The Estuarine Ecosystem: ecology, threats and management by Donald S. McLuskyThe Estuarine Ecosystem: ecology, threats and management by Donald S. McLusky

The Estuarine Ecosystem: ecology, threats and management

byDonald S. McLusky, Michael Elliott

Paperback | May 10, 2004

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For the inhabitants of many of the world's major towns and cities, estuaries provide their first and nearest glimpse of a natural habitat. Despite the attempts of man to pollute or reclaim it, the estuarine ecosystem continues to provide a fascinating insight into a natural world where energyis 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 book provides a concise readable introduction to estuarine ecology. First published in 1981, it soon established itself as the principle textbook of choice in the UK and NW Europe. This new edition builds upon the strengths of the earlier editions but has been thoroughly revised throughout. Thenew co-author brings a human impact dimension to the revised book. It is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students (particularly taught masters) who have had a general ecology course, but no further training in estuarine science. It will be useful to both professional researchers andpractical managers in marine ecology and environmental science who seek a compact but comprehensive introduction to estuarine ecology.
DSM: Senior Lecturer, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling British. Born Harrogate, Yorkshire 27 June 1945 Editor of the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science and Trustee of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association ME: Director, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS), an...
Title:The Estuarine Ecosystem: ecology, threats and managementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.5 inPublished:May 10, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198525087

ISBN - 13:9780198525080


Table of Contents

1. The Estuarine Environment2. Life in Estuaries3. Primary Producers: plant production and its availability4. Primary Consumers: herbivores and detritivores5. The Secondary Consumers: carnivores6. Estuarine Uses and Users7. Methods for Studying Human-Induced Changes in Estuaries8. The Management of Estuaries

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