in estuaries -- 1.7 The estuarine food web -- 2 Primary Producers: Plant production and its availability -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Salt marshes -- 2.3 Intertidal plants -- 2.4 Phytoplankton -- 2.5 Detritus -- 2.6 Summation of plant and microbial production in estuaries -- 3 Primary Consumers: Herbivores and detritivores -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 The mud dwellers -- 3.3 The surface dwellers -- 3.4 Meiofauna -- 3.5 Zooplankton -- 3.6 The primary consumer community -- 4 The Secondary Consumers: Carnivores -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Fish -- 4.3 Invertebrates -- 4.4 Birds -- 4.5 The impact of the secondary consumers -- 5 Estuarine Pollution -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Mankind's use of estuaries -- 5.3 Methodologies of studying pollution -- 5.4 Organic enrichment -- 5.5 Industrial contamination -- 5.6 Reclamation and engineering works -- 6 The Management of Estuaries -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Policies -- 6.3 Planning -- 6.4 Practice -- Reading List
Control code
ocn858950369
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780751401646
Level of compression
uncompressed
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858950369

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