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Coastal Wetlands

  • Published: February 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 974 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Coastal wetlands are under a great deal of pressure from the dual forces of rising sea level and the intervention of human populations both along the estuary and in the river catchment. Direct impacts include the destruction or degradation of wetlands from land reclamation and infrastructures. Indirect impacts derive from the discharge of pollutants, changes in river flows and sediment supplies, land clearing, and dam operations. As sea level rises, coastal wetlands in most areas of the world migrate landward to occupy former uplands. The competition of these lands from human development is intensifying, making the landward migration impossible in many cases. This book provides an understanding of the functioning of coastal ecosystems and the ecological services that they provide, and suggestions for their management. In this book a CD is included containing color figures of wetlands and estuaries in different parts of the world.

Includes a CD containing color figures of wetlands and estuaries in different parts of the world.

COASTAL WETLANDS: AN INTEGRATED ECOSYSTEM APPROACH

Preface

Chapter 1.- Eric Wolanski, Mark M. Brinson, Donald R. Cahoon, Gerardo M. E. Perillo

Coastal wetlands: A synthesis

Section I. Coastal Wetlands as Ecosystems
Chapter 2.- Colin D. Woodroffe, Gareth Davies

The morphology and development of tropical coastal wetlands
Chapter 3.- Paula Pratolongo, Jason Kirby, Andrew Plater, Mark M. Brinson

Temperate coastal wetlands: morphology, sediment processes, and plant communities
Chapter 4.- I. Peter Martini, Robert L. Jefferies, R

I. Guy Morrison, Kenneth F. Abraham

Polar coastal wetlands: development, structure and landuse

Section II. Physical Processes
Chapter 5.- Andrea D'Alpaos, Stefano Lanzoni, Andrea Rinaldo, Marco Mariani

Intertidal eco-geomorphological dynamics and hydrodynamic circulation
Chapter 6.- Gerardo M. E. Perillo

Tidal courses: classification, origin and functionality
Chapter 7.- M. Cintia Piccolo

Heat energy balance in coastal wetlands
Chapter 8.- Yoshihiro Mazda, Eric Wolanski

Hydrodynamics and modeling of water flow in mangrove areas
Chapter 9.- Luigi D'Alpaos, Luca Carniello, Andrea Defina
Mathematical modeling of tidal flow over saltmarshes and tidal flats with applications to the Venice Lagoon

Section III. Tidal Flats
Chapter 10.- Shu Gao

Geomorphology and sedimentology of tidal flats
Chapter 11.- David Paterson, Rebeca J. Aspden, Kevin S. Black
Intertidal flats: Ecosystem functioning of soft sediment systems
Chapter 12.- Samantha B. Joye, Dirk de Beer, Perran L

M. Cook

Biogeochemical dynamics of coastal tidal flats

Section IV. Marshes and Seagrasses
Chapter 13.- Marianne Holmer

Productivity and biogeochemical cycling in seagrass ecosystems
Chapter 14.- John R.L. Allen

Tidal salt marshes: geomorphology and sedimentology
Chapter 15.- Jenneke Visser, Donald M. Baltz

Ecosystem structure of tidal saline marshes
Chapter 16.- Craig Tobias, Scott Neubauer

Salt marsh biogeochemistry
an overview
Chapter 17.- Laurence A. Boorman

The role of freshwater flows on salt marsh growth and development
Chapter 18.- Dennis Whigham, Andrew H. Baldwin, Aat Barendregt

Tidal freshwater wetlands
Chapter 19.- J. Patrick Megonigal, Scott C. Neubauer

Biogeochemistry of tidal freshwater wetlands

Section V. Mangroves
Chapter 20.- Joanna C. Ellison

Geomorphology and sedimentology of mangroves
Chapter 21.- Rubén, J. Lara, Claudio F. Szlafsztein, Marcelo C.L. Cohen, Julian Oxmann, Bettina B. Schmitt, Pedro.W.M. Souza Filho
Geomorphology and sedimentology of mangroves and salt marshes: the formation of geobotanical units
Chapter 22.- Daniel M. Alongi

Paradigm shifts in mangrove biology
Chapter 23.- Robert R. Twilley, Victor Rivera-Monroy

Nutrient biogeochemistry of mangrove wetlands

Section VI. Coastal Wetland Restoration and Management
Chapter 24.- Eric I. Paling, Mark Fonseca, Marieke van Katwijk, Mike van Keulen

Seagrass restoration
Chapter 25.- Stephen Broome, Christopher B. Craft

Tidal marsh creation
Chapter 26.- Paul Adam

Salt marsh restoration
Chapter 27.- Angus Garbutt, Laurence A. Boorman

Managed realignment: recreating inter-tidal habitats on formerly reclaimed land
Chapter 28.- Roy R. Lewis III
Methods and criteria for successful mangrove forest restoration
Chapter 29.- Andrew H. Baldwin, Richard S. Hammerschlag, Donald R. Cahoon
Restoration of tidal freshwater wetlands: Ecosystem characteristics and environmental constraints

Section VII. Coastal Wetland Sustainability and Landscape Dynamics
Chapter 30.- John Rybczyk, John Callaway

Surface elevation models
Chapter 31.-Neil Saintilan, Kerrylee Rogers, Karen McKee

Salt marsh
mangrove interactions
Chapter 32.- Enrique Reyes

Spatially-explicit dynamic wetland modeling

Subject Index
Geographic Index
Taxonomic Index

Perillo, Gerardo M.E.
Wolanski, Eric
Dr. Eric Wolanski, FTSE, FIE Aust, is a coastal oceanographer and ecohydrologist. His research interests include the oceanography and sediment dynamics of coral reefs, mangroves, and muddy estuaries. They also include the interaction between physical and biological processes determining the ecosystem health in tropical riverine, estuarine and waters. . . Eric lead the UNESCO-ROSTE estuarine ecohydrology modelling efforts to quantify the impact from farming, dams, irrigation and urbanisation on the ecological services that estuaries provide to humanity. The ecohydrology models that have resulted have been applied to assess the human impact on coral cover in the Great Barrier Reef, Darwin Harbour, coastal waters of Micronesia, and Tanzania savannah ecosystems. . . Eric has authored more than 330 scientific papers and seven books. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Engineers Australia, and l'Académie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer. He was awarded an Australian Centenary medal for services in estuarine and coastal oceanography, a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Catholic University of Louvain, and a Queensland Information Technology and Telecommunication award for excellence. He is the chief editor of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science and Wetlands Ecology and Management. He is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Coastal Research, Journal of Marine Systems, Continental Shelf Research, and Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology. He is a member of the Scientific and Policy Committee of IGBP's LOICZ (Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone) and of EMECS (Japan's-based International Center for Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas).
Cahoon, Donald R.
Brinson, Mark M.

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