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Coastal Wetlands

  • ID: 1758555
  • Book
  • February 2009
  • 974 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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.
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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
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Perillo, Gerardo M.E.
Wolanski, Eric
Professor Eric Wolanski is an estuarine oceanographer at James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. His research interests range from the oceanography of coral reefs, mangroves, and muddy estuaries, to the interaction between physical and biological processes determining ecosystem health in tropical waters. He has 370 publications and reports. Eric is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Engineers Australia (ret.), and l'Acade´mie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer. He was awarded an Australian Centenary medal, a Doctorate Honoris Causa by the Catholic University of Louvain and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association. Eric is an editor-in-chief of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Wetlands Ecology and Management, and the Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science.

Eric is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Coastal Research, Journal of Marine Systems, Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, and Continental Shelf Research. He is a member of the Scientific and Policy Committee of the Japan-based International Center for Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas, a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a member of the College of Experts of the Australian Research Council.
Cahoon, Donald R.
Brinson, Mark M.

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