The Ecology of Sandy Shores. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 1764389
  • Book
  • 392 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The Ecology of Sandy Shores provides the students and researchers with a one-volume resource for understanding the conservation and management of the sandy shore ecosystem. Covering all beach types, and addressing issues from the behavioral and physiological adaptations of the biota to exploring the effects of pollution and the impact of man's activities, this book should become the standard reference for those interested in Sandy Shore study, management and preservation.

- More than 25% expanded from the previous edition- Three entirely new chapters: Energetics and Nutrient Cycling, Turtles and Terrestrial Vertebrates, and Benthic Macrofauna Populations- New sections on the interstitial environment, seagrasses, human impacts and coastal zone management- Examples drawn from virtually all parts of the world, considering all beach types from the most exposed to the most sheltered

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1. Introduction
2. The Physical Environment
3. The Interstitial Environment
4. Beach and Surf Zone Flora
5. Sandy Beach Invertebrates
6. Adaptation to Sandy Beach Life
7. Benthic Macrofauna Communities
8. Benthic Macrofauna Populations
9. Interstitial Ecology
10. Surf Zone Fauna
11. Turtles and Terrestrial Vertebrates
12. Energetics and Nutrient Cycling
13. Coastal Dune Ecosystems and Dune-beach Interactions
13. Conclusions
14. Human Impacts
15. Coastal Zone Management
16. Glossary
17. References
18. Appendices
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Brown, A.C.
McLachlan, Anton
Dr McLachlan has had a long and established career in beach ecology. He has worked around the world and has headed up multiple departments and research institutions including: the Director for the Institute for Coastal Research, Chair of the Dept. of Zoology and has held a number of Dean positions at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. He has over 90 publications to date.
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